drop shot


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

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Zverev's serve, and resolve, was broken in the third game of the third set and fittingly it was a Federer drop shot which sealed the win.
After almost an hour of metronomic hitting, Vekic changed tack at the start of the second set as three drop shots in two games caught Konta by surprise.
According to a statement by the bar, the set up of 6,148 drop shots for the world record attempt took over 22 hours, in addition to several months of preparation and practice runs.
But the set changed when Gasquet took a tumble chasing a drop shot before winning the next six points - and broke Murray when he was serving for the set at 5-3.
The battle lines were drawn in the first game as Murray showed his touch with two brilliant drop shots before Kyrgios displayed his power with two hefty aces.
The Wimbledon semi-finalist soon set up three points for the rubber but Bram delayed the inevitable with a drop shot of his own but Murray immediately emulated the shot to wrap up victory in the mismatch.
Sweeting, the world number 69, rarely looked like taking a rally that went beyond two or three shots, a point that was highlighted when he overhit a drop shot that allowed Nadal to punch home a forehand winner that broke serve again.
Oprandi twice played drop shot winners off Clijsters' serve as she broke in the fifth game of the first set.
He didn't want to have any long rallies so he was hitting a lot of drop shots," Murray said afterwards.
Today Murray (right) won his first point of the match with a perfectly-measured drop shot in the opening game, but Ferrer held for a 1-0 lead, the Scot then doing likewise.
Make your opponent back up with deep topspin shots and then surprise them with a drop shot.
Kane is an artful practitioner of one of the most devastating, and for many opponents, infuriating tactics in tennis: the drop shot.
At 3-4 it was Murray's turn to be tested on serve, but this time it was the British number one who employed the drop shot to good effect to level again.
In Murray's first round match against 17-year-old French wild card Jonathan Eysseric, the Scot appeared obsessed with the drop shot, playing them continually even when they were not working.
In the final set, Nadal put Querrey away on match point with a perfectly placed drop shot.