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Brilliant catch by Australian Open ball boy catches the world's attention

<p><a href="http://video.heraldsun.com.au/2190570838/Ballkids-amazing-reflex-catch">VIDEO: Ballkid's amazing reflex catch</a></p>

It was an impressive catch which caught the world's attention -- the moment when an eagle-eyed ball boy showed off his skills during one of the toughest battles at this year's Australian Open.

Dylan Colaci, 14, sent the crowd wild with a one-handed catch deep into the third set during the confrontation between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

The teenager said he reacted instinctively when the Swiss world No.3, who lost to his Spanish rival, casually disposed of a ball before serving.

"I didn't have much time to think about it. I just stuck my hand out and the ball just stayed there. I couldn't believe it myself but then I just had to get straight on with the match.

"As soon as I got off court everybody was talking about it. My parents texted me and it was on Facebook."

Colaci found himself in demand for media interviews Friday and Saturday as the footage of the catch went vira

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