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post #74 of (permalink) Old 11-25-2010, 04:19 AM
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Re: Who Has The Better Forehand? Murray or Djokovic?

Originally Posted by The Matador
yeah summed it up perfectly one thing i would add is that djokovic can hit his forehand consistently harder than murray he can hit clean winners mid rally which murray rarely ever does
Yes - consistent aggression is what sets them apart. There's a reason why Murray plays best as a counterpuncher.

Originally Posted by thegreendestiny View Post
IS this a joke? Murray's loopy forehand is probably his weakest weapon. Djokovic's, especially on return is one of the tour's best. Compare their backhand's and it will be a totally different story.
I think Murray has a more reliable forehand return than Djokovic - mainly because of backswing and differences in grip (Djokovic has a full backswing and a western forehand grip; Murray uses an abbreviated backswing + semiwestern). You often see players targeting Novak's forehand when serving down break points, etc.

You could argue that Djokovic is more dangerous with his forehand return though, but overall I think Murray is a better returner - not just from the forehand wing, but on the whole. The difference is minimal though, unlike the disparity between these two players' forehands.
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