UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
Beyond the Baseline

Video: Rafael Nadal hits a no-look flick between Jerzy Janowicz's legs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhWgWUJL79M

Rafael Nadal came back from a break down in both sets to beat Wimbledon semifinalist Jerzy Janowicz 7-6 (6), 6-4 on Thursday in a highly anticipated third-round clash at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

The high-quality, entertaining affair saw Nadal break Janowicz when the Pole served for the first set at 6-5. Janowicz saved four set points in the first, but he couldn't save a fifth.

In the video above, check out how Nadal won the first-set tiebreaker. Janowicz went to his famous drop shot one too many times. Nadal got there in plenty of time and when Janowicz tried for a stab lob, Nadal responded with a no-look backhand flick that split Janowicz's legs and earned him the set.

Forget the tweener; let's see more nutmegs in tennis.

More Beyond the Baseline

SI.com

Drag this icon to your bookmark bar.
Then delete your old SI.com bookmark.

SI.com

Click the share icon to bookmark us.