WATCH | Roger Federer's no-look winner brings Centre court to life

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WATCH | Roger Federer's no-look winner brings Centre court to life

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Roger Federer has made a name for himself by playing some incredible tennis that leaves fans stunned but sometimes he comes up with a moment of magic that is just "unfair" to his opponents. Against Tomas Berdych, Federer produced a no-look pass-cum-flick shot which left the Czech amazed.

Federer was already a break up in the third set, with the scoreboard on Centre court showing him leading 5-3 when he decided to give his fans a shot to remember. Berdych quickly raced to a 40-0 lead on his serve before Federer could win a point. However, on the fifth point of the game, the Swiss Maestro sprung to life. 

Serving from the deuce court, Berdych put in a good serve down the "T", that Federer could just slice back into play. The Czech had already decided to make a move to the net before Federer had returned and decided to slice the volley back to Federer's forehand baseline. But Berdych missed his mark by a few inches and the 35-year-old was ready to pounce. 

Federer got to the ball and while looking the other way, flicked the ball across the net for an astonishing winner that forced the commentator to say, "Oh poor, Tomas. That's Terrible. That's a backwards, no-look, fade away semi-squash shot."

Even though Federer lost the game on the next point, he secured his place in the final for the eleventh time in his career with a 7-6, 7-6, 6-4 win over Berdych.

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