Roger Federer has said this is one of his best shots ever. Federer wowed the crowd — and perhaps himself — with a between-the-legs winner against Thomas Schoorel at the Qatar Open on Tuesday.
It was Federer’s first match of the season, which he won 7-6 (3), 6-3. Not a bad way to kick off 2011.
“It’s one of the best shots again of my career, one I’m going to look back on and smile, of course,” Federer said. “It was quite fantastic.”
The 21-year-old Schoorel, playing only his second ATP-level match, managed a smile as the crowd applauded. Schoorel went on to hold his serve, but Federer sealed the win in the next game.