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Of Nalbandian, Haas and Safin at their best, who has the better forehand?

Me and my friend were talking about this. All three of those guys are known for their great backhands but don't have horrible forehands either. Which of the three would you say has the best forehand? (Keep in mind this is not based on present form)

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Re: Of Nalbandian, Haas and Safin at their best, who has the better forehand?

btw, sorry guys I don't know how to add a poll.

I love tennis because of...

Andre Agassi (always #1)---Novak Djokovic ---Rafa Nadal---
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga---Gilles Simon---Tomas Berdych---David Nalbandian---Nico Almagro
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Re: Of Nalbandian, Haas and Safin at their best, who has the better forehand?

I'd say Safin then Haas then Nalbandian

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Re: Of Nalbandian, Haas and Safin at their best, who has the better forehand?

Safin and Nalbandian have much stronger backhands than forehands. Haas is pretty solid off both but i'd say he has the best forehand.
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Re: Of Nalbandian, Haas and Safin at their best, who has the better forehand?

I'd say Haas.
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Re: Of Nalbandian, Haas and Safin at their best, who has the better forehand?

Personally I'd say Nalbandian, Safin and Haas in that order, although if it were based on current form then Safin would be a long way off the other two.

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Re: Of Nalbandian, Haas and Safin at their best, who has the better forehand?

Safin, Nalbandian then Haas IMO.
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btw, sorry guys I don't know how to add a poll.
I think if you edit your first post there is an option to add a poll. I'm not sure about this though. I know when you start threads there is a bubble towards the bottom that asks if you want to add a poll.
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Re: Of Nalbandian, Haas and Safin at their best, who has the better forehand?

at their best. safin, nabs, haas

right now.

nabs, haas....................safin.

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Re: Of Nalbandian, Haas and Safin at their best, who has the better forehand?

Haas and Safin are equal, then Nalbandian. Relative to their peak form of course.

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Re: Of Nalbandian, Haas and Safin at their best, who has the better forehand?

Thanks guys, wow it amazes me the differing opinions on this topic.

I love tennis because of...

Andre Agassi (always #1)---Novak Djokovic ---Rafa Nadal---
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga---Gilles Simon---Tomas Berdych---David Nalbandian---Nico Almagro
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Re: Of Nalbandian, Haas and Safin at their best, who has the better forehand?

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Me and my friend were talking about this. All three of those guys are known for their great backhands but don't have horrible forehands either. Which of the three would you say has the best forehand? (Keep in mind this is not based on present form)
You know what, if they were in their peak, Safin would beat all of them easily. Not just FH, also BH, movement, volley, or lob.
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Re: Of Nalbandian, Haas and Safin at their best, who has the better forehand?

At his peak, Safin. It's been said somewhere that when he's on, Safin is one of the purest ball-strikers in the game. I wouldn't disagree with that.

I would think Haas has the next best forehand, then Nalbandian.

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Re: Of Nalbandian, Haas and Safin at their best, who has the better forehand?

Haas' forehand is super inconsistent. It depends a lot on his mood, some days he relies on his backdown the line and others he'll start smacking forehands.

At their peak its definitely Safin, Haas then Nalbandian. I've never seen Nalbandian just start smashing forehands out of nowhere but I've seen Safin and Haas do it countless times.

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Re: Of Nalbandian, Haas and Safin at their best, who has the better forehand?

Definitely Marat with the best forehand but the topic is a bit whack since these three aren't really known for their forehands but all three possess superb backhands.
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