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I actually think Grosjean's running forehand is even more deadly.

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what about del potro?

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Too one dimensional and not even even sustained for 1 year.

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this is why nadal`s forehand has to rate higher than fed`s forehand.


so for me, my revised top 3 :

1. nadal
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nadal never defended a non clay title

how come? if his forehand is the best evaaar?

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OT: that alien scenario should take into consideration not only surface but technology. Who knows what the aliens would choose to play on or with? Who would all you Rafa fans choose then? I know I wouldn't be choosing Rafa on fast grass (or any other surface for that matter) with wooden racquets (the way most greats of the game of tennis have played).

The Aliens can play with whatever technology they have available to them.

We will be playing with current technology. In selecting your player, assume that the current technology has always been the current technology. In other words, assume that if you were to select Borg to play against the Alien that he would have bee playing his entire life with today's technology.

It has to be done this way for purposes of the hypothetical, because it would be ridiculous for us to employ anything less than the best technology when the fate of the world is at stake.
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what about del potro?

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its a great forehand but he has not been consistent enough with it.

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who has seen a few of borg`s matches in person?

any idea on the average speed/velocity of his forehands? i understand he played with donnay wooden racquets that were strung at about 80 pounds.

ball does not look like it is moving very fast from some of the highlight reels i have seen.

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Most consistant forehand Federer. Apart from that this is my Top 10 of Forehands

Federer
Tsonga
Del Potro
Gonzalez
Grosjean
Sampras
Courier
Nadal
Berdych
Djokovic

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Roger,Rafa or GONZO-but I will vote for GONZO because he has the great mixture of spin and flat forehand's,when he decides to hit the ball flat it is unstoppable.His return of the second serve is the best ever.Rafa has most consistent forehand in the world. Tsonga,Berdych,DEL PO and Verdasco could hit amazing forehand's but they are not consistent enough,especialy Verdasco.Djokovic forehand has become one of the best-consistent and destructive enough.
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Gonzales
Federer
Blake

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Gonzalez's FH is a joke as best shot, I mean, he had a looot of power but most of the his strokes were errors, he made a ton of UE

Best FH belongs to Federer, best mix of power + direction + accuracy.
Blake's and DelPo´s are also amazing, not that consistent.

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IMO it is something like

1. Lendl/Federer
2. Sampras
3 Borg/Nadal

I really think the Borg/Lendl forehands were analogous to the forehands of Nadal/Federer. Borg with great accuracy, placement and consistency while Lendl with the power and clutch. Certainly both, especially Borg's forehand, was ahead of their time. Sampras had a tremendous forehand, but I mean hard to really rate considering playing from the baseline wasn't his biggest strength unlike the others.

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The biggest forehand I have seen belongs to Ivan Lendl.He has no competition on that stroke. Perfect combination of power, control, slow average of unforced mistakes and high average of winners. While he started to rule the points with that stroke he slowly started to hammer and hammer their rivals in order to control the points and it was only a matter of time until he finished them with a winner. He had by far the best forehand I'd evers seen.

People forgot some players of the 80ties and 90ties with amazing forehands as Jose Luis Clerc, Guillermo Perez Roldan and Alberto Mancini. Amazing forehands with big power but quite unstable. On the 80ties Perez Roldan used to have one of the biggest forehands on clay courts. Clerc on the late 70ties and early 80ties was one of the few players that managed to overpower Lendl.

On the 90ties Thomas Enqvist was one that used to overpower Andre Agassi. Enqvist had an amazing power on his forehand (and backhand too).

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hey why was clay death banned?

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Murray's forehand is hihgly underrated here. One of the deadliest most realible especially on clutch moments. At its peak it can blow anyone off the court with its power and pace hardly ever missing at all. Has also a lot of variety in it. Can push and moonball when he needs to
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