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Who has the worst backhand in top 20?

Sonja1989
12-28-2010, 07:14 PM
I think Isner, no doubt.

Blackbriar
12-28-2010, 07:18 PM
Jwt

Federerhingis
12-28-2010, 07:24 PM
What is Marcos doing on this poll list. His backhand is what's kept him in the top 30 and is a big part of his overall game success.

Of those on this list Roddick has the weakest backhand, Roger would follow among the top 8.

Pirata.
12-28-2010, 07:43 PM
Feli :o Although when it's on, it's lovely.

_Ub--ed-JGk

Verdasco's is pretty awful sometimes too.

Lleyton_
12-28-2010, 07:44 PM
What is Marcos doing on this poll list. His backhand is what's kept him in the top 30 and is a big part of his overall game success.

Of those on this list Roddick has the weakest backhand, Roger would follow among the top 8.

No he wouldn't.

GlennMirnyi
12-28-2010, 07:47 PM
What the hell are Fish and Baghdatis doing in this list?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Frauderer's backhand should be here. What an awful shot.

Federerhingis
12-28-2010, 07:51 PM
Feli :o Although when it's on, it's lovely.

Verdasco's is pretty awful sometimes too.Ditto!

What the hell are Fish and Baghdatis doing in this list?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Frauderer's backhand should be here. What an awful shot. That's what I was aking myself, Fish and Baggy's backhands are their biggest weapons.

I wouldn't call Roger's backhand awful, instead I would say it is ineffective if not meek at times.

Certinfy
12-28-2010, 07:51 PM
Isner.

Gillouthe best
12-28-2010, 08:36 PM
Tsonga

Filo V.
12-28-2010, 08:38 PM
Baghdatis, and Fish have no business being listed.

Filo V.
12-28-2010, 08:42 PM
Isner is the answer, but Verdasco, Tsonga, Querrey, occasionally Monfils, occasionally Cilic, occasionally Roddick and even Rafa and Fed have their moments.

Filo V.
12-28-2010, 08:44 PM
Lopez' BH is a bit underrated.

dodo
12-28-2010, 10:53 PM
What the hell are Fish and Baghdatis doing in this list?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Frauderer's backhand should be here. What an awful shot.

its like you never left

ImmzB
12-28-2010, 10:55 PM
Isner.

KaiserT
12-28-2010, 11:14 PM
Lopez' BH is a bit underrated.

No it's not, the slice is fine, everything else is horrific.

ExcaliburII
12-28-2010, 11:17 PM
Baghdatis in the poll :spit:

Sonja1989
12-28-2010, 11:27 PM
What is Marcos doing on this poll list. His backhand is what's kept him in the top 30 and is a big part of his overall game success.

Baghdatis, and Fish have no business being listed.

Baghdatis in the poll :spit:

Yes, Baghdatis has very good backhand. I wanted to know, gets he votes or not. :)

Filo V.
12-28-2010, 11:29 PM
No it's not, the slice is fine, everything else is horrific.

Well, that's the point. He does have a pretty good slice, at times a great one. Also at times, he can come over the BH, and be effective in doing so. So while overall his BH is below-average, it's not quite as awful as most believe.

Sombrerero loco
12-28-2010, 11:36 PM
andy roddick...and lopez´s bh is horrible btw

Sapeod
12-28-2010, 11:39 PM
Definitely Roddick and Lopez.

Roddick's backhand rarely makes a lot errors, but it's awful, has no power AT ALL and isn't a threat to any decent players.

Lopez's backhand is a poorer version of Gonzalez's. It's a pathetic shot.

Sonja1989
12-28-2010, 11:43 PM
Guys, Feli isn't top 20. Feli is 32th. (I think he hasn't bad BH)

Sapeod
12-28-2010, 11:47 PM
Roddick's and Isner's are the worst in the top 20, Lopez's is the worst in the top 40.

Best in the top 20 is Murray's anyway.

philosophicalarf
12-28-2010, 11:50 PM
Feli's backhand is very effective at hitting the net. Or row ZZ.

What's funny is watching him play anyone with an inch of netcharging ambition. Stepanek for example, just approaches to Flopez's backhand and wins the point by default. If the court has a high bounce, you can do the same on serve, just kick it up on that side, guaranteed slice return, and an easy volley winner.

Forehander
12-28-2010, 11:54 PM
Funny Verdasco's not included. That is technically a horrible shot. Somewhat a failure in trying to emulate his lefty forehand, it's a huge fail because it's stiff and the backswing is huge with a complete lack of shoulder rotation.

And if Roger's was so bad he wouldn't be winning so many matches. Some of you guys on crack?

KaiserT
12-29-2010, 12:07 AM
Well, that's the point. He does have a pretty good slice, at times a great one. Also at times, he can come over the BH, and be effective in doing so. So while overall his BH is below-average, it's not quite as awful as most believe.

His hit backhand is a ridiculous shot for a top 100 player, let alone top 50.

If he'd put in a bit more work on the practise courts earlier in his career who knows what he could have achieved in the game.

Sonja1989
12-29-2010, 12:10 AM
Funny Verdasco's not included. That is technically a horrible shot. Somewhat a failure in trying to emulate his lefty forehand, it's a huge fail because it's stiff and the backswing is huge with a complete lack of shoulder rotation.

Verdasco was terrible since Wimbledon, he had 1-2 good match. But he has in normally in the form of good backhand.

paseo
12-29-2010, 12:37 AM
Yes, Baghdatis has very good backhand. I wanted to know, gets he votes or not. :)

I already made sure he gets one :devil:

Feli's backhand is very effective at hitting the net. Or row ZZ.

What's funny is watching him play anyone with an inch of netcharging ambition. Stepanek for example, just approaches to Flopez's backhand and wins the point by default. If the court has a high bounce, you can do the same on serve, just kick it up on that side, guaranteed slice return, and an easy volley winner.

:lol:

Synesthetic
12-29-2010, 12:41 AM
I think Isner, followed by Monfils.

straitup
12-29-2010, 12:41 AM
Isner or Tsonga

Sapeod
12-29-2010, 01:05 AM
Who said Federer's????????

Federer's backhand is one of the best in the top 20, you fools.

Sonja1989
12-29-2010, 01:08 AM
Who said Federer's????????

Federer's backhand is one of the best in the top 20, you fools.

He was.

What the hell are Fish and Baghdatis doing in this list?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Frauderer's backhand should be here. What an awful shot.

Sapeod
12-29-2010, 01:15 AM
He was.
Typical GlennMirnyi with his ridiculous remarks.

Sonja1989
12-29-2010, 01:18 AM
Typical GlennMirnyi with his ridiculous remarks.

:haha:

Sonja1989
12-29-2010, 01:20 AM
Roddick and Isner win this poll.
American tennis. :)

Clay Death
12-29-2010, 01:21 AM
Who said Federer's????????

Federer's backhand is one of the best in the top 20, you fools.

wrong again little highlander.

fed has one of the very best backhands in the business. it has it all. it has the spin, the pace, and the variety.

nobody can touch his variety off that wing.


nobody.


now in terms of just topspin (and that means going over the ball), nalFATian, murray, nadal, and djokovic have better backhands.

Sapeod
12-29-2010, 01:24 AM
wrong again little highlander.

fed has one of the very best backhands in the business. it has it all. it has the spin, the pace, and the variety.

nobody can touch his variety off that wing.


nobody.


now in terms of just topspin (and that means going over the ball), nalFATian, murray, nadal, and djokovic have better backhands.
I fail to see where I was wrong.

I said Federer has one of the best backhands in the top 20, which is correct.
That is basically what you've just said, so how am I wrong? :confused:

I'm not wrong.

Clay Death
12-29-2010, 01:30 AM
i am rating his backhand (as a complete package) as the best in the business. period. the discussion is over.

that makes you wrong little highlander.

dont take it personally. that makes everybody else wrong too if they think otherwise.

Topspindoctor
12-29-2010, 01:33 AM
Roddick's BH is atrocious. HE can't do anything with it.

Sapeod
12-29-2010, 01:33 AM
i am rating his backhand (as a complete package) as the best in the business. period. the discussion is over.

that makes you wrong little highlander.

dont take it personally. that makes everybody else wrong too if they think otherwise.
No, CD, I'm NOT wrong.

I said Federer's is the best in the top 20. That's basically the same as what you are saying, so I'm correct.
End of discussion.

Clay Death
12-29-2010, 01:38 AM
affirmative highlander.

Sapeod
12-29-2010, 01:41 AM
affirmative highlander.
I'm glad you saw it my way.

We are both correct here.

Clay Death
12-29-2010, 01:58 AM
I'm glad you saw it my way.

We are both correct here.

affirmative.

that is because we are the best of the best highlander.

it is simply impossible for us to be wrong.

KaiserT
12-29-2010, 02:06 AM
Roddick's and Isner's are the worst in the top 20, Lopez's is the worst in the top 40.

Best in the top 20 is Murray's anyway.

No, CD, I'm NOT wrong.

I said Federer's is the best in the top 20. That's basically the same as what you are saying, so I'm correct.
End of discussion.

Sad kid.

:rolleyes:

Filo V.
12-29-2010, 02:08 AM
Oh no :lol:

KaiserT
12-29-2010, 02:08 AM
And in any case I don't think Federer's backhand is the best in the business, yes he's got amazing variety, but doesn't have huge power and it's a shot that can and does break down under pressure.

Filo V.
12-29-2010, 02:12 AM
His hit backhand is a ridiculous shot for a top 100 player, let alone top 50.

If he'd put in a bit more work on the practise courts earlier in his career who knows what he could have achieved in the game.

Well.............his problems are more than just the backhand. Agility, feel, returning ability are all weaknesses. He has more weaknesses than strengths, and being a harder worker and less lazy I think would have only gotten him so far. But I do agree he could have had a better career with better focus.

Yes, when he hits over the backhand, it's simply an unacceptable shot for any top level tennis player because he misses it more than he makes it, and it sits in the middle of the court 80% of the time. That is the one thing that would have improved with more dedication.

Filo V.
12-29-2010, 02:16 AM
Who said Federer's????????

Federer's backhand is one of the best in the top 20, you fools.

Really? Are you talking overall, or in general? Because, overall, tournament to tournament, match to match, that isn't necessarily true.

Djokovic, Murray, Youzhny, Berdych, Fish, Ljubicic, Baghdatis, Melzer and somewhat Rafa, Soderling and Cilic all have BH's in my estimation, close to if not better than Roger.

Arakasi
12-29-2010, 02:40 AM
Djokovic, Murray, Youzhny, Berdych, Fish, Ljubicic, Baghdatis, Melzer and somewhat Rafa, Soderling and Cilic all have BH's in my estimation, close to if not better than Roger.

You can't just compare double-handers to one-handers like that.

Federer's backhand is much better than Youzhny and Ljubicic's backhands.

Filo V.
12-29-2010, 02:46 AM
You can't just compare double-handers to one-handers like that.

Federer's backhand is much better than Youzhny and Ljubicic's backhands.

On average, or overall? Because on average..............that's a different story than just general talent level.

Filo V.
12-29-2010, 02:47 AM
Also, this discussion is best BHs, not best one-handed BH or double-handed BH. The truth is, on average, Roger isn't any better than most top 20 players with his BH. At the end of the season he improved greatly with that shot, and we'll see if that continues going forward.

oranges
12-29-2010, 06:52 AM
+1 for Fish and Baggy having on place on the list whatsoever, very good BHs in fact

I know he's not even in top 50 right now, but the worst BH to ever make it top 20 is Ivo's. Right now, Isner is up there.

nalbyfan
12-29-2010, 11:41 AM
Federer has an average backhand compared to his forehand...the contrary of Wawrinka