Originally Posted by BobbyOne
pc1, I think the clip is from 1962. It shows many backhand slices from Newcombe. One could believe John has the all-time best backhand...
I don't think so. You can tell Rosewall has a smoother and longer swing than Newcombe. Newcombe had a backhand that worked for him and it was a very good approach shot. It was good enough for him to win numerous clay court tournaments but it was several levels below Rosewall's backhand.