Top shots of Week 2 at the Australian Open

If the first week of the Australian Open was about players showing off the newly popular forward-facing, between-the-legs shot, the second week was about old-fashioned net play. Here are some of the best shots, often with one or both players charging forward.

1. Paes' behind-the-back volley

This was hands down one of the most entertaining points of the week, capped by not one but two superb volleys from Leander Paes.

2. Djokovic's backhand smash

He may not have won the point, but Novak Djokovic kept it going with this leaping backhand smash, sometimes called the toughest shot in tennis.

3. Sharapova's drop shot

Maria Sharapova doesn't often hit these, but this was to such great effect that the Russian's opponent, Serena Williams, almost fell down.

4. Murray's forehand winner

Andy Murray isn't known for going for his forehand, but rather for not going for it enough. He can hit it when he wants to, though, as he showed with this clean winner against Tomas Berdych.

5. Monfils' between-and-retrieve

If anyone was going to combine the two top plays of the tournament, it would be shot-maker Gael Monfils. He hits a forward-facing, between-the-legs shot during this exchange then almost runs off the court to get back his opponent's ball and hit a winning shot.

A selection of the best shots of the first week in Melbourne can be seen here.