New Delhi: Sportspersons across the world are coming up with new innovations every now and then to beat world class opponents. Indian ODI captain MS Dhoni's 'helicopter shot' has decimated the best of the bowlers in the past, but the talk of the town of late has been Roger Federer's new tricky shot.
Ever since he defeated Novak Djokovic in the final of the Cincinnati Masters to claim his seventh title, Federer's new shot – the return of the second serve – has been grabbing the headlines!
While most of the players tend to attack the second serve with a powerful forehand from the baseline, the Swiss legend has recently started to dart forward to the edge of the service line, return the serve off a half-volley to bamboozle his opponents.
In the Cincinnati final which Federer won 7-6 (1), 6-3 against Djokovic, the Serb's coach Boris Becker too looked flabbergasted with the Swiss' new shot.
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The 17-time Grand Slam champion used the shot during practice and his coach Stefan Edberg encouraged him to continue playing it. It is definitely a tricky shot which is confusing the best of the players.
Federer, who won five consecutive US Open titles from 2004-08, is doing whatever he can to win an 18th Major which has eluded him for quite some time.
At 34, not many have the stamina and the desire left to continue playing tennis of the highest quality. But then, none of them have come close to being Roger Federer!
It remains to be seen whether the new innovation can help the Swiss maestro add another Grand Slam trophy to his spectacular resume.