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  1. Amy
    Amy November 4, 2012 at 12:09 am |

    Love your analysis, JJ. I often think the same about drop shots, but I think the stigma comes from the phenomenon you refer to of players using poorly executed drop shots to bail them out in a rally, or to end a point prematurely by creating something from nothing.

    Like you said, there’s more to executing drop shots than that. Janowicz is incredible at setting up the shot. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone recently (if ever) use the shot as effectively and frequently as him, but I love watching it.

    At the same time, the drop shot stigma is in many ways deserved, because such few players develop the skills to disguise it and use it remotely in the same way as Janowicz does. I hope that will change in the future.

  2. Steve
    Steve November 7, 2012 at 5:03 pm |

    Great analysis Juan! I agree with your assessment of Jerzy Janowicz. As a longtime player and observer of tennis, I was blown away by the beauty, creativity and power of his game. Like all the great players of the past he has the potential to be a game changer and I suspect he will be the next player of his generation.

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