If this shot is any indication, 2014 is going to be a good year for Roger Federer. During his second-round doubles match with partner Nicolas Mahut at the Brisbane International, Federer hit an overhead smash off the frame of his racket that for any other mortal — or for the Federer of last season — would have been a shank error.
But Federer’s swing somehow put so much spin on the ball that it not only bounced in, but it spun back over the net for an untouchable winner. Federer and Mahut won the match 7-6 (3), 6-7 (5), 11-9 to move into the semifinals.
Watch Federer give the Brisbane crowd a physics lesson here:
In fact, the entire match featured some exciting rallies and creative shot-making. You can watch highlights here: