Nick Kyrgios imitates Federer’s servuce during the third round of the ongoing US Open 2018. Federer beat the Australian in straight sets.
Nick Kyrgios played Roger Federer in the third round of the US Open on Saturday. A highly eventful match, which included Federer scoring an extraordinary winner round the net, ended in a straight sets win for the Swiss tennis star.
In the fourth game of the match, Nick Kyrgios curbed the fierce-looking Federer on serve, ending the game in mere forty seconds. This also included a serve where he imitated Federer.
Funnily enough, the Swiss couldn’t return.
Here is the video of the serve:
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The similarities between both the serves were stark, to say the least.
kyrgios doing a very impressive impression of federer’s serve pic.twitter.com/Xr0uYaisPD
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“Well, doesn’t matter if it’s a grand slam match or a first round of any other (ATP) 250 tournament or any place. We have all imitated serves. Sure, it’s unusual to happen against you with your own serve,” Roger Federer said after the match.
“Yes, of course, I knew right away when he imitates my serve, and I have seen him doing it several times over the last few months.
“Also that he’s been using my serve sometimes to great effect, which I’m very happy to see. It’s a technique that worked (laughs). No, I’m joking.
“It’s good fun. Look, I take it like just as it is. I think in Stuttgart, maybe or some other place, he warmed up against me only hitting my serves.
I know it’s about warming up the shoulder. Other guys probably use their own technique. Other guys probably use it differently. It’s all good,” Federer said.