Who is the best backhand player?

1. Richard Gasquet. Richard Gasquet possesses the most technically sound one-handed backhanded on the ATP World Tour. Combining grace and precision, Gasquet's backhand is absolutely lethal.

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Who has the most beautiful backhand in tennis?

Here's a look at some of the best one-handed backhanders in the game.
  1. Roger Federer. 5 of 5.
  2. Richard Gasquet. 4 of 5. ...
  3. Gustavo Kuerten. 3 of 5. ...
  4. James Blake. 2 of 5. ...
  5. Tommy Haas. 1 of 5. The most impressive aspect of Tommy Haas' backhand is probably the wide variety of shots he can perform using just one hand. ...

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Who has the fastest backhand in tennis?

Among the main ones are Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Sergi Bruguera, Marat Safin, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, David Nalbandian (owning the fastest recorded backhand at 110 mph (180 km/h)), Nikolay Davydenko, Lleyton Hewitt, Daniil Medvedev, and Gilles Simon.

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Is Federer's backhand weak?

It's not that Federer has a weak backhand, either. He's got one of the best one-handed backhands in the history of the sport. The problem is, the one-hander is becoming a dinosaur in the modern game. And Nadal is the prototypical modern player, primed to feed on this dinosaur.

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Which is better one-handed backhand or two?

Finally, since backhand volley are hit with one hand, people who hit a one-handed backhand tend to have better feel and fluidity with them. Two-handed backhand: The reason most tennis coaches teach young players the two-handed backhand is because the second hand gives more stability and power to your shot.

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Top 10 Best One handed Backhands in Tennis [Active Players]

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Why is Federer's hand backhand?

It's still a nice shot. I prefer the one hand just because it's how the game has all started. But I think it's good to mix even though the double handers are taking the upper hand throughout the years. That's clear now', Federer said.

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What is 1hbh in tennis?

The single-handed backhand was the more popular backhand for the majority of tennis players of former generations. As the game has evolved, the two-handed backhand has become more popular among younger generations. However, the single-handed backhand remains an elegant stroke appreciated by all players.

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Is Nadal backhand weak?

His Forehand appears so strong that his Backhand appears weak. Currently it seems his Backhand has improved a lot but still it will forever remain the weaker wing to be exploited especially on clay. He overuses the ad-court tactics.

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Who beaten Djokovic the most?

Djokovic–Nadal rivalry
  • The Djokovic–Nadal rivalry is a modern-day tennis rivalry between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. ...
  • The two have faced each other 58 times, including in all four major finals, with Djokovic leading 30–28.

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Who has the best forehand?

Many refer to him as the greatest of all time, and for good reason. Roger Federer possesses one of the most technically perfect forehands the world has ever seen.

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Does Roger Federer have the best backhand?

Roger Federer may not have the best flat backhand on tour, but he ranks at the very top or near it in all the other categories listed above. Not only that, but Federer is the only player right now, and perhaps in history, who has maximized all the possible shots off the backhand side.

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Who has the most spin in tennis?

Average Backhand Topspin - Revolutions Per Minute (RPM)

Rafael Nadal led The “Big Three” with the most backhand topspin (1252 rpm), followed by Novak Djokovic (1148 rpm) and Roger Federer (548 rpm). Federer traditionally employs more slice backhands than the others, which lowers his overall rating here.

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Who is the most powerful tennis player?

Power in the game of tennis is usually measured by the speed of the serve or the force of a player's ground strokes. By these measures, Andy Roddick would be considered the most powerful tennis player thanks to his world record 155-mile-per-hour serve in last year's Davis Cup and his tour-leading 758 aces this year.

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Who has the best slice in tennis?

Top 5 Slice Backhands in ATP Open Era
  1. John McEnroe.
  2. Stefan Edberg. ...
  3. Pat Rafter. ...
  4. Boris Becker. Here's another player that had an amazing slice. ...
  5. Roger Federer. Roger has routinely used his slice backhand to work himself into a point and set up that massive forehand. ...

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Who is the best volley in tennis?

The following slides are an attempt to recall the 10 most dominant serve-and-volley players in tennis history.
  • Stefan Edberg. 8 of 10.
  • Pete Sampras. 7 of 10. ...
  • Pancho Gonzales. 6 of 10. ...
  • Jack Kramer. 5 of 10. ...
  • Boris Becker. 4 of 10. ...
  • Patrick Rafter. 3 of 10. ...
  • Tim Henman. 2 of 10. ...
  • Richard Krajicek. 1 of 10. ...

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Who is the best server in tennis?

'The Serve Dr' Ivo Karlovic is regarded by many as the single greatest server of all time. Standing at 6”11, he holds the all time record for the most career aces served, with a staggering 13,653 in 690 matches! He therefore averages nearly 20 aces per match and will consistently serve at speeds in excess of 140mph.

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Has Federer beaten Nadal on clay?

A few weeks later they met at the Hamburg Masters, where Federer defeated Nadal for the first time on clay, ending Nadal's Open Era record 81-match winning streak on clay.

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Who is the goat of tennis?

1. Novak Djokovic. At 34 years of age and in the late prime years of his career, Djokovic is clearly the best player in the world at the moment, and he has the potential to win more Grand Slam titles. With 20 Grand Slam titles already under his belt he trails just Rafael Nadal who stands at 21.

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Who has Federer lost to?

In the French Open semifinals, Federer ended Djokovic's undefeated streak of 43 consecutive wins with a four-set victory. Federer then lost in the final to Rafael Nadal. At Wimbledon, Federer advanced to his 29th consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal, losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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What are Nadal's weaknesses?

'I feel that I can miss with it' – Rafael Nadal identifies key weakness in his game. Rafael Nadal says his backhand wing is a weakness he needs to address if he is to improve his record in indoor hardcourt events.

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Does Nadal have a two handed backhand?

We all are talking about forehand of Nadal but without excellent backhand he wouldnt have won so many grand slams on clay in Paris. Probably his two handed backhand is the best two handed backhand on clay. Much better than backhand of Djokovic.

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Does Nadal have a big serve?

Last year, Nadal arrived at the U.S. Open and—seemingly out of nowhere—had developed this massive, flattened-out serve option. It was one of the few tournaments where you'd see Nadal regularly winning free points off that shot, or at least starting the rally in such a dominant position that it was over quickly.

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What grip does Federer use on his backhand?

Roger uses the standard backhand grip which is basically an eastern backhand grip. He switches it slightly for when he slices the ball. This grip allows Federer to hit his backhand with both power and top spin. As you can see in the top knuckle (the index finger) is practically in line with the frame of the racket.

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What is forehand and backhand?

Forehand strokes are hit with the front of the hand leading (like hitting with the palm), whereas backhand strokes are hit with the back of the hand leading (like hitting with the knuckles). Players frequently play certain strokes on the forehand side with a backhand hitting action, and vice versa.

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