drop shot

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

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After ten games of drop shots, lobs and double faults the contest began to flatten out and a brilliant backhand winner from Murray secured another break in the fifth game of the second set.
A lethargic start to the third game saw Murray in danger of losing his serve again, especially when the Frenchman passed him after a poor drop shot to earn a break point.
Murray soon broke, and repeated the feat thanks to another double fault, before losing the first point on his serve in the fifth game when he put a drop shot into the net from close range.
Still, it was the biggest match of Prodon's life and he at least made an impression, with Murray sure to remember the Frenchman's drop shot for some time to come.
Murray said: Drop shots were winning me virtually every single point - I had to keep moving him.
Andy Murray was booed by the mainly French crowd at the Monte Carlo Masters for using drop shots in his 6-3 6-3 third-round win over France's injured Gilles Simon on Thursday.
ANDY Murray has vowed to keep playing the drop shot - as long as the time is right.
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.
Murray admitted: "I was trying to finish too many of the points early in the second and third sets with drop shots and going for the wrong shots.
Drop shots can win points either outright or as part of a two-shot combination.
Stone matched Furuta early in each set, offering defensive lobs, backhand slices and drop shots.
Justin Rose carded a 70 to continue his encouraging form, although the 19-year-old was disappointed to drop shots at the closing two holes.
Noren birdied the first to move to 21 under par only to drop shots at the third, fourth, sixth and ninth.
She made the most of her drop shots and she just played a really smart match.
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.