Most pros have the racquet higher than their hands on the 2hbh takeback. Indeed, the players with the best backhands in the world have this type of takeback: Djokovic, Zverev, Nishikori, etc. A lot of rec players do not seems comfortable with this and prefer to take the racquet straight back and down with the racquet lower than their hands. This can still be yield a world class shot, as the pros in the title use this technique. However, I'm wondering what everyone's opinion on this is. The big disadvantage I can think of is that it will be tougher to adjust for high balls. There also might be a little less momentum to create power. The advantage would be a simpler shot with less room for error, perhaps? What do you think of taking the racquet straight back/down? Is it just as good as the higher takeback? Can you think of other advantages/disadvantages to using it?