Video: Rafael Nadal hits the shot of the day at the U.S. Open

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Tuesday August 27th, 2013

It didn't take too long for Rafael Nadal to get warmed up for his U.S. Open campaign.

In the first game of his first-round match, Nadal chased down Ryan Harrison's overhead and slammed it right back for a winner to earn a break point. It would surprise no one if this ends up being the shot of the tournament.

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In fact, it sure looks a lot like this classic shot by Roger Federer against Andy Roddick in Basel in 2002:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZde4zRHnJA

Needless to say, Twitter lit up:

https://twitter.com/ByJoeFleming/status/372072360469614592

https://twitter.com/holabirdsports/status/372072781074407424

https://twitter.com/chaztopher/status/372072441864257536

Nadal went on to beat Harrison 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to improve to 16-0 on hard courts this year.

(h/t The Score and YouTube user Luis Pérez)
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