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Old 04-01-2004, 05:23 AM   #1
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Which players have a much better backhand than forehand besides Gonzo and Moya of course.

The players I am going to list are the ones who I think their backhands are better and more of a weapon than their forehands. Any others I have left off feel free to add to the list.

Calleri
Gaudio
Björkman
Nalbandian
Henman
Mantilla
Pavel
Safin
Costa
Arazi
Guga ( on slower surfaces)
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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Old 04-01-2004, 05:30 AM   #2
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What about Coria?

Fish definately has a better backhand than forehand, as well as Burgsmuller.
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Edberg deserves a mention - one of the best backhands of all time and a awful forehand
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Schalken
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Verkerk
Hewitt
Chela
Volandri
Youzhny
Enqvist
Malisse
Escudé
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Default Re: Players With Better Backhands than Forehands

I think there are many pleyers who have a great backhand and a mediocre forehand.

But players with better backhands than forehands are not common.

An example would be clay courters Carlos Costa (retired) or Gaudio nowdays for whom the forehand is just a rally shot, and they hit deep angles and winners with the backhand.

Kafelnikov, even if he had a great backhand, he would hit most of his winners with his forehand.
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Lurker, Mr Carlos Costa I remember him vividly the summer of 92 was the big one for him.
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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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They've pretty much all been covered, although I would suggest that Malisse's forehand is a bigger and better shot than his backhand. Clement and Haas are another two with better backhands, as well as Spadea. I think Ljubicic's backhand is a bit better than the forehand too. Erm... Blake, anybody?
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Yep, I would say James's backhand is better.
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Malisse's forehand is very much superior to his backhand.
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Yep, I would say James's backhand is better.
Didn't know that. I always thought that jis forehand was his real weapon.
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J-H-H....kinda goes without saying..
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George, I gotta know whats going on with the picture?
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That it's me Fumus.
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Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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