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Youzhny's backhand

silverwhite
11-06-2004, 12:21 PM
How is it unorthodox? I haven't seen him play much, but have heard about his backhand.

WyveN
11-06-2004, 12:56 PM
He uses 1 hand to hit the backhand, that makes him a freak in the modern game.

bad gambler
11-06-2004, 01:07 PM
LOL...yeah they are a rare breed the one hand backhanders, its a bit of a shame really

that's why watching federer is like poetry in motion...just love it!

silverwhite
11-06-2004, 01:14 PM
I know he uses 1 hand, but I remember commentators saying something like he releases his right hand quite late or something.

Horatio Caine
11-06-2004, 02:05 PM
He uses 1 hand to hit the backhand, that makes him a freak in the modern game.

:haha: Too true!

YooT0PIA
11-06-2004, 03:49 PM
he hits it like borgs backhand. a late release of the left hand.
it start off like a one hander, but the left hand stays on until impact and then is realeased.

RPH
11-06-2004, 04:34 PM
He is a freak of the modern game being a one-handed backhand Russian :)

The only other russian I know play one handed both sides is a female player ranked in the top 200 all the other male and female players have 2 handed backhands ;)

silverwhite
11-06-2004, 04:38 PM
he hits it like borgs backhand. a late release of the left hand.
it start off like a one hander, but the left hand stays on until impact and then is realeased.

Thanks, YooT0PIA! :)

Mlashtok
11-06-2004, 05:15 PM
Also,

Youzhny hits very risky down-the-line shots (you could almost say go-for-broke winners) a small but noticeable proportion of the time using his one-handed backhand. I've seen him play a few times and always been surprised when he would attempt these screaming, very flattened-out one-handers down the line, even if his opponent was not really out of position. It seems like desperation at times, and the tactic can become erratic if he's in a hitting slump, but of course these shots can also turn out great.

Sort of like Guga on clay in earlier years, but with less control and precision IMO.


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Matt

Lee
11-07-2004, 03:09 AM
he hits it like borgs backhand. a late release of the left hand.
it start off like a one hander, but the left hand stays on until impact and then is realeased.

Like this?

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-11-05T142338Z_01_TEN02D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg

Deboogle!.
11-07-2004, 03:21 AM
but of course these shots can also turn out great.


Yeah, when he hits a good one... :hearts:

misyou25
11-07-2004, 12:13 PM
his backhand is unbelievable!!!!!

Pea
11-07-2004, 05:11 PM
he hits it like borgs backhand. a late release of the left hand.
it start off like a one hander, but the left hand stays on until impact and then is realeased.

That sums it up quite nicely.

drf716
11-08-2004, 01:55 AM
he uses his other hand to guide the other hand without making it a two-handed backhand...
hands down to him hehehe!