Tennis player hits ridiculous behind-the-back return in what some people are calling the shot of the year

No. 134-ranked Japanese tennis player Yoshihito Nishioka defeated No. 153-ranked Jared Donaldson in three sets in the second round of the Aptos Challenger tournament.

In the third set of his victory, the two engaged in a wild rally that ended with Nishioka hitting a ridiculous behind-the-back return up the sideline for the point.


Nearly as good is Nishioka’s reaction afterward:

The announcer was equally stunned, too, saying, “Oh no … I mean … come on!”

Despite the Aptos Challenger being a little-known tournament, the shot has the tennis world buzzing:

Watch the entire point below:



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