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Seeing Roger's backhand, does anyone still want to play a two-handed one?

I think Roger's backhand is AWESOME!!!
I mean, I'm as huge a Guga-fan as there can be and I love Guga's backhand but I also know it's not a technically perfect one. In any case, I have a thing with one-handed backhands but I've never seen anything as great as Roger's backhand, it's just amazing.
It looks so effortless compared to some of the two-handed backhands on the tour.

Overall, it's just fantastic to have a player as Roger on the tour, what he does is pure art.
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Guga is still great. I just hope he can launch a comeback and win clay titles including RG this year.
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Re: Seeing Roger's backhand, does anyone still want to play a two-handed one?

imo, 2 handed backhands are better than one handed backhands, and people like Safin and Agassi have a better backhand that Federer. that's just my opinion though

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Although 1 handed backhand is indeed a good shot but I prefer 2 handed backhand. Marat's backhand also gave an impression that it is so easy and effortless but yet lethal.

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Re: Seeing Roger's backhand, does anyone still want to play a two-handed one?

most of the kids play with 2 handed BH's cos they cant hit a BH with one hand as the racquet is too heavy.

I prefer one handed BH's though cant hit one myself
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Re: Seeing Roger's backhand, does anyone still want to play a two-handed one?

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Guga is still great. I just hope he can launch a comeback and win clay titles including RG this year.
Yeah, Guga is one of the best.

What about a Guga-Roger final at Roland Garros? YUMMIE!!!
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Re: Seeing Roger's backhand, does anyone still want to play a two-handed one?

i was thinking the same watching the final - that backhand is amazing!
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Re: Seeing Roger's backhand, does anyone still want to play a two-handed one?

I switched a while back from one hand to two because my one hander was horrendous. I have improved with a two hander because it helps for stability, especially on backhand returns.

I have tried to maintain a good one-handed slice though.

anyway, sometimes Roger makes me want to switch, but then I have to remember I am 0.000000573% as talented.
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I agree 100% I love Roger's single-handed backhand. It's just so fluid and strong.

I use single-handed backhand as well, because I can't hit a double-handed one properly. It's nowhere near Roger's though!
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Re: Seeing Roger's backhand, does anyone still want to play a two-handed one?

I have a single-handed backhand but it sucks. Tennis only functions on one half for me.
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2 handed backhands offer things that 1 handers don't... but roger is so gifted he could make anything work.

and marat's backhand isn't better-- at least not when he's playing federer...

and agassi's backhand has absolutely no variety-- and that's why he lost to marat... throwing in a few slices to a guy who's 6'5" isn't a bad idea at all.
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Re: Seeing Roger's backhand, does anyone still want to play a two-handed one?

Depends on what you want to do on the court, your mentality and attitude. If you feel like being able to consistently dictate off your backhand return, from the backhand corner, to hit offensive backhands from defensive positions, then nothing beats the double-fisted backhands of Agassi, Marat, Serena, Venus.

If you're into carving out your opponents, confounding them with variety, coming in low, neutralising power and stretching folks wide, then the backhands of Steffi, Justine and Fed are essential. But note that Fed's backhand works because he's got the right mentatilty for it. He only occasionally goes for outright backhand winners now (he used to, and simply racked up the errors). Just like Pete and Steffi did, Roger has decided to work his opponents with a steady, unattackable backhand. This takes mucho patience. If you don't have the mentality for it, you best not wish it on yourself.
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Re: Re: Seeing Roger's backhand, does anyone still want to play a two-handed one?

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Depends on what you want to do on the court, your mentality and attitude. If you feel like being able to consistently dictate off your backhand return, from the backhand corner, to hit offensive backhands from defensive positions, then nothing beats the double-fisted backhands of Agassi, Marat, Serena, Venus

ppl are already forgetting monica...
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Re: Re: Re: Seeing Roger's backhand, does anyone still want to play a two-handed one?

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ppl are already forgetting monica...
Well he was sticking with ACTIVE players for that section, and at last check, Monica hasnt' been all that ACTIVE in the past year.

I do hope she comes back, though

I lack direction.

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Re: Seeing Roger's backhand, does anyone still want to play a two-handed one?

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I agree 100% I love Roger's single-handed backhand. It's just so fluid and strong.

I use single-handed backhand as well, because I can't hit a double-handed one properly. It's nowhere near Roger's though!

same here.

i try a two-handed and i get no control with it. i think im doing something wrong. but one-handed is good enough where i dont really care to figure out what im doing wrong
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