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    In every sport we have our favorite highlight maker. In basketball it's the dunk, in football it's the one-handed catch and in tennis it's the tweener.

    Nothing says professional athleticism like a guy running full speed only to hit a shot between his legs to a spot he isn't looking, and that shot is even cooler when it results in a point for the person brave enough to take on that shot.

    Andreas Seppi was playing No. 15 Mikhail Youzhny in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters when he found himself having to run down a perfectly placed lob shot. Seppi really didn't have any other option but to go between his legs, and he did so brilliantly.

    His shot just caught the line for the outright winner, giving us one of the coolest tweeners we've ever seen. Seppi went on to win his match against Youzhny and this shot definitely helped his case.

    Watch the whole sequence here.

    h/t Beyond the Baseline

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  • If you've ever played tennis at any sort of competitive level, you've probably lost your mind at some point. Those forehands keep dipping in the net, the backhand won't stay down, and the serve is just an absolute joke.

    Andy Roddick was known to get heated on the tennis court at times. The 2003 U.S. Open champion has retired from professional tennis, but that doesn't mean he can't get out and hit it around with his wife, model Brooklyn Decker.

    Decker was on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" on Monday and admitted that her temper when playing tennis with her husband might eclipse how mad he used to get when he was playing the game.

    "I am the one with the worst temper in the household. There is no sugar coating, I threw a fit ... I throw racquets when I'm getting a tennis lesson and crush them into little bits," Decker said.

    The clip is below, so check out how Decker says she handles herself when hitting the ball around with Roddick, and see the advice he first gave her when he

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  • The first meeting of the year between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic looked like it would be a dandy, but the first set ended quite abruptly after a blown call rattled Murray. 

    Serving at 5-6 to force an opening set tiebreaker, Murray hit a desperate lob near the net that Djokovic looked to handle easily, but if you look a bit closer you'll see that a rule was clearly broken by the No. 2 player in the world.

    Djokovic's racquet crossed the net as he put away the easy winner, a violation that the chair umpire missed, allowing Djokovic to keep the 0-15 lead. Murray didn't seem that upset initially, but after the shot was shown on the big screen at the Sony Open he started to question the call. 

    Murray initially approached Djokovic about the call, with Novak admitting he hit the ball with his racquet over the net, but Damien Steiner, the chair umpire, said that the ball was actually hit on Djokovic's side, with his racquet following through over the net (which is legal). 

    Watch the video

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  • It might not have been the match he was able to win, but Grigor Dimitrov won over a ton of fans with his kind gesture on Sunday at the Sony Open.

    The 16th-ranked player in the world was in a first set tiebreaker with Kei Nishikori when he noticed one of the ballgirls with what looked like a touch of a heat stroke. The young lady was struggling to get Dimitrov his towel, and after signaling a few times he went over to assist her to the sidelines.

    Dimitrov used a timeout to get the girl the needed attention, and despite a straight set loss to Nishikori, he was the man on Sunday in Miami. 

    h/t SB Nation

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  • Roger Federer — Getty ImagesRoger Federer is no young man anymore. That isn't news to anyone. He's 32, ancient in most tennis circles, and hasn't made a Grand Slam final since his win at Wimbledon in 2012.

    Anytime Federer goes up against these great players it seems that his ability to push people around with his groundstrokes is lost, and eventually the younger names can take care of Federer the longer they hang around.

    It seemed like Federer needed a new plan heading into 2014 if he really wanted another chance at not only an 18th Grand Slam, but just a solid year that wouldn't push him closer and closer to retirement.

    On Friday in Dubai, Federer got just that, and it wasn't just because his opponent was struggling with his game. Federer took down Novak Djokovic 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, his first ever win against Djokovic after dropping the first set and first win against him since the 2012 World Masters in Cincinnati.

    The reason was simple; Federer decided to change up his strategy against the No. 2 player in the world,

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