Are ATP pros doing a lot more drop shots?

#1
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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bjk

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#3
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.
 

bjk

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#4
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.
 
#7
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.
 
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