Re: The Russians and Their BHs
To explain why the backhands of not only Russians but also many young players are becoming stronger, all due to the tactics which they are instructed. A lot players of younger generation, who mostly spent their time developing their tennis skills in USA, such as Maria, Vika, Jelena, all use their left hand to make more effective backhand shot. Dinara, Anna Chak and Petrova, which are mentioned, are all trained by the same coach; therefore, their backhand techniques might find a resemblance, which I assume is similar to Maria's effective backhand technique, however, their nationality is irrelevant. All young players have developed much more effective backhand skills than older generation.
I don't like to use a word "better", to compare their backhand and forehand. For top players (i.e Vera, Maria, Dinara) forehands are useful and skilled as much as the backhand side, therefore, they expect to play their best. It depends on, though, in some moments, player can be mentally or physically weak. It forces them to select the most reliable shot to make; this entirely depends on a person.
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Last edited by tennis-insomniac; Apr 9th, 2011 at 11:27 PM.