Are ATP pros doing a lot more drop shots?

Or it is just confirmation bias on my part?

The bigger the base line strokes get,
the more they stand back,
the more a drop shot is effective ?

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I haven't seen any stats but it's almost certainly true that players are using the drop shot more. Players are also getting better at things like volley lobs, which is a shot you didn't see a lot of in the past.


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Nobody misses from the baseline so drop shots are a way to shorten points. Plus as players get taller, it's a way to exploit that.
Drop shots have always made so much tactical sense that they should be done way more often.

Just not nearly enough guys with the touch to pull them off.