amazing trick shot by Roger Federer for Gillette ad

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Here’s one of the latest trick shot videos to go viral — 4 million views in just 4 days.  Roger Federer, the greatest tennis player of all-time, is shooting an ad for Gillette, and he hits an incredible trick shot — twice.

Is it real?   A lot of people are debating that.  It’s hard to tell these days, especially when you have a commercial budget behind it, so CGI is a possibility.  But I think he really could do it, although not every time.  I remember seeing an exhibition match between Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick live in-person, and Roddick would sometimes request a serve to be hit in an exact spot across the court and Agassi could do it every time, even at the specified miles-per-hour (although the radar gun display could’ve been rigged).  Being professional athletes, they have hit tennis balls thousands of times a day in practice.

My serving in tennis isn’t quite as accurate, but if anyone would like to put a bottle on their head I’d try to knock it off with a serve.  We could even video it and put it online (though I get a few chances).  🙂

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