Originally Posted by kiki
I agree.For some years, after Nastase and Orantes declined, I think Jimmy´s lob may have been the best of all.
I think Connors learned to lob from Pancho Segura. They say Segura's two handed forehand was quite similar to Jimmy Connors' two handed backhand. Many have called Segura's forehand the greatest single shot in tennis history.
It's definitely up there with any backhand I've seen. The early preparation, the great power and depth, the great return of serve and a great well disguised lob.