Read & Watch: Sandgren's Tweener Earns Top Honours On 'SportsCenter'
Tennys Sandgren may not have won his opening-round match on Monday against Steve Johnson at the New York Open, but his outrageous tweener winner earned top honours on Tuesday as the No. 1 play on ESPN’s flagship program ‘SportsCenter’.
With Sandgren serving at 4-4, 30/30 in the final set, Johnson tracked down a drop volley and flicked a lob over Sandgren’s head, prompting the Tennessee native to sprint back and hit a tweener passing shot. Sandgren stood in stunned disbelief at his winner as the crowd roared its approval.
The 28-year-old has soared up the FedEx ATP Rankings in the past month, jumping from No. 101 to No. 53. Sandgren kicked off this year by reaching his second Australian Open quarter-final, scoring upset victories against Matteo Berrettini and Fabio Fognini before falling to Roger Federer in a five-set thriller.