Federer vs Wawrinka – Backhand Comparison


Federer vs Wawrinka – one-handed backhand comparison

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  1. Harold Toussaint
    November 21, 2020 at 1:48 am · Reply

    Thanks for sharing this video. They both have an amazing one handed backhand. Roger’s shoulder rotation is slightly different down than Stan. Maybe the height of the ball was different for each one of them. Was the ball lower for Roger? Roger is very flexible, Stan is physically stronger. He often hits that backhand harder than Roger. No wonder why Rogers’s opponents hit on his backhand more often to neutralize his forehand which allows him to make a fortune in his career. Stan’s backhand is deadly because of his physicality. Both techniques for the shot are perfect.

  2. Ciaran Keane
    November 19, 2020 at 10:12 am · Reply

    Enjoyed the analysis , you didn’t mention the wrist involvement in the stroke , which I believe correct me if I’m wrong should be in an upward position a good example like revving a motorbike. .

  3. Dave Shambach
    November 17, 2020 at 9:12 pm · Reply

    Thanks for this, Jorge. Are these both generating topspin? Technically, how? And good point about them falling back before recovering.

    • Jorge Capestany
      November 27, 2020 at 5:24 pm · Reply

      I think both of these shots has some topspin, but not a massive amount.

  4. JLee
    November 17, 2020 at 6:40 pm · Reply

    Excellent! How about adding Thiem to comparison?

    • Jorge Capestany
      November 27, 2020 at 5:26 pm · Reply

      I would love to but I need to get some footage that I can use… All my current footage I filmed myself with a media pass, but those days are gone now and they don’t let people film players in practice anymore.

  5. Brian Antecki
    November 17, 2020 at 6:28 pm · Reply

    Thank you for sharing! Eternal hope for us two handed backhands from the 70’s!

    • Jorge Capestany
      November 27, 2020 at 5:26 pm · Reply

      Thanks Brian, I hope you’re doing well.

  6. Michael Rocheleau
    November 17, 2020 at 6:20 pm · Reply

    One thing that is common with all the great backhands is you could have balanced a glass of water on top of their heads and no water would have spilled while they pulled the trigger as with a good golf stroke. Fed is the best at this on all stroke though

    • Jorge Capestany
      November 27, 2020 at 5:27 pm · Reply

      I agree : )

  7. Ed Verschoor
    November 20, 2017 at 6:47 pm · Reply

    Nice comparison video! Thanks for that. Looks to me as if Stan is using arm strength more than Fed, who seems to be more flexible and using more body turn for power. Appears from his back almost facing net, before turn.

    November 20, 2017 at 5:52 am · Reply

    AMAZING video.. very informative
    I also have a one Hand back hand but after SEEING this video I think I will improve ten times

    Thanks for sharing jorge

  9. Ciro Sepulveda
    November 19, 2017 at 2:17 pm · Reply

    Thank you very much Jorge !!

    Very good comparison. One handed backhand.
    Do you have something similar about volleys?
    And thanks for tennis IQ I’m working with that in my academy, it’s a very good course 🥇

    • Jorge Capestany
      November 21, 2017 at 7:45 pm · Reply

      Thanks Ciro

  10. Andy Lechter
    November 16, 2017 at 7:05 pm · Reply

    Roger looks good. I think he may have a good career ahead of him.

    • Jorge Capestany
      November 16, 2017 at 10:02 pm · Reply

      We’ll have to see… The jury is still out on that (haha)

  11. Chuck Coleman
    November 16, 2017 at 3:53 pm · Reply

    Thanks, Jorge! Nicely done 🎾

    • billy
      November 17, 2020 at 6:32 pm · Reply

      THese vs / comparisons are the best on the Internet. Jorge does excellent job.

      • Jorge Capestany
        November 27, 2020 at 5:26 pm · Reply


  12. Bruce Angeli
    November 16, 2017 at 3:46 pm · Reply

    As a one-handed backhand player it’s great for me as a coach and player to see this sort of comparison in slo-mo. I look forward to sharing this with my students!

    • Jorge Capestany
      November 16, 2017 at 5:46 pm · Reply

      Thanks Bruce

  13. John Masuga
    November 16, 2017 at 3:04 pm · Reply

    “Fed Head” keep it focused on where he makes contact, like a short 2 count before he lifts his head. I believe the head is about 30% of your total body weight, so it makes sense not to be moving it around much at contact! Great comparison video, thanks for sharing.

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