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Best Backhand

Marat Safinator
11-30-2005, 11:59 AM
Safin stands out more than anybody to me. I have studied his backhand and I've also listened to commentators like Barry Cowan and the legend,Peter Fleming. Both say Marat Safin has the best backhand in the game ever. I don't think Agassi can compare, it's a great shot in the world of tennis but doesn't stand out as much as Marat's.
Watch the 2004 Masters series Paris final where he demolished Stepanek who is a solid player. His backhand was trully amazing. :worship:

You're opinions?

iliketennis
11-30-2005, 12:02 PM
Gaudio, Nalbandian.

lau
11-30-2005, 12:03 PM
:scratch: I think there was already a thread about this....
I don´t think Marat´s backhand is the best backhand in the game ever. ;) There are others, although Marat´s one is great of course...

My fave active players´backhand:
One-handed: Gaudio, Gasquet and Federer´s nice too
Two-handed backhand: Safin and Nalbandian, in my opinion.

mer
11-30-2005, 12:06 PM
If you use search engine you'll find out that there was already another thread not long time ago about best backhand :secret:

DrJules
11-30-2005, 12:09 PM
Richard Gasquet - something special. :worship:

Marat Safinator
11-30-2005, 12:10 PM
you dont think marat's is the best :eek: It is the best ever, the guy is a legend!!!! You wouldnt be saying nalbandians is one of your fav's if he never won the TMS cup! nothing compared to marat's

iliketennis
11-30-2005, 12:12 PM
Gaudio's is more beautiful. Nalbandian's is more consistent. I wouldn't say Gasquet has a fluid backhand like Gaudio's, but in terms of power and accuracy it measures up.

Marat Safinator
11-30-2005, 12:14 PM
nalbandians more consistent than safin's gimme a break!!!!

lau
11-30-2005, 12:15 PM
you dont think marat's is the best :eek: It is the best ever, the guy is a legend!!!! You wouldnt be saying nalbandians is one of your fav's if he never won the TMS cup! nothing compared to marat's
Marat´s backhand is one of the best in these days tennis , but I like Nalbandian´s too. And no, I`ve been admiring David´s backhand for a long time It´s not like the guy was born in that MC final, you know..... :rolleyes:

Gaudio and Gasquet´s backhand are pure beauty :worship:

iliketennis
11-30-2005, 12:15 PM
It is much more solid, especially on the return of serve.

Marat Safinator
11-30-2005, 12:16 PM
no its not

Marat Safinator
11-30-2005, 12:17 PM
you probably seen one match of him, the tmc final. stil ldoesnt compare to marat's

lau
11-30-2005, 12:17 PM
you probably seen one match of him, the tmc final. stil ldoesnt compare to marat's
You`re kidding me, right? :o
no its not
Good point :lol:


I`m out of this thread :wavey: :bigwave: and will never return

mer
11-30-2005, 12:18 PM
nalbandians more consistent than safin's gimme a break!!!!

I'd ask you to give us all a break :rolleyes:
You wanted to hear other's opinions? You got them.

Marat Safinator
11-30-2005, 12:20 PM
uh yes and im replying! You don't know nothing about tennis but its ok :)

iliketennis
11-30-2005, 12:21 PM
I agree Mer ^

Marat Safinator- Don't slam me just because I don't agree with you. Marat has a nice backhand, I was just simply stating that I think there are better out there- even if Marat is in the top 3 or so.

I have watched professional tennis for years, I don't make opinions based on single matches.

Marat Safinator
11-30-2005, 12:23 PM
Marat's backhand is way better than david nalbandians, david nalbandian is just a solid player and nothing more.

Castafiore
11-30-2005, 12:57 PM
Why is it so hard to understand that some people admire Nalbandian's BH?

Here's another opinion on Nalby's BH:
Champion or not, Nalbandian is worth watching for his backhand alone. Typically, it’s the one-hander that wins style points—think of Federer, Gaston Gaudio, Justine Henin-Hardenne, Richard Gasquet, even Andrei Pavel. But Nalbandian’s two-hander is their match for artistry

Source (link to complete article):
http://www.tennis.com/Tennis_Wrap_Up/entry.asp?ENTRY_ID=221

Okay, giving points on "style" is perhaps not the same things as judging who's got the "best" (= most effective) BH but still, it's a beautiful BH so it's perhaps just a bit more than just 'solid'?

Fergie
11-30-2005, 12:58 PM
Guga, Gaston :hearts:

Alexiana
11-30-2005, 01:00 PM
Tommy Haas

its.like.that
11-30-2005, 01:25 PM
Wayne Arthurs

mojo37_12
11-30-2005, 01:40 PM
Cmon Guys!

This one is a no-brainer!

Definitely, it's a toss up between Agassi, Gaudio, and Federer. Well at least considering the active players...

DrJules
11-30-2005, 01:54 PM
Cmon Guys!

This one is a no-brainer!

Definitely, it's a toss up between Agassi, Gaudio, and Federer. Well at least considering the active players...

Federer has good backhand, but better than Richard Gasquets - no. :eek:

juanqui.ferrero
11-30-2005, 01:57 PM
Tommy Robredo and Roger Federer

its.like.that
11-30-2005, 02:14 PM
Cmon Guys!

This one is a no-brainer!

Definitely, it's a toss up between Agassi, Gaudio, and Federer. Well at least considering the active players...

Agassi - :haha:

sigmagirl91
11-30-2005, 02:26 PM
uh yes and im replying! You don't know nothing about tennis but its ok :)

And you're now a guru? Go 'head on, fanatical genius. :rolleyes:

Puschkin
11-30-2005, 02:31 PM
Guga for beauty and consistency, Marat for precision and power, but I also like Gasquet's.

DrJules
11-30-2005, 02:31 PM
uh yes and im replying! You don't know nothing about tennis but its ok :)
:scratch: does Marat Safinator = Prima Donna

its.like.that
11-30-2005, 02:35 PM
:scratch: does Marat Safinator = Prima Donna

yes.

Adman
11-30-2005, 02:44 PM
For the one handed backhand it has to be Gasquet and for the two handed it has to be Agassi the ability to step in at take the ball on the rise and create something special pure genius.

auwkeung
11-30-2005, 02:50 PM
Nalban's bh is more consistent, marat's bh is more offensive
agassi's bh is somewhere between them......

virex
11-30-2005, 02:50 PM
Wayne Arthurs

best backhand to attack

its.like.that
11-30-2005, 03:10 PM
best backhand to attack

Federer said that Agassi has a weak backhand.

stebs
11-30-2005, 03:11 PM
1 Gasquet
2 Gaudio
3 Federer
4 Safin
5 Agassi

Maybe nalbandian is 6. but in the matches of him i have seen his backhand has been good bt not particularly fantastic.

its.like.that
11-30-2005, 04:12 PM
Agassi might be top 50 for backhands, keyword: might.

revolution
11-30-2005, 04:13 PM
Wawrinka had a good one when I seen him, and Gasquet.. Gaudio when his head is screwed on has one of the best also.

seven
11-30-2005, 04:38 PM
Marats backhand is beautiful and the best :bounce:

AgassiDomination
11-30-2005, 05:04 PM
Safin and Agassi are probably the best on tour.

El Legenda
11-30-2005, 05:06 PM
Ljubo :)

AgassiDomination
11-30-2005, 05:08 PM
Ljubo :)

:wavey:

El Legenda
11-30-2005, 05:09 PM
:wavey:

Hello :wavey:

AgassiDomination
11-30-2005, 05:14 PM
Agassi might be top 50 for backhands, keyword: might.

Please name me 25 active players whose bh is better than agassi's. If thats too much for you, name 10.

Galaxystorm
11-30-2005, 07:04 PM
Reading some messages i think some people is confusing what is a a great bakchand with what is a stylish backhand , it has nothing to do with the best backhand :shrug: .

The best backand isn't the most beatiful :silly: ( a similar case happens when we talk about one-handed or two-handed backhand that some persons with half-wit minds think that the player with one-handed has a better bachkand than the two-handed, just for this simple reason :silly: )

musefanatic
11-30-2005, 07:47 PM
I think Federer has the best backhand, it almost always reaches the lines and it is so beautiful to watch too. Just brilliant! :)

prima donna
11-30-2005, 08:00 PM
3 Best Backhands on tour:

1). Marat Safin - For Power and offense
2). David Nalbandian - Defensive and at times, an attacking shot.
3). Richard Gasquet - One word: Wow.

The Frenchman has a 5 star backhand, but the problem is his shot selection otherwise I would rate him #1, but his backhand at times can be his own worse enemy. He tries to get a bit too flashy with it.

disturb3d
11-30-2005, 08:07 PM
I think Federer has the best backhand, it almost always reaches the lines and it is so beautiful to watch too. Just brilliant! :)Roger has the best EVERYTHING. Apart from personality.

prima donna
11-30-2005, 09:21 PM
Roger has the best EVERYTHING. Apart from personality.
There is no way that Roger has the best backhand. He has the ability to produce the best shots from both wings, he is a shotmaker, but there is more to it than that. Consistent is not a word I'd use to describe Roger's backhand, though as of late his forehand has been more wild than his backhand. So, really, at this point it's a toss up. He offers more variety, I suppose. Stability? Naaaah.

FishLover4
12-01-2005, 09:20 PM
Mardy Fish - Best backhand--

Frederick16
12-01-2005, 09:20 PM
volandri