Originally Posted by pc1
Ashe also had an incredible topspin backhand and flat backhand. Ashe and Laver had the most versatile backhands I've ever seen. It's wasn't better than Laver's imo but it was certainly close. Ashe just played too much low percentage tennis and went for too many winners on the backhand side and would miss.
Here's a tremendous match with Ashe and Laver. Incredible amount of backhand winners.
If you were to ask any pro from that era, who's backhand would you like to have? 80% would have said Connors!