Best 2 handed backhand

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  1. thefan

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    Who on the atp tour right now have the best 2hbh?
     
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  2. crash

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    My choice is Marat Safin
     
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  3. Andres

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    Nalbandian. Then, Safin.
     
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  4. tenniskid3119

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    yup safin, but i also like djokovic's backhand
     
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  5. snoopy

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    Do a search. This question has been asked before.

    Answers you'll get:

    top 2

    Safin
    Nalbandian

    Some other good ones

    Davydenko
    JC Ferrero
    Andy Murray
    Baghdatis
     
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  6. Phil

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    Ditto that...
     
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    I will add Thomas Johansen.
     
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    Nalbandian, then safin, then maybe hewitt (not sure about the retired folk like conners, courier)
     
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    safin, berdych, nalbandian in that order
     
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    Federer.....
     
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  11. rommil

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    ^....if he played with two he'd have the best lol. Anyways, I agree on Nalbandian and Safin.
     
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  12. Nadal_Freak

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    Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray to name a few.
     
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  13. westside

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    Exactly right
     
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  14. lecter255

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    Serena Williams. She's a man.
     
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  15. pow

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    Few names that come to mind are (no particular order):
    Djokovic, Murray, Nalbandian, Agassi, Safin, Berdych, and even Nadal, even though he doesn't strike it as clean as the other players I listed, it is surprisingly effective.
     
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  16. helloworld

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    Nadal is the 2 hbh player with the highest ranking at the moment... nuff said
     
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  17. sharapovafreak

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    nalbandian, safin, and djokovic
     
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  18. oliver8

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    Nalbandian's, then murray's or safin's
     
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  19. mmuubb

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    Safin and murray.
     
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  20. edmondsm

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    Current: Nalbandian.

    All time: Agassi.
     
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  21. Andres

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    I would like to add Hrbaty to the mix. Dominik has a very solid, powerful, and reliable backhand. It's not a top stroke, but he has one nice 2handed ;)
     
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  22. edmondsm

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    What a dumb way to think about it. Does that mean that Roddick has the 2nd best 2 hander in the world? You Rafa fans find ways to wave the pom poms no matter where you are.
     
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    Nalbo.
    But i do like nadal's and caƱas'
     
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    I agree. Nalbandian and Safin.
     
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  25. PrinceO3TourOS

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    Andre Agassi :D he's retired, but his 2h backhand is the best ;)
    Currently the best 2hbh I think is Nalbandian :mrgreen:
     
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  26. pow

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    lmao good point with Roddick's "incredible" backhand.
     
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  27. mileslong

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    does he have the best serve and net play as well just because he is number two? nuff said...
     
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  28. Turning Pro

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    Nalbandian,Safin,Nadal,Hewitt
     
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    Chela also strikes it nice
     
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  30. luishcorreia

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    Safin.

    But Agassi had a good one, no? I didn't see him metioned very much on this post.

    Nalbandian is good too but lacks the power of Safin's two-hander.
     
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  31. Nadal_Freak

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    Considering Nadal doesn't rely on his serve like Roddick does and yet is much better I do consider him as the best or one of the best on both sides.
     
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  32. rbowser

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    Safin, Nalby, Nadal
     
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  33. Voltron

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    Stupid way to think about it. Nadal doesn't have anywhere near the best 2HBH. Nalbandian and Safin have the best IMHO.
     
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  34. edmondsm

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    Nadal relies on his forehand just like Roddick does the serve. It's the hallmark of his game.
     
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    Nadal relies on his speed to win games, not his forehand. His arsenal of groundstrokes only compliment his overall game. Nadal could honestly have some of the ugliest and weakest strokes in the game of tennis and still be pretty good, just look at Canas. Barely hits the ball and yet he beats Federer, Ljuby, etc.



    Roddick is a completely different story. His serve IS his crutch.
     
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  36. stormholloway

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    Makes no sense to dog Rafa's backhand. It's absolutely one of the best.

    Rafa relies on his ground game to win matches. If he didn't have one of the very best backhands in the world he wouldn't be where he is.

    It just so happens that he has to go backhand to opponents' forehands and that makes it look weaker than it is.

    If his backhand weren't world class, Federer would trounce him on clay by hitting his forehand to Rafa's backhand. Rafa has one of the very best backhands.
     
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  37. Wingshellphelp

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    Nalbandian. And Agassi, but he's retired. I also like Chela's
     
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  38. tennis_hand

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    Roddick's. :-D :-D
     
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    I think that Djokovic has a great backhand. He has great shoulder rotation and he really hits it well.
     
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  40. Nadal_Freak

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    I agree. To win the French Open, you have to be strong on both sides. Nadal's forehand is better obviously because he can attack other players backhand easier but his backhand is very solid as well. Nadal does hit unbelievable shots on the run but when he is set up, he will just dominate. Example is what he did to Canas.
     
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  41. ndtennis

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    i really like mario ancic backhand. He has a real nice rotation on it
     
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  42. siber222000

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    ill say.. safin :D but i like hewitt and agassi backhand T_T
     
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    Safin's 2 hander is a legend. It's got the weight of a cannon ball and the precision and speed of a laser. I'll never forget his MP against Fed in the 05 AO. The backhand forced Fed down to his knees!
     
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  44. lecter255

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    i am a Fed fan for life, but yea. safin was pretty awesome in that match, and his 2 hander is really really impressive. silly Fed try to do a between the leg on MP... =(
     
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    To me, you can't really compare Safin's bh to Nalbandian's. The only thing they have in common is precision. Safin's is a power shot while Nalbandian's is a counter punching shot like Hewitt.

    Favorite power 2hbhs:
    Safin
    Ferrero
    Agassi

    Favorite counter punching bh's
    Nalbandian
    Coria
    Hewitt
     
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  46. Noveson

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    Oh shut up, as if the Fed fans aren't just as bad. Not to mention he has a legitamate place here, seeing as Nadal repeatedly hits amazing two hander passing shots. Nalbandian's isn't much of a weapon, whereas Nadal's is. Also how can you even find Safin's backhand? Only thing I have ever seen him do on a tennis court is break racquets;)
     
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  47. Andres

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    What the f....??
     
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  48. tenniko

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    I agree. I would add Chang's backhand to the counter punching category, but he's too old school...

    Also, I think Agassi's backhand is not really a power backhand. He took the ball on the rise, so I'd say in-between...
     
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  49. PrinceO3TourOS

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    Marcelo Rios 2hbh was excellent too :D
     
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  50. edmondsm

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    Nalbandian's backhand isn't a weapon? Define weapon then, his backhand down the line is one of the best in tennis.

    You know very well that to judge a guy's backhand based on his ranking is absurd. "Nadal hits bh passing shots," so what, so does Nalbanian, all the time.
     
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