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JTJet 09-24-2012 05:11 PM

Gasquet's Backhand or Federer's Backhand?
 
What do you think?

man_untd11 09-24-2012 05:14 PM

Federer takes his earlier (closer to the baseline) so he doesn't give up court positioning. It might not be as big or have as much spin but just being closer to the baseline opens up the court more and gives him more options. Plus, he has a sick slice. I'd rather take Federer's backhand.

Paul Murphy 09-24-2012 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by man_untd11 (Post 6917045)
Federer takes his earlier (closer to the baseline) so he doesn't give up court positioning. It might not be as big or have as much spin but just being closer to the baseline opens up the court more and gives him more options. Plus, he has a sick slice. I'd rather take Federer's backhand.

Agreed. Gasquet stands too far back.
Fed's shot is more versatile.
But they are both beautiful strokes.

SStrikerR 09-24-2012 05:24 PM

Gasquet can come up with some incredible shots, and can win backhand to backhand rallies against a lot of guys, but I think Federer's variety gives his a slight edge.

OddJack 09-24-2012 05:27 PM

Consider variety, then find your answer easily.

RF20Lennon 09-24-2012 05:47 PM

Gasquet has a beautiful topspin backhand!! but he stands too far back and his slice and underspin is pretty bad. Fed has a way more versatility hence fed

AnotherTennisProdigy 09-24-2012 06:05 PM

Pure topspin backhand hitting ability Gasquet wins. However, Fed overtakes him with more variety, better positioning, and better ball striking ability.

Lefty78 09-24-2012 06:07 PM

Option C: Almagro

Vlad_C 09-24-2012 06:16 PM

Wawrinka's backhand.

gregor.b 09-24-2012 06:18 PM

Henin.......

paulorenzo 09-24-2012 06:20 PM

i've noticed gasquet trying to take the ball alot earlier than usual this year, even he wants a federer backhand :D

jaggy 09-24-2012 06:30 PM

Gasckets has more ooo la la

Shaolin 09-24-2012 06:32 PM

Andrei Pavel

Paullaconte1 09-24-2012 06:38 PM

Definitely Roger for the variety and the slices

paulorenzo 09-24-2012 06:38 PM

honestly though, gasquet taking nearly every backhand early wasn't very pretty, yet.

that says alot about fed's backhand, so the nod goes to fed.

Vcore89 09-24-2012 06:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gregor.b (Post 6917155)
Henin.......

Henin's backhand is modeled from Federer's backhand with a twist uniquely Henin's.

Backhands? Federer, Kuerten and Gasquet.

ductrung3993 09-24-2012 07:34 PM

Overall = Fed

RF20Lennon 09-24-2012 07:37 PM

Wawrinka has the best topspin backhand, Fed has the backhand with the most variety

BevelDevil 09-24-2012 07:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vcore89 (Post 6917200)
Henin's backhand is modeled from Federer's backhand with a twist uniquely Henin's.

I don't think so. She's only one year younger than Fed and I think she turned pro at age 16, so how could she have modeled her backhand after him?

In any case, her bh is very different from Fed's. Her forehand is actually more Fed-like.

MasturB 09-24-2012 07:51 PM

Henin's backhand she has to hit uniquely because she's 5 foot tall. She has to take a lot of her backhands on the rise, otherwise she's going to be hitting most balls over her head.


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