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2013 BTB Awards: Reader submissions for shots of the year

The Beyond The Baseline awards are our look back at the best — and worst — of the tennis season. Today, readers submit some of their favorites that weren't on our list of ATP and WTA shots of the year. Click here for our complete archive of year-end awards.


Carlos Berlocq hits a backhand slice pass against Rafael Nadal at the Shanghai Masters (via @Tenistopia, who also submitted this reply from Berlocq against Roger Federer at the U.S. Open).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uTctSYWFvg


Horacio Zeballos is practically in the stands when he hits this leaping overhead pass against Nicolas Almagro at the Mexican Open (via @AnaB_Martinez, who also submitted a well-angled winner from Magdalena Rybarikova against Andrea Petkovic at the Citi Open).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZiUgBXVwm8


Late in the third set of a match that exceeded three hours, Daniela Hantuchova nails a forehand down the line against Francesca Schiavone at the Aegon Classic (via @A_Fitzpatrick13).

http://www.youtube.com/v/kg_0B4VCu3Y?version=3&start=463&end=502&autoplay=0&hl=en_US&rel=0


Nadal hits a no-look backhand pass down the line against Leonardo Mayer at the Mexico Open (via @naterzzz).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYzb7nicqRE


Juan Martin del Potro sticks a forehand winner on match point to beat David Ferrer at Wimbledon (via @prettyembrace).

http://www.youtube.com/v/-5cQ1Db1z_o?version=3&start=168&end=198&autoplay=0&hl=en_US&rel=0


Sam Stosur shows off her reflexes to get one past (through?) Kristina Mladenovic at the French Open (via @aah1028). Click here to view.


Bonus Shots

Here are a few more that just missed the cut in our original hot-shot posts.

Grigor Dimitrov, no stranger to hitting the deck, dives to retrieve a shot against Janko Tipsarevic at the Monte Carlo Masters.

http://youtu.be/3P66mNHNhfI


Dimitrov hits this winner just before going to the ground against Tommy Haas at the Citi Open.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96-g571mBR8


Vera Dushevina lost to Sabine Lisicki at the U.S. Open, but she'll always have this backhand to put in her scrapbook. 


Agnieszka Radwanska sticks a lunging lob attempt on the baseline against Dominika Cibulkova at the Bank of the West Classic.


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