Best slice backhand ever?

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  1. chrisb

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    That was Rosies only backhand. He never hit flat or top, same with Graf, so it might be a tie
     
  2. Limpinhitter

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    Rosewall hit some of his backhand passing shots almost flat. Graf hit topspin backhand passing shots on occasion.
     
  3. Nostradamus

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    So so true, his slice is the worst shot in the world technically. it only works because he is so talented that he makes up for his flaws
     
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    Maria Bueno, Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova.
     
  5. chrisb

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    Yes he had a backhand drive that had minimal slice compared to some of the variations of sidespin or dying slices we see today. But you could always see the slice. Graf did have a top but used it only when she was killing someone. She admitted to having no confidence in it
     
  6. chrisb

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    Getting back to a different era. All players back in the 50s and 60s used a lot of slice on their backhands. Over 1/2 their tournys were on the old grass, they were using heavy wood sticks, and it was hard to overpower. The top was what would be considered today as light top
     
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    McEnroe says Grigor Dimitrov has the best slice.
     
  8. chrisb

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    Today or all time. Rosey used ti as a pass a neutral shot and a def shot. Black heart has a huge top (Serena`s handle for the boy)
     
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    Laver had a nasty sidespin slice he used on approach shots. Watched it at 60 Nationals at Forest Hills, it was I opening
     

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