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The one-handed backhand is a signature shot for Dominic Thiem, but it was once the most problematic stroke in his arsenal.
also discuss the toughest shot to master in the video above.
Thiem Earns Much-Needed Win
Thiem, who like
changed from a two-handed backhand to a one-hander during his junior days, says it took him several years to fully control the stroke.
"I think (the toughest shot) was my backhand because I changed from a both handed to a one-handed (backhand)," Thiem said in Rotterdam. "It took for sure four or five years until I trusted it in a match... It took a long, long way to get there."
The eighth-ranked Austrian possesses one of the most explosive forehands in the game and his backhand is widely regarded as one of the best.
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