Originally Posted by flyinghippos101
What do you mean? As a regular rally shot, it's not very reliable. But two handers that at least have a very fundamental understanding of one handers go a long way. One handed backhand has greater reach, so it can work wonders on the run.
Tsonga using it strictly for this purpose actually may be an evolution in the game.
It's nowhere near useless to experiment with the one hander as a two hander. Sure, it's flashy but at the same it it has pragmatic use too. And keep in mind, 2/3 of those matches above he won and the one he didn't was against Murray in a tight three setter
That used to be the case before, but not anymore. The one hander on the run is a solid option for Tsonga because he is not very good at defending with his backhand. Guys like Murray and Nadal hit great two handers on the run, and Djokovic has taken the on-the-run two hander to the next level.