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Old 03-14-2012, 05:21 PM   #31
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any decent one-hander from the 80es would take out rafa in straights
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:24 PM   #32
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:56 PM   #33
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Forget it, Nadal eats up one handers for breakfast, lunch and super. Only indoors does Federer's backhand breathe a sigh of relief. Nadal must have an 80% winning record against single handers I suspect. Would be nice if someone posted the stats.
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Guga.
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Very good question. Props to the OP.

I'd say AlMUGro.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:16 PM   #37
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nobody.....closest would be guga.....nadal is the greatest destroyer of single handers in the history of tennis.....it's so ignorant of people to try portray his unique forehand as a bad match up for single handers on the tour.....how many lefties can hit their forehands like nadal? no one......nadal's tennis is unique.....
if the next encounter between rafa and the djoker will go in the serb's favour, could you pls. take your sig down? I'm tired of your tardism, really...
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any decent one-hander from the 80es would take out rafa in straights
on those courts, yes...on today's courts, no chance...
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Kuerten's, arguably one of the greatest single-handers ever; tall and with variety, he could do absolutely anything he wanted with the shot. Would've loved to see BH/FH rallies between them, unfortunately wasn't meant to be.
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I hate to say it, but no one-hander will get the job done against Nadal's forehand. Especially on clay.
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I hate to say it, but no one-hander will get the job done against Nadal's forehand. Especially on clay.
Not true. Kuerten would have had a shot. Corretja is another one that comes to mind.
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Not true. Kuerten would have had a shot. Corretja is another one that comes to mind.
Very speculative, specially Corretja when there are better onehanders around in this generation that cant get the job done.

Nadal won a set against Corretja when he was only 16 in Barcelona and he defeated Costa in straights in Monte Carlo.
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Very speculative, specially Corretja when there are better onehanders around in this generation that cant get the job done.

Nadal won a set against Corretja when he was only 16 in Barcelona and he defeated Costa in straights in Monte Carlo.
So you think every one-hander before current era was worse than todays? Best one-handed backhands are from previous eras, but speculating their success against Nadal´s forehand is rather pointless, since Nadal´s heavy spin is made possible by todays equipment, and previous eras didn´t face that kind of shots.

As for Corretja, he was way past his prime by the time he played Nadal.
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No way, Haas backhand is so avarage against Nadal. Watch Kohlshreiber or Ljubicic for effective backhands against Nadal, Haas is too oldschool with not enought power and uses his slice too much while defending.
Pres shoulder surgery Hass' backhand would have been a lot more effective. Kuerten's backhand would be my pick.

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anyone got HQ clips of Kuerten?

Scouring youtube brings up crappy low rez footage - you can't see the spin, you can't see the technique
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