Shortest single-handed backhand loop?

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  1. erik-the-red

    erik-the-red Semi-Pro

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    Among the active mens players with single-handed backhands, who has the shortest backswing?
     
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  2. SageOfDeath

    SageOfDeath Guest

    A 1 handed backhand takeback is long because eventually you need the racquet facing the back of the fence so your wrist is in position to hit a 1 hander thus the takeback is long so you need early prep.

    Exhibit A: http://www.tennisplayer.net/public/..._sample_archive.html?FedererBHCenterSide3.mov

    Exhibit B: http://www.uspta.com/html/e-lesson-Backhand side view.swf

    Exhibit C: http://www.imagesbyevvy.com/tennisforall/article 1.htm (move you mouse against the letters so to see the pictures, you'll see if racquet face the fence at some point on his takeback)

    Enough said I think for a 1 handed backhand drive or topspin a long backswing is needed.
     
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  3. lcw

    lcw Rookie

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    SageOfDeath: Do you by any chance have a similar link to the serve?

    Thanks
    lcw
     
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  4. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    No pro in the ATP or WTA for that matter has a short takeback on the 1 hander. The only time they have a short takeback is when they block the ball back from being stretched wide.
     
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  5. root

    root New User

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    Schalken, Blake, Pavel have imho quite compact onehanders.
     
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