US Open 2018: Roger Federer's insane flick shot leaves Nick Kyrgios open-mouthed

Roger Federer on Saturday produced a shot of his career which left his opponent Nick Kyrgios speechless by the 37-year-old’s masterclass in a third-round showdown at the US Open. 

US Open 2018: Roger Federer's insane flick shot leaves Nick Kyrgios open-mouthed
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Roger Federer on Saturday produced a shot of his career which left his opponent Nick Kyrgios speechless by the 37-year-old’s masterclass in a third-round showdown at the US Open. 

In the third set, Nick Kyrgios hit a drop shot at a tough but Federer scrapped across the court into the doubles alley to reach the ball, which was inches away from the ground and flicked a stunning winner around the net post. ‘Oh my god!’, sighed Kyrgios in disbelief as the Arthur Ashe Stadium stood in adulation at Federer’s insane piece of magic.

The around-the-net shot is considered a legal shot in Tennis with no requirements on the height of the ball (below/above the net) unless the shot bounces outside the playing area. 

 

 

The US Open's official Twitter handle tweeted a clip of the shot: 

 

 

Federer ripped 23-year-old Kyrgios in straight sets 6-4, 6-1, 7-5 to storm into the fourth round at the Flushing Meadows. He will take on unseeded Australian John Millman on Monday for a spot in the quarter-finals. 

Twitterati went gaga over Federer’s cheeky shot:  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 20-time Grand Slam champion is eyeing his second Majors win in 2018 after clinching the Australian open earlier in January. Five-time US Open champion, Federer last won the title at Flushing Meadows in 2008. He had beat Britain’s Andy Murray 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 in the final. 

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