Originally Posted by NLBwell
No, it is not. It is a different shot for different purposes.
That is like saying a heavy topspin shot is superior than a medium topspin shot. One is not superior, you use them in different situations.
That is right. His slice was in lieu of an attacking top spin backhand of today. It was a slice drive, intended to serve as more than a neutralizing shot, almost a weapon. You can still see that being hit by older players who used to be on the tour or college.