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  1. Djokovicfan4life

    Djokovicfan4life Legend

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    I actually thought about the same thing the other day. Has there ever been a pure serve and volleyer using a two-hander, (for those of us who weren't around back then)?

    P.S. Are you a one hander as well? :)
     
  2. Djokovicfan4life

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    1. Djokovicfan4life: Actually getting better at hitting down the line!
    2. Rickson: The two handed backhand is an abomination!
    3. Sentinel: Has resolved to rip bh serve returns, no more slice returns.
    4. Silke1c: Searching for beauty in his backhand.
    5. Boojay: Sausage McGriddles
    6. Essential Tennis: Still working on his backhand.
    7. Korangster: One handers turn him on.
    8. Tennisplayer1981: Likes to rate threads.
    9. My_forehand: I'm not touching that one, sorry. Custom comment, maybe?
    10. PrinceAbubu: Left his two hander behind. A wise player, indeed.
    11. Zebano: Not sure, dude, sorry. Custom comment, maybe?
    12. ATXtennisaddict: running towards the light!
    13. Es-0: starting to hit more backhand drives compared to slices.
    14. Gantz: My 1HBH is my life...
    15. Gyrik: Has a powerful backhand that he can't aim...
    16. Chris_in_japan: AKA dirtballer
    17. ARNICOLINI: Disgusted by the two-hander
    18. Split-step: A master contortionist
    19. Itsstephenyo: Likes the Federer flick
    20. FastswingVD: His backhand is better than his grammar
    21. Diabolu: DTL is his nemesis
    22. Purple n gold: ?????????
    23. Herosol: More versatility and feel in his shots
    24. Fay: Prefers an open stance one-hander
    25. Kerxny: One handed is superior
    26. 35ft6: Can't hit a two hander to save his life
    27. WillAlwaysLoveYouTennis: Loves to blast his backhands down the line
    28. Peter: Prefers the one hander on most shots
    29. ryangoring: Hits his backhands Youzhny style
    30. lilxjohnyy: A man of few words
    69. Drakulie: A strange man
     
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  3. Sentinel

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    btw, Luis Horna and Steve Darcis are 1h'ers too.
     
  4. Sentinel

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    Boys,
    Did you see Wawrinka's bh last night !!! On FIRE -- hitting deep and hard each time, getting the corners, almost NO UE's in the second set.

    What a treat !!! I was wondering whether Roger hits such backhands. Roger was hitting loopy ones against Nadal at MC.
     
  5. Djokovicfan4life

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    What was even more amazing was that Murray kept playing to his backhand the entire time! :confused:

    What a moron!
     
  6. Sentinel

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    ::::: SPOILER ALERT ::::

    ^^^ Thats exactly what i was thinking. Some moron coach musta told him: 1hbh, hit to it, break it down!

    Now Novak: good news for one-handers is that 5 of last 8 at Rome were 1h:

    - Wawrinka
    - Almagro
    - Robredo
    - Blake
    - one ******** guy

    About 9 of last 16 (correct me if I am wrong):
    - karlovic
    - horna
    - Bolleli
    - Gonzo

    Sadly, from what I could see on my tv screen, of the last 8, ********'s backhand was the flakiest :-(

    How do others rate the final 8 onehanders?
    Even Robredo whom some here have laughed at was hitting strongly on the bh. Wawrinka's was a beauty.
     
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    you guys are all jealous that your backhands are worse than all the two handers you play but you think it makes you cool
     
  9. boojay

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    And you must be jealous that I know how to use capitalization, punctuation, and proper grammar, but you think it makes you look cool.
     
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    yo yo yo, over here, over here, me too, sign me up please to this club, ive been working hard to develop a decent 1 handed back hand, actually ive been using one ever since i could remember, but unitl recenttly i did not know how to hit one properly, or the importance of the other hand for balance
     
  11. Sentinel

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    I got a message saying the video is private.

    Thanks for your insightful comment, flyer.
     
  12. boojay

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    Whoopty-doodle, I think I fixed it, Sent. All I did was edit out some backhands from my latest vid on youtube.
     
  13. Sentinel

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    okey dokey ! great.
     
  14. my_forehand

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    'Tis amazing how your backhand changes when your right foot (or front foot - I'm righty) stays planted on the ground.


    [EDIT] Finished watching Fed's Hamburg matche against Verdasco. (no spoiler) How does Federer actually manage to hit a backhand with that much angle? He's done it countless times, but really, how?!

    Watched Montanes play, and that's how ya hit a backhand!
     
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  15. my_forehand

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    Nice video...but no music, no sweet transition?!?!

    Ahaha :lol:
     
  16. Djokovicfan4life

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    Haha, owned!

    Nice video, by the way. :)
     
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    Albert Montanes (ESP) another one hander.
     
  18. Djokovicfan4life

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    Just got my Silent Partner Star today, looks like my backhand will be much better soon! :)
     
  19. Fay

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    Oh wow, congratulations .... have FUN !
     
  20. Sentinel

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    Great news.
    *feels envy*
     
  21. VAmazona

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    I'd like to be counted as well! I love the feel of perfectly timing a flat one hander and just watching the ball shoot off the strings. I also love setting up little dipper passing shots by taking the ball off the bounce, almost like it bounced right before my right foot, then feeling the weight of the racket on the follow through just pull my arm sky high, opening up my shoulders. I also like getting away with hitting them late..um...I mean hitting them down the line. :twisted:
     
  22. Sentinel

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    Just for the record:
    Carlos Berlocq (ARG) another one hander (seen at RG on day one).
    Bracciali, too.
     
  23. itsstephenyo

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    Does anyone else have a better DTL backhand than cross court? For some reason, I can really flatten it out and pound it when I'm going down the line, but my cross court shots don't have the same bite, unless I'm going for an extreme angle.
     
  24. spikyblackhair

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    Since "better" implies that the ball must go in, I don't have a better DTL than xcourt. However, I usually go for more power DTL.
     
  25. itsstephenyo

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    I dunno. It's odd. My DTL backhand is rock solid. I usually really pester my hitting buddies with it, since most of their backhands go cross court and they expect a cross court return from it.
     
  26. Djokovicfan4life

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    Wow, what a win by Ljubicic, a great day for one handers! :)
     
  27. my_forehand

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    Not to mention Federer and Gonzalez...(but he beat Wawrinka :()
     
  28. Djokovicfan4life

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    I wanted Gonzo to win that anyway, I love his forehand! :)

    His backhand is improving slowly as well, he's not slicing the ball as much.
     
  29. ryangoring

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    I would to be apart of the community!
    Has anyone ever used a half one handed and two handed backhand?
    Meaning you start holding a 2 handed grip and as you are about to hit you slide your non hitting hand away. Mostly your non hitting hand is your guide. For you who have a hard time with DTL try it! It has worked for me and backhand is just as deadly as my forehand!
     
  30. lilxjohnyy

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    i would too. i use one hander
     
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    when i play a hard server, i'll do this to help bump it back, but other then that i let my racquet soar freely wiht only one anchor for control :)
     
  32. Djokovicfan4life

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    1. Djokovicfan4life: Getting better and better with the SP Star!
    2. Rickson: The two handed backhand is an abomination!
    3. Sentinel: Has resolved to rip bh serve returns, no more slice returns.
    4. Silke1c: Searching for beauty in his backhand.
    5. Boojay: Sausage McGriddles
    6. Essential Tennis: Still working on his backhand.
    7. Korangster: One handers turn him on.
    8. Tennisplayer1981: Likes to rate threads.
    9. My_forehand: I'm not touching that one, sorry. Custom comment, maybe?
    10. PrinceAbubu: Left his two hander behind. A wise player, indeed.
    11. Zebano: Not sure, dude, sorry. Custom comment, maybe?
    12. ATXtennisaddict: running towards the light!
    13. Es-0: starting to hit more backhand drives compared to slices.
    14. Gantz: My 1HBH is my life...
    15. Gyrik: Has a powerful backhand that he can't aim...
    16. Chris_in_japan: AKA dirtballer
    17. ARNICOLINI: Disgusted by the two-hander
    18. Split-step: A master contortionist
    19. Itsstephenyo: Likes the Federer flick
    20. FastswingVD: His backhand is better than his grammar
    21. Diabolu: DTL is his nemesis
    22. Purple n gold: ?????????
    23. Herosol: More versatility and feel in his shots
    24. Fay: Prefers an open stance one-hander
    25. Kerxny: One handed is superior
    26. 35ft6: Can't hit a two hander to save his life
    27. WillAlwaysLoveYouTennis: Loves to blast his backhands down the line
    28. Peter: Prefers the one hander on most shots
    29. ryangoring: Hits his backhands Youzhny style
    30. lilxjohnyy: A man of few words
    31. BullDogTennis: Dumped his crappy 2 hander for this amazing shot
    32. JLBAYERR: Impresses his coach with his one-hander
    33. l_gonzalez: Can hit his backhand in his sleep
    34. Loco4Tennis: Finally convinced me of his backhand.
    35. Simi: Finds topspin and slice shots much easier with the one hander
    69. Drakulie: Can't quite get his backhand up to 100 MPH yet
     
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    29. ryangoring: Hits his backhands Youzhny style

    I like!!
     
  34. Djokovicfan4life

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    ADD ME! i dumped my crappy 2 hander for this amazing shot :)
     
  36. Djokovicfan4life

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    Welcome aboard, BullDogTennis! :)
     
  37. JLBAYERR

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    I hit a one hander even though my coach used to get mad if we did. nowadays he marvels at my backhands and says theyre things of beauty.

    just a side question, how firm do you hold your grip for a backhand: loose, firm, or somewhere in between? i, personally, use a somewhere-in-between kind of grip, and would like to see what other people have to say on this one.
     
  38. Sentinel

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    Racquet angle upon impact with ball

    Did you guys check out Navarro's one hander. She's 20, so hopefully we'll see more of her 1h'er in the years to come, now that Henin has retired.

    Anyway, I finally got topspin working on my forehand yesterday. and applied the same principle to my backhand today. The result is ... I can really swing the racquet and know the ball will still come in.
    The main thing was to keep the racquet horizontal while brushing up ... (some bum taught me to keep it slanted down while brushing up earlier causing me to struggle for months!). Check out what I mean on this page.

    Does this concur with others on the forum. At contact do you ensure your racquet is horizontal (brushing up horizontally)? Now that I can really feel that the ball is getting the brush, I can start swinging harder day by day.
     
  39. Djokovicfan4life

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    I think I hold mine pretty firmly, but that's probably because I'm too lazy to change my grips.

    Welcome to our community! :)
     
  40. soyizgood

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    Djokovicfan4life, I appreciate your sticking up for me on the other backhand club thread.

    I'm just tired of the ridicule and venom I've endured lately. I'm seriously considering leaving TTW for good. If I do, I just wanted to say it was fun while it lasted. Regardless of my decision, I wish you all best of luck in tennis and life in general.
     
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  41. Djokovicfan4life

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    Soy, anyone with nothing better to do then criticize you over one match with AC obviously isn't a very strong player himself. Don't let those wastes of space get you down.

    Don't leave the forums, whatever you do. Your contributions would be sorely missed.

    I considered leaving the forums once myself and I got over it, just give it a bit more time.
     
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    Hey Soy,

    I am sorry to hear this from you. I've stayed off the backhand dialogs for some time becos of all the negativity/bigotry.

    I've even begun to enjoy watching some big 2h hitters.

    Hope you'll stick around.
     
  43. Fay

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    Does get tiresome, doesn't it.

    As far as grip tightness, my ground stroke grips for FH and BH are fairly loose.
     
  44. Sentinel

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    deleted as promised ........ cheers.
     
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  45. l_gonzalez

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    Count me into the club. My one hander is like a cross between Edberg and Kuerten, i could hit it in my sleep. cross court, down the line, drop shots... My backhand has it all.

    I'm a leftie and when i'm warming up for a match against a new opponent I only hit a 2-handed backhand really badly. So when the match starts they start driving balls to my backhand, I whip the one-hander out and start creaming winners all over the place. I'd say this little tactic earns me at the very least a break of serve in the 1st set!!!
     
  46. Rickson

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    Sent, the thread was moved, not deleted. I asked for the thread to be deleted after the move because I was disgusted. The person who moved the thread, did it out of not liking high post counts. I know we had a lot of beef in there at the time, but the cause of the move was post count reduction and not the actual beef.
     
  47. Fay

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    what thread are you referring to ?

    would you plz post the URL ?

    is there a rule about what we put in our signatures ?

    ThnX
     
  48. Djokovicfan4life

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    That backhand thread that didn't suck. :wink:
     
  49. Djokovicfan4life

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    It's funny, I said before that I held my grip pretty firmly, but when my brother took a look at my grip he noticed that I spread my fingers quite a bit more than he does.

    Maybe it's looser than I thought, I don't know.
     
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    ha, love how you added on that little nugget of wisdom i wrote down by my name!
     

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