Richard Gasquet – Slow Motion Topspin Backhand on Grass

Video clip Rating: four / 5

  • By 0210mick, July 26, 2010 @ 11:56 pm


  • By pr4nk5tr, July 26, 2010 @ 11:58 pm

    Insane flexibility/upper body rotation. That’s where the power comes from.
    Stop at 0:11, it’s freakish!

  • By ashram97, July 27, 2010 @ 12:07 am

    hes so cool :p my second role model (after federer off course)

  • By TennisAnnalyst, July 27, 2010 @ 12:29 am


    To give you an idea, in a baseline rally, I give the edge to Gasquet in front of Djokovic’s backhand and, on any court but clay, I think he’s able to knock on even Nadal’s forehand. From the baseline it’s an immense shot, but the thing is that’s it’s almost like a second forehand. He’s got lesser part however: Federer’s got the best backhand on the run or off the half-volleys.

    In terms of power, he outdo anyone; in terms of versatility, he doesn’t.

  • By darius3000, July 27, 2010 @ 12:39 am

    Good God that was gorgeous.

  • By Pctoinou, July 27, 2010 @ 1:12 am

    This is art

  • By PhilippedeHerte, July 27, 2010 @ 2:04 am

    His backhand is so unique, so difficult to copy.

  • By lightmyfir3, July 27, 2010 @ 2:24 am

    So much talent. Too bad he is such a party animal.

  • By Ramon424242, July 27, 2010 @ 3:08 am

    Is Gasquet’s backhand better than Kuerten’s or Gaudio’s?

  • By jhgosnell, July 27, 2010 @ 3:49 am

    nice, but very long to set up…i think federer’s is a quicker version?

  • By surfjabroni, July 27, 2010 @ 4:07 am

    @MIXMASTAPWN look at the preparation backswing. If I were on the other side of the net I would think his preparation suggests a slice and then WHAM..

  • By AceGuitarR7, July 27, 2010 @ 4:37 am

    @ZZR1400GREY but the beauty of a one handed against a big hitter is that you can just block it back

  • By Kiasko, July 27, 2010 @ 4:53 am

    Double handed back hand is probably better than single overall. Double handed is basically ur non dominants forhand with the aid of ur dominant for stability. Strength of tennis swings mostly dont come from the arms, it comes from the rotation of ur chest and the rest of your body. But i like single handed backhand, it looks cool. It gives me more satisfaction wen i hit good singlehanded backhands than double handed.

  • By ZZR1400GREY, July 27, 2010 @ 5:28 am

    Beautiful movement but requires to much time to prepare, not good to win points against a big hiter!

  • By frilloz4, July 27, 2010 @ 5:36 am

    looks like hes about to fly

  • By jogadorelastico2, July 27, 2010 @ 5:51 am

    Guga the best backhand!!!
    Gustavo Kuerten Backhand>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Gaudio>>>>>>Gasquet

  • By AnimeIntroStyles4, July 27, 2010 @ 6:45 am

    Favorite backhand along Federer and Kohlshreiber.

  • By MasterG309, July 27, 2010 @ 7:23 am

    backhand king……..just amazing

  • By rdberg1957, July 27, 2010 @ 7:43 am

    Gasquet was getting very low to take this low backhand on the rise.

  • By cescOBcescD, July 27, 2010 @ 7:43 am

    beautiful!! its so wierd that he looks so similar to justine henin..

  • By joanmiarnau, July 27, 2010 @ 8:32 am

    best backhand in history was GASTON GAUDIO´s…he won RG´s matchpoint with it…plus it has much more grace than this bowling shot we´ve just witnessed…

  • By FairwayJack, July 27, 2010 @ 8:55 am

    That was a thing of beauty

  • By wamici, July 27, 2010 @ 9:49 am

    what about guga he had an amazing one hander gasquets setup kinda reminds me of his

  • By copavida, July 27, 2010 @ 10:11 am

    the best one handed bachhand in the business (or maybe him and Wawrinka have the best), but bad stamina.

  • By mogofou, July 27, 2010 @ 10:51 am

    decades ago

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