Thread: John Newcombe
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:48 PM   #54
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Originally Posted by pc1 View Post

I do think Newk would have been able to change his backhand with today's racquets to hit the topspin. It was tough in the past with those tiny heavy wood racquets. But maybe you're right.

The forehand was really a terrific shot. I am amazed people now forget what a great forehand the man had.
I saw him play with those aluminum rackets too.. he did great with those .. his b/h flatten out and he just reached out pretty much like Pancho Gonzalez did to hit tons of winning forehands at the end of his career.. his slice b/h had more depth due to the racket change,that made it easier for him to use it more for approach shots to win points up at net..
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