Fan favorite Rafael Nadal put in his entry for 2013 Shot of the Year with this incredible slicing reply to a Ryan Harrison overhead yesterday in the first round at the US Open.
The shot took place in the first game on the match. Nadal broke Harrison on the next point and stayed ahead of the American in an easy straight set win.
Rafa, who won the US Open in 2010 but missed it last year, will play the Dutra Silva-Pospisil winner in the second round. The World No. 2 is 16-0 on hardcourts this year with three titles at Indian Wells, Canada and Cincinnati.
Early in his career, Roger Federer hit a similar shot against another brash American, Andy Roddick, at Basel:
Which one is better, Federer’s or Nadal’s?
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