Re: Would you rather have the best backhand or best forehand in the women's game?
Forehand obviously. The most lethal groundstroke in a rally situation is the run around forehand in the ad court from which one can go inside-out or inside-in because of the possibilities in placement and disguise and power potential. The best players ever (Graf and Federer), and players with strong forehands in general, rely on this pattern a lot. This also solves the problem of defending the backhand. (Although both players were also susceptible to a perfect BTL - and it had to be perfect since it was going to their stronger forehand side - from the opponent, which is a difficult shot to execute that well even for players who excel in it.)
Even Ivanovic got a slam with this play.
A single flow'r he sent me, since we met./All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet - One perfect rose.
I knew the language of the floweret;/'My fragile leaves,' it said, 'his heart enclose.'
Love long has taken for his amulet/One perfect rose.
Why is it no one ever sent me yet/One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get/One perfect rose.
Last edited by moby; Nov 18th, 2012 at 02:47 AM.