drop shot

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a soft return so that the tennis ball drops abruptly after crossing the net


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Another immaculate drop volley off his toes gave him the set 7-5.
The Italian underdog then went to four match points with a sweet drop volley which she converted into the title when Stosur unleashed the last of many untidy returns which ballooned into the stands.
Versatile Andy Murray is now a prominent player who loves to make his opponent uncomfortable, and a drop shot and a drop volley play a prominent role in his recent success.
Murray also had a couple of scares before easing past Bolelli in straight sets, including an incident during the fifth game of the first set when the Scot collided with the name board in front of his seat as he attempted to reach a Bolelli drop volley.
A double fault gave Kuznetsova a 6-5 lead and the Russian's nerve held as she closed out proceedings with a kicking serve and a sharp backhand drop volley after almost two-and-a-half hours.
Henman held and then produced a delightful drop volley in the next game to earn the break and go 4-3 up.
Internet voters responded to Chela's great job of moving Roddick from the net to the baseline, using everything in his arsenal to try to win the point from a drop volley to a lob.
He clinched the first set with a delicious drop volley, and while Moya forced a tie-break in the second, he failed to put away an easy smash and Safin's forehand sent him through.
Williams had flicked a deft drop volley near the sideline, across the court from Hingis.
But it was the game at 5-6 where Federer played a couple of great points at 30-all, finished off with a drop volley to suddenly get to a set all, that was crucial.
The Swiss usually lifts his game at such moments and he did so again, playing a perfect point, finishing it with a sublime drop volley.
By contrast when Federer had a break and set point, he produced the most delicate drop volley that turned Murray's boots to concrete and levelled the match.
But it was the game at 5-6 in the second set where Federer played a couple of great points at 30-all, finished off with a little drop volley to suddenly get to a set all (that was crucial).
Indeed after Federer put away a delicious backhand drop volley to seal victory, the Royal Box led a standing ovation.
She turned the game around and broke Stosur's serve off the second set point to take the set with a controlled backhand drop volley inside half an hour.