backhand drive


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Noun1.backhand drive - a hard straight return made on the backhand sidebackhand drive - a hard straight return made on the backhand side
drive - (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
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Wozniacki was moving much the better of the two and broke again before a delicious disguised backhand drive down the line took her to set point.
The 2015 champion struggled to time the ball on an overcast Court Suzanne Lenglen, frequently spraying his trademark backhand drive long or into the net as he looked to keep the points short against 152nd-ranked Kovalik, who was making his Roland Garros debut.
But Massaro saved the first with a fierce boast, angled off the forehand side wall, and the second with a tight wall-clinging backhand drive.
The final game was not without drama, Nalbandian going 15-40 up but a backhand drive which clipped the outside of the line hauled Murray back to deuce.
Murray responded on the next point with a backhand drive that kissed the baseline only for Roddick to thunder his next effort at 140mph.
A backhand drive down the line to make it 3-0 suggested the force was with the 22-year-old from Dunblane.
That put the American 6-5 up and he served out for the set, levelling the match when the Serb blasted a backhand drive into the net.
The first set might have gone either way until Williams pulled out a brilliant 10th game and one sublime backhand drive volley.
He had one angled backhand drive in the final game that produced a collective gasp from the crowd.
He loves to point out that Tilden was self-taught, that Big Bill developed the grip that allowed him to be a pioneer in hitting "the backhand drive.
Hague has his long-distance rolling topspin defence, and his unorthodox backhand drive which time and again catches his opponents out.