passing shot

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a tennis return that passes an opponent who has approached the net

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Whenever he was in trouble, he came up with some unbelievable shots, passing shots.
Another ill-timed rush to the net, though, cost Keys a break, Stephens punishing her with a delightful dipping forehand passing shot.
He defended aggressively from the baseline and hit some exquisite winners and passing shots.
Two unforced groundstroke errors and a double fault gave the Latvianthree break points, the second of which he converted with a fine two-handed passing shot to cut Nadal's lead in the set to 4-3.
I managed to hit some good passing shots when I needed to and managed to come through.
Murray then underlined his growing maturity with a patient rally which saw his opponent produce an unforced error to give Murray two break points he gleefully accepted with a passing shot to go 5-3 up.
Davydenko finished it off on his third match point on Calleri's serve with a backhand passing shot.
The former should strive for highly effective drop shots--because they can boomerang if they are not--and then quickly decide whether his riposte should be a passing shot or lob.
Swinnen and Joelson, a Portland native, each held their serve in the first set, which was knotted at 6-6 when Joelson used an ace, a winner and a passing shot to force a tiebreaker that he won 7-1.
Larsson was not lacking in courage either, he twice fought back from a set down before one spectacular passing shot from the Aussie in the last set provided the final twist.
Here, too, knowing the point of impact of one's particular shotgun is important, as a long passing shot taken with a shotgun with a low point of impact will require a higher hold than with a gun whose patterns are thrown on the high side.
Actually, it's more like a limbo contest: With each passing shot, the process homes in on its target values as users "lower the bar" on significant variation by considering increasingly minor variations to be significant.
Davis earned the sideout with a right-wall passing shot and scored two points using power serves that hugged the right wall, tying the score at 16.
He could not do it, Djokovic's backhand passing shot winning it on his first match point.
But the drama wasn't over when his sensational match-winning passing shot left Tsonga stranded at the net on match point.