Roger Federer Hits Brilliant Between-the-Legs Shot, to the Delight of Michael Jordan (Video + GIF)

Roger Federer is generally considered the greatest tennis player of all time. For a while it was looking like Rafael Nadal was going to give him a run for his money, but these days he can’t go more than a few months without injuring himself. So for now Roger is still ahead, 17 Grand Slam titles to Nadal’s 14.

I bring this up because last night, at the 2014 U.S. Open in New York, Federer reminded everyone that he’s still the G.O.A.T. by hitting a pretty awesome shot against opponent Marinko Matosevic.

Down 5-3 in the second set, Matosevic decided to go on the attack, hitting an approach shot and charging the net. However, after he botched the volley, sending it up into the air on a trajectory that would take it about a foot past the baseline, Matosevic turned his back in disgust. So he didn’t see Federer track the ball down anyway and hit a between-the-legs shot. And thus, that between-the-legs shot hit him right in the ass.

Check it out:

The crowd was obviously delighted, and that includes Michael Jordan, who was sitting in Federer’s box.

Nothing like one G.O.A.T. admiring another G.O.A.T. right?

Hat Tip – [The Big Lead]

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