- Dan Evans, the 190th-ranked tennis player in the world, hit an incredible shot in an Australian Open qualifier.
- Evans over-played a shot and his opponent hit the ball behind him.
- Evans spun around, hitting a twirling, back-handed return that cleared the net for the point.
Dan Evans, the 190th-ranked tennis player in the world, hit one of the wildest shots of the year on Thursday in a qualifier to make the Australian Open.
In the first set, leading No. 208 Jurij Rodionov 4-2, Rodionov ran to the net to hit a return. Evans, playing deep on the court, ran to his right, trying to guess the direction. Rodionov instead hit it closer down the middle.
Evans, having over-played it, spun backwards, taking his right hand all the way behind him as he hit a twirling backhand for a winner. Rodionov didn’t even move.
Check out the shot below:
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Evans won the match in three sets. He needs one more win to make the Australian Open, which starts next Monday.
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