I was watching some old clips of Bjorn Borg back in the late 70s and early 80s and couldn't help but notice how his backhand style is pretty unique. In today's game, players either hit the one-handed backhand or two-handed backhand (which is essentially a lefty forehand with two hands). Borg's was unique in that he used two hands, but let the left hand go after the point of contact. In addition, he had a backhand grip which would more likely be used with the one-hander. This seems to have allowed him tremendous topspin and variety, which many players lack on the backhand side. Why is it, we don't see any players today hitting with this style?? Could this shot not be effective with a graphite racket or in today's style of play?? here's an excerpt i found from an old borg autobiography: BACKHAND "...I have to prepare earlier and bend my knees more on the two-handed shot than on my one-handed forehand... I place my right hand on the racquet as if the stroke were a standard one-handed eastern backhand. The left hand is placed above the right in a position in which I could hit a choked-up left-handed western forehand if I took my right hand away. I bring the racquet back slightly below my knees and close to my side with a small loop on the way back and both wrists cocked downward. I actually drop the racquet face below the level of my wrists to exaggerate the racquet head sweep from low to high, which also exaggerates the amount of top spin put on the return. Jimmy Connors, on the other hand, brings his racquet straight back with a firm wrist slightly below his waist. Our different style results in a different type of shot. Connors' is flat, hard and deep, clearing the net by a few inches, but mine relies heavily on overspin, clearing the net by a foot or more and with varying depths. As I pull the racquet forward, my wrists explode the racquet face under the ball snapping upward to shoot tremendous top spin into the shot. My right shoulder, which points toward the net on the backswing is parallel to the net at the end of the stroke, with the racquet head finishing on the right side of my body, two feet above my head on the follow-through. But the follow-through changes a lot on every stroke, depending on where the ball has bounced, where I want to hit it, and how much time I have. My backhand is built for my game, patience in the backcourt and top-spin passing shots, while Connors' backhand is an offensive weapon, hit aggressively to draw a short return so Jimmy can attack at net. If I had to compare his backhand and mine in a few words, I'd say mine is efficient, his is flamboyant."