drop shot


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

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However, unless they drop shot at the right time and in the right conditions, the tactic can backfire badly.
Better was to come in the next game when he outfoxed his French opponent, the world No 57, with another perfectlyexecuted drop shot from the back of the court.
SUBTLE STROKE Andy Murray, seen training yesterday, used his drop shot to good effect in second round victory over Marc Gicquel.
He saved another at 5-3 and then won six games in a row to take the third set with a cheeky drop shot.
The British No 1's play was sluggish to start with, but a combination of clever drop shots from Murray and unforced errors from his opponent allowed the US Open finalist to break Montanes to take a 5-2 lead.
Corretja explained: "The best place to play a drop shot is on clay.
If you choose the drop shot because you get desperate that is not a good sign.
After dropping serve in the first game of the second set, Murray broke back immediately and then used a drop shot to great effect in the third game, prompting around of boos.
Murray followed with another well-placed drop shot from the baseline that just made it over the net for a 4-2 advantage.
However, he let the chance pass him by as Murray produced a well-placed drop shot to leave his opponent flat-footed, and a sublime spinning backhand then won him his fifth successive game.
WIMBLEDON legends John McEnroe and Boris Becker last night told Andy Murray to drop the drop shot if he wants to keep his dream alive.
Rochus won a game, but soon dropped his racquet in frustration after a horrible drop shot as Murray went on to hold serve and extend his lead.
Consider as evidence this sequence in the first set: Playing for a service break, Agassi pulled Coria from side to side on the baseline and drew him to net with a drop shot to the right.
Palmer also played the two match points perfectly, saving the first with a pair of deftly-executed drop shots, and the second with a conservatively-played rally which caused White to hit an over ambitious drop shot down.
Safin, the runner-up in Paris in 1999, clinched the first set on his fifth set point with a drop shot.