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roddickfan90
02-26-2009, 04:25 AM
i was watchin some arod matches of him in 03 and he could rip his backhand, i just wanna know whether his backhand was better back then. thankyou

madmanfool
02-26-2009, 04:34 AM
I don't know if it was better, but he had confidence in that stroke back then. He was simply hitting a lot harder. It was when he allowed himself to be bullied around more, that people started to exploit his backhand and he lost some confidence in it. I would say his backhand is now technically better though. My 2 cents.

MajinX
02-26-2009, 05:06 AM
his backhand is better now, before he was able to hit his backhand winners sometimes too but only because he was able to hit it harder, now he can slice much better, lob and be more accurate with it than before i think.

roddickfan90
02-26-2009, 06:51 AM
his backhand is better now, before he was able to hit his backhand winners sometimes too but only because he was able to hit it harder, now he can slice much better, lob and be more accurate with it than before i think.

so your sayin because he doesn't hit as hard he has more control and variation on his backhand

Ocean Drive
02-26-2009, 03:55 PM
He could do everything better back then, he was electric on court, now he just kind of slugs it out.

6rump
02-26-2009, 05:17 PM
now andy roddick backhand is very good, he slice it so low and with larry he breave enough to hit backhand DTL for winners, and hitting a DTL backhand is very important to distract the opponent rhythm instead of going cross court backhand all the time...

RoddickAce
02-26-2009, 05:35 PM
Back then he hit it harder on average, but now he has a lot mroe variety and when on the occasions when he does rip it, it's a bit faster than it used to be.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u7D3iQxlUo
Go to 0:37 and 0:40

tintin
02-27-2009, 11:57 AM
the only thing in Roddick's backhand that has improve is his dtl backhand only if u give him the time to hit it.
his slice can and has been delt with by the likes of Federer and Murray this year