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  1. Backhand is a simple molding sometimes used around the outer edge of a plain casing or as a decorative feature. (Web site)
  2. His backhand is a one-hander, rather like Ivan Lendl’s, and watching him practice it is like watching a great artist casually sketch something. (Web site)
  3. A Nadal backhand was called out but he challenged the decision and Hawkeye revealed it had clipped the line.
  4. Venus' backhand is equally effective down-the-line or crosscourt (frequently for a set-up approach shot). (Web site)

Third Match Point

  1. Federer held his third match point on Baghdatis' serve in the 12th game, but he netted a backhand for deuce. (Web site)

Strong Backhand

  1. Instead, momentum swung with Federer then using a strong backhand pass to draw an error before getting a Roddick long backhand to draw even.
  2. Both Brian Gottfried and Stan Smith extol the virtues of hitting the ball out in front sufficiently for a strong backhand.

Single-Handed Backhand

  1. Federer plays with a single-handed backhand which gives him great variety.
  2. Mantilla's best stroke was his single-handed backhand and he was known for his baseline consistency from both sides, high endurance levels, and courage. (Web site)

High Backhand Volley

  1. Roddick missed a relatively easy high backhand volley on the fourth break point.

Backhand Volley Winner

  1. Roddick responded with a backhand volley winner.

Crosscourt Backhand

  1. When Wawrinka missed a crosscourt backhand, Roddick got his second break point.
  2. Hantuchova converted her third match point with a crosscourt backhand. (Web site)

Backhand Long

  1. Sharapova held serve to go up 5-3, then converted her third match point when Garbin knocked a backhand long. (Web site)
  2. Agassi then held and finally broke Baghdatis for the victory after reaching deuce thanks to two double faults when the eighth seed sailed a backhand long.
  3. With his pink shirt, dark pirate pants and yellow bandana caked in clay, Nadal swiped a backhand long to go down a break at 4-3.

Backhand Sides

  1. Agassi's early years were marked by a desire and an ability to hit the ball harder off both forehand and backhand sides than was generally considered wise. (Web site)

Backhand Side

  1. Their major argument was that Roddick lacked diversity and aggression on his backhand side and relied too much on his forehand.
  2. This is a video of Peter gade demonstrating moving to the net on the backhand side, sorry no english translation of it.
  3. Many receivers handle the high bounce well on their forehand side but not on their backhand side.

Backhand Wide

  1. And in the very next game he raced into a 0-40 lead, sealing the break when Nadal sent a backhand wide. (Web site)
  2. Schnyder scored her only service break of the match to cut the lead to 5-3, then held serve before Sharapova won the match when Schnyder hit a backhand wide.
  3. Roddick, a semifinalist at Wimbledon last year, closed out the match when the fifth-seeded Grosjean hit a backhand wide. (Web site)


  1. Guillermo Vilas took what Rod Laver was doing with his backhand and added loads more topsin.


  1. It failed at the start of Nadal's service game when he found the net with his backhand but he dabbed another over on the way to a 2-1 lead. (Web site)


  1. Nadal stepped up his backhand crosscourt, breaking the Russian to force an 11th game. (Web site)

One-Handed Backhand

  1. Sampras went to a one-handed backhand, improved his serve by studying tapes of Rod Laver and began rushing the net. (Web site)
  2. Andre Agassi in particular increased his use of the one-handed backhand and often hit an unreturnable dropshot with it. (Web site)
  3. But to take his game to the next level, Fischer recommended a major change, advising Pete to switch to a one-handed backhand. (Web site)


  1. For the same reason, backhand smashes tend to be weak. (Web site)


  1. Williams finally put the match away on her next serve when Hingis hit another backhand long. (Web site)
  2. Williams served out, taking the first set in 26 minutes on her second set point when Sharapova sent a backhand service return wide. (Web site)
  3. Williams created her first break chance at 1-1 in the second set, and Pennetta netted another double-fisted backhand. (Web site)


  1. Although Nadal was disappointed with a "couple (of) mistakes" on his backhand, he felt happy with his overall play. (Web site)


  1. She's a pretty big hitter and has a good backhand," Sharapova said. (Web site)


  1. His groundstrokes are technically efficient on both forehand and backhand.


  1. He can do backhand, very good backhand, good forehand, very fast on court. (Web site)
  2. His opponent comes in on an approach shot right to his backhand side and Federer's still on the forehand side of the court.
  3. On her second set point, Schiavone took risk and reaped the rewards slicing a serve wide to open the court and knifing a backhand volley winner.


  1. When Sharapova sent a backhand long on match point, Henin-Hardenne grinned, screamed and punched the air. (Web site)


  1. So if I had Agassi’s backhand and Roddick’s serve, I wouldn’t have time to sleep because I would be so happy. (Web site)


  1. Almagro won the next game to love when Nadal hit a backhand into the net, then served to go up 4-1. (Web site)
  2. The seesaw battle continued, Paes broken to love, only for Knowles to drop serve on a missed backhand volley by Bhupathi.


  1. Nadal fired a backhand into the net on the first of them, sending the fans into a frenzy. (Web site)
  2. Federer saves the first on his own serve, but a crosscourt backhand winner from Kohlschreiber gives him the set.
  3. The word "Filthy" was actually first used as a positive to describe the incredible nature of McEnroe's one-handed backhand.


  1. When Evert first started playing as a youngster, she developed a two-handed backhand because she was too small and weak to hit backhand shots with one hand. (Web site)
  2. Playing a backhand overhead has two main disadvantages. (Web site)

Right Hand

  1. In his early years, Nadal (who wrote with his right hand) played left-handed tennis with both a two-handed forehand and backhand. (Web site)


  1. He uses the pace of the serve to create an angle and slices a backhand cross court just inside Roddick’s forehand service area. (Web site)
  2. He goes for angle to the backhand side with his volley. (Web site)


  1. What Roddick's improved movement allowed him to do was neutralize the depth and the angles that Federer hit off his backhand side. (Web site)

Two-Handed Backhand

  1. One of the first players to ever use a two-handed backhand, his 33 singles titles rank him among the top 50 players of all time.
  2. Also, he was suitably impressed by the way Sampras made the switch from a two-handed backhand to a one-handed backhand. (Web site)
  3. His use of the one-handed backhand drop shot is unusual for players who usually use a two-handed backhand to rally from the baseline.


  1. She uses two hands on both the forehand and the backhand, and is generally classed as an aggressive and hard-hitting player. (Web site)


  1. Troicki hits a big forehand and ventures to the net but is forced short with his volley, allowing Nadal to whip a backhand down the line. (Web site)
  2. Nalbandian's trademark shot is his backhand down the line, which he uses often to force a weak reply, if not hit a winner outright.
  3. A crosscourt backhand on the run gave Nadal another opportunity to break at 2-2 and he took it with a passing shot down the line.


  1. Still one point from victory, the reigning U.S. Open champion ended an 11-stroke exchange by hitting a backhand that a line judge called long. (Web site)
  2. She put a backhand out next point to give Zheng the win.


  1. That shot was nearly as good as Segura 's two-handed forehand." His only real weakness, says Kramer, "was his backhand. (Web site)
  2. Many advanced players still have a significantly better forehand than backhand, and many strategies in tennis aim to exploit this weakness. (Web site)


  1. Coria then regrouped to sweep the final four games, closing out the victory when Henman floated a backhand long. (Web site)

Straight Sets

  1. Agassi's movement was noticeably hindered, particularly on his backhand return of serve, and he lost in straight sets. (Web site)


  1. Sharapova is an aggressive baseliner, with power, depth, and angles on her forehand and backhand.


  1. All strokes can be played either forehand or backhand (except for the high serve, which is only ever played as a forehand).


  1. Ken Rosewall, another player noted for his one-handed backhand, used a deadly accurate slice backhand through the 1950s and 1960s. (Web site)


  1. Sharapova gained yet another break point, and again Henin attacked the net, finishing the point with a difficult high backhand volley down the line.
  2. Henin failed to hold an early lead, losing 2-6, 6-2, 6-3, and said the elbow bothered her "a little bit" on her serve and backhand. (Web site)
  3. Henin plays smart aggressive tennis aided by a powerful one-handed backhand that allows her more reach and more variety on that side. (Web site)


  1. Her backhand, although not as big of a weapon as her forehand, has improved over the years.
  2. For many years the 1940s player Bobby Riggs was considered to have had the greatest drop shot of all time, off both his forehand and his backhand. (Web site)
  3. Federer plays with a one-handed backhand, which has improved over the last few years.


  1. His serving forced three misses from Sampras, and a thoroughly crushed backhand caused Sampras to miss one volley. (Web site)
  2. Serving for the match, Nadal won the first three points and then hit a backhand crosscourt winner. (Web site)
  3. She was hitting bombs from both sides of the court (especially the backhand), was moving well, and serving very aggressively. (Web site)


  1. Kanepi took a 5-3 lead when Jankovic sent her backhand wide on the next point.


  1. Her forehand and backhand are both effective in setting up points.
  2. Fish uses his strong serve and powerful backhand to win points from the baseline.

Three Points

  1. But Bhupathi and Knowles won the next three points, and a superb backhand return by Bhupathi helped set up the break.
  2. Three points later, Coria mishit a backhand wide to give Ginepri a fifth match point. (Web site)

Taufik Hidayat

  1. Taufik Hidayat can't use his forehand so instead he uses his backhand.
  2. This Badminton video shows a strong backhand clear performed by Taufik Hidayat. (Web site)


  1. Taufik showed his strong backhand during the match against Peter Gade in 04 Olympics quarter final.
  2. Taufik and his usual backhand magic Taufik Hidayat can't use his forehand so instead he uses his backhand.
  3. But it was Taufik who brought the backhand smash to a new level, smashing straight down the tramlines which nobody to my knowledge had ever done before. (Web site)


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