Video: Rafa Nadal makes his bid for tennis shot of the year at the US Open 8 years ago

Video: Rafa Nadal makes his bid for tennis shot of the year at the US Open

Holy swerving tennis ball Batman.

Following his shock first-round exit at Wimbledon, it looks like Rafa Nadal is in the mood to win the final Slam of the tennis calendar.

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Facing Ryan Harrison in the fist round of the US Open last night, the Spaniard won 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 but this shot is the one reason anybody is still talking about the game.

The American appeared to have Nadal in trouble on this point, forcing the 12-time Slam winner to run around deep in his own back court. But a brilliant bit of anticipation, and a ridiculously accurate swat at the ball won the point for the World No. 2.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z82D_dBAA8Y

It’ll take some shot to beat this by the end of the fortnight.

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