Sept. 10, 2011
Djokovic unleashes "The Forehand"
Novak Djokovic came into the Open amid a historic year, after winning the Australian Open, Wimbledon and taking No. 1 for the first time in his career. Djokovic was the favorite entering his semifinal matchup vs. Roger Federer, but after losing the first two sets it seemed an improbable comeback. He battled back to force a fifth set, but faced two match points on Federer's serve. The Djoker went for broke on a cross-court forehand return winner that shook the tennis world. "The forehand return, I cannot explain to you because I don't know how it happened," Djokovic said. "I read his serve and I was on the ball and I had to hit it hard, and it got in, luckily for me." He would save those two match points, go on to win the match and the title over Rafael Nadal.