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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Trick shots in tennis add a great deal of excitement and flair to any game, but Fabio Fognini may have just pulled off the most impressive of all.
The Italian star was midway through his contest with Tomasz Bellucci when he dropped his racquet after completing a monster serve.
Rather than panic, he manages to catch it as it bounces back up and carries on with the rally.
Amazingly, he manages to win the point after a close range encounter with Bellucci.
“When I saw the replay of the point I could not believe it,” Fognini said.
“I cannot understand how I did it.
“It was really wet, I was just serving to close the set when the racket flew off.”
The Italian pulled off a 6-7 7-5 6-2 win over home favourite Bellucci in the first round in Brazil, and will now face American Tennys Sandgren in the last 16.
Check out the incredible footage above!