Tennis players using mainly their non-dominant hand in tennis
I know what hand you use for certain things is no straight forward subject, but still, I'm trying to put together a list of pro tennis players under the category in the title, so feel free to help me out if you want to. Judging by those few that I know of it's more common for lefties to play righthanded than vice versa, presumably due to cultural reasons or whatever it may be. It's a fair guess that balance will shift with left-handedness being more accepted now than in the past, and players like Nadal being successful.
Out of these guys, three use a one-handed backhand. Moya and Acasuso have quite good serves, while Rosewall's serve was not exactly one of his strengths. His BH, however, is legendary. Nadal saves breakpoint after breakpoint with the guessing game of slicing his serve wide to a righty's BH and on occasion going up the middle on the ad court. He also has his heavy spun CC FH, reaping the benefits of it's consistency and efficiency as it goes towards a righty's BH.
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From right to left:
Name ém if you got ém, both past and present. There must be loads more. What advantages and disadvantages can you think of for this bunch?
Last edited by Nidhogg; 08-23-2009 at 01:30 PM.