Dan Evans has already produced what could be the shot of the year with an amazing effort in Australian Open qualifying.
British star Evans was taking on Jurij Rodionov in the second round of qualifying and hoping to make it through to the main draw in Melbourne, The Sun reports.
The 28-year-old was being given the run-around in one rally by his German opponent as he desperately fought to stay in the point in the first set.
Evans had just about clawed back a monster serve from his opponent, but Rodionov looked to have easily won the point when he punched a forehand behind the Brit.
But on the baseline Evans somehow twisted his body, spun around and then connected with a backhand of his own despite facing in the opposite direction.
And Rodionov looked on in shock as the ball fizzed past him for the unlikeliest of winners.
Social media went crazy over the Brit’s effort, with footage of his special shot getting shared around the globe.
On Twitter, tennis legend and 2003 US Open winner Andy Roddick wrote: “This is one of the best shots I’ve ever seen.”
Fellow tennis star Jonny O’Mara was also full of praise, as was Sports Illustrated tennis writer Jon Wertheim.
Tennis correspondent for The Times Stuart Fraser tweeted: “Dan Evans set up in his second-round qualifier and hit the shot of the tournament so far …”
New Zealand cricket star Jimmy Neesham took to social media to simply say: “Wow.”
Of the incredible shot, American sports site Deadspin said: “It’s one thing to stab at that kind of ball and make glancing contact; it’s another to hit it really hard right into the open part of the court.”
Sport Bible wrote: “During the match Evans hit an incredible winner that we can’t get our heads around.”
The shot capped a good day for the former British No. 2 as he looks to get his career back on track.
Evans served a one-year suspension from tennis after testing positive for cocaine, at a time when he had forced his way into the top 50 in the world rankings.
That has forced the Birmingham player to work hard through qualifiers once again just to earn a place in the main draws at top ranking events.
And he took a step closer to achieving his aim as he ground out victory over his 19-year-old opponent 6-4 3-6 7-5.
That leaves him just one win away from qualifying for the Australian Open, where he reached the fourth round in 2017.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission