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Video: Federer Snaps a Down-the-Line Backhand Past Tsonga in Monte-Carlo
had trouble converting break points during his 2-6, 7-6(6), 6-1 victory over
in Monte-Carlo today (he missed on his first 15!), but he had no trouble creating break point opportunities, as he did when he whipped this dreamy one-hander past an onrushing Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the third game of the second set.
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The play happens so fast you have to watch the slo-mo to realize the difficulty. Federer, he of the Baryshnikov footwork, sprints the length of the baseline and has the presence of mind to whip the wrist through to get the racquet up and over the ball, sending it down the line for a brisk winner.
How does he even keep his balance, sprinting like that on the clay, let alone rip the shot for an exquisite winner?
Here's some more highlights below, for those of you who don't mind a little black-and-white. Go to the :20 second mark of this highlight reel to see another great point from the same game (it was our favorite of the match):
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