Originally Posted by objectivity
is it easier to hit a reliable backhand down the line with a 1HBH or a 2HBH? i think its the 2HBH but i do think its easier to get more topspin with a 1HBH -- and topspin is so important in hitting a reliable backhand down the line.
what do you guys think? my coach says there's no obvious answer.
reason why this thread is on this particular forum, is because i think one reason why nadal does not have a reliable backhand DTL, is because for some reason, he doesn't seem to be able to put much topspin on that particular shot.
It is possible with both but I do think that the natural direction for a 2HBH is more crosscourt because you have a more rotational path. since both hands are on the racket you have to rotate the upper body more which pulls the ball to the right similar to most baseball hitters having a slight pull tendency.
with the 1HBH you can keep the shoulders square and get more extension while with the 2HBH you need good timing (hit the ball later) to hit DTL.
BTW you should have posted that question in the coaching section (where the real tennis guys and not just nadal/fed fanboys post), there you usually get good answers.