Published on October 4th, 2013 | by Jason Frausto

Tricks of the One Hand Backhand Return of Serve feat Nicolas Almagro

Nicolas Almago is known for hitting a high percentage of one hand backhand topspin returns in matches. Many other players who play with one hand tend to chip considerably more balls than he does. In this instructional video, we’ll look at what Almagro does differently than most of his peers. His ready position, grip, and reaction time all affect his ability to pull this maneuver off in matches.

  • He starts in a forehand grip on his return of serve.
  • He uses the same side of the racket face to hit his forehand topspin return and his backhand topspin return.
  • His grip allows him to get away with this return style.
  • The featured player is Nicolas Almagro.

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