Thread: John Newcombe
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:40 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by BobbyOne View Post
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.
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