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Federer's forehand better than nadal's

Forehand head to head.. All aspects, inside out, cross court, down the line.. I think federer has the edge.. What do you guys think
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Re: Federer's forehand better than nadal's

Of course. Nadal's forehand is only better on clay. On other surfaces Federer's GOAT forehand has the edge.
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Backhand comparison would be more interesting to be honest.
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RAFA's FEARhand > All other weapons in tennis history
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Backhand comparison would be more interesting to be honest.
Not really. RAFA's FH/BH are better than Federer's except maybe the slice.
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Re: Federer's forehand better than nadal's

Ever so slightly better
They're two completely different forehands
Federer: Precision and winners, ie, focussed on attack
Nadal: Ultimate counterpunch, vicious spin, intended to give the opponent body blows instead of outright winners, ie, focussed on defence
If you compare them in their absolute prime, maybe Fed's got the edge . OTOH Federer's forehand is a bit more prone to being broken down, but so is every attacking shot so thats not really a weakness
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I'd take Federer's on every surface but slow clay. Don't get me wrong though, peak Nadal's forehand was unbelievable. The way he paints lines and corners from defensive positions actually defies belief. His banana passing shots are insane and the amount of power he can inject when he has time to settle is scary. Like Federer's, it seemed like a magic wand at times.

But Federer's forehand is lethal on every surface. He has the heavy topspin for clay and slow hard like the WTF, he has the beautiful flowing rally shots, and then that scything inside-out blast to end the point. It's one of the best shots tennis has ever seen, and it's the defining shot of the greatest tennis player of all time.
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I thinka rafas fh is top 3 forehands all time.But federers fh is the GREATEST shot I have seen in tennis.

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Federer's forehand at least stood the test of time. Nadal's forehand was amazing but with age, wear and tear that results from such a playing style it isn't what it used to be. I still expect it to be effective against most players in the clay season though.
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both are significantly worse than GOATdasco's FH
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They're completely different. Rafa can generate unbelievable power way behind the baseline, he gets great angles and makes it jump at the opponent.

Fed's FH is a varied shot, he can hit with lots of TS, flatten it out, redirect pace and create angles. Personally I am most impressed by his awesome ability to take the FH right off the bounce consistently.
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Water is wet.

If the courts didn't slow down so much, you would see the Federer forehand at maximum power.

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both are significantly worse than GOATdasco's FH
I can't tell if you're serious..
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Not really. RAFA's FH/BH are better than Federer's except maybe the slice.
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RAFA's FEARhand > All other weapons in tennis history
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