It didn’t take too long for Rafael Nadal to get warmed up for his U.S. Open campaign.
In the first game of his first-round match, Nadal chased down Ryan Harrison’s overhead and slammed it right back for a winner to earn a break point. It would surprise no one if this ends up being the shot of the tournament.
In fact, it sure looks a lot like this classic shot by Roger Federer against Andy Roddick in Basel in 2002:
Needless to say, Twitter lit up:
WOW … what a get, what a shot from Nadal—
Joe Fleming (@ByJoeFleming) August 26, 2013
Tonight's U.S. Open highlight show should consist of a running loop of that last Nadal shot.—
Chris Chase (@chaztopher) August 26, 2013
Nadal went on to beat Harrison 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to improve to 16-0 on hard courts this year.