Best one handed backhand!!!

06-03-2004, 07:22 AM
Which player do you guys think has the best one handed backhand?
I always thought that Federer's backhand was great. But now I realize that it is just great looking. Federer uses his backhand typically to set up his forehand. And also for receiving serves out wide to that side. But he rarely hits winners off of this wing. His recent match against Kiefer showed the winner statistics, and he had 27 forehand winners Vs 1 backhand winner.
Kuerten on the other hand has my favorite one handed backhand. Simply because not only does he have great touch with it, but he hits winners off of it with pure ease. Which is pretty difficult looking at Henin and Federer's backhand to forehand winner percentage. Are there any other players I should observe? :p

06-03-2004, 07:25 AM
Best one handed backhands well these are four of the best, but not in any order.
1. Gaudio
2. Kuerten
3. Pavel
4. Calleri

06-03-2004, 07:32 AM
Pavel??? Is he on the list by default?

06-03-2004, 07:38 AM
Have you seen Pavel's backhand then Carn?

06-03-2004, 07:40 AM
Yes. I've never seen a shot produce more shanks.

06-03-2004, 07:44 AM
For me, I think Guga's the best. Gaudio is second to Guga. May be because Guga is 6 inches taller than Gaudio ;)

Action Jackson
06-03-2004, 07:50 AM
Yes. I've never seen a shot produce more shanks.

You haven't seen Gonzalez or Rosset on a bad day then?

Pavel actually does have a very good backhand, and that is his strongest side and that is where he hits more winners from than his forehand.

Gaudio has great variation on his backhand, the slice is excellent, can change direction very well, and has great angles, though it's not as hard as say Calleri or Gugas backhand for example.

06-03-2004, 07:56 AM
Actually I haven't. But I did see the 2001 Canadian Open.

Champion number 1
06-03-2004, 10:45 AM
Guga has the best, Gaudio's i nice, for those who have seen Volandri's should know he should be in the top 5.

06-03-2004, 12:55 PM
the crosscourt forehand of volandri is like an inside out forehand, really great.

06-03-2004, 01:06 PM
I didn't know a lot about Gaudio before, but since seeing him yesterday against Lleyton I've been a fan. His single-handed backhand is my favourite.

06-03-2004, 01:09 PM
* Henin's is a killer^@@^