Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by JRAJ1988, Jan 31, 2013.
Other than John McEnroe is/was there any other well known left-handed one handed backhander's?
99% of lefties before Connors probably..(Laver most notable)
Muster, Feli Lopez (if you want that thing a backhand ) probably more can't think of them though.
Was Petr Korda Lefty also?
Forgot about him..add his buddy Mariano Puerta to the list as well.
one more: chris guccione
+1. He always gets overlooked on these boards. Great player in both singles and doubles.
The malabarist, Hicham Arazi.
Thomas Muster, of course.
i forgot about arazi!
Yes and a great player as well.
Navratilova, Bob Bryan
Nothing more pleasing to see than a left handed 1 hander.
Petr Korda had the best one handed backhand. A beautiful stroke.
guy forget, henri leconte had a pretty sick one hander
clearly this is a shapovalav cloaked thread... and i agree.... this kid has brought some very unexpected juice to the mens side
Shapo is a blast to behold. He is quickly replacing Thiem and Stan as my favorites in the post-RF future. If it exists.
Allez! How can anyone forzhay about those two!?
greg rusedski should be unmentioned
Oh, well, yeah, my uncle.
One of my older son's tennis buds (now nationally ranked).
The one hander is not just for old dudes anymore.
I have very good LOBH. At least better than Shaps.
All of them when they slice!
Presumably this is a Fernando Verdasco/Feliciano Lopez hybrid?
everyone above should be ashamed of themselves for not mentioning rod laver. i was waiting to see how long it'd go. i couldn't wait any longer
Thanks for the video. Man, Laver was not a young man here but still fast and lightning quick.
Some others not mentioned:
Draper(one of my favorite bh's)
Open era slam winners with lefty one handed bh's:
Nah man. Poast numba two ... Breaker mentioned Laver (most notable). The top of the mountain. The gold standard. Rockhampton, QLD's finest. The one and only double grand slammer. The rocket.
I saw Rodney George Laver play in an almaden grand champions (legends) exo. I was a nine yr old with a decent one hander (and a dad with an awesome one hander). But this medium sized man...takes a size five grip and a heavy maxply or chemold or whatever, and wields it like a wand. Freakish strength, speed, and confidence....Just overpowering opponents with his one hander. Even his ready position was one handed, lol! But the pièce de résistance was....his swinging lefty one handed topspin swingvolley. I saw that and i knew. I knew i had found the future answer to this thread.
Lefty, One-handed Backhand Grand Slam Champions Who Nobody Has Mentioned on the Thread:
Jaroslav Drobny (1951 and '52 French Championships, 1954 Wimbledon)
Neil Fraser (1959 and '60 U.S. Championships, 1960 Wimbledon)
Goran Ivanisevic (2001 Wimbledon)
Sir Norman Brooks (there were other pre-Tilden era lefty champs, but Brooks remains a legend)
Pat Cash (1987 Wimbledon)
Johnny Doeg (1930 U.S. Championships)
^Goran hit a few one handers, but was mostly a two hander.^
^cashy was a righty^
Drobny, of course. I mentioned him yesterday in the mac pronunciation of zverev thread. Great player with a complex history and nationality. And a cool name.
A bit off-topic, I only caught the last set of Deliciano vs Roger and Feli hit one very good driving passing shot for a winner and at least two very hard driving backhands vs very deep balls. Impressive for a guy who usually slices every single ball on the backhand
Yes, yes, looks good. I noticed it too. Not wawrinka or thiem level, but definitely more solid than before.
(Camera on Feliciano) "He has worked hard on his backhand."
- JP McEnroe
Absolutely! They were more old-school flat drives than a modern topspin but the power was there!
A tennis 'historian' who doesn't know that Goran had a 2 hander or that Cash was a righty. Guess that sums up TW in a nutshell...
personnal favorites are arazi and shapovalov
leconte wasn't bad either...
Wasn't Connor's BH slice a 2-hander? Of course, he would let go with the other hand at the last moment.
Who was that French guy? Forget his name.....
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stapletonj! topspin, slice, doesn't matter! the right hand is for taking the racket back and that's all!!!!
Yeah....i think i remember this
Forzhay about it!
Came back here to make correction on Ivanesivic which I realized. But I messed up on Cash. Thanks.
On GS champs can offer:
Art Larsen, 1950 US Championships
Jack Hawkes 1926 Australian Championships
Fair enough on the errors, thanks, one of which I realized and the other not at all until I came back to correct the first.
But I have never called myself an historian. These posts are informal - off the cuff in most instances - and I don't subject them to the kind of double checking as one would if he were publishing, or submitting a professional document.
Cool...yeah it happens to us all. Thank you for rectifying.
I totally forgot about Tappy Larsen! And ol Jack Hawkes, from the twenties! He was a lefty one hander!?? Aussie, right?
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