'I'm probably going to place it on Instagram' - Nick Kyrgios applauds phenomenal Roger Federer hot shot [VIDEO]

Andrew Hendrie in US Open 2 Sep 2018
  • Federer pulls off incredible around-the-net-post winner against Kyrgios
  • The Australian couldn't hide his amazement
Roger Federer (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Nick Kyrgios was well and truly outclassed by the legendary Roger Federer in the third round of the U.S. Open on Saturday - but there was one particular shot that left the Australian, and everyone who witnessed it, in awe.

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Sprinting in an attempt to chase down a Kyrgios drop shot, Federer - somehow, someway - managed to not only track it down, but return the ball back around the corner post from outside the doubles alley to land an extraordinary forehand winner.

So incredible was the shot, Kyrgios - who’s reaction was priceless - said he was going to upload it to his own Instagram account.



“It was almost unreal. Almost got to the point where I wanted him to start making shots like that, and I finally got it. I was pretty happy with myself,” Kyrgios said. “It was unbelievable. I'm probably going to place it on Instagram.” 


Fair to say Kyrgios was impressed! (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Federer, who produced one of his most clinical performances since winning the Australian Open at the start of the season, was also impressed with his effort.

“It was definitely one of the more unique ones. Like I explained on court, you don't get an opportunity to hit around the net post very often, because in practice, you can't really train them," said Federer, who would triumph in straight sets to reach the fourth round. "The net is out further and the court is more narrow, so for a shot like this to happen in a practice, you will be running into a fence and you will hit it into the net.
“I have hit a few throughout my career, and, sure, they are always fun, just because sometimes you can sort of aim for it because you realise you have an option more, which you just never have. As you're hitting it, you're, like, 'Oh, I can just shove it down the line and just flat'. That's what happened today.”

Federer will face another Australian in John Millman for a spot in the quarter-finals on Monday.


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'I'm probably going to place it on Instagram' - Nick Kyrgios applauds phenomenal Roger Federer hot shot [VIDEO]

Nick Kyrgios was well and truly outclassed by the legendary Roger Federer in the third round of the U.S. Open on Saturday - but there was one particular shot that left the Australian, and everyone who witnessed it, in awe.

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