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27th Aug 2013

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

Holy swerving tennis ball Batman.


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.

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.

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