WATCH | French Open | Top three shots of day four

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WATCH | French Open | Top three shots of day four

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SportsCafe Desk

06/01/2017

The second grand slam of the season is hotting up, as the fourth day of the French Open witnessed some thrilling tennis. Sousa produced a perfect forehand passing shot which just caught the baseline, it was so good enough that Djokovic applauded him. Here are the day’s top three shots of the day.

1. Coric stunned everyone by his running speed

Steve Johnson saw Borna Coric standing 5 feet behind the baseline and came up with a drop shot, but Coric showcased his speed and retrieved the ball. Johnson lobbed Coric and looked certain to have won the point, but Coric chased the ball down and came up with the perfect lob to take the point and stun Steve Johnson.

Watch it here:

2. Raonic was clueless after watching Silva’s return

Milos Raonic beat Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva and grabbed the match 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. During the match, Raonic took early control of a point with a monstrous forehand down the line that left Dutra Silva reeling at the back of the court, but Dutra Silva showed amazing skill to retrieve the ball back and then also returned Raonic's smash right after that. Raonic then made a forehand crosscourt approach on the wide open court, but Dutra Silva came up with a forehand pass at full stretch, which brought the crowd to their feet.

Raonic then made a forehand crosscourt approach on the wide open court, but Dutra Silva came up with a forehand pass at full stretch, which brought the crowd to their feet.

Watch the point here:

3. Djokovic applauded Sousa for his fabulous shot

Novak Djokovic and Joao Sousa were in the middle of a grueling rally. Djokovic was on the front foot for most of the rally and approached the net with a cross-court forehand, but Sousa responded with an inch-perfect forehand passing shot which just caught the baseline.

The shot was so good that even Djokovic applauded Sousa for it.

Watch here:

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