Fed is playing doubles at the Brisbane International with Nicolas Mahut (you know him from his marathon match with John Isner) and the two beat Jeremy Chardy and Grigor Dimitrov (Maria Sharapova’s boyfriend) in three sets. At one point, Federer retreated to return a lob and hit an overhead for a winner. But the winner was unconventional; he hit the ball off the frame of his racket with so much backspin that the ball barely cleared the net and then bounced back over to Federer’s side.
All Federer could do was give an embarrassed grin.
H/T Bryan A. Graham