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Gundam
06-13-2007, 03:11 PM
Is there any player who can (could) hit and use 1HBH and 2HBH equally well in real matches? I don't mean 'mostly 2HBH with slice 1HBH'.

ferocious4hand
06-13-2007, 03:14 PM
I remembered Goran was able to do this. He could come over w/a 1hbh and slice it. I know there's another play that returns with 2 hand but plays with 1 hand, this guys's too unknown for any1 to remember his name.

Andres
06-13-2007, 03:39 PM
I remembered Goran was able to do this. He could come over w/a 1hbh and slice it. I know there's another play that returns with 2 hand but plays with 1 hand, this guys's too unknown for any1 to remember his name.
Daniele Bracciali, perhaps? ;)

Gundam
06-13-2007, 03:40 PM
Yeah, I guess it would be too difficult to master both. I remember Graf actually had quite good looking 1HBH (surprised her opponents and me too) but using it during matches is a different matter I guess...

Daniele Bracciali? Never heard of her...;)

OH OH, I am sorry. I googled and found some pictures showing HIM hitting both, yeah!

Mad iX
06-13-2007, 04:16 PM
Jim Courier occasionally used a topspin 1hbh on the run. Marc Rosset as well, although neither was that great.

LowProfile
06-13-2007, 07:06 PM
I remembered Goran was able to do this. He could come over w/a 1hbh and slice it. I know there's another play that returns with 2 hand but plays with 1 hand, this guys's too unknown for any1 to remember his name.

Actually, a fairly decent number of players with one handers occasionally return with both hands for extra stability.

In particular, James Blake does this often.

The Gorilla
06-13-2007, 07:57 PM
Actually, a fairly decent number of players with one handers occasionally return with both hands for extra stability.

In particular, James Blake does this often.

I've never seen him do this.

Voltron
06-13-2007, 07:58 PM
I don't know about pro players, but I can do that.

Chadwixx
06-13-2007, 08:18 PM
Santoro or coarse

hlkimfung
06-14-2007, 12:01 AM
Double player Johnathan Erlich, I've seen him in Shanghai with Andy Ram, acutally beating the Bryan Bro in 3 sets

warm up, 1 hand

return, 2 hand

flashy outright shot - 1 hand

baseline rally shot - 2 hand

Buuurnz
06-14-2007, 01:35 AM
I actually do it...I play 2handed backhand from the baseline but when I get a real short ball I hit it 1handed!

chrisdaniel
06-14-2007, 01:41 AM
I find the best thing for a two handed backhand player is to learn how to hit the one handed backhand as well (Topspin,flat,and Slice)...a two hander is awsome when in control, but when you are on the run, a nice flat one hander down the line is what would help....Im suprised I havent seen pro players really do this, and not slice, all two hander can slice with once hand..

kalic
06-14-2007, 01:48 AM
I don't know about pro players, but I can do that.

Me too. 2hbh in regular play, but short and slow balls I always attack with topspin 1hbh.

kimizz
06-14-2007, 01:51 AM
Reading some of the analysis bout Agassi BH I think he could have used a one hander...I saw a video from the early 90`s at French where hes other hand seemed to slip out of the racquet at a very early stage of the followthrough. So hes other hand isnt even contributing that much to hes BH.

Duzza
06-14-2007, 01:54 AM
Safin has a mean one hander if you get to see it.

pcpshortbus
06-14-2007, 03:31 AM
ive seen blake return with two hands when he played roger federer in the pacific life open a little while ago

Gundam
06-14-2007, 10:32 AM
I think I've seen Roger Federer using 2HBH to return a serve but don't recall when. Somehow I think Safin can do anything with his racquet. I am pretty sure he can hit topspin 1HBH when he wants. I think his 2HBH is ugly-big guy with such a small headed racquet, it's like a spoon!

For a while it was like there are only Baseliners with 2HBH but since Federer emerged, I think I am seeing slight more variety (or some young players who come to the net more often than NEVER). Yeah, tennis evolves. Do you think there will be a day most of players will (have to learn to) hit 2HBH and 1HBH (not just slice but topspin too) in the future?

Forza Milan
06-14-2007, 08:35 PM
Marc Rosset had both 1hbh and 2hbh...don't know exactly which one was better...

TheOrangeRacquet
06-14-2007, 09:06 PM
Dosent Youzhny use both 1hbh and 2hbh? His 2hbh is very similar to a 1hbh with that left hand follow through

jmsx521
06-14-2007, 09:12 PM
I do it around 50/50, but don't play ATP.

Alexandros
06-14-2007, 11:22 PM
I've never seen him do this.

He does it the most often when agsint Andy Roddick.

Batoussai
06-15-2007, 02:18 AM
Serena williams has taken up the habit of, everytime when her opponent is at the net warming up, hitting very nice looking 1-handers... Matter of intimidation I guess...