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This get by Roger Federer absolutely blew our minds on Sunday. Federer was in trouble at the time, and he needed a lift after dropping the first set, so he took matters into his own hands by taking off on a full sprint from well behind the baseline and pulling off this wickedly angled crosscourt re-drop to steal the point from the Spaniard.

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Commentator Jimmy Arias, calling the match for US at the time, summed the shot up aptly, saying that Federer “had defied geometry” on the shot.

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At 33, Federer seems to be able to defy geometry just as much as he did—maybe even more?—than he was 23. Federer will take on another Spaniard, Roberto Bautista Agut, in the round of 16. If he wins he will tie Pete Sampras and Bill Tilden on the all-time US Open win list with 71.