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Golden 01-15-2013 03:02 PM

Most Elegant Two Hander?
 
I'm curious. Who do you think has the best looking two handed backhand? I think Djokovic would be my vote, he seems to have a very fluid motion, very compact, and very effortless. And please keep it to current players.

Sid_Vicious 01-15-2013 03:05 PM

I think Murray is more fluid with his two hander than Djokovic. But, I think Nalbandian is the finest in this regard.

Gonzalito17 01-15-2013 03:06 PM

Marcelo Rios.

kiki 01-15-2013 03:06 PM

Gene Mayer.No doubt about it.I would also mention Mc Millan, the great doubs player.

Gildemeister was solid as a rock but not elegant.Never watched Segura, who may have been the best double handed player ever.

TheCheese 01-15-2013 03:07 PM

Nalbandian. Baker's is sweet. I actually like Nadal's as well.

Lavs 01-15-2013 03:10 PM

Safin followed by Nalbandian. I would also mention Kafelnikov

aimr75 01-15-2013 03:17 PM

safins and nalbandians, but murray's is pretty smooth too

Polaris 01-15-2013 03:25 PM

Disclaimer: A two-handed backhand is a functional, stable and safe tennis shot with many advantages. Elegance is not one of them :) .

With that out of the way, I would vote for Nalbandian among current players and Miroslav Mecir and Chris Evert among past players.

Djokovic, not so much. And the less said about Nadal, the better. If any aspect of Nadal's game appears elegant to you, then I could also convince you that I am George Clooney.

tennis_pro 01-15-2013 03:25 PM

Nalbandian, Agassi, Safin in no particular order. If I ever wanted to use a double hander I'd look upon their backhands.

smoledman 01-15-2013 03:25 PM

Nishikori has the best 2-hander in the game.

Speranza 01-15-2013 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Polaris (Post 7123415)
Disclaimer: A two-handed backhand is a functional, stable and safe tennis shot with many advantages. Elegance is not one of them :) .

With that out of the way, I would vote for Nalbandian among current players and Miroslav Mecir and Chris Evert among past players.

Djokovic, not so much. And the less said about Nadal, the better. If any aspect of Nadal's game appears elegant to you, then I could also convince you that I am George Clooney.

Very good :)

smoledman 01-15-2013 03:29 PM

The one aspect of Nadal's game that looks effortless to me is how he moves on the red clay of European events.

vive le beau jeu ! 01-15-2013 03:36 PM

i like baghdatis' 2HBH.
gulbis' is nice too (where the hell is ernests, by the way ? he didn't play the qualies !).

and among retired players, i'd say rios.

Sid_Vicious 01-15-2013 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vive le beau jeu ! (Post 7123466)
i like baghdatis' 2HBH.
gulbis' is nice too (where the hell is ernests, by the way ? he didn't play the qualies !).

and among retired players, i'd say rios.

Nice ones, vive le beau jeu!.

I can't believe I forgot this man....Nikolay Davydenko, anyone?

Doubles 01-15-2013 03:46 PM

Safin' got my vote.

heninfan99 01-15-2013 04:05 PM

Nalby by far.

Candide 01-15-2013 04:07 PM

The OP is an oxymoron. No such creature.

President 01-15-2013 04:07 PM

Kafelnikov and Agassi had very clean backhands.

forzamilan90 01-15-2013 04:10 PM

Big fan of how Nalbandian works that two hander. Very effective, but even aesthetically it looks good.

Cormorant 01-15-2013 04:20 PM

There are too many exemplary backhands to name just one, but purely to look at I think Mathieu's is one of the most fluid and easy on the eye. And Borg's had a memorably quirky grace to it, in the way he'd swing with both hands but only use his right for the follow-through.


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