Ma Long or Wang Hao Backhand

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Last updated 7 years ago

Romeo Chua

Romeo Chua Asked 7 years ago

Who do you think has the better backhand between these two?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Romeo,

I think Ma Long because it is more reliable.  What do others think?

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Ilia Minkin

Ilia Minkin Posted 7 years ago

I think that their strokes serve different purposes. My impression is that for Ma Long it is more about to stay alive and then utilize his devastating forehand, while Wang Hao used his backhand a lot to finish points.

Johan B

Johan B Posted 7 years ago

Don't forget to mark this as answered on air! 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Good point, thanks Johan.

Johan B

Johan B Posted 7 years ago

It's definitely Ma Long by the way. That it's more difficult to make a reverse penhold backhand is irrelevant. It's also more difficult to play a backhand with 4 fingers on the rubber, for instance..

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