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View Poll Results: Will the single hander resurrect?

Yes, these changes come in cycles 6 10.71%
Nope, it's dying and will stay dead 20 35.71%
I hope so 19 33.93%
I hope NOT 6 10.71%
Who cares 5 8.93%
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Old May 21st, 2011, 02:49 PM   #16
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Re: Will the single handed backhand resurrect?

perhaps as specialists.
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Old May 21st, 2011, 02:52 PM   #17
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Re: Will the single handed backhand resurrect?

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Ever since Caro took two handed backhand into a whole new level, there was no need in that one handed obsolete shot anymore. It's gone for good in history books.
Pushniacki's BH is not even top 10 on the tour.
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Old May 21st, 2011, 02:56 PM   #18
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Re: Will the single handed backhand resurrect?

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Pushniacki's BH is not even top 10 on the tour.
That's your opinion, which you have all rights to have, which is incorrect as always nonetheless

Her BH is easily in top 3 I would say unbiasedly.
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Old May 21st, 2011, 02:58 PM   #19
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That's your opinion, which you have all rights to have, which is incorrect as always nonetheless

Her BH is easily in top 3 I would say unbiasedly.
Unbiasedly? You're the most rabid Pushniacki fan on the forum.

Her BH is top 3 for moonballing, though, I'll give you that.
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Old May 21st, 2011, 03:12 PM   #20
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Re: Will the single handed backhand resurrect?

it's gone with the talents of women tennis players from now on, with only HC (or frozen clay) we won't even see a slice or dropshots

EDIT: nothing against 2 handed BHs as i play with it as well, but it takes a lot more talent to play with one hand
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Old May 21st, 2011, 03:22 PM   #21
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Re: Will the single handed backhand resurrect?

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Ever since Caro took two handed backhand into a whole new level, there was no need in that one handed obsolete shot anymore. It's gone for good in history books.
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You guys stop this "too difficult to master" thing, it's gettin ridiculous

One handed is for the lazy ones who couldn't wait to learn to hit the ball right way so they started to hit it anyhow, got used to it, and struggled with it forever. Simple as that.


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Old May 21st, 2011, 04:01 PM   #22
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Re: Will the single handed backhand resurrect?

I hope CSN would bring the trend back but I agree that It'd finally fade away, though I think some young Spanish players still practice one handed BH ? , if not I think that there will be some of it left in ATP side.
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Old May 21st, 2011, 04:33 PM   #23
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Re: Will the single handed backhand resurrect?

I was about to start this exact thread last week.

I was wondering if any of the up and coming juniors had single handed backhands. It really would be a shame to see it disappear. I always have a lot of respect for the players who use it, its just such a beautiful shot. The way they finesse the ball instead of bash it, and how they use their slice, it is really a joy to watch.

Also I was like you, I was convinced that Flipkens used a single, did she just switch to a double recently? I remember seeing her against Safina at Wimbledon and she was definitely using a single, then I saw her using a double a few weeks ago in Fes against Daniilidou, a true single hander.

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Re: Will the single handed backhand resurrect?

no... dead it's good
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Re: Will the single handed backhand resurrect?

I hope we will have another Henin or Mauresmo...but I doubt it.
It's a shame cos it's beautiful shot.

Bright stop talking stupid things. Caro BH is maybe in top 8...but not in top 3...
'One handed is for the lazy ones who couldn't wait to learn to hit the ball right way so they started to hit it anyhow, got used to it, and struggled with it forever. Simple as that.'....
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Re: Will the single handed backhand resurrect?

Classic one hander is dying. Nobody can even slice properly these days and people want to see full time OHBH not happening.
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Old May 21st, 2011, 05:23 PM   #27
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Re: Will the single handed backhand resurrect?

IMO the one handed backhand is the most beautiful shot in tennis.

It's dead however as it's just not taught to young players any more. When you're very young and starting to play, it's much easier to learn to hit a two hander effectively (apart from slice of course).

Thought I've always enjoyed the fact that the inscription on the Wimbledon mens trophy is for the "Single Handed Championship of the World"
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Re: Will the single handed backhand resurrect?

Yeah, seeing CSN back to form would be nice, I also enjoyed that Daniilidou run last year indoors

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wow, 7 in the top 100. they're all 27 and older except for one, who just happens to be the lowest ranked.
Made a mistake with Akgul and Flipkens so it's only 5 now in the top 100 and 4 of them are 30+ :/

It makes the double handed forehand more present than a single h. backand, that really seems "wrong" to me.

The men on the other hand have only Federer in the top 10 but there are a handful of single handers in the top 20-30 (Wawrinka, Gasquet, Almagro, Youzhny, Garcia-Lopez, Robredo, Kohlschreiber) and all of them are doing pretty well for years now.
Total of 14 in the top 50 and 23 (I'm not sure about this one, give or take 1-2) in the top 100. It's a pretty big difference from the wta.

So I'm guessing Federer of old, at his prime, would still be extremely dominant over the likes of Soderling, Berdych or Del Potro. I won't count Nadal, Djokovic or Murray because their story is greatly linked with movement and consistency.

But those I've mentioned above, Federer, Wawrinka, Gasquet, Youzhny and others,...can and always could adsorb power coming from the big hitters, both on the return and off the ground, and are able to create a lot of pace as well, yet women can't. Adsorb pace yes, create angles yes, slicing well yes but hitting over it with power is almost always a lottery (Schiavone excluded )

Basically I'm saying that if Wawrinka or Gasquet can control Karlovic or Isner serve, or if they can be 50-50 in their matches against the likes of Soderling/Berdych and such, there is no reason why a woman with their playing style couldn't do the same to big hitters of the wta, at least no reason that I can see :/ .


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I was wondering if any of the up and coming juniors had single handed backhands
Yeah, I'm wondering the same thing, I'd love to follow progress of a young player going against the windmills

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Old May 21st, 2011, 06:13 PM   #29
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Old May 21st, 2011, 06:17 PM   #30
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Re: Will the single handed backhand resurrect?

I do hope some talented youngster with a one-handed backhand will emerge in the future ; it's a beautiful shot.
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