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Synonyms for backhand

a return made with the back of the hand facing the direction of the stroke

hit a tennis ball backhand

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(of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke

(of handwriting) having the letters slanting backward

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Both players exchanged breaks early in the third set before Federer reeled off a signature backhand winner to break again in the fifth game.
But Nadal did not waiver and Del Potro began to lose control of the shot, committing 15 unforced backhand errors to just three winners from that side in the 4-6 6-0 6-3 6-2 win.
One-handed backhand has become an anachronism, but it is Federer's trademark shot.
I was able to show today that my weak point, which used to be my weak point until recently - my backhand - has got better.
This study compared the kinetic roles of the upper extremities in the racket impact force generation between the OS and the SS for different-skill-level tennis players in two-handed backhand strokes.
Federer played a loose game to give the advantage straight back but three more backhand errors from his opponent followed by a backhand pass that clipped the top of the net gave Federer another break for 4-2.
A second-serve review by Goffin brought the Belgian back level at deuce but Murray's backhand pass down the line set up another break point.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Gulbis, who had claimed during the tournament that he has one of the best backhands and reached the semifinals knocking out Roger Federer and Tomas Berdych, struggled on his forehand as Djokovic eased to a two-set lead.
And he got his reward with a break for 5-4, pinning Verdasco on his lessfavoured backhand and then serving out the set to love.
And the save inspired a break-back from Nadal as Djokovic made two errors on the backhand side, finding the tramlines with a pair of cross-court passes before Nadal struck in his third break chance of the game.
The robot fed the players with balls on the forehand or backhand or alternatively to the forehand and backhand at varying speeds and intervals ranging from slow to fast.
After pounding away a backhand winner after just over two hours to end Radwanska's brave resistance and secure a 14th grand slam singles title, Williams collapsed backwards to the court before climbing through the crowd to hug father Richard and the rest of her entourage.
After a poor start to the second set Murray regained the edge in the second game through another unforced error from Giraldo, before breaking once more in the seventh after the Colombian could only find the net with his backhand.
World number four Murray had arrived in California with high hopes after launching his 2012 campaign with a 14-2 win-loss record but his backhand let him down badly as he was beaten in straight sets at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.