A thread on early two handed male players prompts this. If you look at many of the early men with double handers, like Bromwich, MacMillan ,McGrath even before Connors, was that several were so accomplshed in doubles. It has me questioning my assumptions on double handers playing that net position. What's always been fascinating about these players, . I know there are other examples of fine semi modern players, but never nearly as many as one-handed doubles greats. I always saw the double hander as a net deficit in doubles everywhere but the return of serve ( this is before so many players decided to stay back and rally beginning in the 2000's Its harder get down to the half volley/ low volley hit that low volley, the reach is constrained on the backhand overhead, and covering the alley, and handling the shot straight at you. In fast block reflex volley exchanges , those two handed volleys seem more unwieldy. Where am I wrong, is there some advantages to that double handed volley, I don't see or are they just exceptions to the rule?