Andre Agassi used to like to say that his backhand paid a lot of the bills and he was right of course. To be a champion, a player often needs that one shot that can turn a match or be relied upon under pressure to deliver the goods.
Here’s a list of my current top 10 shots that are the best in the game:
1. Roger Federer’s Forehand
Moves like a butterfly and stings like a bee!
2. Rafael Nadal’s Forehand
Grinds more than an espresso machine and pays the mortgage.
3. Andy Murray’s Backhand
More depth than a Terence Malick movie
4. Ivo Karlovic’s Serve
Not only drilled in at 155 mph but can bounce over over your head!
5. Stanislas Wawrinka’s Backhand
Paints more lines than a road construction crew
6. John Isner’s Serve
Two words: Isner-Mahut
7. David Nalbandian’s Backhand
Runs players coast to coast like a Freight plane
8. Florian Mayer’s Drop Shot
More frustrating to get back than an airline refund
9. Novak Djokovic’s Backhand
Serves more bagels to his opponents than a bakery
10. Juan Martin Dep Potro’s Forehand
More wind up than a music box and hit flatter than a hammer on nail