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I've heard everything on Nadals backhand from "he hits it quite flat" to "he has the most topspin on it out of any backhand in the history of the game."

Well, which is it, and how does it compare to Djokovic's?
 

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It was deadly at times but it has never been consistently deadly outside of passing shots. It was never better than his forehand.
 

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It is all situational, chaps.

Of course from the baseline with the intent of a rally shot, both guys will hit heavy topspin.

When going for a winner and moving up the court, they will flatten it out.
 

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nadull either moonballs (i mean that literally because he uses little or no topspin whatsoever there) with the backhand or flattens it out

nadal can only add heavy topspin with his forehand
 

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Djokovic uses more topspin, that's why he able to go down the line so often without over hitting.
 

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Nadull hits the ball completely flat off the backhand, he just hits it at a 70 degree angle at the sky. Fakervic is usually doing a gymnastic split on the floor to be dramatic when he hits the backhand so there's no way to get any topspin on it. So neither of them, one moonballs and the other pushes :wavey:
 

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Nadull hits the ball completely flat off the backhand, he just hits it at a 70 degree angle at the sky. Fakervic is usually doing a gymnastic split on the floor to be dramatic when he hits the backhand so there's no way to get any topspin on it. So neither of them, one moonballs and the other pushes :wavey:
You say that like it's not impressive! It's Clisters-like, but Djokovic has his balls to worry about. Can't hate Djokovic merging gymnastics with tennis.
 

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Nadal. He puts too much spin on it, making it a liability in rallies. His BH passes are sublime, but as a rally shot it's nothing special and he can't hit DTL flat BH's to save his life :sad:
 
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