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TheMagicianOfPrecision
06-22-2011, 02:53 AM
Haven`t seen a thread discussing this and I dont wanna make a poll because there would always be someone feeling their guy was left out :)

So who is it? Discuss! Link a video with your choice if you`d like!

Ill go first:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQNX2OC_ttk&feature=player_detailpage

Jeepers
06-22-2011, 02:57 AM
Either Fed, or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5CmBkxXBeA

PimpMyGame
06-22-2011, 03:01 AM
It's a high risk shot which is used infrequently, so I couldn't answer the question. Too many good athletes on the circuit nowadays who can chase them down.

Murray uses it to good advantage but still he may get 2 out of 3 as winners, I don't like those odds at that level.

Paul Murphy
06-22-2011, 03:36 AM
1) Federer
2) Djokovic
3) Murray

snowpuppy
06-22-2011, 03:52 AM
1) Federer
2) Djokovic
3) Murray

I disagree for Djokovic. For the most part of his career many of his drop shots were just ill-time and ill-advised. I think he just spams the shot until it works. It only seen the light of day recently when he is going on that streak because his ground game just became scary. If anything Nadal's dropper is much smarter although it hasn't been used much lately.

Pidgeon
06-22-2011, 03:59 AM
Santoro ;)

PimpMyGame
06-22-2011, 04:01 AM
Santoro ;)

Sadly no longer on the tour :(

Paul Murphy
06-22-2011, 04:06 AM
I disagree for Djokovic. For the most part of his career many of his drop shots were just ill-time and ill-advised. I think he just spams the shot until it works. It only seen the light of day recently when he is going on that streak because his ground game just became scary. If anything Nadal's dropper is much smarter although it hasn't been used much lately.

In my view Djok's shot is much improved - often in the past he used it when he was out of breath or in trouble, looking for a quick/cheap way to end the point.
Now he's usually using when he's in a good position in the rally and it's all the more effective for that.
I think he certainly overused it in the past but has got it pretty much spot on now.

Tammo
06-22-2011, 05:24 AM
You will be surprised, but Nalbandian is a great drop shotter. Stepanek uses them alot, but his aren't that good.

gold soundz
06-22-2011, 05:26 AM
Federer and Nalbandian

tennis_pro
06-22-2011, 05:51 AM
Federer and Nalbandian

I second that, Federer and Nalbandian have great droppers.

Btw here's hoping they face each other in the 3rd round!

wy2sl0
06-22-2011, 06:19 AM
As inconsistent as Gulbis is, his drop shot is his best and most consistent shot.

tusharlovesrafa
06-22-2011, 06:20 AM
I think Nadal has the best drop shots...

ksbh
06-22-2011, 06:33 AM
Roja Federer

UkeSoap
06-22-2011, 06:44 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFutMQLuZX0

Biscuitmcgriddleson
06-22-2011, 07:13 AM
I think Nadal has the best drop shots...

Not surprising given your name :)

stringertom
06-22-2011, 07:34 AM
I think Nadal has the best drop shots...

First it was "best volley", now "best drop shot". Can "best OHB" be far behind? How about "best backhand OH"? I know one he'll win "hands down"... "best butt-scratching".

pvaudio
06-22-2011, 07:36 AM
Federer, no contest.

pvaudio
06-22-2011, 07:40 AM
As inconsistent as Gulbis is, his drop shot is his best and most consistent shot.And my serve is my best and most consistent shot. Does that mean I serve better than Federer or Karlovic? It doesn't matter if it's their best shot (which is pretty pathetic that a touch shot used rarely is your best shot).

ViscaB
06-22-2011, 08:04 AM
JC Ferrero in his prime...

tacou
06-22-2011, 09:01 AM
its a hard shot to judge objectively. that Dolgo dropper is insane, but drop shot is usually most effective when played at the correct time, not necessarily the quality of the shot.

All I know is Richard Gasquet has a prtety one.

cucio
06-22-2011, 09:37 AM
I usually like to make fun of the hype Gulbis receives in this forum, to me is already one of TT's running gags. But the guy can produce some breathtaking droppers.

Novak has been infamous in this respect, but during this crazy GOAT year of his, Nole's dropshot has been a bona fide weapon too.

Fed's are good, too.

Toxicmilk
06-22-2011, 10:05 AM
I know my favorite fake drop shot.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0YuKruexcE

It's sorta hard to pin down imo who hits the best droppers, everyone can have such horrible days (notably Djokovic in years past). Prob say Federer.

FedererBestTennis
06-22-2011, 10:07 AM
I think Nadal has the best drop shots...
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sdYSgkehras/TWH_fbKZx6I/AAAAAAAAAUs/d0DnofuQ0hU/s1600/baby-shocked-face.jpg

junk
06-22-2011, 12:57 PM
Federer and Nalbandian

second that. their dropshots are well timed, perfectly disguised, sublime placement. Djokovic's and Murray's are good but a notch lower

Fed Kennedy
06-22-2011, 01:16 PM
Fed all the way. He played 3 in that first game against DP!

moka
06-22-2011, 01:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3zU12jp-Mo

TheMagicianOfPrecision
06-22-2011, 01:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3zU12jp-Mo

Thats a great choice, his hands were incredible

ClayCourter
06-22-2011, 01:24 PM
I always loved Coria's inside out forehand dropshot. Can't find too many video's unfortunately, but here's one:

http://youtu.be/UgpEyHiunOk

egn
06-22-2011, 05:04 PM
Tsonga but more for his drop volleys...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeWTReG1Pg0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnAGJvpTXas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW0iKmRkgbA @ 0:32.

again this is drop volleys though..but Tsonga's drop volleys are in a league of their own

Donny0627
06-22-2011, 05:09 PM
djokovic and murray

Bobby Jr
06-22-2011, 06:01 PM
Seeing those Dolgopolov shots vs Nadal it reminds you how amazing that guy will be when he matures a bit more and if he can temper all that talent.

BobFL
06-22-2011, 06:04 PM
Murray by far imo...

dr325i
06-22-2011, 09:51 PM
current players...effectiveness-wise --> Roger and Andy.
Nole is just wasting (still) too many of them...