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Who has the best one-hand backhand in the business?

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Re: Who is King one handed backhand?

volandri then gaudio/guga then gasquet
other players: ljubicic haas,calleri ,pavel,acasuso and hanescu
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Re: Who is King one handed backhand?

Of the last decade: Guga
Rightly: Gasquet, Gaudio.

Honourable mentions to Ljubo, Robredo, Pavel, Calleri, Volandri, Haas

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Re: Who is King one handed backhand?

Gaudio, Gasquet. Gasquet has more power in it. I don't think he would want to exchange it with anyone else on the tour.
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Re: Who is King one handed backhand?

Gasquet ,Kuerten ,Gaudio ,Gasquet ,Haas ,Gasquet ,Volandri ,Gasquet ,Gasquet,O.Rochus and of course Gasquet.

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Gasquet no one even comes close (sorry Guga)
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Gaudio, Haas, Ljubicic

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still Guga.
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gaudio or richie
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Re: Who is King one handed backhand?

GG or RG, but advantage to the latter since it seems to be effective on more surfaces. The backhand winner he hit down the line to break in the second set against Ginepri at the US Open was the most stunning shot off that wing I can ever remember seeing anywhere, and momentarily took the crowd's breath away.

I have no idea what Robredo's backhand is doing in that one list above (no offence intended). It's an awful shot that he tends to spin wide of the sidelines whenever he tries to hit it with any real pace.

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Re: Who is King one handed backhand?

The 3 G's:

Guga, Gasquet and Gaudio.
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Re: Who is King one handed backhand?

Among current top 30 players, I like Gaudio's, Gasquet's, and Federer's one-handers a lot. Everyone says Kuerten has an awesome one-handed backhand, but unfortunately, I didn't get to see much of him.



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Threads like this always make me a little sad, because I know that this time two years ago Schalken would have at least cracked the Top 10 of single-handers.

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Re: Who is King one handed backhand?

Guga has the best one handed backhand I've ever seen, the power he's able to generate of that wing is just scary. The only person that can even draw comparisons to Guga's backhand is Richard Gasquet.

Other good backhands:

Roger Federer, Gaston Gaudio, Tommy Haas, Fillipo Volandri, Sjeng Schalken, Andrei Pavel's can be good when he's thinking, Ivan Ljubicic, Cyril Saulnier and Jose Acasuso have pretty big backhands as well.

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Re: Who is King one handed backhand?

gaudio's is beautiful. also like gasquet's and federer's.

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