The one-handed backhand is not taught to most young tennis players, because it is much more difficult to pull off than the conventional two-handed backhand. The use of only one hand makes it much more difficult to keep the racquet stable, and control suffers as a result.
Having said that, there are many players who managed to perfect the stroke, and their shots are often more impressive than those who use two hands. Obviously, some players have been able to utilize the one-handed backhand better than others throughout history.
Here's a look at some of the best one-handed backhanders in the game.