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.
In an enthralling second set, Murray had set point on his serve at 6-5 in the tiebreak but Nadal saved it with a fantastic drop volley before extending his match lead.
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.
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.
McEnroe had sat impassively until the tie-break but leapt to his feet when Raonic took the first point on the Murray serve with a cunning drop volley.
In the sixth game of the fourth set, the Argentine chased down a drop volley and flicked a forehand down the line.
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.
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.
But crucially the break did not come and in the eighth game Federer made his move, winding up his backhand to earn three break points and taking the second when his opponent netted an attempted drop volley.
And, although Murray held firm on his service points, the Frenchman clinched the set with a superb drop volley.