Roger Federer, a Swiss professional tennis player, is currently ranked #2 in the worldwide men's ATP tennis rankings.
At one point he held the #1 spot for a men's record-setting 310 weeks (237 of which were consecutive). Only Steffi Graf at 377 weeks, Martina Navratilova at 332 weeks and Serena Williams at 319 weeks have more weeks at #1.
Now 37, there are some who may wonder whether he still has the magic that earned him the sport's respect.
None of those people will continue to doubt Federer's dominance, however, after seeing the incredible shot he made against Nick Kyrgios at the U.S. Open on September 1.
OMG(🎥Eurosport) https://t.co/YnaNMUKh33— doublefault28 (@doublefault28)1535831483.0
After seeing the clip, Twitter was absolutely in awe of Federer.
And this folks, is what they call *tennis*. Insane — and very legal — shot. Federer is a superstar. https://t.co/5oTBLBx7ff— ᴍɪᴄʜᴀᴇʟ ɪᴅᴀᴛᴏ (@ᴍɪᴄʜᴀᴇʟ ɪᴅᴀᴛᴏ)1535832699.0
Kyrgios himself couldn't believe what had just happened.
Kyrgios' reaction after this Federer winner was priceless. https://t.co/FxIxjENDvB— Nikhila (@Nikhila)1535831601.0
(🎥Eurosport) https://t.co/QMNYEycGry— doublefault28 (@doublefault28)1535831611.0
Many are already calling it "the shot of the tournament."
Apart from the sheer entertainment value (both the shot & Kyrgios's expression), this point is great because it's o… https://t.co/geJy1H33H0— ZENIA D'CUNHA (@ZENIA D'CUNHA)1535833550.0
SHOT OF THE TOURNAMENT #Federer #USOpen https://t.co/c1hicQ3F02— Uche Amako (@Uche Amako)1535831565.0
Who knew you could go AROUND the net?
robert frost: writing poetry without rhyme is like playing tennis without a net roger federer: free verse it is https://t.co/Z4VTPaHC5y— Derek Thompson (@Derek Thompson)1535833068.0
No tennis player has ever had better feet than @rogerfederer— Ed Werder (@Ed Werder)1535829820.0
Federer is playing it pretty cool, however.
Federer on *that* shot: 'I think the funny thing about this shot today is I didn't think about it until I hit it. U… https://t.co/fFbnlbiuAq— George Bellshaw (@George Bellshaw)1535832895.0
Federer: "I enjoy playing against Nick, he comes up with different kinds of shot making, it keeps you on the edge,… https://t.co/NXQV2zUdnW— Kelyn Soong (@Kelyn Soong)1535832733.0
Just another day, another game of tennis, another miracle shot for Roger Federer.
Federer: 'I'm very happy to have won in general. Five sets would have been fine too. I thought I played very well.… https://t.co/qHy1Qooi1V— George Bellshaw (@George Bellshaw)1535832783.0
Federer: "He came out firing a lot of aces and feeling good, I was struggling with my backhand earlier on, finding… https://t.co/XodUaK8PTk— Kelyn Soong (@Kelyn Soong)1535832785.0
As is almost always the case, Federer never let on to the difficulty of what he was doing.
One of the greatest phenomenons in sport: Roger Federer dominating without appearing to break a sweat.— Eric Engels (@Eric Engels)1535829676.0
Will Federer go all the way?
Only time will tell, but people won't be forgetting his show against Nick Kyrgios any time soon.
What a performance! Roger Federer is through to the next round of the #USOpen after beating Nick Kyrgios. LIVE:… https://t.co/XE2cHs8FgI— BBC Sport (@BBC Sport)1535832607.0