Technical Flaws in Pro
Two Handers: Jack Sock
Earlier this year we took a look at the technical problems on the two-handers of two elite tour pros, John Isner (Click Here) and Milos Raonic (Click Here). Now let's move on to the ultimate analytic challenge: Jack Sock.
Sock will do just about anything to avoid hitting a two-handed backhand. He runs around into the alley or wider to hit inside forehands—even if this leaves his forehand side open.
Luckily for him his forehand is huge—with as much velocity and spin or more as any of the top players. So often it doesn't matter that the court is open, since he just hits an unreturnable forehand.
When he does actually hit a backhand the huge majority are slice. Watching an entire set of one of his matches, I saw him attempt only one two-handed drive, which he missed. The rest of the balls he hit on the backhand side were inside forehands and slices.