Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Re: Re: Most Ineffectual and Worst Backhand
Why on earth is Spadea in this poll? His backhand ain't spectacular but it's a perfectly solid rallying shot, a little better than his forehand and difficult to attack - like most consistent counterpunchers, his backhand is the less error-prone wing. Vinciguerra has a very poor junked slice which he plays because he can't do anything else, so my vote could go to him.
Of course George, the phrase "I am so beautiful but I don't have a backhand" could be applied equally to Zabaleta as well as Lopez...
The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.
Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?
ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.