Wawrinka marks the return of the one-handed backhand

Play with Flair

Watching Stanislas Wawrinka’s stunning performance at this year’s Australian Open has been one of the highlights of 2014 so far. If his victory in the final was arguably spoilt by the injury of Rafael Nadal, nobody could deny his brilliant win against four-time victor Novak Djokovic.

He has been a player in great form. Having seen Wawrinka play Nadal at the O2 finals in London at the end of last season, it was clear that he was a player brimming with self confidence. Nadal managed to beat him 7-6 7-6 on the day, but the Swiss clearly had the shots to really trouble the world number one. Just a couple of months on and Wawrinka has turned those missed chances into defining moments.

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  1. Matt says:

    God I wish I had a one hander. Wawrinka’s backhand is met with astonishing technique, and great racquet head speed. He really put’s his whole body into each shot. Why aren’t coaches encouraging juniors to hit with a one hander? We need more players like Wawrinka on tour!

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