Has there ever been a player with a two-handed forehand and a one-handed backhand?

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  1. Lionheart392

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    I doubt it but just wondering. It would be very strange yet interesting to watch.
     
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  2. NickH87

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    Lol we were just talking about this today during practice.

    I played baseball all of my life and a two handed forehand is pretty damn close to a baseball swing. Im going to try it out tomorrow morning during practice because I play 1 handed backhand lol.
     
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  3. Tshooter

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    Curren used to hit a two-handed forehand once in a while.
     
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  4. dincuss

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    I was wondering this a few days ago...
     
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  5. cucio

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    You could say Nadal, in a way. He is a natural righty.
     
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  6. Scorch

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    Pancho Segura definitely hit a two handed forehand and I think that his backhand was one handed. Played a long time ago though!

    With the exception of Santoro, Knowle and Sluiter I am not sure that there are any players active today who hit a two handed forehand
     
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  7. Golden Retriever

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    I don't think it is physically possible for someone like that to make the pro circuit. They are the 2 worst shots of tennis.
     
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    Golden Retriever, just say no to drugs.

    I dont think Federer would have half his titles without that single handed backhand. Nadal would still beat Federer I think even if he played two handed because Federer wouldnt have as good as slice and that's his go to shot to set up points nicely.
     
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  9. Golden Retriever

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    I must be delusional from the drugs I have been taking for the tennis elbow I got from hitting the onehanded backhand.
     
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  10. wyutani

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    no one i know, its just too weird.
     
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  11. darthpwner

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    Well that's cause of crappy 1 handed technique:???:
     
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  12. wyutani

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    yes true, tennis elbow is caused by wrong technique.
     
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  13. Golden Retriever

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    Hmmm..... so I have perfect form for my 2handed BH? Since I never have any elbow problem since I switched 10 years ago.
     
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  14. Max G.

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    Yes, it probably means your form for your 2hbh is better than your form for your 1hbh, or at least the sort of mistakes you make on your 2hbh aren't the kind that cause tennis elbow.

    FWIW, I've never had tennis elbow problems with either backhand.
     
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    GR, how can you call the 1hb the worst shot in tennis just because you're not talented enough to hit it.
     
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  16. BreakPoint

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    Yeah, that seems to be the way some people think on this board.

    Example: "I can't hit a 1HBH well so therefore the 1HBH sucks."

    They never say: "I can't hit a 1HBH well because I suck."

    They blame the stroke instead of their own inability to master it. Sad. Real sad. :(
     
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  17. JeMar

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    The one handed backhand is almost the only reason I play tennis.

    There's nothing quite as satisfying as leaning in and uncoiling into a cross court backhand winner.

    My second favorite shot in tennis is the heavy, slow kick serve wide on the ad side.
     
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  18. Golden Retriever

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    Because it hurts my elbow. I play the guitar and I am not talented neither. However I still play since it doesn't hurt my elbow.
     
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  20. BreakPoint

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    Yup, same here.

    There's nothing like ripping a flat or topspin 1HBH crosscourt or down-the-line for a clean winner. The feeling is tremendous. Even slice backhands feel great. I'll even sometimes run around my forehand to hit 1HBH's because I love the way it feels so much. :)

    BTW, ripping inside-out crosscourt 1HBH's are great, too. :)
     
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    Except Monica Seles of course!!
     
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    Yeah but come on, I'm sure people with two handers love to hit winners too. I'm pretty sure everyone does. That doesn't mean its the most effective..
     
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  23. BreakPoint

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    It's not the fact that it's a winner. It's the FEEL you get when you hit a 1HBH that you don't get when you hit a 2HBH. Only people who have good 1HBH's will understand this.
     
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  24. jwbarrientos

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    in some circunstances, like backhand slice any 2hbh will go with 1hbh, 2hfh, would be interesting to watch.
     
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  25. Darth_Timmaayyy!!

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    No.. You just don't know how to it one properly...

    lol...
     
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  26. Darth_Timmaayyy!!

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    As a junior I switched often between the 2H and 1HBH. It was later in my teens that I found the 1HBH to be harder to read for my opponent, and in all honesty easier to hit.. It often gave me more options, as it does even today... I hit it better at 35 now, than when I was 16-17.. And harder.. It is a more consistent and reliable shot for me..
     
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  27. ubermeyer

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    i dont know man, the drop shot bouncing back over the net can be a serious rival to the 1HBH winner in terms of pure awesomeness

    the 1HBH is much more fun, I agree... but I use 2hbh because it's more effective for me

    i like to hit 1HBH passing shots though
     
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    There is nothing better than hitting a single-handed, running stretch flick backhand past your opponent at the net. Its the shot I savior the most.
     
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