Do you think Nadal could hit an even harder backhand but not even using his left hand

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  1. djsiva

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    He is right handed.

    So he would effectively have two forehands.

    When the ball came to the middle of the court he could chose from two forehands.

    I think this would be all he needed to do to beat Federer.

    Players would be so confused.

    I think developing this would be more effective than developing his S/V game.
     
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  2. racquet_jedi

    racquet_jedi Professional

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    How long does it take to mold a professional level forehand?
     
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  3. jjrl2004

    jjrl2004 Rookie

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    Probably not long since he has the technique down. This would be like Prince of tennis lol.
     
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  4. superman1

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    No. He's already programmed. Every time the ball came to his right side he'd have to think a little bit extra, and that would cost him.
     
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  5. IanRichardson

    IanRichardson Semi-Pro

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    yeah, this seems sort of like tinkering with something that is not broken. Nadal has a good two hander, his backhand is not a liability if you ask me, so i see no reason for him to waste his time on this. His time would be better spent beefing up his serve so he wouldnt have to work as hard during his matches.
     
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  6. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    No way! I sometimes play lefty to horse around and I use a 2 hander because there's just no time to use 2 forehands. My 2 hander playing lefty may not be as good as my righty forehand, but if I had to switch all the time from forehand to forehand, it would slow me down.
     
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  7. Chang

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    Too late. besides if it is effective, somebody would be able to make it work.
     
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  8. SempreSami

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    Shame Prince of Tennis is bollocks.
     
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  9. tzinc

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    This is exactly what I do when I feel rushed and can't get to a ball I use a forehand from both sides.
     
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  10. Fries-N-Gravy

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    he'd probably be able to do it if he wanted to but his 2 hander is working so well for him why change it?
     
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  11. djsiva

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    You guys are probably right.

    It's just interesting that there have been no players that I can remember that have used two forehands.

    We got all kind of wierd combinations i.e. Seles, Jim Pugh, Gambil, Santoro, etc

    I have also screwed around with a left forehand for years now, but it's still levels below my right one hand backhand. I'm right handed though. Nadal is right handed too so it might work better for him.
     
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