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While I have no way of knowing exactly what was on world No. 44 Nicolas Almagro’s mind, he poured a lot of it onto this unsuspecting tennis ball during yesterday’s match against No. 86 Yuichi Sugita at the Stockholm Open.

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This return is one of the most satisfyingly savage groundstrokes I’ve seen in a while, skidding off the baseline before Sugita can even recover from his service motion. Skip to 13:42 below for the barely visible shot and some sumptuous replays:

Sugita is left peering for a ball mark, while Almagro admiringly picks at his racket strings, as if to say, thanks, I needed that.