Andy Murray takes to Instagram to ‘stick up for double handers’

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Former world number one and two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has sprung to the defence of ‘double handers’ on Instagram.

The 31-year-old was responding to a video posted by the official Wimbledon account, in which praise was heaped upon players who only use one hand to play backhand shots.

Murray himself, among others, employs the double-handed backhand when out on the court, and that much was clear in the comment he made on the post.

A screen grab from Wimbledon's official Instagram page

“The one handers are always said to be more beautiful, more artistic, poetic etc … but almost all the best backhands in the game are double handers.

“Almost all coaches say they would teach a double-handed backhand because it’s a more simple, effective and efficient technique.

“Art doesn’t need to be complex. There is beauty in simplicity. Double handers for the win!”

Great Britain tennis star Andy Murray
(Jeff Holmes/PA)

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