America’s legendary tennis player Serena Williams ex-coach Rick Macci has explained why the current world number Novak Djokovic has the best backhand in the sport.
The 36-year-old is often regarded as the greatest player in the history of men’s singles tennis in the Open era, having won as many as 24 Grand Slam titles.
Macci, in a post on his social media platform X official account, stated that one of the reasons why Djokovic’s backhand is the best in sport is because does the ‘pull/push method’.
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"The best 2 handed backhand of all time is @DjokerNole. The ball hits the string but it seems like the ball is on a string because biomechanically he does the Pull/Push method which is best friends with Mr. Control and hangs out a lot with Mr. Power," Macci tweeted.
Djokovic’s most recent triumph came in New York in September where he outclassed the current world number three Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the final with a score of 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 to lift the US Open for the fourth time.
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It was the third major title for the Belgrade-born in 2023. Previously, he won the Australian Open after beating Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final with a score of 6–3, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5).
He also clinched the French Open after beating Norway’s Casper Ruud in the final with a score of 7–6(7–1), 6–3, 7–5.