Originally Posted by no_dark_things
Alright I have to check out footage of Rosewall and Laver. I can't picture their backhands in my head.
It seems like all French players have nice one handed backhands. Maybe it's something in the water.
If Phillippoussis hasn't been mentioned his one hander was a cannon. I don't know if anyone had more pace than he did. I suspect some hit harder but I've never seen anything like it.
There's a clearer picture of Laver's backhand in this video. Actually at this point in time Connors probably had the better backhand.
During Laver's time, he and Rosewall were considered to have the best backhands and I believe Kenny's was considered a bit better.
Check out Laver's backhand at 4:34. Laver's backhand may be the most versatile of all time and many thought his forehand was superior to his backhand!