2011 Wimbledon

Wimbledon 2011: Andy Murray Hits Between-the-Legs Circus Shot in Third Round

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24:  Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates victory during his third round match against Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia on Day Five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Ash MarshallSenior Analyst IJune 24, 2011

Andy Murray took center stage under the roof of Wimbledon's top show court Friday for his third-round match with Croatian Ivan Ljubicic.

Leading two sets to one and up 4-2 in the fourth set, the British No. 1 showed some flair to save a game point with Ljubicic serving at 40-15.

After making Murray stretch for a backhand in the ad court, Ljubicic slices a nothing ball—a pretty average drop shot that clips the top of the net and drops into the middle of the service box.

Murray, already positioned at the center of the baseline, takes a few giant strides forward, adjusts his footing and plays a clean through-the-legs winner on the half-volley. As the crowd rises to its collective feet in appreciation, Murray responds with his customary fist pump.

Murray went on to win the match, taking the fourth-set tiebreak to book his place in the second week against Richard Gasquet.

Click here for a pop-out video of the performance.

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