How does Murray/Djokovic's backhand technique compare to Safin/Agassi/Nalbandian?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Sid_Vicious, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. Sid_Vicious

    Sid_Vicious G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    11,680
    Location:
    In The City
    #1
  2. NamRanger

    NamRanger G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2005
    Messages:
    13,916
    Murray's backhand is as good as Safin/Agassi, Novak is slightly behind but he makes up for it in just being a better mover and having a steadier forehand than either of them; Agassi had a tendency to overplay his forehand when he was facing an opponent who could keep up with him on the ground, and Safin's forehand was wildly erratic even on a good day.
     
    #2
  3. BauerAlmeida

    BauerAlmeida Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Argentina
    Safin's forehand was erratic after 2005 when he had surgery and had to change his technique a bit. In some days it was atrocious. But in his peak it was almost as good as his backhand. Nalbandian's is a bit behind. Not much power as Safin but he could create some ridiculous angles.

    I woul rate them in this order:

    1-Safin
    2-Nalbandian
    3-Agassi
    4-Djokovic
    5-Murray
     
    #3
  4. tank_job

    tank_job Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2012
    Messages:
    991
    WHy can Nalbandian hit angles so much better than other 2hbh's?

    Does he get more spin on it?
     
    #4
  5. DolgoSantoro

    DolgoSantoro Professional

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2012
    Messages:
    847
    Location:
    Far away
    I agree, I'd just put Murray 4th and Novak 5th
     
    #5
  6. above bored

    above bored Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2010
    Messages:
    484
    I think Safin, Agassi and Nalbandian all have better backhands than Murray and Djokovic. I think the difference is quite significant, but not necessarily huge.
     
    #6

Share This Page