Daniil Medvedev has responded after a winner during his 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 success against Stefanos Tsitsipas in their Australian Open semi-final - termed “ridiculous” by Simon Reed on commentary - was getting attention on social networks.
The shot in question can be watched at the top of this page.
The backhand pass secured the decisive break of serve in the 11th game of the third set, and prompted a standing ovation from the crowd on Rod Laver and a dance – of sorts – from the Russian number four seed.
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The effort prompted journalist Jose Morgado to posit whether it was, in fact, the shot of the season?
A fair question, perhaps, but one batted away by Medvedev like a backhand winner down the line.
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29/11/2021 AT 10:07