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Almagro's underrated technique

castrationcult
02-09-2012, 07:40 PM
Hi all :)

I wrote a small piece about Nico and his sexy one handed backhand which I hope some of you will enjoy

http://tennisniche.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/video-of-the-week-blistering-backhands-almagro-vs-wawrinka/

Having read MTF for some years, I've always found it bizarre that Nico receives so much criticism on these boards. Personality aside (I personally think there are many other top 100 players who are more dislikeable than him), he has one of the most beautiful games on the tour:


Beautiful, flowing single handed backhand
Powerful forehand with great racket head speed
Effortless serve which he can either hit with heat up the middle or kick out wide
Mediocre athlete and defender, meaning he relies a lot on shotmaking


Yet he seems to receive almost no attention for his great baseline game.. even this forum is quite empty for a player who has been top 10 not long ago.

I tried to find the right topic for this to go in but couldn't see any threads just about Nico articles (mods, please move if this does exist!)

Sonja1989
02-09-2012, 08:42 PM
Thanks for that!! :hug: Nice article. :hatoff:

Naudio Spanlatine
02-18-2012, 10:05 AM
Nico is INDEED very underrated player in all surfaces.