Roger Federer Hits The Greatest Shot Of His Career
Total Pro Sports – One day after what was likely the most controversial moment of the 2009 US Open, Roger Federer erased that dark cloud from the minds of most with a simple swing of the racket.
Facing off against a tough opponent in fourth seeded Novak Djokovic, Federer needed to be on top of his game, and he was. His performance that led to a 7-6 (7-3), 7-5, 7-5 victory and a spot in the finals can be summed up through his one shot that led to match point.
With Djokovic serving, down 5-6 and 0-30 in the third set, he needed to rally back in order to hold serve and send the game into a tie break. It seemed as though he would get one crucial point back when he had Federer running around the court. With Roger playing along the baseline, Djokovic attempted a drop shot at the net. Federer got to that one, but could only hit it right at Djokovic, who then sent a lob deep over his head. Federer chased that one down as well, but had little options so he sent a through-the legs-shot that would turn out to be a spectacular cross-court winner. Even Djokovic seemed to enjoy that one as all he could do was shake his head and laugh it off.
Federer went on to finish the match with the next point and will now face Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in Monday’s final.
After the match, Roger himself said it was likely the greatest shot he has ever hit, which is quite impressive coming from the man who has won a record 15 Grand Slam titles and will now look to add number 16 to his mantel.
Del Potro should not be seen as a pushover of any sorts in this match, but if Roger continues to make shots like that one, you can only assume this US Open final will be over before it even begins.
Here is a look at the amazing shot by Federer.