First Pierre-Hugues Herbert. Then Pablo Cuevas and Dominic Thiem.
The trio have produced some of the best ‘tweeners in recent memory, all going on to win those points – but ultimately losing their matches.
Herbert’s caught Feliciano Lopez completely by surprise, while Cuevas took it too a new level with a front-on adaptation that he rifled for a winner past Rafael Nadal.
Thiem chased Fernando Verdasco’s serve so far to avoid playing a backhand that he ended up getting tangled and having to play his return between his legs, in another unconventional expression of the shot.
Which was your favourite? Watch the three videos and decide!
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) November 2, 2017