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.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGO5sxElepY


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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix5f89ETIrY


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.

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


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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLh4sOPATv0


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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lITUJJk2muE


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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg15hdzS1ms


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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gssm5IQxJQE


Federer flicks a backhand winner at the BNP Paribas Open.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIkhXQy3dp8


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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hMXOFP2GBE


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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r--7aw-fH0Y


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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX6JPZQiu9Q


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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