Players who are equal off both sides

yellowoctopus

Professional
All players have a stronger and a weaker side, but I rarely see players who are balanced on his or her forehand and backhand.

Among the active players today, I see this in Ivan Ljubicic.

Any others?

Remember, we are not talking about how good their FH and BH are, just the balance (less tendency to favor one side to win a point).
 

helloworld

Hall of Fame
Andre Agassi probably has the most balanced groundstrokes ever. Usually a player's forehand is better than a backhand, but not Andre's. The guys that I see today would be Davydenko, Del Potro, and Nalbandian.
 

theduh

Semi-Pro
LOL!!! There's a reason why people fear Nadal's 'fearhand', and it is not his backhand. ;)
I'm not going into another worthless argument but have you watch how Nadal hit with his backhand? I'm a Fed fan but I believe that Nadal has one of the best backhand on tour and yes I agree that Nadal's forehand is superior than his backhand. Anyway what are we talking about here? It's not who has the best forehand or backhand right, please check the last sentence from OP "Remember, we are not talking about how good their FH and BH are, just the balance (less tendency to favor one side to win a point)."
 
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Leonidas

Semi-Pro
his backhand is bloody solid these days though.

Nalby is pretty balanced. I wouldn't say Murray or Wawa are their backhands are clearly better.
Wrong! People are prone to say that Players who have great back hands are better on the backhand side, which is false. If you hit a ball towards wawrinka or Safin, towards the middle of the court, you´ll see they will try to hit it with their forehands! Same for Murray! In other words, you can have the best backhand on tour, but you still prefer to hit a winner with your forehand (let´s say the 1oth on tour) because your forehand is better! That happens for 99% of the players.

Maybe just Davydenko and Nalbandian are almost completely balanced
 
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