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Best BH slice on tour ?

Mlad
09-12-2010, 01:25 PM
It's close between Fed and Misha IMO.

Har-Tru
09-12-2010, 01:40 PM
LaLo.

kooties
09-12-2010, 02:14 PM
federer, just because his slice is usually coupled with his amazing forehand.

finishingmove
09-12-2010, 02:49 PM
Oscar Hernandez

Quadruple Tree
09-12-2010, 02:52 PM
Nadal when he was 17-18.

dombrfc
09-12-2010, 03:47 PM
Nadal when he was 17-18.

The
Final
Straw.

Inabit MTF

Sapeod
09-12-2010, 03:55 PM
Why isn't Murray on the list?

Federer, Youzhny and Murray have the best slice.

Fedicilous
09-12-2010, 03:56 PM
Nadal of course. He wins most of points thanks to his low bounced slice. It's effective especially on hardcourts.

Sapeod
09-12-2010, 03:59 PM
Nadal of course. He wins most of points thanks to his low bounced slice. It's effective especially on hardcourts.
No, his slice isn't even near the top 100.

Fedicilous
09-12-2010, 04:02 PM
Just joking :).

Sapeod
09-12-2010, 04:04 PM
Thank goodness.

Fed Fan
09-12-2010, 04:10 PM
Federer's, and it's not even close. He can knife it, float it, land it short, land it deep, go cross court or down the line with it. A couple of seasons ago, Federer's slice probably had slightly more bite than it does now as well.

Fedicilous
09-12-2010, 04:19 PM
Currently Federer's slice is weaker that it was in prime time. Nowadays lots of players can attack and hit a winner after defensive slice of Fed's. But with no doubt's it was the best slice in 2004-2007.

Henry Chinaski
09-12-2010, 04:24 PM
Nadal's slice as a defensive shot is underrented. He just gets unbelievable depth on it all the time these days. It's not the liability it used to be on hardcourts.

Forehander
09-12-2010, 04:57 PM
Nadal's slice as a defensive shot is underrented. He just gets unbelievable depth on it all the time these days. It's not the liability it used to be on hardcourts.

Finally somebody who knows about tennis makes a valid point. Thank you

Filo V.
09-12-2010, 05:05 PM
Federer, Stepanek, Lopez, Stakhovsky, F. Mayer, Youzhny. Llodra's slice is more second tier to me. Murray's slice is defensive, making it not as good as others.

Serenidad
09-12-2010, 06:29 PM
No mentions of Petzschner. Clowns in here.

Philipp. :bigclap:

superandy88
09-12-2010, 07:08 PM
Peztzschner, and it's not even close.
Shame nobody mentioned it.
Federer is the 2nd best.

Arakasi
09-12-2010, 07:08 PM
Federer has the best BH slice.

But it has got worse over the last two years. I'm not exactly sure why. It just doesn't have as much bite as it used to.

Ozone
09-12-2010, 07:13 PM
Nadal with Murray close behind............................................ ...............................................

Ibracadabra
09-12-2010, 07:15 PM
Misha has the best slice bh.

sosolid4u09
09-13-2010, 04:47 PM
Murrays backhand slice is very very good. should have been on this poll.

from that list its federer

paseo
09-13-2010, 04:49 PM
Lopez has a great BH slice.

MalwareDie
09-13-2010, 04:52 PM
Petzschner.

Sophocles
09-13-2010, 04:55 PM
Why isn't Murray on the list?

Federer, Youzhny and Murray have the best slice.

Yes, those are the 3, along with Petzschner.

Filo V.
09-13-2010, 05:11 PM
Picasso is not on the level of the top of the top. Especially when he uses that floating slice, which always is weak and isn't effective enough at not allowing guys to attack it. I disagree with many of you on him having the best slice.

Sapeod
09-13-2010, 05:13 PM
Yes, those are the 3, along with Petzschner.
Yes, Petzschner's is very good.

He can win matches with just that shot.

yonexforever
09-13-2010, 07:59 PM
Federer, Stepanek, Lopez, Stakhovsky, F. Mayer, Youzhny. Llodra's slice is more second tier to me. Murray's slice is defensive, making it not as good as others.

You seem to know what you are talking about.
Llodra i think hits a great slice approach though.

I guess the question should really be who has a grat BH and has been successfull with it.
Im sure there are tons of lower ranked players who can hit a beautiful slice but arent exactly winning slams with it.

prafull
09-13-2010, 08:44 PM
Flo's slice is good, even Nadal is unable to attack it where he usually hits winners on Federer's slices.

born_on_clay
09-13-2010, 08:54 PM
Federer's one

Sapeod
09-13-2010, 08:59 PM
Flo's slice is good, even Nadal is unable to attack it where he usually hits winners on Federer's slices.
Oh yeah, especially considering the only time they met was in 2002, when Nadal was 15.

Agrajag
09-13-2010, 09:10 PM
I actually think Dr. Ivos slice is very good. It isn't the most consisted one, but just like Petzschner, he can do anything with it. And considering his backhand, he has to.

Roddickominator
09-13-2010, 09:11 PM
Federer's is the most versatile. He can hit a low, skidding slice deep in the court....defensive slice to bring the point to neutral....pseudo-drop shot slices to get his opponent out of position and he's ready to pass them if they come to net....good slice backhand return.

But I still voted for Youzhny because he deserves more votes.

.-Federers_Mate-.
09-13-2010, 10:44 PM
LaLo.

i like his, looks cool. Fed by a mile anyway, has more bite than any of the others. Haas has a good one aswel.

Youzhny is not even in the top 5

TheBoiledEgg
09-13-2010, 10:50 PM
Federer but thats not even that good
if he could slice it properly he'd use that to come into net instead of topspin approach

past players had alot better slice, you never saw anyone like Edberg, Rafter using a topspin approach.

Quakes
09-13-2010, 11:13 PM
Federer has hands down the best slice drop shot (Santoro retired :sad:).

F. Lopez has the best slice approach shot. Deep, accurate, and adds a lot to his sex appeal.

Nadal has the best defensive slice at the baseline - he gets it back into the court as often as Federer does, but with a little bit more sting to it.

I'm a bit saddened that Gasquet is not mentioned by anyone before me.

But of course, on women's tour, Steffi Graf and Justine Henin both have backhand slices that put the men to shame. The slice is inescapably a feminine shot - delicate and beautiful, but very tricky to deal with.

bjurra
09-13-2010, 11:15 PM
Lopez has nice technique but it is pretty inconsistent. Just like the rest of his game.

Forehander
09-13-2010, 11:19 PM
Federer but thats not even that good
if he could slice it properly he'd use that to come into net instead of topspin approach

past players had alot better slice, you never saw anyone like Edberg, Rafter using a topspin approach.

It may be true. But the game has changed and technology has improved the way it should be played. Plus Edberg/Rafter never had the immense power Federer possessed. In fact their top spin backhands were moonballing unstable trash

Forehander
09-13-2010, 11:24 PM
Federer has hands down the best slice drop shot (Santoro retired :sad:).

F. Lopez has the best slice approach shot. Deep, accurate, and adds a lot to his sex appeal.

Nadal has the best defensive slice at the baseline - he gets it back into the court as often as Federer does, but with a little bit more sting to it.

I'm a bit saddened that Gasquet is not mentioned by anyone before me.

But of course, on women's tour, Steffi Graf and Justine Henin both have backhand slices that put the men to shame. The slice is inescapably a feminine shot - delicate and beautiful, but very tricky to deal with.

Gasquet's slice is very average and doesn't deserve a mention. Especially when on the defensive on the run it's really a rather horrible shot. His gripping plays a role in the downfall of his slice backhand

brent-o
09-13-2010, 11:26 PM
Nadal's, easily. HA! just kidding. I'd say Lopez hits it better than Fed these days, though of course Federer was unmatched in the past.

Allez
09-13-2010, 11:29 PM
Technically I like Lopez's slice though it doesn't have as much bite as I'd like to see.

prafull
09-13-2010, 11:36 PM
Oh yeah, especially considering the only time they met was in 2002, when Nadal was 15.

You on drugs today? Flo was Feliciano Lopez last time I checked.:worship:

MalwareDie
09-13-2010, 11:41 PM
You on drugs today? Flo was Feliciano Lopez last time I checked.:worship:

Flo is Florian Mayer.:retard:

leng jai
09-13-2010, 11:43 PM
Hass

.-Federers_Mate-.
09-13-2010, 11:50 PM
Gasquet's slice is very average and doesn't deserve a mention. Especially when on the defensive on the run it's really a rather horrible shot. His gripping plays a role in the downfall of his slice backhand

Gasquets slice, is just as good as youzhny's. When they went toe to toe in january, Gasquet often came out the victor in the slice only rallies

BodyServe
09-13-2010, 11:50 PM
If Lopez is mentionned, there is no reason why Dent isn't. So Dent's.

Allez
09-13-2010, 11:53 PM
If Lopez is mentionned, there is no reason why Dent isn't. So Dent's.

Yeah if you fancy an ogre-esque slice :eek:

BodyServe
09-14-2010, 12:11 AM
Yeah if you fancy an ogre-esque slice :eek:

There is a lot of weight behind that slice :)

No, seriously it's one of the most aggressive slice i have ever seen.

Filo V.
09-14-2010, 12:41 AM
You seem to know what you are talking about.
Llodra i think hits a great slice approach though.

I guess the question should really be who has a grat BH and has been successfull with it.
Im sure there are tons of lower ranked players who can hit a beautiful slice but arent exactly winning slams with it.

Thank you for the compliment :) I just have seen most of these guys enough to know their abilities. I think Llodra with Amelie coaching him hit the best slices I've ever seen from him this US Open. Previously, I liked, but not loved his slice. He missed it too much, and he sort of chopped at it and didn't get enough bite with it.

You are totally right about their being many lower ranked players with great slices. Navarro has a good slice but he's never done much. You are right, the main question is, who have the best and most impactful and successful backhands in the game. And that to me would be Tommy Haas, because I think his slice is great, and it's made even better with his great topspin and flat backhands when he hits through it.

Filo V.
09-14-2010, 12:46 AM
F-Lo's slice is very great when he slices it with bite, or when he puts side-spin on it. It's stays low, is extremely hard to attack, he usually gets it deep, and he can move it around the court. He struggles with the consistency on it, though. His floating slice is not a good shot, though. Most guys don't hit effective floating slices, but Rafa does, which is why people shouldn't believe including him with the better slicers in the game is too much of a stretch. Rafa hits a slice that's good enough where it gives him time to run down the next shot, and he can set up his forehand with it. It's actually a bit underrated.

tennishero
09-14-2010, 12:48 AM
youzhny has a good BH slice, but he over uses it.

i think federer is probably the best.

Filo V.
09-14-2010, 12:48 AM
There is a lot of weight behind that slice :)

No, seriously it's one of the most aggressive slice i have ever seen.

Interesting, Taylor's slice looks extremely mechanical to me. I don't think it has anywhere near the same bite or effective direction as the top guys, but he is aggressive with it.

BodyServe
09-14-2010, 12:53 AM
Also, honorable mention to Monaco, for a claycourter it's a pretty good shot.

n8
06-24-2011, 04:32 PM
I know Tomic really isn't 'on tour' yet, but Woodbridge just said that Tomic's slice is probably the second best around after Federer's.

gjr
06-24-2011, 04:44 PM
Pretty disappointed with Todd's biased towards Federer there. All Aussies together if you want my opinion.

:P

Forehander
06-24-2011, 05:02 PM
lol and fkn john newcombe said Federer's slice is nowhere the best. Just a chop shot without any sort of bite.

Hian-GOAT
06-25-2011, 03:51 PM
Youhzny :spit:
The King for sure ;)

asmazif
06-25-2011, 03:53 PM
Isner

asmazif
06-25-2011, 03:54 PM
oh, and Petz.

Julio
06-26-2011, 04:55 PM
Petzschner of course.

The Hooded Claw
06-26-2011, 06:10 PM
Federer and Haas probably have the best/most effective slice.

For :hearts:, P. Petzschner.

Roamed
06-26-2011, 07:10 PM
Relevant bump, considering the upcoming Fed-Youzhny match.

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Sombrerero loco
06-26-2011, 09:19 PM
tomic and mayer!!

dombrfc
06-27-2011, 01:05 AM
JesusFed

Clay Death
06-27-2011, 01:07 AM
it has to be fed.

feli has a decent slice as well.