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pushing_wins
05-25-2010, 11:47 AM
aesthetically pleasing
- gaudio

most effective
- idk

overall
- guga

himynameisNIKE
05-25-2010, 11:49 AM
gasquet
roger
4 me

joeri888
05-25-2010, 11:51 AM
Hmm.. roger at his peak?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAze6rSmVFI&feature=related

he could hit it pretty hard.

I wonder though, should variety like bh volley, bh dropshot, bh lob, bh pass, bh slice also be taken into account? In that case Federer, otherwise (just driving) Kuerten and Gasquet for me.

Jchurch
05-25-2010, 11:56 AM
When it's on, Federer's backhand is the best.

Probably Guga. Not a huge fan of Gasquet's as it seems to be temperamental far too often.

Gorecki
05-25-2010, 12:04 PM
Gonzales
Lopez
4 Leonidas

Jonny S&V
05-25-2010, 12:09 PM
Guga, hands down. Also had the best disguised backhand drop-shot ever (shared this honor with Agassi).

joeri888
05-25-2010, 12:10 PM
How can you answer this question if you don't know which should be taken into account?

Augustus
05-25-2010, 12:26 PM
No love for Edberg?

markwillplay
05-25-2010, 12:29 PM
oooooo edberg does come to mind.. and if youdo include things like touch and volleys, I have to think he comes to the front or dr close to it.

Scientist
05-25-2010, 12:31 PM
Almagggroo

RogerRacket111
05-25-2010, 12:38 PM
Edberg all time

Recently

Richard Gasquet can do wonders with his backhand

BreakPoint
05-25-2010, 12:54 PM
Pioline
Gasquet
Haas
Youznhy

Scientist
05-25-2010, 01:19 PM
Feliciano Lopez

yellowoctopus
05-25-2010, 01:24 PM
Almagggroo

groooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooo

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3184/2844497201_e3521063f7.jpg


oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooo.....

rod99
05-25-2010, 01:31 PM
federer shouldn't be mentioned on this list. guys like (in no order) edberg, gasquet, lendl, haas, gaudio, kuerten, etc are stronger off of that wing.

hoodjem
05-25-2010, 01:37 PM
1990-2010
Edberg
Kuerten
Gasquet
Almagro
Haas

Jonny S&V
05-25-2010, 01:41 PM
1990-2010
Edberg
Gasquet
Almagro
Haas

Guga isn't on your list? Do tell why. I know it's you're opinion, which I totally respect, just wanna know why you include 3 non-slam winners over the one who won 3 slams.

kournacopia
05-25-2010, 01:41 PM
a FH alone does not make one a GOAT. Clearly Fed had one of the better BH's in his prime.

Jonny S&V
05-25-2010, 01:54 PM
a FH alone does not make one a GOAT. Clearly Fed had one of the better BH's in his prime.

Slightly above average on most occasions, absolutely ridiculous when he was one, and god-awful when he wasn't playing well (or playing on clay).

himynameisNIKE
05-25-2010, 01:59 PM
http://i45.tinypic.com/5vurdk.jpg

Andrei's GOAT onehander

amorco
05-25-2010, 02:05 PM
LENDL (retired 1994)
FEDERER
GUGA
HENIN
:)

RogerRacket111
05-25-2010, 02:09 PM
a FH alone does not make one a GOAT. Clearly Fed had one of the better BH's in his prime.

No where close to great backhand. I'm a big Fed fan. Forehand is still his primary weapon. If he had a great backhand Rafa would not be exploiting it so much.

drakulie
05-25-2010, 02:17 PM
Have to go with Edberg, then Guga.

hoodjem
05-25-2010, 02:29 PM
Guga isn't on your list? Do tell why. I know it's you're opinion, which I totally respect, just wanna know why you include 3 non-slam winners over the one who won 3 slams.Forgot. Bad memory.

Jonny S&V
05-25-2010, 02:37 PM
Forgot. Bad memory.

Was going to say, it's kind've the best clay-court one-handed backhand (dare I say?) ever, and it held its own on other surfaces too.

pushing_wins
05-25-2010, 03:20 PM
anyone for stan?

Jonny S&V
05-25-2010, 03:23 PM
anyone for stan?

No, too inconsistent at times, much like Gasquet, and he does a lot of work with his forehand, unlike Gasquet, so he doesn't have to rely on his backhand.

RogerRacket111
05-25-2010, 03:30 PM
LENDL (retired 1994)
FEDERER
GUGA
HENIN
:)

Lendl ??? I thought that was his weakness.

psYcon
05-25-2010, 03:31 PM
Have to go with Petr Korda. That guy had some of the most insane one-handed backhand angles I ever witnessed.

Jonny S&V
05-25-2010, 03:35 PM
Lendl ??? I thought that was his weakness.

No, solid as a rock, just didn't seem as impressive because of his bludgeon of a forehand. His backhand is one of the best if you wanna imitate a one-handed backhand for its sheer simplicity, not to mention he got great results with it.

vortex1
05-25-2010, 04:36 PM
Justine Henin

iloveROGER
05-25-2010, 05:22 PM
No one mention Pete,

I'm a 2 yrs old kid on Tennis, too bad I dont see too
many OHBH players and still to me is Roger has the best.

Especially his bh down the line (when he's on),
and he can do a lot of trick too, for example to pick up the ball
and lead it into some exteme angle cross./ some time is bh lob,
(the wimby 20009 final/ 2nd set tie breaker / )
Roger save 4 set points and all begins with that back hand pick up.

He can do it like effortless and smoothy style
guess that what I like about.

basic I like all OHBH players coz I played it myself,
so I also enjoy watching Kolsrhiver/Hass/Gasquet
and some other players.... :)

halalula1234
05-25-2010, 09:03 PM
gasquet and henin and kuerten are my favs

paulorenzo
05-25-2010, 10:25 PM
federer shouldn't be mentioned on this list. guys like (in no order) edberg, gasquet, lendl, haas, gaudio, kuerten, etc are stronger off of that wing.

federer has more power and better passes than haas and gaudio's is a run of the mill good backhand, nothing special.

Leonidas
05-26-2010, 01:33 AM
Gonzales
Lopez
4 Leonidas

thank u, appreciate it

amorco
05-26-2010, 06:35 AM
Lendl ??? I thought that was his weakness.

Ivan Lendl has one of the best running backhand passes ever. I don't think Federer can even match his running passing shot accuracy on the backhand side. :)

Marius_Hancu
05-26-2010, 06:58 AM
Great form for Pavel, and a great wrist action for top, but the greatest combination 1HBH (slice-top) in terms of results, can't be but Federer's

powerslave
05-26-2010, 08:48 AM
This is easy Federer. Short back swing(can take the ball on the rise), variety (cross court, inside out) , most accurate (he can literally paint those lines over and over again), slice (the best out there in the modern game ), the characteristic flick or the short arm jab which he plays when on the run to make a pass or even send the ball dipping low across into the service court. If one were to take into consideration ' power','control' and sheer 'variety' no one comes close to Federer.

djokovicgonzalez2010
05-26-2010, 10:09 AM
Gasquet
Federer
Federer

hawk eye
05-26-2010, 11:56 AM
Sjeng Schalken

Gasquet
Kuerten

Pioline
Haas
Youzhny

hawk eye
05-26-2010, 12:55 PM
sorry Edberg is in there somewhere, tied with Kuerten i guess

127mph
05-26-2010, 01:10 PM
Gasquet can hit through his with more pop and control than most dudes with two palms

HAL9001
05-26-2010, 01:21 PM
Gasquet can hit through his with more pop and control than most dudes with two palms

Nadal. Since he is naturaly right handed, his forehand is actualy a one handed backhand

decades
05-26-2010, 01:54 PM
Johnny Mac's for his versatility and touch.