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This French tennis player defied physics to basically hit the perfect shot

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Benoit Paire lost to Gilles Simon at the Paris Masters, but who cares because he hit *this* shot.

How the heck? The ball nearly bounces back over the net and smacks him in the mouth -- which would still be his point, by the way.

Paire's racket face is nearly horizontal when he hits the ball. This is a damn math problem!

Bravo, dude! I am not sure how you did this, but I enjoyed it a lot!

Free idea for a tennis pro or even a regular Joe: Figure out how to hit every single shot so that it bounces back over to your own side of the net and never lose a point again.

(via imgur)

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