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liquidmetal
09-29-2012, 01:37 AM
I would guess this question has been posed countless times. However, Iīm going to ask fans on the forum here: who do you condisder to have the best two-handed backhand with focus on two things:

technique
best looking


letīs say the last 30 years


My vote goes to Agassi.

Sid_Vicious
09-29-2012, 01:49 AM
My vote goes to Safin

http://tennis.topbuzz.com/tennis-pics/d/4010-1/Marat+Safin+two-handed+backhand.jpg

MichaelNadal
09-29-2012, 01:52 AM
I have to say Andre. He clicked with the ball in ways that don't even make sense.

The Bawss
09-29-2012, 01:55 AM
This has been done. The names that will come up are:

Andre, Safin, Fat dave, Djokovic and I also expect some Murraytards to come in and say he has one of the best backhands.

6-1 6-3 6-0
09-29-2012, 02:03 AM
I don't see how anyone's backhand can top Nadal's backhand at AO 2009 and USO 2010. Djokovic's USO 2011 backhand comes close.

Paul Murphy
09-29-2012, 02:32 AM
I don't see how anyone's backhand can top Nadal's backhand at AO 2009 and USO 2010. Djokovic's USO 2011 backhand comes close.

Funny, funny stuff. :)

Paul Murphy
09-29-2012, 02:35 AM
"Best-looking" is a relative term because the double just doesn't have the visual appeal of the single.

But for me Safin, in that category and him, Agassi and Djokovic battling it out for the title of most effective.

dominikk1985
09-29-2012, 02:36 AM
Nalbandian

tennis_pro
09-29-2012, 02:37 AM
I don't see how anyone's backhand can top Nadal's backhand at AO 2009 and USO 2010. Djokovic's USO 2011 backhand comes close.

In before *** says that Nadal has the best backh...

Damn! Too late.

raemuel9323
09-29-2012, 02:37 AM
i always loved nalbandians backhand

Paul Murphy
09-29-2012, 02:38 AM
I never saw Safin play it better than against Fed at the AO.

dominikk1985
09-29-2012, 02:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNTNkEEsNCs

Gizo
09-29-2012, 02:42 AM
Rios, Kucera and Kafelnikov all had very nice looking two handed backhands.

In women's tennis I have found Agnes Szavay's two handed backhand to be the most aesthetically pleasing.

vive le beau jeu !
09-29-2012, 03:32 AM
my favorite 2HBH ?
baghdatis, then gulbis and rios... all smooth.

morten
09-29-2012, 03:34 AM
Rios, Kucera and Kafelnikov all had very nice looking two handed backhands.

In women's tennis I have found Agnes Szavay's two handed backhand to be the most aesthetically pleasing.

my words exactly..

Vcore89
09-29-2012, 04:24 AM
Safin plays beautiful tennis. Imo, he is the 2HBH version of Federer!

dangalak
09-29-2012, 06:11 AM
I don't see how anyone's backhand can top Nadal's backhand at AO 2009 and USO 2010. Djokovic's USO 2011 backhand comes close.

:lol:

His backhand was murder at AO 09 but not exaxtly the most asthetically pleasing. It was also not as complete as many.

Don't think his backhand was unstoppable in USO 10 though.

Safin plays beautiful tennis. Imo, he is the 2HBH version of Federer!

That's Nalbandian you're talking about. :D Dave is pretty underrated in this thread, his backhand is incredibly nice to watch. Can hit clean, flat accurate shots but also pull you wide into the doubles alley like he his hitting a forehand.

The best 2HBH in history in my opinion.

Sim
09-29-2012, 06:12 AM
Nalbandian for me. His 2 hander is magic!

Cup8489
09-29-2012, 06:41 AM
I don't see how anyone's backhand can top Nadal's backhand at AO 2009 and USO 2010. Djokovic's USO 2011 backhand comes close.

http://zipmeme.com/uploads/generated/g1339813546299183716.jpg

Ash_Smith
09-29-2012, 06:44 AM
Safin.

close thread :D

BauerAlmeida
09-29-2012, 06:46 AM
Nalbandian, Safin and Agassi. Very close. Safin's is more powerful but David's the more beautiful to watch IMO.

Djokovic's is great too.

Ripster
09-29-2012, 10:01 AM
Nalbandian, Safin and Agassi. Very close. Safin's is more powerful but David's the more beautiful to watch IMO.

Djokovic's is great too.

I pretty much agree with his completely. For me, when I think of best backhands, those are the four names that come up.

Prisoner of Birth
09-29-2012, 10:07 AM
Nalbandian
Safin
Agassi

dangalak
09-29-2012, 10:12 AM
I pretty much agree with his completely. For me, when I think of best backhands, those are the four names that come up.

Connors and Murray should be mentioned too. :)

morten
09-29-2012, 11:07 AM
True........

Mainad
09-29-2012, 11:19 AM
Andre, Safin, Fat dave, Djokovic and I also expect some Murraytards to come in and say he has one of the best backhands.

You're surely not going to try and persuade anyone on here that he hasn't? :)

Vcore89
09-29-2012, 08:19 PM
No one, well, none comes close to a Safin 2-hander, finito!

Who else can demonstrate it with finesse and demolition like Marat does?

Nada!

Marat is like Roger, their finesse games comes NOT every so often. Rafa? Oh sure, many can come and grind it and grind it and grind it till they pulverize their knees.

Funny people talk about Murray or even Djokovic in the same breadth with regards to best 2-handers! Obviously, the barometer is only measured in recent success' visibility. Nalbandian as good as he is, is nowhere near Safin's class in the 2-hander discussion.

dangalak
09-29-2012, 08:23 PM
No one, well, none comes close to a Safin 2-hander, finito!

Who else can demonstrate it with finesse and demolition like Marat does?

Nada!

Marat is like Roger, their finesse games comes NOT every so often. Rafa? Oh sure, many can come and grind it and grind it and grind it till they pulverize their knees.

Funny people talk about Murray or even Djokovic in the same breadth with regards to best 2-handers! Obviously, the barometer is only measured in recent success' visibility. Nalbandian as good as he is, is nowhere near Safin's class in the 2-hander discussion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJN2NKfY8eU

Vcore89
09-29-2012, 08:33 PM
It is expeccted of Nalbandian to be hitting those ridiculous backhands, great sounding eh? Well, frankly it doesn't compare to a Marat's backhand.8) Daveeed needs to suck it up to Marrrrat! ...if you are still following the title of the thread...technique and aesthetics. Nadal has the technique but aesthetics?

dangalak
09-29-2012, 08:34 PM
Dave can hit with more spin and with better angles.

Vcore89
09-29-2012, 08:38 PM
Nadal can hit with even more spin than Nalbandian. However, if I can find the RPM tests conducted on the current players (the last 5 years or so). Fed and Nadal are about the same bearing in mind Fed uses a Wilson not a Barbie.

My point being, the thread is about technique and aesthetics not about spin production.

ledwix
09-29-2012, 08:44 PM
In before *** says that Nadal has the best backh...

Damn! Too late.

Nadal also has the best right-handed forehand and one-handed right-handed backhand in the game but chooses not to use it for the added challenge. And yet he is still the best player of all time with 22 slams as of 2016, a year which has definitely already happened. That's Rafael Nadal.

To be serious, though, Nalbandian has by far my favorite backhand of all time. The sound and look of it are mesmerizing.

DolgoSantoro
09-29-2012, 10:06 PM
I don't see how anyone's backhand can top Nadal's backhand at AO 2009 and USO 2010. Djokovic's USO 2011 backhand comes close.

Thanks, I was feeling kind of down and I needed something to pick me up. Never thought I'd say this but one of your comments helped me out a lot.

On topic, for both I'd say Nalbandian

dominikk1985
09-30-2012, 02:07 AM
Safins was also great. I remember him hitting a short angle winner but the ball was not really spinny but hit really hard and flat.

the commentator then said "I didn't even know this was physically possible". Amazing shot unfortunately I don't remember which match that was.

dangalak
09-30-2012, 09:26 AM
Nadal can hit with even more spin than Nalbandian. However, if I can find the RPM tests conducted on the current players (the last 5 years or so). Fed and Nadal are about the same bearing in mind Fed uses a Wilson not a Barbie.

My point being, the thread is about technique and aesthetics not about spin production.

Everything else, he is lightyears behind Nalby though.

Nalbandian is Safin's BH with less power and better spin/angles.

power level 800
09-30-2012, 10:35 AM
http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2012/08/29/1226460/666825-bernard-tomic-us-open.jpg

nereis
09-30-2012, 10:37 AM
Nalbandian or Safin, take your pick.

jelle v
09-30-2012, 11:04 AM
Nalbandian with safin close second in my opinion..

BauerAlmeida
10-01-2012, 06:56 PM
Look at this....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XBdNRP2J9k

Simply amazing.

sunof tennis
10-02-2012, 10:07 AM
Funny, funny stuff. :)

Yes, I wonder if he knows what I comic genuis he really is?(also wonder if he has ever played tennis in his life?)

krz
10-02-2012, 10:35 AM
http://zipmeme.com/uploads/generated/g1339813546299183716.jpg

improper use of meme.

ban hammer!

DolgoSantoro
10-02-2012, 10:45 AM
Look at this....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XBdNRP2J9k

Simply amazing.

Amazing. I loled towards the end when Nalby started attacking Nadal's forehand with his bh

Mikael
10-02-2012, 11:05 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCEJQ0NEe4Y

Nalbandian has more versatility, Safin has more power. Both are amazing. Aesthetically I prefer Safin's.

surfvland
10-02-2012, 08:26 PM
Safin
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