Tennis star pulls off unbelievable trick shot using handle of racket
An incredible shot
A tennis star left the crowd lost for words as he used the handle of his racket to pull off an unbelievable trick shot in the Miami Open.
Alexander Bublik has made a name for himself when it comes to inventive shots and was at put on a show once against despite his defeat to Casper Rud in the second round.
At 0-4 down in the second set, Bublik moved himself onto game point to give himself a chance to get back on the scoreboard and hope for an unlikely comeback.
What an unbelievable trick shot
His opponent Rud mishit a high ball in the air, which looked set to be returned with a heavy smash shot by the 24-year-old, however the Kazakhstani caught everyone off guard.
Making a dash towards the net, Bublik then promptly turned his racket around - with the handle facing the opposite way - and made contact.
The contact was so well-executed that he returned an inch-perfect drop shot into the path of Rud. His opponent was able to return the shot, only just, but Bublik won the point with a fierce overhead smash.
Alexander Bublik hit a shot with his RACKET HANDLE!
Amazing 😂 pic.twitter.com/wMtL96bdw2
— Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) March 28, 2022
What was the outcome of the match?
After winning the point the 24-year-old retuned to his bench with a beaming smile on his face while the crowd in the stands in Miami cheered wildly.
Despite pulling off a moment of magic, it wasn't enough to spur any hopes of a comeback. Bublik only won one more game throughout the match and crashed out of the tournament, losing 6-3 and 6-2.
A loss didn't dampen the Kazakhstani's spirits however at the end of the game and wished his opponent the best of luck as he progressed to the third round.
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