Do you have to have a world-class 1HBH backhand or an above average 2HBH to win RG?

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  1. Golden Retriever

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    Seems to me all the RG winners of the past decade or so have either a world-class 1HBH or a solid 2HBH, except maybe Moya. Guga, Gaston Gaudio and Albert Costa are some of the best 1HBHers of all times.

    So it takes a world-class 1HBH to challenge a solid 2HBH at the French Open, hmmm..........
     
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    The people that play at RG are the Top 128 best tennis players out of 6.5 billion people on the planet. I think that qualifies all of them as having "world class" everything.
     
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    The French Open is about grinding. If you don't have a solid backhand then you will lose the majority of long rallies as players can exploit it more easily than on other surfaces.
     
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  4. Ocean Drive

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    exactly.

    the words "world class" in the way this guy is defining them, never fails to amuse me.
     
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  5. Golden Retriever

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    Ok, how about top ten 1HBH?
     
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  6. BreakPoint

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    Give it up. This thread is pointless.

    You have to be a good clay court player to win RG. That's the bottom line. 1HBH or 2HBH is irrelevant. If you're a top pro, you have a good backhand, period.
     
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    are people really this freakin curious about stuff like this?
     
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    Jim Courier?
     
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    I though it was more difficult to exploit because you have time to hit a forehand from your backhand side.
     
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