Originally Posted by TonyB
Fed's BH return is actually very good for a one-hander. His slice BH return is extremely consistent and he gets the ball deep near the baseline almost every time.
However, since we're basically talking about doubles here, try this as a hint: Wait for the service return holding your BH grip, choked up slightly (maybe 1 inch), with your body rotated slightly towards the backhand side as if you are expecting a backhand return. If the ball comes to your FH, you have to change grips, but that's the price you pay for anticipating the BH return.
If you're not waiting for the BH return, you're really at a disadvantage, especially if you have a one-hander. Give it a try.
Hmmm, I do everything except choke up an inch. What's the theory on that? Gain a little control in exchange for a loss of reach?