The Roger Federer Backhand

Roger Federer has arguably the best one-handed backhand in tennis. In a sea of two-handers, he still stands out. Mastering the one-handed backhand is no easy task. Watch here how early he sets up, how he grips the racquet, and where the point-of-contact is.

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Roger Federer can pretty much hit any shot (and a few shots that don’t exist) while he makes it look incredibly easy. The key to Federer’s talent, and the main reason his strokes look so effortless, is his amazing balance. If he’s hitting his big forehand or his backhand, he keeps his head and upper body stable throughout the shot.

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