drop volley


Definition of drop volley

: a drop shot made on a volley in tennis

Examples of drop volley in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Russian closed out the second set authoriatively on his serve, delicately returning a crosscourt drop volley into the corner for a winner that brought him to triple-set point. Adam Zagoria, Forbes, 12 Sep. 2021 With Djokovic serving at 4-5, 30-all, Federer produced a stunning drop volley to earn a set point, only for it to be erased thanks to a fine Djokovic serve. Ravi Ubha, CNN, 14 July 2019 The pair exchanged stunning groundstrokes, before Nadal improbably tracked down Federer's exquisite drop volley and prodded the ball past him down the line. Matias Grez, CNN, 12 July 2019 There were drop volleys that spun low at seemingly impossible angles. Kurt Streeter, New York Times, 14 July 2019 Serving at 3-5, Nadal saved two match points with excellent serves and held serve with a lunging drop volley winner and an ace. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, 12 July 2019 This time, Djokovic ended a 20-stroke exchange with a drop volley winner. Howard Fendrich, Houston Chronicle, 10 July 2019 Nadal was now rolling, orchestrating a stunning backhand drop volley that earned a thumbs up from the Austrian. Ravi Ubha, CNN, 9 June 2019 But considering all the pain Murray has experienced in his hip, sprinting toward the net to chase down a drop volley and put it away was something to celebrate. Brian Mahoney, The Seattle Times, 27 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of drop volley

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Drop volley.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%20volley. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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