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Hops 01-26-2013 12:56 PM

1H or 2H backhand
 
I'm doing a scrub/update of my player database and one of the fields added is whether said player had 1H or 2H backhand. ATP site is no help here, so the search is usually:

Wikipedia or ITF player page - good for recent players, less so farther back
Player image/video evidence - Google, Youtube, etc.
Web archives, player news/magazine articles

and if still no luck ... well that's why I'm here, hope this group can help out. I'll be posting intermittently in player batches of 20, and need assignment in one of three categories: 1H, 2H, or 2H with 2H forehand (e.g. Santoro, Gambill). I suppose there is fourth choice - 1H BH with 2H FH - but haven't run across any examples.

thanks in advance - and will be interested where you got the information (personal recollection, specific website, etc.)

Player Country Active
Hank Pfister USA 1977-1988
Ray Ruffels AUS 1968-1979
Barry Phillips-Moore AUS 1968-1978
Brad Drewett AUS 1976-1990
Russell Simpson NZL 1973-1987
Patrice Dominguez FRA 1971-1981
Jan Gunnarsson SWE 1982-1992
Danie Visser RSA 1982-1990
Bernie Mitton RSA 1973-1984
Syd Ball AUS 1969-1982
Sherwood Stewart USA 1968-1984
Marty Davis USA 1981-1989
Bruce Manson USA 1974-1984
Bob Giltinan AUS 1968-1979
Jiri Hrebec CZE 1971-1981
John Feaver GBR 1971-1984
Karl Meiler GER 1970-1983
Steve Denton USA 1981-1987
Colin Dowdeswell GBR 1973-1986
Paul Kronk AUS 1972-1984

Moose Malloy 01-26-2013 02:00 PM

Denton & Feaver had 1H backhands(have matches on dvd with them)

dominikk1985 01-26-2013 02:52 PM

http://www.ansichtskarten-center.de/...83856_gr_1.jpg

Hops 02-17-2013 09:34 AM

thanks Moose and dominkk1985 for your replies. 20 more ...

Player Country Active


Milan Holecek CZE 1968-1976
John James AUS 1972-1981
John Yuill RSA 1973-1980
Rolf Gehring GER 1975-1984
Nick Saviano USA 1976-1983
Terry Moor USA 1976-1985
Francisco Gonzalez PAR 1977-1986
Pascal Portes FRA 1978-1985
Andreas Maurer GER 1979-1988
Eddie Edwards RSA 1980-1988
Ben Testerman USA 1981-1987
Nduka Odizor NGR 1982-1990
Greg Holmes USA 1983-1989
Eric Jelen GER 1984-1991
Dan Goldie USA 1984-1991
Luiz Mattar BRA 1986-1995
Bryan Shelton USA 1989-1997
Lars Jonsson SWE 1990-1997
Stefano Pescosolido ITA 1990-2004
Jens Knippschild GER 1997-2002

gavna 02-17-2013 09:59 AM

John Yuill RSA 1HBH
Nick Saviano USA 1HBH
Terry Moor USA 1HBH
Pascal Portes FRA 1 HBH
Ben Testerman USA 1HBH
Nduka Odizor NGR 1HBH ( I still hit with Duke)
Greg Holmes USA 2HBH
Dan Goldie USA 1HBH

Moose Malloy 02-17-2013 05:52 PM

Bryan Shelton 2HBH

Tshooter 02-18-2013 02:58 AM

Hank Pfister USA 1977-1988 1HB ( His big shot was his serve. he had a big serve)

Sherwood Stewart USA 1968-1984 (didn't he used to play doubles with Marty Riessen ? I don't remember his game. I would be very surprised if he hit a 2HB)

Bruce Manson USA 1974-1984 1HB. (For a little trivia, I also kinda remember Bruce was the best man at Harold Solomon's wedding.)

Steve Denton USA 1981-1987 1HB. (He used to play doubles with Kevin Curren who sometimes would hit a 2HF in addition to mostly using a 1HF)

urban 02-18-2013 06:19 AM

The Germans Gehring, Maurer, Meiler, Jelen, and even Knippschild who played later on, had all one handed backhands. Ruffels and Philipps-Moore were Aussie lefties with one handers. Jiri Hrebec had a one hander, too, his best match was a Davis Cup win on grass over Newcombe in 1973. In the mid 70s, most players played still one handed backhands. Drysdale, McMillan, Segura were exceptions, before Connors and Borg arrived on the scene.

gavna 02-18-2013 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tshooter (Post 7221934)
Hank Pfister USA 1977-1988 1HB ( His big shot was his serve. he had a big serve)

Sherwood Stewart USA 1968-1984 (didn't he used to play doubles with Marty Riessen ? I don't remember his game. I would be very surprised if he hit a 2HB)

Bruce Manson USA 1974-1984 1HB. (For a little trivia, I also kinda remember Bruce was the best man at Harold Solomon's wedding.)

Steve Denton USA 1981-1987 1HB. (He used to play doubles with Kevin Curren who sometimes would hit a 2HF in addition to mostly using a 1HF)

Stewart does have a 1HBH - pure serve and volleyer - played with Freddy McNair
Denton same 1Hbh and runs King Daddy Tennis Academy in Texas

kiki 02-18-2013 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hops (Post 7168006)
I'm doing a scrub/update of my player database and one of the fields added is whether said player had 1H or 2H backhand. ATP site is no help here, so the search is usually:

Wikipedia or ITF player page - good for recent players, less so farther back
Player image/video evidence - Google, Youtube, etc.
Web archives, player news/magazine articles

and if still no luck ... well that's why I'm here, hope this group can help out. I'll be posting intermittently in player batches of 20, and need assignment in one of three categories: 1H, 2H, or 2H with 2H forehand (e.g. Santoro, Gambill). I suppose there is fourth choice - 1H BH with 2H FH - but haven't run across any examples.

thanks in advance - and will be interested where you got the information (personal recollection, specific website, etc.)

Player Country Active
Hank Pfister USA 1977-1988
Ray Ruffels AUS 1968-1979
Barry Phillips-Moore AUS 1968-1978
Brad Drewett AUS 1976-1990
Russell Simpson NZL 1973-1987
Patrice Dominguez FRA 1971-1981
Jan Gunnarsson SWE 1982-1992
Danie Visser RSA 1982-1990
Bernie Mitton RSA 1973-1984
Syd Ball AUS 1969-1982
Sherwood Stewart USA 1968-1984
Marty Davis USA 1981-1989
Bruce Manson USA 1974-1984
Bob Giltinan AUS 1968-1979
Jiri Hrebec CZE 1971-1981
John Feaver GBR 1971-1984
Karl Meiler GER 1970-1983
Steve Denton USA 1981-1987
Colin Dowdeswell GBR 1973-1986
Paul Kronk AUS 1972-1984

Gunnarson is the only guy with a two fisted Bh of that list, if I am not wrong.

kiki 02-18-2013 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hops (Post 7220339)
thanks Moose and dominkk1985 for your replies. 20 more ...

Player Country Active


Milan Holecek CZE 1968-1976
John James AUS 1972-1981
John Yuill RSA 1973-1980
Rolf Gehring GER 1975-1984
Nick Saviano USA 1976-1983
Terry Moor USA 1976-1985
Francisco Gonzalez PAR 1977-1986
Pascal Portes FRA 1978-1985
Andreas Maurer GER 1979-1988
Eddie Edwards RSA 1980-1988
Ben Testerman USA 1981-1987
Nduka Odizor NGR 1982-1990
Greg Holmes USA 1983-1989
Eric Jelen GER 1984-1991
Dan Goldie USA 1984-1991
Luiz Mattar BRA 1986-1995
Bryan Shelton USA 1989-1997
Lars Jonsson SWE 1990-1997
Stefano Pescosolido ITA 1990-2004
Jens Knippschild GER 1997-2002

Maybe Jelen,Holmes and Portes had a two handed shot, but the rest is one handed

kiki 02-18-2013 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tshooter (Post 7221934)
Hank Pfister USA 1977-1988 1HB ( His big shot was his serve. he had a big serve)

Sherwood Stewart USA 1968-1984 (didn't he used to play doubles with Marty Riessen ? I don't remember his game. I would be very surprised if he hit a 2HB)

Bruce Manson USA 1974-1984 1HB. (For a little trivia, I also kinda remember Bruce was the best man at Harold Solomon's wedding.)

Steve Denton USA 1981-1987 1HB. (He used to play doubles with Kevin Curren who sometimes would hit a 2HF in addition to mostly using a 1HF)

Denton reached the top ten from 1982 till 1984 and reached two AO finals, losing both of them to Kriek.A big big server, one of the toughest serves to cope I can remember.Has wins over Gerulaitis,Mc Enroe and a few other in his best season, 1982 ( he was a Wimbledon and US Open fourth rounder)

Pfister was also a big server, who played doubles with Vic Amaya, they won the 1980 FO and lost the 1982 USo to Curren...and Denton

Manson, I always thought he was far more talented than he showed.He beat Borg in the 1979 Palms Springs first round and defeated Clerc and Mc Namara, two solid top ten memebers in the 1981 USO, where Gerulaitis defeated him at the quarter finals.

Stewart, one of the greatest doubles specialists of the 70īs, playing first with Mc Nair and later with Riessen.Always played the left side.texan born.

kiki 02-18-2013 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hops (Post 7220339)
thanks Moose and dominkk1985 for your replies. 20 more ...

Player Country Active


Milan Holecek CZE 1968-1976
John James AUS 1972-1981
John Yuill RSA 1973-1980
Rolf Gehring GER 1975-1984
Nick Saviano USA 1976-1983
Terry Moor USA 1976-1985
Francisco Gonzalez PAR 1977-1986
Pascal Portes FRA 1978-1985
Andreas Maurer GER 1979-1988
Eddie Edwards RSA 1980-1988
Ben Testerman USA 1981-1987
Nduka Odizor NGR 1982-1990
Greg Holmes USA 1983-1989
Eric Jelen GER 1984-1991
Dan Goldie USA 1984-1991
Luiz Mattar BRA 1986-1995
Bryan Shelton USA 1989-1997
Lars Jonsson SWE 1990-1997
Stefano Pescosolido ITA 1990-2004
Jens Knippschild GER 1997-2002

Off this lot, Ghering may have been the best player.He beat Borg once at an indoor event but injuries got to him.Didnīt last too long on tour.

kiki 02-18-2013 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hops (Post 7168006)
I'm doing a scrub/update of my player database and one of the fields added is whether said player had 1H or 2H backhand. ATP site is no help here, so the search is usually:

Wikipedia or ITF player page - good for recent players, less so farther back
Player image/video evidence - Google, Youtube, etc.
Web archives, player news/magazine articles

and if still no luck ... well that's why I'm here, hope this group can help out. I'll be posting intermittently in player batches of 20, and need assignment in one of three categories: 1H, 2H, or 2H with 2H forehand (e.g. Santoro, Gambill). I suppose there is fourth choice - 1H BH with 2H FH - but haven't run across any examples.

thanks in advance - and will be interested where you got the information (personal recollection, specific website, etc.)

Player Country Active
Hank Pfister USA 1977-1988
Ray Ruffels AUS 1968-1979
Barry Phillips-Moore AUS 1968-1978
Brad Drewett AUS 1976-1990
Russell Simpson NZL 1973-1987
Patrice Dominguez FRA 1971-1981
Jan Gunnarsson SWE 1982-1992
Danie Visser RSA 1982-1990
Bernie Mitton RSA 1973-1984
Syd Ball AUS 1969-1982
Sherwood Stewart USA 1968-1984
Marty Davis USA 1981-1989
Bruce Manson USA 1974-1984
Bob Giltinan AUS 1968-1979
Jiri Hrebec CZE 1971-1981
John Feaver GBR 1971-1984
Karl Meiler GER 1970-1983
Steve Denton USA 1981-1987
Colin Dowdeswell GBR 1973-1986
Paul Kronk AUS 1972-1984

I have seen most of this set of players,Meiler,Dominguez,Hrebec,Manson and maybe Dowdeswell had the talent needed to be solid top 20 stuff, but they were not willing enough or not consistent.Meiler won the WCT doubles finals with Fibak, and made it to the 1973 AO semifinals.Not a bad player at all.

Hrebec was considered to be one of the best eeuropean cc promises in the early 70īs.I think he defeated John Newcombe at a DC rubber, but injuries prevented him form achieving his full potential.

Denton,Konk,Giltinan,Pfister,Feaver were basically known for a big serve.
Denton being the only one able to reach the top ten in singles, besides being very succesful at doubles.

vive le beau jeu ! 02-19-2013 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hops (Post 7168006)
I'm doing a scrub/update of my player database and one of the fields added is whether said player had 1H or 2H backhand. ATP site is no help here, so the search is usually:

Wikipedia or ITF player page - good for recent players, less so farther back
Player image/video evidence - Google, Youtube, etc.
Web archives, player news/magazine articles

and if still no luck ... well that's why I'm here, hope this group can help out. I'll be posting intermittently in player batches of 20, and need assignment in one of three categories: 1H, 2H, or 2H with 2H forehand (e.g. Santoro, Gambill). I suppose there is fourth choice - 1H BH with 2H FH - but haven't run across any examples.

and in which of those 4 categories would you place such a player ? ;)
Quote:

Originally Posted by lacoster (Post 701903)
I have no idea why I remember this, but Evgenia Koulikovskaya was a former WTA pro with two one-handed forehands on both sides. Interesting to watch, but she never had any success on tour.

Here's an article of having the "no backhand" curse:

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/...177731909.html


jaggy 02-19-2013 03:46 PM

Dowdesswell chipped and charged everything, I assume he had a one hander but cant remember though i saw him play a few times on TV.

Hops 03-03-2013 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vive le beau jeu ! (Post 7225226)
and in which of those 4 categories would you place such a player ? ;)

WTA - ignore

Hops 03-03-2013 12:26 PM

20 of a more recent vintage, but only showed up on GS radar for a few slams. Challenger-level players.

Player / Country / GS Activity
Levar Harper-Griffith USA 2001-2001
Ladislav Svarc SVK 2001-2001
Matthew Breen AUS 2001-2001
Todd Perry AUS 2001-2001
Neville Godwin RSA 1995-2002
Markus Hipfl AUT 1999-2002
Jean-Francois Bachelot FRA 1998-2002
Amir Hadad ISR 2002-2002
Radoslav Lukaev BUL 2002-2002
Denis Golovanov RUS 2002-2002
Slimane Saoudi FRA 2002-2002
Julien Varlet FRA 2002-2003
Federico Browne ARG 2000-2003
Maximilian Abel GER 2003-2003
Mariano Delfino ARG 2003-2003
Hermes Gamonal CHI 2003-2003
Stefano Pescosolido ITA 1990-2004
Julien Boutter FRA 1998-2004
Vadim Kutsenko UZB 2003-2004
Hugo Armando USA 2001-2005

Moose Malloy 03-16-2013 01:56 PM

Boutter 1HBH
Armando 1HBH


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