passing shot


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passing shot

n.
A forceful shot, as in tennis or handball, that travels to one side out of the reach of one's opponent.

passing shot

n
(Tennis) tennis a winning shot hit outside an opponent's reach
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Noun1.passing shot - a tennis return that passes an opponent who has approached the net
return - a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return"
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Chung is a quiet character but it was obvious how much he was enjoying himself and he whipped up the crowd after ending a brilliant rally with a superb passing shot.
Stephens moved to 40-0 up on Keys's serve in the following game with a perfect backhand passing shot.
hat was followed by the Serb ripping the neck of his shirt open after an attempted passing shot dropped into the net, giving Agut break point in the second set.
Djokovic, looking weary after his late-night triumph against Japan's Kei Nishikori on Saturday, held serve to trail 4-3 in the decider, but was broken again by a rampant Murray, who claimed the second set 6-3 and completed the perfect preparation for next week's French Open, with an outrageous off-court passing shot.
A passing shot handed the crucial break to Sanam in the fifth game and he instantly converted it to create a stir at the DLTA courts.
At 6-5 in the tiebreaker, top-seeded Djokovic hooked a sharply-angled forehand passing shot that was ruled wide.
One of the best rallies of the entire event came about early in the final when Clemens chased everything Osburn hit for a dozen exchanges, finally appearing to give up when he reached over his shoulder for a passing shot outside the court.
The modern laser range finder can make short work of exact range limits, giving the hunter a better idea of when and when not to take a passing shot.
In the second game he earned two break points on the Gulbis serve, but the Latvian managed to save the first with a powerful serve and on the second Nadal hit an attempted passing shot wide, enabling Gulbis to level the match
He then put Murray under pressure but a brilliant passing shot off a smash and an ace enabled him to level at 1-1.
Federer produced a superb backhand passing shot that put him in front 5-4 before he broke the Argentinian for the second time to take the set.
Mistakes by the British No 1 produced break points for Ljubicic in the second game of the second set, after the Croatian had held his serve, and on the third occasion he took advantage with a passing shot to break the Scot.