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). 🙂