One of the best shots in Men's tennis

axlrose

Professional
#1

Natural, Smooth, Sophisticated and Ultra powerful when needed, Gasquet's BH is way better than Wawrinka's. It works on all surfaces, doesn't need a minute to set up... and as far as I remember, I've never seen Wawrinka hit a jumping backhand.

A man who can't hit a jumping backhand can never be the man who has the best BH on tour.
 

K-H

Hall of Fame
#2
Gasquet might have a good BH, might even be underrated by some, but no way in hell is it even close to being one of the best shots in men’s tennis...to put it nicely
 

Azure

Hall of Fame
#5
Looks nice but not effective enough. For starters, he doesn't mix up with the backhand. A single handed backhand of that calibre should have more disguise. It's a bit like Theim ripping out backhands.
 

Towny

Professional
#6
It's very pretty looking but is just not on the same level as say Djokovic's backhand. A good backhand is not just about being able to hit good looking winners
 
#7
Why are you posting a vid of young Gasquet? The last we saw of him was 2009 Australian open against Gonzalez. Post drugs ban I guess he just felt lucky to be a millionaire and had no ambitions to win anything big. His whole game lacked purpose & intensity from that point. I remeber at this years French, his coach Santoro imploring him to go all out against Nadal. What happened. Gasquet just played his normal lacklustre game. I felt embarrased for Fabrice.
 
#10
Gasquet's BH is way better than Wawrinka's. It works on all surfaces, doesn't need a minute to set up... and as far as I remember, I've never seen Wawrinka hit a jumping backhand.
You’re right, he needs 2 minutes to set up. Gasquet stands so far back he makes Nadal look like Agassi.
 
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