Thread: John Newcombe
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:52 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by pc1 View Post
Don't you think Newk would greatly benefit from today's racquets, as least as far as his backhand was concerned? It's pretty easy to hit one handed topspin passing shots today

Incidentally BobbyOne knows Newcombe's backhand wasn't powerful. He was just writing from the video it didn't look half bad.

I don't think so,his backhand never came over the ball to create that amount of topspin.. but his serve and forehand would have been awesome for today's game.. plus the way he covered the court and retrieve those volleys,1 1/2 steps backwards to cover every lob for a put-away overhead.. he had the biggest first step I've ever seen,pretty much like Sampras ..
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