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Old 06-04-2012, 09:25 PM   #68
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Originally Posted by nat75 View Post
How would you know how they would hit with a 2hbh??
Because it is known that rackethead speed potential is higher with a 1hbh, in large part because it is a longer stroke, and also because it is a straight-arm pull-style stroke. (Federer has such a big forehand because of such a straight-arm pull style.)

Thus, it is one way that short players can "catch up" to taller, stronger players with 2hbhs. Take away the 1hbh, you take away that advantage.


Do you know of any short pros who have big 2hbhs? Maybe there are, I don't know...


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Originally Posted by nat75 View Post
And Sabatini and Mauresmo are both 5'9'' and they have pretty neat backhands, havent they?? Even on par or better than Henin's.
I never said average/tall players can't hit a good 1hbh. After all, Kuerten was 6'3".

What I am saying is the power advantage of a 1hbh over the 2hbh is greater for small people, assuming the proper grip is used. In other words, had Henin, Sabatini and Maursemo all used the 2hbh, most likely it would be Henin with the biggest drop in power.

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