Why backhand slice has become ‘necessity’ in #Tennis

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Numerous top men’s players — #Roger #Federer #Novak #Djokovic, #Andy #Murray, #Rafael #Nadal and others — have developed the one-handed backhand slice as a neutralizing shot that frustrates foes.

On the women’s side, #Roberta #Vinci put on a dazzling one-handed backhand slice display a year ago in her upset of #Serena #Williams in the #USOpen.

The shot has always been important but as #Tennis has become more aggressive, the focus in the sport has been on building an attacking game: big serves, sound groundstrokes and put-away weapons from anywhere in the court.

Read more at: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/tennis/open/2016/08/30/backhand-slice-juan-martin-del-potro-steve-johnson/89615322/?



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