drop volley

noun

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 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, "Djokovic saves match points, beats Federer in historic Wimbledon final," 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, "Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to set up Wimbledon final with Novak Djokovic," 12 July 2019 There were drop volleys that spun low at seemingly impossible angles. Kurt Streeter, New York Times, "The Crowd Roars for Federer, and Djokovic Tunes Out the Noise," 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, "Roger Federer Looks for a 9th Wimbledon Title After Beating Rafael Nadal," 12 July 2019 This time, Djokovic ended a 20-stroke exchange with a drop volley winner. Howard Fendrich, Houston Chronicle, "Novak Djokovic's 10-game run tops David Goffin in Wimbledon quarterfinal," 10 July 2019 Nadal was now rolling, orchestrating a stunning backhand drop volley that earned a thumbs up from the Austrian. Ravi Ubha, CNN, "Ruthless Nadal beats Thiem to win record-extending 12th French Open," 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, "Call it a comeback: Murray, Wawrinka win US Open returns," 27 Aug. 2018 Bolelli produced a drop volley winner for a 6-3 lead in the tiebreaker, but Nadal discarded that trio of set points with an ace, a backhand volley winner and an inside-out forehand winner. New York Times, "Nadal Nearly Loses a Set; Sharapova Nearly Loses Her Match," 29 May 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 19 Jan. 2021.

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