Wednesday March 11th, 2015

What happened, Rog?

Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov took the court at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night for an exhibition event and as per the general "rules" of a proper tennis exhibition, things got a little nutty. Federer and Dimitrov entertained the crowd with a variety of trick shots and entertaining rallies, including this exchange of tweeners. We'll ignore that duffed forehand volley for now, Grigor.

But it was a kid from the stands that stole the show and hit the shot of the night. In the middle of the third set, Dimitrov ceded his racket to a courtside kid to play a point with Federer. After exchanging a few shots from the baseline, Federer chipped and charged into the net only to see a perfectly weighed lob go over his head and land just inside the baseline. That's one heck of a shot:

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KndoJnv9Rog]

The Madison Square Garden exhibition always finds a way of picking a ringer from the crowd. Remember the little girl who teamed up with Juan Martin del Potro and dominated Rafael Nadal and Ben Stiller?

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYAP0Jve_eU]

More highlights from Federer and Dimitrov's hit-and-giggle here:

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S1vkQ_rhQU]

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