Originally Posted by martinatreue
What do you guys think?
I am a huge fan of 1-handed backhands, volleying and finesse combined with power and angles (okay so I like a lot of all court tennis). Having said that I often find that players like Federer, Ljubo, Justine Henin-Hardenne, Mauresmo and Gasquet seem way sexier than they are.
I find their games to be so beautiful especially the way the move on the court. Have you ever had the experience of knowing that a person is not really conventionally attractive but that watching them play tennis (or another skill like piano) makes you find them attractive?
btw, Gasquet is cute no matter what.
I have always considered the 2-handed backhand clumsy and awkward,and in the case of men players,almost an admission that they are wimps,unable to hit strong shots with one hand but needing 2. This is like saying "I have a weak backhand so I have to use both hands." There is ofcourse the extra second needed to reach a backhand ball when fully stretched.
I find nothing more depressing than seeing coaches nursing and encouraging youngsters to use both hands. No woman player with a 2 hander backhand can remotely equal the grace of Henin-Hardenne. Apart from Mauresmo is there any other woman who is not 2-handed? Can't think of any. Federer's backhand down the line is a thing of beauty.
But I am biased. I play single hand backhand myself!