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New to the Museum: John Isner's 10,000th Ace

American tennis star John Isner is known for bringing some serious heat with his serve every time he steps on court. Earlier this year, the current world No. 9 and three-time Newport champion took his record up a notch when he served up his 10,000th career ace in Houston. The 138 mph fireball down the T put Isner in the elite company of just three other players in tennis history ever to do so.

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Is the Smithsonian in your neighborhood? It is now!

The Smithsonian may be synonymous with Washington, D.C., but the institution's reach extends well beyond the capitol through Smithsonian Affiliations, a national outreach program that develops long-term partnerships with museums and educational organizations. Learn more about what the ITHF's Smithsonian Affiliation means for the Hall of Fame, our local community, and our Advantage Program participants.

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International Tennis Hall of Fame earns prestigious Smithsonian Institution Affiliation

The Smithsonian Affiliations program aims to bring the resources and experiences of the Smithsonian Institution to communities nationwide. The Hall of Fame is the first and only independent sports Hall of Fame to be selected to participate in the program’s 20+ year history.

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The Roger Federer Hologram

5/18/2015 Museum

Multimedia technology is integral to the new museum experience, with a highlight being a hologram of Roger Federer talking about why he loves tennis. It is the first use of holographic technology in a sports museum in the United States.

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A Multimedia Museum!

5/14/2015 Museum, Newport

Interactive experiences abound throughout the museum, including a tennis culture touch table, video highlights of great matches, a tennis globe featuring news and updates from around the world and a hologram of 17-time major champion Roger Federer.

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