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Old 07-15-2012, 05:19 PM   #128
floridatennisdude
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Originally Posted by Rob_C View Post
I'm starting to doubt the value of college preparation in a way. I'm not sure if guys are improving the way they're supposed to. I was at the ATP qualies in ATL and I watched Pasha & Taboada play. Their backhands both needed improvement, along with their volleys. Both missed really easy sitter volleys in the match.

Taboada especially had a noticeably weaker backhand.

Steve Johnson, IMO, had a weak backhand in college, I havent seen him play probably since last summer, but, whenever I did, he predominantly sliced the ball from that side, which is a dead giveaway.
Andy Roddick had a weak backhand at 19. Still does now and still slices a lot. He stayed top 10 in the world for a decade. I don't judge a player off one aspect of their game.

Johnson is a tough player. He is head and shoulders better than any of the UGA guys you reference. Not even comparable.
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