We are often in awe of tennis masters and their sublime technique, incredible style and finesse, and breathtaking rallies. Yet sometimes they are able to create simply surreal moments when the chips are down with astonishing trick shots and shot-making artistry that can really knock your socks off.
We’re presenting a combination of truly amazing volleys, no-look and inverted backhands, jump shots and tweeners to impress, inspire and show you ways of fooling your opponent. So here’s a real delicacy for all the tennis fan(atic)s!
1. Roger the Illusionist and his Unbelievable Tweener
Roger Federer and the famous tweener – one of the trickiest shots in tennis, played between the legs, but Roger does it to perfection (of course!) in this first-round match in Dubai 2014.
2. Sliderman’s Air Forehand
Outrageous air jumping forehand from Gael Monfils, slapping the ball past his opponent at breakneck speed at the Open Sud de France.
3. Look up to Novak Djokovic and the No-Look Shot
Novak Djokovic’s “No-Look” trick shot is surely a new ace up his sleeve!
4. “The most memorable tennis shot ever seen” by Janko Tipsarevic
Novak Djokovic called this stunning inverted backhand ‘the most memorable shot ever seen’ in this fiercely competitive game of tennis at the Davis Cup in Belgrade in 2007. Do you agree?
5. 2013 WTA Shot of the Year – Radwanska and her 360 Spin Backhand Volley
Agnieszka Radwanska exhibits her quick reflex action with a one-of-a-kind shot at the Sony Open in 2013 against Kirsten Flipkens, voted Fan Favourite Shot!