Who will win the battle of the drop shot?
Last year, the drop shot was the key shot of the entire Roland-Garros, the softer, cooler conditions helping the ball to die even better. Despite the warm, fast conditions this year the drop shot has been in use just as much.
In the semi-finals, Djokovic did 26 drop shots against Nadal, while Tsitsipas hit 16 against Zverev. And while their success rates were relatively low, the drop shot is worth more than just the point itself; it puts doubt into the opponent’s mind.
Djokovic probably plays it better than Tsitsipas, but in general, it will depend who is in the best position in the court, since it’s much easier to play them from there than deep behind the baseline.