Tennis history is filled with hotdogging moments, but rarely are back-to-back showoff shots seen, yet that’s what fans were treated to at the 2016 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships quarter-finals. Nick Kyrgios responded to Gilles Muller’s between-the-legs shot with one of his own before going on to win the shot.
TOP TEN RAREST SHOTS
Another shot from the same match between Kyrgios and Muller, kicks off our #TennisTuesday compilation video of the top ten rarest shots from ATP World Tour play.
In a flash of brilliance, Kyrios lined up to deliver a smash shot down the line, but instead sliced the shot sharply crosscourt — leaving Muller running helplessly in the wrong direction. The 6-foot-4 Australian went on to beat Muller and the rest of the field to claim his first ATP World Tour 500 title.