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backhand

1. Sport
a. a stroke made across the body with the back of the hand facing the direction of the stroke
b. (as modifier): a backhand return
2. the side on which backhand strokes are made
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The crowd roared their approval and, when Djokovic netted a backhand to trail 2-0 in the second, the writing seemed on the wall.
Murray's second double fault gave Goffin a way back into the next game but a netted backhand return by the 24-year-old on a Murray second serve and then an ace put the Scot on the verge of a 4-0 lead.
Djokovic won his 12th match of 13 played against France's Gasquet, whose one-handed backhand can be a lethal weapon which sets him apart from many of his two-handed colleagues.
He broke Gasquet's serve in the fourth game of the third set, found his own booming serving rhythm and fearsome backhand bullet and wrapped up the set with a forehand winner.
Even if somebody is using a two-handed backhand, there still a dominance of one hand during the swing," Dr.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Gulbis, who had claimed during the tournament that he has one of the best backhands and reached the semifinals knocking out Roger Federer and Tomas Berdych, struggled on his forehand as Djokovic eased to a two-set lead.
And he got his reward with a break for 5-4, pinning Verdasco on his lessfavoured backhand and then serving out the set to love.
I started attacking more from my backhand side onto her backhand and started to make her run a little bit.
After pounding away a backhand winner after just over two hours to end Radwanska's brave resistance and secure a 14th grand slam singles title, Williams collapsed backwards to the court before climbing through the crowd to hug father Richard and the rest of her entourage.
He has got a huge serve and a huge forehand but Andy will be able to get after his backhand.
After a poor start to the second set Murray regained the edge in the second game through another unforced error from Giraldo, before breaking once more in the seventh after the Colombian could only find the net with his backhand.