Tennis' 10 Most Incredible Trick Shot Videos

Jeff Cohn@jeff_cohnCorrespondent IIIMay 14, 2012

Tennis' 10 Most Incredible Trick Shot Videos

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    Tennis is an incredibly difficult sport, especially when a player makes life harder for his or herself.

    Some people can pull off very tough shots while others just get lucky.

    Due to video technology, we have been able to capture some very impressive moments and shotmaking in tennis history.

    Roger Federer and Marcelo Rios may be the kings of producing brilliant strokes, but some other less talented stars have also had their moments of fame throughout their careers as well.

    Here are the top 10 most eye-boggling trick shots caught on film.

Honorable Mention: Rog Twirls His Racket

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    The racket is spinning so fast that it is hard to calculate where the grip is but Roger makes sure to catch it with his other hand.

Honorable Mention: Dustin Brown Gets a Shot at Fame

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    Although he has probably hit this shot a hundred times (I'm being serious here), this was one of the first times his insane shots had been caught on camera.

10. Ball in Pocket Trick

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    This trick, along with bouncing the ball on the frame of the racket, is done by many professionals but Grigor Dimitrov seems more comfortable catching the ball in his shorts than hitting volleys.

9. No-Look Slice Passing Shot

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    This squash shot was particularly impressive because of the angle and speed with which Marcelo Rios struck the ball.

    The crowd started applauding after the volley was placed in the corner, but the talented, crafty Chilean had other plans.

8. A Tweener in Front of the Baseline

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    It seems as though Roger Federer even shocked himself by reacting to the initial volley in the way that he did.

    He seemed cool and collected throughout the stroke and somehow made Tim Henman look like an incompetent volleyer.

7. A Few Tricks Up the Magician's Sleeve

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    David Nalbandian tried to out-trick Fabrice Santoro and it just wasn't meant to be.

6. Feds Produces the Goods off-Court

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    Whether the video is fake or not, Roger still demonstrated that he could produce a stroke of genius in a suit and off the court.

5. Janko Tipsarevic Inverts Himself

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    This play makes the Serb look like both an illusionist and a contortionist.

4. Gonzo Opts out of the Forehand Choice

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    Surprisingly the point was won on a ridiculous tweener and passing shot.

3. What Finesse!

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    Once again Rios shows his shotmaking capabilities.

    He, like Roger Federer sometimes does, walks away from the net after hitting the shot because he knows that it is impossible for his opponent to even touch it.

    Some players, such as Fabrice Santoro and Rafael Nadal, have even hit winning volleys that bounced on their opponents' side of the court first and then came back over the net.

2. The Maestro's Infamous Tweener

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    Roger loves to hit stylish winners but he especially enjoys the not-so-occasional tweener.

1. The (360) Shot Heard 'Round the World

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    Rios produces a magical shot off the return of serve and was incredibly gutsy to even attempt it.

    He still should have lost the point due to his incorrect anticipation for the follow-up shot but maybe that is why it made the shot feel that much more impressive.

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