The sports "Amazing Meter" is constantly being adjusted of course. We have seen so many between-the-legs shots, one-handed catches in the end zone, flip-over-the-tackler runs, and 360-degree-spin dunks that all the superlatives have become cliches. This one probably didn't even make ESPN's Plays of the Day.
For context, the shooter, James Willstrop, is the number-four player in the world and the guy who gets faked out, Rami Ashour, is the number-one player in the world. This is the semifinals of the Davenport North American Open last weekend in Richmond, Virginia, not an exhibition. I was sitting in the front row with three friends from Rhodes College, and none of us could quite believe it. And Willstrop lost the match 3-1. Amazing.