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Players who slice every BH service return?

Demiloy
02-07-2010, 03:08 PM
I noticed that it seems every time on a BH service return, Federer slices it back. Am I wrong in saying he never hits a flat BH return, and is he the only player who does that?

'Pologies if it's a stupid question.

dodo
02-07-2010, 03:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOyoPZUhUTM

Yves.
02-07-2010, 03:27 PM
Lopez slices alot, me too:p

Singularity
02-07-2010, 03:58 PM
I remember Federer saying that his backhand return is one of his biggest weaknesses. I recall that terrible match in IW wells where Fish was able to beat him, putting only 34% of his first serves in, because Federer would just slice the return back every time.

I think his second serve return is probably a bigger liability though, because he has generate more of the pace himself. On the first serve, he can do things like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-EbfM1ank4

Experimentee
02-08-2010, 01:20 PM
When I saw Ouanna play all he seemed to do was slice the return.

orangehat
02-08-2010, 01:22 PM
Players who can't hit a decent BH return at all? Like gonzo :p

Oh wait he runs to his FH every time :lol:

On a serious note, Flavio Cipolla :p

Dini
02-08-2010, 01:27 PM
I remember mistaking Petzchner for having a single-handed backhand as he was slicing the ball ALL the time. Don't think he ever hit a topspin backhand that day or ever. :scratch:

But yeah, Fed slices back the return even on lousy second serves.

wlodar
02-08-2010, 02:16 PM
Julian Reister on the quick surfaces ;)

Ivo#1Fan
02-08-2010, 05:19 PM
Ivo Karlovic 100% of the time on returns

r2473
02-08-2010, 07:37 PM
r2473 does as well.

He waits with a forehand grip and runs around what he can. If the server finds his backhand, he doesn't have time to fully regrip and get the racquet in position for an effective topspin backhand return.

Now, if the guy is just peppering r2473's backhand, then he changes his return grip.

(I think doing this is very normal. Lot's of guys do).

DrJules
02-08-2010, 07:57 PM
I remember Federer saying that his backhand return is one of his biggest weaknesses. I recall that terrible match in IW wells where Fish was able to beat him, putting only 34% of his first serves in, because Federer would just slice the return back every time.

I think his second serve return is probably a bigger liability though, because he has generate more of the pace himself. On the first serve, he can do things like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-EbfM1ank4

Many would like this weakness:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYR_akT9Cdw

Team_Roddick
02-08-2010, 08:00 PM
I remember Federer saying that his backhand return is one of his biggest weaknesses.

(...)

Funny guy this Federer. ;)

Sophocles
02-08-2010, 08:40 PM
When he's playing well Federer doesn't slice the return every time. But most of the time he does.

alboX
02-08-2010, 09:11 PM
Gonzo ? :retard:

n8
02-08-2010, 11:21 PM
I'm glad pro's can get away with slicing backhand returns as I find it tricky to change grip between serve and return. The slice bh has a similar grip to the top spin forehand so it's easier to just use the forehand topspin grip for returning serve. Double handers don't have this problem; they can use similar grips for topspin forehand and backhand.