who has the best one hand backhand last 20 years?

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  1. pushing_wins

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    aesthetically pleasing
    - gaudio

    most effective
    - idk

    overall
    - guga
     
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  2. himynameisNIKE

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  3. joeri888

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    Hmm.. roger at his peak?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAze6rSmVFI&feature=related

    he could hit it pretty hard.

    I wonder though, should variety like bh volley, bh dropshot, bh lob, bh pass, bh slice also be taken into account? In that case Federer, otherwise (just driving) Kuerten and Gasquet for me.
     
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  4. Jchurch

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    When it's on, Federer's backhand is the best.

    Probably Guga. Not a huge fan of Gasquet's as it seems to be temperamental far too often.
     
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  6. Jonny S&V

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    Guga, hands down. Also had the best disguised backhand drop-shot ever (shared this honor with Agassi).
     
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    How can you answer this question if you don't know which should be taken into account?
     
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    No love for Edberg?
     
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    oooooo edberg does come to mind.. and if youdo include things like touch and volleys, I have to think he comes to the front or dr close to it.
     
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  11. RogerRacket111

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    Edberg all time

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    Richard Gasquet can do wonders with his backhand
     
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    federer shouldn't be mentioned on this list. guys like (in no order) edberg, gasquet, lendl, haas, gaudio, kuerten, etc are stronger off of that wing.
     
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  17. Jonny S&V

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    Guga isn't on your list? Do tell why. I know it's you're opinion, which I totally respect, just wanna know why you include 3 non-slam winners over the one who won 3 slams.
     
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  18. kournacopia

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    a FH alone does not make one a GOAT. Clearly Fed had one of the better BH's in his prime.
     
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  19. Jonny S&V

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    Slightly above average on most occasions, absolutely ridiculous when he was one, and god-awful when he wasn't playing well (or playing on clay).
     
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    Andrei's GOAT onehander
     
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    LENDL (retired 1994)
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  22. RogerRacket111

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    No where close to great backhand. I'm a big Fed fan. Forehand is still his primary weapon. If he had a great backhand Rafa would not be exploiting it so much.
     
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    Have to go with Edberg, then Guga.
     
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    Forgot. Bad memory.
     
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  25. Jonny S&V

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    Was going to say, it's kind've the best clay-court one-handed backhand (dare I say?) ever, and it held its own on other surfaces too.
     
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    anyone for stan?
     
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    No, too inconsistent at times, much like Gasquet, and he does a lot of work with his forehand, unlike Gasquet, so he doesn't have to rely on his backhand.
     
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    Lendl ??? I thought that was his weakness.
     
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    Have to go with Petr Korda. That guy had some of the most insane one-handed backhand angles I ever witnessed.
     
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  30. Jonny S&V

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    No, solid as a rock, just didn't seem as impressive because of his bludgeon of a forehand. His backhand is one of the best if you wanna imitate a one-handed backhand for its sheer simplicity, not to mention he got great results with it.
     
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    No one mention Pete,

    I'm a 2 yrs old kid on Tennis, too bad I dont see too
    many OHBH players and still to me is Roger has the best.

    Especially his bh down the line (when he's on),
    and he can do a lot of trick too, for example to pick up the ball
    and lead it into some exteme angle cross./ some time is bh lob,
    (the wimby 20009 final/ 2nd set tie breaker / )
    Roger save 4 set points and all begins with that back hand pick up.

    He can do it like effortless and smoothy style
    guess that what I like about.

    basic I like all OHBH players coz I played it myself,
    so I also enjoy watching Kolsrhiver/Hass/Gasquet
    and some other players.... :)
     
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    gasquet and henin and kuerten are my favs
     
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  34. paulorenzo

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    federer has more power and better passes than haas and gaudio's is a run of the mill good backhand, nothing special.
     
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    thank u, appreciate it
     
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    Ivan Lendl has one of the best running backhand passes ever. I don't think Federer can even match his running passing shot accuracy on the backhand side. :)
     
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    Great form for Pavel, and a great wrist action for top, but the greatest combination 1HBH (slice-top) in terms of results, can't be but Federer's
     
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    This is easy Federer. Short back swing(can take the ball on the rise), variety (cross court, inside out) , most accurate (he can literally paint those lines over and over again), slice (the best out there in the modern game ), the characteristic flick or the short arm jab which he plays when on the run to make a pass or even send the ball dipping low across into the service court. If one were to take into consideration ' power','control' and sheer 'variety' no one comes close to Federer.
     
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    sorry Edberg is in there somewhere, tied with Kuerten i guess
     
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  42. 127mph

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    Gasquet can hit through his with more pop and control than most dudes with two palms
     
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    Nadal. Since he is naturaly right handed, his forehand is actualy a one handed backhand
     
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  44. decades

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    Johnny Mac's for his versatility and touch.
     
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