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post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 2006, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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does hingis have the best ever backhand?

and i dont want tons of pages saying im an asshole because justine has the best back hand - take note justine_fan
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post #2 of 68 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 2006, 10:04 PM
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best ever?

Venus? Davenport? Justine? I would chose those backhand over Hingis, though Hingis backhand is one of the best!


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post #3 of 68 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 2006, 10:04 PM
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No, of course not.

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post #5 of 68 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 2006, 10:06 PM
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No way in hell does Hingis have the best backhand ever
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post #6 of 68 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 2006, 10:12 PM
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Nope. It's her best shot though.
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post #7 of 68 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 2006, 10:19 PM
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No --- it would be hard not to choose someone with a truly deadly backhand weapon like Seles, Davenport, Henin-Hardenne, or Venus Williams. I love Hingis, but her greatness is more about the sum of her abilities than any particular shot.
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post #8 of 68 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 2006, 10:21 PM
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Hingis has some of the best feel ever on the backhand side - that much is true. Her length, timing, accuracy and connection from that side is tremendous.

But there are many players who do far more damage with their backhands. Venus, Serena, Davenport, Clijsters, Sharapova and arguably Henin are but a few who spring to mind. And that's only from today's players.

Ultimately every player requires their backhand shot to be a weapon in today's game. Judged as a weapon, Hingis' backhand is some way down the list.
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post #9 of 68 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 2006, 10:34 PM
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Could be. She can hit it with as much power and accuracy as any.
You have to count consistency too, which drops many above listed players from the competition.
Then again the question is, if 2 handed backhand is better than one handed. One handed has more reach, but I really have not seen ultimately consistent one hander.
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post #10 of 68 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 2006, 10:51 PM
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May be good but is far from best.

Of active players: Lindsay, Venus, Justine come to mind. Also Serena, Maria's is quite good.

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post #11 of 68 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 2006, 11:12 PM
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Monica Seles was probably the best. Davenport and Henin are also excelent though.

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post #12 of 68 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 2006, 11:31 PM
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She has a good backhand but not the best ever for sure!
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post #13 of 68 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 2006, 11:33 PM
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No. But it is awesome, and definitley one of the best of this era. Well, not as much these days (in her comeback), but pre-'02 for sure. But even then, it wasn't in the same league as Chrissie's or Monica's.



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post #15 of 68 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 2006, 11:54 PM
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I think if she hit it the way she did when she was younger...going for it each can arguably say yes

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