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My forehand went better than my backhand but it was a good first match for me. The Sun (2015)Then a poor serve and a backhand error and it was one set all. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He has a good serve and a good backhand. The Sun (2008)He netted a tame backhand service return on the next point and the force was with his opponent again. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some phenomenal backhand and forehand hits to wear the Scot down. The Sun (2011)It all ended when the Serb placed a backhand shot into the net. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Once again there were 40 backhand errors. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He attempts a deft backhand drop shot that appears beyond his opponent's reach. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Ah, that terrible ballooning backhand error on match point. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But it's more difficult to play the backhand shot. The Sun (2012)He duly pocketed the second set when a backhand service return from the American flew wildly from the frame. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His strengths are his serve and volley, but he also possess one of the most elegant backhand slices in tennis. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And let's not forget he has a single-handed backhand. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If you are a right-hander, that is also your backhand side. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If there is one major flaw in his game, it's his backhand return at the net. The Sun (2015)So I play to your backhand. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Her husband emerges from the house, dressed in tennis whites, practising a few backhand strokes in the air. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He came out with a decidedly retro game, a one-handed backhand and a pronounced taste for following the big serve with a volley. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Once more it was the forehand, a less flashy stroke than her backhand but a more reliable one, that did the job. Times, Sunday Times (2007)On tennis A good backhand is fantastic because it goes away from your body unlike the the forehand, which crosses over you. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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