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In that period Fed played most of the time just slice BH, even on clay. Try to imagine a modern game player who is playing most of the time just slice on one side and is ranked in top 10, pretty unimaginable. Fed, by playing slice BH had the best 4 consecutive years in open era history, that's how his forehand was good. Take Tsonga's or Delpo's bashing FH on the day when everything is going in and you'll get Fed's FH in 4 years time with exception that watching Tsonga or Delpo you get an impression that those are risky home run shots with big margin for error, watching Fed hitting those FHs you had a feeling like he is taking some zero margin for error basic shots
I agree with all these, except the all slice period, which is not true.

But as a Fed fan you can hardly find many ppl appreciating his game more than i do, yet i try to be objective and Rafa's FH is a shot that had me impressed since the very first few times i watched him. No one else can create this rotation, with the necessary speed and a real minimum margin for error, all the banana passing shots, etc.

It's probably a narrow margin here and possibly a matter of taste, or personal opinion, coz they're both incredible shots indeed.
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i've watched Fed since the 90s

And his FH despite being among the greatest shots in history is still right behind Rafa's in my book.

Fed always had the FH to capiatlize on all the rest he does have. Rafa has always been 70% FH and this is absolutely incredible.

Federer's FH is probably Pony like and a bit better, but for me it is quite behind Rafa's.

Ppl tend to forget Fed's serve, brain, variety, footwork, touch, etc. These combined with his FH made him the greatest.
Even the Chillean Bull had a more standing out FH than Fed, what to say about Rafa.
Nadal doesn't have that great of a forehand. What he has is great speed to get to hit a few more forehands before the opponent makes a mistake.
Players actually attack Nadal's forehand quite a lot. Doing that against Federer (if he's anywhere near the ball) = suicide.

1- Federer
2- Tsonga
3- Del Potro
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5- Berdych
6- Djokovic
7- Murray
8- Ferrer
9- Tipsarevic
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Federer
Nadal
Del Potro
Tsonga
Berdych
Djokovic
Murray
Ferrer
Tipsarevic
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1. Delpo. He can do almost everything from that wing with different speed. Very reliable shot.
2. Fed. Rogie declined strongly with his forehand, but I would still put him #2.
3. Berdych.
4. Djokovic.
5. Ferrer.
6. Tsonga.
7. Murray.
8. Tipsarevic.
9. Monaco.

I don`t rank Rafa.

I don`t know what latso is talking about, but Federer`s prime forehand was the biggest shot tennis ever had honour to witness. He could do everything his heel wanted from any position, using any speed and angle. GOAT shot.

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Nadal forehand is overrated because his best shot is going against most other player's worst shot, his speed and footwork allowing him to force this pattern of play and that's all. Just look how he was struggling against Nole, he couldn't have broken Nole's BH and didn't have option B. Just forehand as single shot isn't that impressive, using DTL once per match, rarely hits the flat one, can't create big angle on IO shot, etc...

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1. Delpo
2. Nadal
3. Federer
4. Berdych
5. Tsonga
6. Djokovic
7. Tipsarevic
8. Murray
9. Ferrer
10. Monaco
Our list is exactly the same, except I put Tsonga #4 and Berdych #5 - tough decision too, they are roughly the same.

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Federer


Nadal





Del Potro
Djokovic
Berdych
Tsonga
Ferrer
Murray
Tipsarveic
Monaco

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Our list is exactly the same, except I put Tsonga #4 and Berdych #5 - tough decision too, they are roughly the same.

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1. Nadal
2. Federer
3. Del Potro
4. Tsonga
5. Berdych
6. Djokovic
7. Ferrer
8. Tipsarevic
9. Murray
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Del Potro
Nadal
Berdych
olderer
Djokovic
clownga
Murray
Tipsarevic
Ferrer
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I cant believe Monaco is top 10
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That's missing, right?
BTW, glad to see my idea is catching on

1.Federer
2.Nadal
3.Ferrer
4/5.Del Potro
4/5.Berdych
6.Djokovic
7.Murray
8.Tsonga
9.Tipsarevic
10.Monaco
Tsonga at Number 8
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That's missing, right?
BTW, glad to see my idea is catching on

1.Federer
2.Nadal
3.Ferrer
4/5.Del Potro
4/5.Berdych
6.Djokovic
7.Murray
8.Tsonga
9.Tipsarevic
10.Monaco


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1. Nadal
2. Federer
3. Del Potro
4. Tsonga
5. Berdych
6. Djokovic
7. Ferrer
8. Murray
9. Tipsarevic
10. Monaco

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