Who is the best drop shoter on the ATP-tour?

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  2. Jeepers

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  3. PimpMyGame

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    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.
     
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    1) Federer
    2) Djokovic
    3) Murray
     
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    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.
     
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    Santoro ;)
     
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    Sadly no longer on the tour :(
     
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    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.
     
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    You will be surprised, but Nalbandian is a great drop shotter. Stepanek uses them alot, but his aren't that good.
     
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    Federer and Nalbandian
     
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    I second that, Federer and Nalbandian have great droppers.

    Btw here's hoping they face each other in the 3rd round!
     
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    As inconsistent as Gulbis is, his drop shot is his best and most consistent shot.
     
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    I think Nadal has the best drop shots...
     
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    Not surprising given your name :)
     
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    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".
     
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    Federer, no contest.
     
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    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).
     
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    JC Ferrero in his prime...
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    second that. their dropshots are well timed, perfectly disguised, sublime placement. Djokovic's and Murray's are good but a notch lower
     
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    Fed all the way. He played 3 in that first game against DP!
     
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    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
     
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    djokovic and murray
     
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    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.
     
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    Murray by far imo...
     
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    current players...effectiveness-wise --> Roger and Andy.
    Nole is just wasting (still) too many of them...
     
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