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Video: Federer's Freakish Overhead Shot

Thursday, January 02, 2014 /by
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Roger Federer and doubles partner Nicolas Mahut are into the Brisbane International semifinals after a thoroughly entertaining match against Grigor Dimitrov and Jeremy Chardy. The count on that one: 7-6 (3), 6-7 (5), 11-9. It could hardly have been closer. And what also couldn't have been closer was Chardy's proximity to one of Federer's shots that he would yet have no chance of retrieving. See that exchange here:

That's Federer: Even when he flubs an overhead smash, it ends up being one for the highlight reel. Now he seeks to take his first singles and doubles titles at the same event since 2005. Think he can do it?

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