Would Federer still be elegant with a 2 hander?

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Lumber

Rookie
But the most important question, would he have defeated Nadal and Djokovic regularly with a two-hander??
Probably Nadal since a two-hander is much more stable and Nadal always put the ball on Roger's backhand.
He might have won 7 or so more Grand slams with a two-hander.
 

GhostOfNKDM

Hall of Fame
But the most important question, would he have defeated Nadal and Djokovic regularly with a two-hander??
Probably Nadal since a two-hander is much more stable and Nadal always put the ball on Roger's backhand.
He might have won 7 or so more Grand slams with a two-hander.
Thats the next logical question.
 
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Nuclear Warhead Sinner

Guest
But the most important question, would he have defeated Nadal and Djokovic regularly with a two-hander??
Probably Nadal since a two-hander is much more stable and Nadal always put the ball on Roger's backhand.
He might have won 7 or so more Grand slams with a two-hander.
Just goes to show how much margin for improvement there is on his achievements. One day, a guy with a solid 2H BH, a Feather level forehand, serve and touch will come up and collect Slams like Pokémon cards.
 

Arak

Hall of Fame
But the most important question, would he have defeated Nadal and Djokovic regularly with a two-hander??
Probably Nadal since a two-hander is much more stable and Nadal always put the ball on Roger's backhand.
He might have won 7 or so more Grand slams with a two-hander.
Not necessarily. Players with 2hbh don’t like to play against one handers, the same way right handed players don’t like lefties.
 

Gazelle

G.O.A.T.
The elegance of a backhand shank escapes me.

I rooted for Federer because of his macho forehand and serve. Couldn't care less for his backhand.
 

Booger

Hall of Fame
Nalbandian is the only guy who makes a two hander look sorta good. Maybe Rublev.

Everyone else just shovels it back into play.
 

Krish0608

Legend
Yes, because Federer's elegance is largely due to his footwork, positioning and follow through. Not due to one shot.
 

socallefty

Legend
The guy who wins the point more often in BH-BH rallies and BH-lefty FH rallies looks like he has the more beautiful BH.
 

Arak

Hall of Fame
Does Dan Evans look elegant with his 1 hander? Elegance is not about using one or two hands to hit the ball.
 
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