Originally Posted by Gugafan
Watching Gasquet this week (particularly against Murray) he produces flashes of brilliance with the backhand, but overall his rally ball is alot shorter compared to Stan who consistently plays closer to the baseline and hits deeper and more penetrating backhands.
Both great shotmakers, expecting big results from both this season.
Gasquet is more precise and reliable with his backhand than Stan is because he doesn't hit it with as much depth nor penetration, which you accurately pointed out. If Stan had Richard's accuracy and efficiency, he'd have the most dangerous shot on tour.