Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro both hit ‘tweeners on the same point

Shane Bacon
Busted Racquet

The between-the-leg shot in tennis might not be the smartest, or even the toughest to pull off, but it definitely is the type of shot that gets the biggest reaction from the crowd.

In the Dubai semifinal, Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro were battling when Djokovic hit a drop shot that Del Potro had to come in to get. The next shot was over his head, which forced Del Potro to hit his shot between the legs. What came a few points later? The same shot, but this time, by Novak. It sailed wide, the point went to Del Potro but the match ended with another Djokovic win.

Still, not a lot of chances to see two guys hit the between-the-leg shot on the same point.

h/t Beyond the Baseline

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