As the year draws to close, Baseline remembers the shots that showed off players skills, tenacity, and luck all through the season. From backhands to volleys to two-minute rallies, these are the best hot shots of 2017.

See No. 11 here.


Roberto Bautista Agut and Gilles Muller played one of the best points of the year in the quarterfinals of Sofia. They battled through a 31-shot-rally, giving the audience a cat-and-mouse show.

Eventually Agut won the point with a passing shot winner, putting him in the lead. He would win the match, 7-5, 7-6 (5).