Andy Murray Regards Novak Djokovic Better Than Him in This Skill

Published 11/09/2021, 11:30 AM EST
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 10: Novak Djokovic of Serbia talks with Andy Murray of Great Britain before their practice match ahead of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 10, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)


The man of the season this year in tennis has been none other than Novak Djokovic. The manner in which the Serbian ace has gone about things is simply breathtaking. Over the years, he has sharpened his skills to such perfection that it has become difficult for opponents to find a crack in his armour. 

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Recently, Andy Murray, who’s famous for his backhand, was asked who possesses a superior backhand on the tour. The Scot was quick to take Novak Djokovic’s name. He felt that the consistency and the sheer topspin the Serb manages to bring upon his execution is what puts him higher than anyone. 

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When asked about Novak’s backhand, Murray had only positive things to say and he stated, “Probably Djokovic. He has an amazing backhand. He has got a little bit more spin on his backhand than mine which gives a little bit more safety.”

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are the best in business 

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Both Murray and Djokovic hit the double-handed backhand. Over the years, they have been involved in a number of matches in which they engage in long, gruesome rallies. They both can strike the ball from every corner of the court and can angle it with great efficiency. 

Sep 12, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a shot against Daniil Medvedev of Russia in the men’s singles final on day fourteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Coming to the 2021 season, Andy has registered some impressive results lately. In certain matches, although he ended up on the losing side, his quality of tennis was a real cause for optimism. He is currently competing in the Stockholm Open 2021 and will play his first match against Viktor Durasovic.

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On the other hand, Novak won the Paris Masters on Sunday. He bounced back impressively after losing in the final of the US Open. He will be competing in Turin for the ATP Finals. We wish him the very best for the upcoming matches.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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