Andy Roddick hit the shot of the year in Memphis Sunday to beat Milos Raonic in the finals of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships. In an offensive struggle where service breaks were more rare than a cut of French meat, Roddick laid out on championship point to bring home his first title of 2011 and 30th of his career. Check out this incredible video of Andy Roddick’s diving shot to win the match:
Was that Andy Roddick on a hard court or Mike Cameron diving in the outfield grass for a web gem? We knew the guy was athletic but who knew he had that in him? That shot was all heart right there, and Roddick had the scrapes on his knee and elbow to prove it. Simply spectacular.
Another fun aspect of the shot was that Raonic instantly recognized the historical significance of the shot. During his runner-up speech he said “I think I might be on one of the YouTube’s most-viewed points. I’ll be on the wrong end of the court, but my name will at least be in the description.” Perfectly stated. Easily one of the best shots diving shots this side of Boris Becker at Wimbledon we’ve seen. It was also nice to see an awesome tennis shot that didn’t involve someone going between their legs.Google+