Federer repeats magic

Federer repeats magic

The Swiss added another gem to his extraordinary collection with a between-the-legs, back-to-the-net winner that left opponent Brian Dabul dumbfounded and delighted the centre court crowd in his first round victory at the US Open on Monday.

Last year, the five-time US Open winner uncorked a similar shot that whizzed by Serbian Novak Djokovic standing at the net and gave Federer match point in their semifinal.

“What do you think?” Federer told reporters when asked whether Monday's shot was better than the 2009 missile that was dubbed “shot of the century” by scribes around the world.

“You think this one was better? I don't know,” he said.

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