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After beating Federer for the Monte Carlo title, losses to

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Dimitrov

Ironic, given that some have been describing his backhand as the greatest one-handed of all time, or at least one of the greatest given today's modern game. He has a noticeable weakness against others.
 

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Wawrinka will be out of the top 150 by the end of October.
 

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After beating Federer for the Monte Carlo title, losses to

Thiem
Haas
GGL
Dimitrov

Ironic, given that some have been describing his backhand as the greatest one-handed of all time, or at least one of the greatest given today's modern game. He has a noticeable weakness against others.
I dunno. Last year, I remembered him beating Dimitrov and GGL on Clay. I forgot if he faced Haas though (I think not). Makes the Federer victory a little sweeter (being a set down) and a little bit annoying that he can't do it against the other OHBHs...
 

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Some were even voting his BH as the 2nd best overall on another thread :spit:. Wonder if they still feel that way after watching Dimitrov dismantle it.
 

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He's like Djokovic in that he doesn't particularly enjoy off-rhythm shots. One-handers tend to vary the pace off their backhands more than two-handers because they generally have better slices (especially Haas and Dimitrov).
 

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Wawrinka doesn't have much variety in his backhand, itself a regular backhand is one of the best yes, but the variety is not there, it is much like a two-handed backhand, he just rips it most of the time. Those mentioned above varies there backhand more often than not.
 

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ClutchonAndWin is gonna lay the smack down on this WAYOFFTHEMARK thread.
 

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really random fact...but there are many random things on his season anyway...
 

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Wawrinka's BH is essentially a two hander, played with one hand.

He can drive it with an open stance and that's all the advantage he's got over the rest 1hbhs. But his slice, drop shot, volleys, anykind of variety is double hander level.

Still, its advantage is a considerable one, it does give him loads of advantage, anywhere but grass.
 

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Wawrinka's BH is essentially a two hander, played with one hand.

He can drive it with an open stance and that's all the advantage he's got over the rest 1hbhs. But his slice, drop shot, volleys, anykind of variety is double hander level.

Still, its advantage is a considerable one, it does give him loads of advantage, anywhere but grass.
Good insight
 
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