Why does Murray's backhand look different?

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  1. SStrikerR

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    What is it that he does/doesn't do that results in him having such a different looking backhand than most other guys? Him and djokovic have such great backhands, yet they produce them in different ways. So what's the difference?
     
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  2. PhrygianDominant

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    murra has an eastern grip on his left hand, witha straight arm, and hits the ball farther away from his body, very flat, and a bit late. Djokovic has a somewhat bent left arm, and semi western grip, and hits the ball more out in front and a bit early with more spin.

    Is that what you meant?
     
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    How does Gilles Simon's backhand differ from these two, Phrygian? Just curious. It can't really produce winners, but it's a solid stroke.
     
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    Not exactly. Im mostly talking about his follow through. It seems very short compared to most backhands, like he isn't extending his arms all the way or something.
     
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  5. PhrygianDominant

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    From what I can tell, Simon is somewhere inbetween the two. Sort of a goldilocks backhand, with a straight arm and a good rhythm. His takeback is pretty low, and his grip is somewhere around a eastern or semiwestern, but I am not sure.
     
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  6. julian

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    Could you produce a video to compare?

    Could you produce a video to compare?
    Djokovic is shown at
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPBM-hE1Dhw
     
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  7. peoplespeace

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    Very good answer to an ok question, but all he wanted to know was the difference in sweatband on their dominant arm! :twisted:
     
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    Murray also closes his racket face earlier than most players.
     
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