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Ugliest Forehands?

My vote goes to Roddick. For all his vaunted power, it has trouble deciding between a deep, flat shot like Blake's or a heavy topsin like Nadal. So, it finds itself in the middle w/o the advantage of either.
For the pure look of it, he lets the ball get too close and so has to windshield wipe it for it to go over (and thus the lack of depth and power.)

Incidentally, it's a washout now at the USO so I'm forced to watch Sharapova's equally ugly reverse over-the-same-shoulder forehand where she, too, lets the ball get too close so has to finish it over her head/shoulder. And her forehand comes with grunting

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Re: Ugliest Forehands?

Gaudio's comes to mind, but he makes up for it with that incredible backhand

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Re: Ugliest Forehands?

mmm.. We talk about the same Roddick

For, the ugliest of the forehands of ATP tour is Stepanek. (at least top 30)

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Re: Ugliest Forehands?

This will raise some ire but I'm going to suggest Safin.

I don't know if his forehand has changed, but watching it against Nalbandian, it seems to be a very wristy shot - he seems to put a huge amount of work on the ball for the amount that actually results - it's erratic, prone to sailing very long or not having the pace he seems to be trying to put on it.
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Hrbaty has got a strange one too.

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Re: Ugliest Forehands?

Maybe soderling and his wierd sidewinders? Or maybe santoro, gambill. I cant stand two handed forehands, looks very ugly.
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Hrbaty has got a strange one too.
He has a grip very particular
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Re: Ugliest Forehands?

Monfils, way too long and loopy. If he shortens it up he can stand closer to that baseline rather than being 8ft behind it.
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Sluiter... very hard to watch.

Sam Querrey has an enourmous fh; he pulls his elbow tight to his body. It looks wierd.
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Berasatagui. You wanted to send him to a chiropractor.



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Re: Ugliest Forehands?

It's probably not a bad shot by any means but Gasquet's forehand just looks ugly to me.
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I hate Gasquet's fhit is ugly to me it may be powerful, but to me it is not aesthically pleasing.
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This will raise some ire but I'm going to suggest Safin.

I don't know if his forehand has changed, but watching it against Nalbandian, it seems to be a very wristy shot - he seems to put a huge amount of work on the ball for the amount that actually results - it's erratic, prone to sailing very long or not having the pace he seems to be trying to put on it.
Yea i totally agree...Its one of those forehands that i cringe everytime he plays. U just feel that hes gonna miss the lines.
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