Tuesday November 19th, 2013

The Beyond The Baseline awards are our look back at the best — and worst — of the tennis season. Today we highlight some of the best shots of the year from the ATP Tour. Click here for our complete archive of year-end awards.

Rafael Nadal hits a slicing overhead winner past Ryan Harrison at the U.S. Open. (Nadal is pretty good at this type of shot.)


Gael Monfils' no-look spinning pickup from the baseline at the BMW Open.

Grigor Dimitrov's slicing pass against Nadal at the Western & Southern Open.


Novak Djokovic sticks a forehand down the line against David Ferrer at the Australian Open.

Benoit Paire's leaping tweener lob at the Heineken Open.


Robin Haase guesses right against Milos Raonic at the Paris Masters.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga regains his balance and flips a one-handed backhand winner at the Sony Open.


Rafael Nadal's lunging forehand pass against Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Open.


Juan Martin del Potro races back to hit a tweener lob winner against Nikolay Davydenko at the Western & Southern Open.


Pablo Andujar's no-look scooping forehand flick against Nadal at the Madrid Open. (Djokovic hit an impressive variation of this shot, too.)


Federer flicks a backhand winner at the BNP Paribas Open.


Richard Gasquet hits a backspin volley that not even Djokovic can track down at the Rogers Cup.


Marcos Baghdatis' baseline half-volley zinger at the Brisbane International.


Gasquet blisters his famous backhand against Andy Murray at the Sony Open.


Bonus: They can't all be gems: Monfils goes for an unnecessary trick shot in a 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3 loss to Tommy Haas at the Gerry Weber Open. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwWxJ6j8h8

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