Most people would agree that the forehand is usually the better, stronger, and more penetrating shot of both groundstrokes.
Still, most of the top players in the world have amazing backhands that they depend on to win a lot of points.
Here are the five best two-handed backhanders in today's current game.
An aggressive, penetrating backhand makes Davydenko one of the best players in the world. He takes the ball early, providing him with tremendous power and adequate spin.
Extremely consistent and precise, his backhand rarely breaks down. Add tremendous speed to the equation, and Davydenko is a worthy opponent.
While no one questions that Nadal's forehand is his best groundstroke, his backhand is no joke.
Although in the beginning of his career his backhand was not relatively strong, it continues to improve and is now a weapon that Nadal has added to his game.
His tremendous speed and amazing strength also allow him to catch up to a lot of balls and hit seemingly impossible winners.
Consistent, powerful, and punishing describe Djokovic's backhand. It' s more solid than his forehand, and he also has great disguise, which he uses to sometimes deploy a precise drop shot.
Murray's backhand is a thing of beauty. He uses it to switch quickly from being defensive and chasing after the ball to being in control of the point and winning points that he had no chance of winning.
Cross-court winners and down the line shots are always within his reach.
A smooth, extremely reliable shot, Nalbandian's backhand is one of world class. His backhand makes him one of the best returners in the game, as he is able to hit down the line return winners consistently.
He handles power and spin exceptionally well, and he can create tremendous angles from this wing.
It rarely breaks down, and it tops my list of the best two-handed backhands in the current men's game.