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nice. keep them coming.
Check out the Forehand by Rafa at the 6:10 mark of the 2008 Roland Garros Final, Hercules!
They repeat it in slo-mo too... Also, heck out 7:35 mark for some well needed Forehand catharsis



8:20 mark has a great rally ending in an Epic forehand! Great video!
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thanks general statracket.

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On clay Nadals is best by a mile. On other surfaces his forehand is top10ish I think.

Federer is easily top5 at every surface, even top2 at every surface seems fair.

Gonzo's is the most scary top5 one if he hits at full speed, but he couldn't do that every match.

Moya, mainly his inside out bombs who were very consistent for such a attacking shot.

Lendl/courier. Their forehands wouldn't be special today but at their time were revolutionary and mayor winners.
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Check out the Forehand by Rafa at the 6:10 mark of the 2008 Roland Garros Final, Hercules!
They repeat it in slo-mo too... Also, heck out 7:35 mark for some well needed Forehand catharsis



8:20 mark has a great rally ending in an Epic forehand! Great video!


great stuff. keep it coming. post some of this stuff at the castle also if you dont mind.


i am still not happy with the clay warrior. he still hit too short.
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actually i am more objective than you ever could be. you see i am not blinded by blind worship.

you are not bright enough for me try to explain.


11 majors while serving with a wrong hand so basically no serve, pathetic slice, miserable backhand, fucked up knees, almost always injured.

and we all know he cant volley so he is limited in so many ways.

you know of anybody else who has managed 11 majors with pretty much one stroke?


i am more objective than you can ever dream to be. i dont have to blindly worship anyone but you do.


i would say it is nadal who has the greatest forehand the world has ever known.


why dont you ask fed about it and he will tell you.
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great stuff. keep it coming. post some of this stuff at the castle also if you dont mind.


i am still not happy with the clay warrior. he still hit too short.
Will do soon, work permitting! Just one more Rafa Miracle Forehand Shot to deliver the point:



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I am not happy with the clay warrior king.

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2 more from the Forehand King

That forehand DTL is such a weapon when Rafa's on (and he was on that night), but the shot after that one

Ridiculous

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He lost though. Fuck that shit. It doesn't count

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He lost though. Fuck that shit. It doesn't count
He mugged that up real good. Good this isn't the 5 greatest backhands thread, because that one at 4-2 30-15 would be thrown in to show who should definitely not be in that discussion.

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That forehand DTL is such a weapon when Rafa's on (and he was on that night), but the shot after that one

Ridiculous
those forehands by nadal in the aus open were beast no doubt... but for some reason, from a pure aesthetic standpoint, it looks so ugly
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those forehands by nadal in the aus open were beast no doubt... but for some reason, from my pure aesthetic standpoint, it looks so ugly
because I think they look beautiful

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I dont know but I dont consider Nadal's forehand as the best ever.

I think the 5 best forehands are Federer ,Sampras ,Lendl ,Borg and Nadal in no order

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Jim Courier had a monster forehand, more than made up for his Baseball esq backhand, the guy effectively used it to dominate the sport for 2 years. His decline was a strange one. Borg was infamous for his titanic forehand, it almost got better with pressure, unreal. Of course there is Agassi, Federer and Nadal too, beyond Borg I dont know, perhaps Budge or Gonzalez?

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It's impossible just to rank forehands in order, it's not as simple as that.

I'd pick Federer as number 1, however. During his prime, he had lots of power and when he's timing it well today, he still does to an extent but in his younger years he generated plenty of power. I think it's the fact that he makes it look so effortless without a grunt that sort of sidetracks people from the power he can generate.

Grosjean is one of my favourite forehands, good call.

Surprised not many people have mentioned Carlos Moya.

What about Younes El Aynaoui? His forehand was an excellent shot. The match against Hewitt in Australia 9 and a half years ago was incredible.
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