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Question Biggest point ever made by hitting opponent?

While playing doubles a couple of weeks ago, I accidentally hit one of my opponents quite hard on the head with the ball. My overhead smash was supposed to go to his feet, but went horribly wrong, and would have hit the back fence had his head not intervened. Oh, and it was match point.

I felt bad and apologized (I don't enjoy hitting people) but it made me wonder: in the history of the game, what is the biggest point ever made by beaning an opponent? I imagine this happens more frequently in doubles than in singles, but does anyone know of a championship game, set, or match that has ended this way?

It must be, erm, rather awkward afterwards.

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Re: Biggest point ever made by hitting opponent?

Roddick-Federer Wimbledon 2009.

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Re: Biggest point ever made by hitting opponent?

Interesting question. I can't think of any really big points, I think I remember watching a match in IW where they hit each other two points in a row, but that was just M1000 so don't know if it qualifies as big (or even what match it was)

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I remember this one from last year, and it was on matchpoint


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...y_2I_O8#t=404s

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That was one displeased Duck at the end of the match .
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Isner-Sweeting 2012
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You guys are good -- those are (ahem) right on target.

Here is a link to the moment in Isner-Sweeting 2012:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2beNb8ckD_g#t=1h51m45s

Thanks -- any more?
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[youtube]b5PbMCRN5xo[/youtube]

I know it's kinda off-topic, but such a classic.

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You guys are good -- those are (ahem) right on target.

Here is a link to the moment in Isner-Sweeting 2012:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2beNb8ckD_g#t=1h51m45s

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incredible it was even going out

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Re: Biggest point ever made by hitting opponent?

Sweeting looks so much different from when I last saw him.

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because he didn't wore cap.

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because he didn't wore cap.
He got rid of the terrible curls too

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Re: Biggest point ever made by hitting opponent?

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You guys are good -- those are (ahem) right on target.

Here is a link to the moment in Isner-Sweeting 2012:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2beNb8ckD_g#t=1h51m45s

Thanks -- any more?
Imagine if Sweeting somehow won the match after that.
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Re: Biggest point ever made by hitting opponent?

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[youtube]b5PbMCRN5xo[/youtube]

I know it's kinda off-topic, but such a classic.
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[youtube]b5PbMCRN5xo[/youtube]

I know it's kinda off-topic, but such a classic.
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