The Zverev backhand

ryushen21

Legend
I have to admit I"m fascinated by his backhand technique. I was just watching video of him playing Novak in Melbourne, and his takeback starts with the racquet practically vertical and then he goes into an almost violent drop and acceleration forward. And he hits some really mean shots. Just found that interesting.
 
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Blahovic

Rookie
I have to admit I"m fascinated by his backhand technique. I was just watching video of him playing Novak in Melbourne, and his takeback starts with the racquet practically vertically and then he goes into an almost violent drop and acceleration forward. And he hits some really mean shots. Just found that interesting.
Closest double hander on the tour to a left handed forehand imo, apart from maybe Nishikori. Takeback is kind of like an inverse of a Fed forehand.
 

Amen786

Semi-Pro
Zverev has an outstanding BH but he predictably goes cross court most of the time. He needs to develop a solid and unpredictable BH down the line to put the cherry on top of the cake.
His backhand down the line was lethal against dinner
 

zill

Hall of Fame
I have to admit I"m fascinated by his backhand technique. I was just watching video of him playing Novak in Melbourne, and his takeback starts with the racquet practically vertical and then he goes into an almost violent drop and acceleration forward. And he hits some really mean shots. Just found that interesting.
Its basically a weak Nalbandian backhand. Or an uglier and weaker Agassi backhand. Not for me.
 
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