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Ugliest shot among the top 30 players

richie21
06-15-2008, 06:15 PM
Discuss

scarecrows
06-15-2008, 06:17 PM
Federer's pansy forehand

ah, a poll came afterwards :sad:

gave Gasquet a vote to make richie21 happy

Machiavelli
06-15-2008, 06:18 PM
Berlocq's serve by far the ugliest shot I have ever seen....

TeamID
06-15-2008, 06:18 PM
I like Gaquet but his forehand is pretty ugly :help:
I think Djokovic's forehand and backhand slice are pretty bad too

DartMarcus
06-15-2008, 06:20 PM
Murray`s dropshot.

richie21
06-15-2008, 06:20 PM
I like Gaquet but his forehand is pretty ugly :help:

and surprisingly inneffective too lol.

Stgobaiano
06-15-2008, 06:21 PM
Gonzalez backhand
All Wawrinka shots are very ugly too.

Montego
06-15-2008, 06:21 PM
Why only Top30? Granoller's forehand is awkward. I wonder how a guy with such a bad technique won ATP tourney and is close of making Top50.

Tom Paulman
06-15-2008, 06:21 PM
Edit: ignore this post :p

richie21
06-15-2008, 06:22 PM
Why only Top30? Granoller's forehand is awkward. I wonder how a guy with such a bad technique won ATP tourney and is close of making Top50.

Gasquet would be proud to have his forehand :o

moon language
06-15-2008, 06:24 PM
Roddick's backhand.

Actually pretty much everything about Roddick's game is hideous come to think of it.

marcRD
06-15-2008, 06:24 PM
The Karlovic backhand obviously, I can hit better backhands than him. Blakes backhand is probably 2nd and then you have Roddicks backhand close behind in 3rd. Gonzalez slices are also ugly to watch and the Ljubo forehand is a shame really.

richie21
06-15-2008, 06:24 PM
Karlovic's serve is not in the poll?

I wouldn't say Karlovic's serve is really ugly.
That's of course not as watchable as let's say Sampras's serve but that's not ugly.

Tom Paulman
06-15-2008, 06:26 PM
I wouldn't say Karlovic's serve is really ugly.
That's of course not as watchable as let's say Sampras's serve but that's not ugly.

Yeah, the problem with my post was that I read the poll options too quickly and misunderstood the meaning of this thread :)

richie21
06-15-2008, 06:27 PM
Suprised nobody has still voted for Murray's forehand.
I like Andy a lot but seriously,his forehand is really ugly (not as ugly as Gasquet's but still ugly) :help:

seljanin
06-15-2008, 06:28 PM
richie21:

WTF is Roddick's serve doing in this poll? IMO, it's his most watchable and most efficient shot.

If you had put Roddick's BH there, I would agree that it suits this poll pretty much. But why serve? What the heck?

Lillith
06-15-2008, 06:30 PM
Discuss


I would actually have to say Roddick's serve. It's obviously incredibly effective, but his service motion is atrocious. I'm amazed (and thankful) that he hasn't had more shoulder/back problems in his career.

richie21
06-15-2008, 06:30 PM
richie21:

WTF is Roddick's serve doing in this poll? IMO, it's his most watchable and most efficient shot.

If you had put Roddick's BH there, I would agree that it suits this poll pretty much. But why serve? What the heck?


Roddick's serve is of course very efficient but personnally i find it very ugly(and dangerous too for his elbow).
That's actually a good example of a shot being ugly but still very effective.;)

DDrago2
06-15-2008, 06:31 PM
Nadal's left-handed moonballing forehand

Schu
06-15-2008, 06:31 PM
Discuss

How did I know who started this thread/poll before I even read the name. And think we all know the answer you are looking for but if you need proof to validate your never ending critisim, I'm sure you won't get much argument here.

BTW - I'd vote for Gasquet's forehand too but won't on principle ;).

octatennis
06-15-2008, 06:32 PM
gasquet's forehand is not that bad, somthing ugly besides gonzalez BH is roddick's BH.:cat:

DDrago2
06-15-2008, 06:32 PM
Nadal's moonballing forehand

richie21
06-15-2008, 06:33 PM
I would actually have to say Roddick's serve. It's obviously incredibly effective, but his service motion is atrocious. I'm amazed (and thankful) that he hasn't had more shoulder/back problems in his career.

Yep,me too.
I'm especially amazed he hasn't had more elbow problems in his career.

gasquet's forehand is not that bad

It is.
You just have to watch his last match against Nalbandian :tape:

LinkMage
06-15-2008, 06:33 PM
Nadal's moonballing forehand



Agreed.

richie21
06-15-2008, 06:34 PM
How did I know who started this thread/poll before I even read the name. And think we all know the answer you are looking for but if you need proof to validate your never ending critisim, I'm sure you won't get much argument here.

BTW - I'd vote for Gasquet's forehand too but won't on principle ;).


Well, i don't think your vote will be very useful considering the results of this poll so far :p

seljanin
06-15-2008, 06:35 PM
Roddick's serve is of course very efficient but personnally i find it very ugly(and dangerous too for his elbow).
That's actually a good example of a shot being ugly but still very effective.;)

Ok, mate, thanks for explanation! At least, now I understand your idea.

Still, I disagree with you here. But let it be that way :)

groundstroke
06-15-2008, 06:45 PM
Ljubicic's forehand.

groundstroke
06-15-2008, 06:46 PM
The Karlovic backhand obviously, I can hit better backhands than him. Blakes backhand is probably 2nd and then you have Roddicks backhand close behind in 3rd. Gonzalez slices are also ugly to watch and the Ljubo forehand is a shame really.
Yeah, I'm quite sure that I can actually hit a better backhand than Karlovic, he is pathetic.

Tommy fan
06-15-2008, 06:50 PM
Gonzalez's and Roddick's back hands. It's awful

Sofonda Cox
06-15-2008, 06:50 PM
Murray firehand. But then again eveything about him is ugly

Stensland
06-15-2008, 06:51 PM
lopez' backhand. (is he still top 30?)

MacTheKnife
06-15-2008, 06:55 PM
Nadal's moonballing forehand

Agreed, I would take out the moonballing, as effective as his forehand is, it is a horrible stroke from a technique perspective. 99% of the time he's falling backwards when he hits it and as far as he goes around, he'll have elbow problems in the next couple of years.
AND - I by no means am not saying it's a great and effective shot, but that was not the question.

OK - go ahead Rafatards, bash away..

bjurra
06-15-2008, 06:56 PM
Moya's backhand slice. Usless shot, ugly shot.

ASP0315
06-15-2008, 07:00 PM
roddick's serve.
has good speed but no accuracy. No wonder federer is able to get his 140 - 150 mph bombs back.
watch this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxzFlrFfUrg

rafa_maniac
06-15-2008, 07:01 PM
as effective as his forehand is, it is a horrible stroke from a technique perspective.

Shouldn't technique be judged by effectiveness? :confused: Oh wait, using reason against a hater, my mistake...:rolleyes:

Lillith
06-15-2008, 07:07 PM
Shouldn't technique be judged by effectiveness? :confused: Oh wait, using reason against a hater, my mistake...:rolleyes:



Not for the pure stroke, though. I don't hate Roddick at all even though I am not a fan, yet I admit that his service motion should be banned from professional tennis and used as an example for kids of how not to create your service motion. The potential for injury is just too high.

Same for Nadal's forehand, though not so much with the injury argument. Nadal has the power and balance to pull it off, but that by no means makes it a pretty or even technically sound shot. I like Nadal, but I wouldn't try to teach my child his forehand. His backhand is usually a thing of beauty, though.

rafa_maniac
06-15-2008, 07:10 PM
Not for the pure stroke, though. I don't hate Roddick at all even though I am not a fan, yet I admit that his service motion should be banned from professional tennis and used as an example for kids of how not to create your service motion. The potential for injury is just too high.

Same for Nadal's forehand, though not so much with the injury argument. Nadal has the power and balance to pull it off, but that by no means makes it a pretty or even technically sound shot. I like Nadal, but I wouldn't try to teach my child his forehand. His backhand is usually a thing of beauty, though.

Prettiness has nothing to do with "technique" and frankly I've never understood how people objectively try to argue such things with tennis. I fail to see why it is technically unsound though :confused: Great margin for error, amazing spin, power, placement etc... Again, if it works as well as it does, why WOULDN'T you try to teach a player to emulate it, it's probably the main reason Nadal has 4 RG titles after all...

Schu
06-15-2008, 07:15 PM
Well, i don't think your vote will be very useful considering the results of this poll so far :p

Based on discussion (not poll numbers)looks like there are a lot more ugly shots among the Top 30 than we thought - needed an "other" or "none of the above" category to this poll. :p

Lillith
06-15-2008, 07:15 PM
Prettiness has nothing to do with "technique" and frankly I've never understood how people objectively try to argue such things with tennis. I fail to see why it is technically unsound though :confused: Great margin for error, amazing spin, power, placement etc... Again, if it works as well as it does, why WOULDN'T you try to teach a player to emulate it, it's probably the main reason Nadal has 4 RG titles after all...


Do you play tennis? If so, you would understand why you do not want to be in the position of hitting a ball while falling back or hitting it off your heels. Nadal can control that position and recover quite well, most people can't. You teach to the averages, and most people would not fare well with that shot.

moon language
06-15-2008, 07:17 PM
Agreed, I would take out the moonballing, as effective as his forehand is, it is a horrible stroke from a technique perspective. 99% of the time he's falling backwards when he hits it and as far as he goes around, he'll have elbow problems in the next couple of years.
AND - I by no means am not saying it's a great and effective shot, but that was not the question.

OK - go ahead Rafatards, bash away..

Might be relevant if the thread was asking about least traditionally technical shots. Personally I love the look of Nadal's forehand. Both he and Federer have two of the most attractive for me.

rafa_maniac
06-15-2008, 07:24 PM
Do you play tennis? If so, you would understand why you do not want to be in the position of hitting a ball while falling back or hitting it off your heels. Nadal can control that position and recover quite well, most people can't. You teach to the averages, and most people would not fare well with that shot.

Yes I do, and personally I'd want to play tennis the way that produces the best results without sacrificing your health and fitness as you stated. Nadal falls on the back foot when he is being attacked mainly, you make it sound like he never moves forward into the ball. And the idea of translating one shot to another player is a ridiculous and moot point, the point being that Nadal CAN control his forehands, and as such it is a very technically sound shot FOR HIM.

richie21
06-15-2008, 07:24 PM
Based on discussion (not poll numbers)looks like there are a lot more ugly shots among the Top 30 than we thought - needed an "other" or "none of the above" category to this poll. :p

Not untrue :p

Fedexex
06-15-2008, 08:00 PM
Gonzalez's and Roddick's back hands. It's awful

i agree!!

zine56
06-15-2008, 08:28 PM
Soderling's drop-shot

ChinoRios4Ever
06-15-2008, 09:17 PM
Gonzo BH :tape:, but his FH :rocker: :worship:

Scandal beauty
06-15-2008, 10:23 PM
Berlocq's serve by far the ugliest shot I have ever seen....

His service motion reminds me of Martina Hingis'

GlennMirnyi
06-15-2008, 10:49 PM
Why Nadal's entire game isn't in the poll?

prima donna
06-15-2008, 10:51 PM
Roger's forehand as of late.

~*BGT*~
06-15-2008, 10:55 PM
I don't think Gasquet's FH is ugly -- needs work -- but it isn't ugly. Gonzo's BH does it for me.

Smoke944
06-15-2008, 11:00 PM
Davydenko's slice bh and bh volley are pretty ugly.

richie21
06-15-2008, 11:02 PM
Gasquet is really a strange case when you think about it: he's got arguably the most beautiful backhand of the tour but also the ugliest forehand(at least among the well known players)

sheeter
06-15-2008, 11:33 PM
I don't think Gasquet's FH is ugly -- needs work -- but it isn't ugly.

I agree. When it comes to prettiness to watch, Gasquet's forehand is very smooth and easy on the eye.

GlennMirnyi
06-15-2008, 11:50 PM
:lol:

Gasquet's forehand is ugly as hell. It's not uneffective as most other ugly shots like Roddick's BH, but it's ugly as hell.

marcRD
06-15-2008, 11:57 PM
Why Nadal's entire game isn't in the poll?

Because your opinion doesnt matter.

GlennMirnyi
06-16-2008, 12:01 AM
Because your opinion doesnt matter.

My opinion is definitely one of the most significative you'll ever read, be sure.

seljanin
06-16-2008, 12:15 AM
Out of the given choices I voted for Gasquet's FH. Shame that richie21 didn't extend it to top-40, because then my vote would undoubtably go to Feli Lopez's topspin BH. When I look at that shot, I still don't get it, how the guy can be among the top-players (yes, being top-40 is being among top-players!) with such a technically terrible shot. And I don't mean bashing him here, because I like his overall game (he's, in fact, one of my fav players), but this one shot drives me a bit nuts, when I see it :)

Speaking about top-30, I find Davydenko's volleys pretty ugly, and Robredo's and Simon's overall game without any specific shot.

fast_clay
06-16-2008, 12:17 AM
roddicks bh looks worse than couriers baseball swing...

gasket's fh is shaky looking, but not as questionable as his mental state...

fast_clay
06-16-2008, 12:19 AM
Out of the given choices I voted for Gasquet's FH. Shame that richie21 didn't extend it to top-40, because then my vote would undoubtably go to Feli Lopez's topspin BH. When I look at that shot, I still don't get it, how the guy can be among the top-players (yes, being top-40 is being among top-players!) with such a technically terrible shot. And I don't mean bashing him here, because I like his overall game (he's, in fact, one of my fav players), but this one shot drives me a bit nuts, when I see it :)

Speaking about top-30, I find Davydenko's volleys pretty ugly, and Robredo's and Simon's overall game without any specific shot.

larry stefanki encouraged gonzo to use his slice backhand more, and thus, he reached the AO final...

however, this of course was coach code for: 'dont make me ill with your one handed topspin'

seljanin
06-16-2008, 12:25 AM
larry stefanki encouraged gonzo to use his slice backhand more, and thus, he reached the AO final...

however, this of course was coach code for: 'dont make me ill with your one handed topspin'

Yep :) But to be honest, I don't find Gonzo's topspin BH so ugly. I was talking about FeLo's topspin BH in my post. However, it has to be acknowledged that Albert Costa has improved that shot. A year ago it was even more terrible than now :help: It's still pretty useless though, especially, if somebody is approaching him to his BH side. Around 90% of times FeLo will either hit his topspin BH passing shot in the net or out...

Henry Chinaski
06-16-2008, 12:31 AM
Stepanek's forehand. It's the only thing about the guy that isn't totally sexy.

richie21
06-16-2008, 12:35 AM
r
gasket's fh is shaky looking, but not as questionable as his mental state...


Disagree there.
Even when he was in some hot streaks where he was full of confidence,his forehand often singlehandedly lost him some matches.

shotgun
06-16-2008, 12:35 AM
I personally find Roddick's serve motion hideous.

groundstroke
06-16-2008, 01:25 AM
Well someone was going to do this...
1. Federer - backhand, has a weird mechanism to it.
2. Nadal - moonballing, his backhand on hard court is awful.
3. Djokovic - average... hasn't really got an awful shot but his forehand does make the occasional catastrophic error.
4. Donkey (davydenko) - his whole game... no, wait. His volleying and his BH slice is pathetic, it should be a crime to just watch him try those shots.
5. Ferrer - not much to say
6. Roddick - ugly BH,not even close to being the worst in effectiveness in the top 30, but not beautiful on the eyes.
7. Nalbandian - not much... donut dave hardly plays top level anymore.
8. Blake - his backhand is pathetic.
9. Gasquet - forehand needs MAJOR work.
10. Wawrinka - forehand, backhand, volley, come to think of it - all of his game.
11. Murray - awful dropshot.
12. Almagro - not much...
13. Tsonga - not much..
14. Gonzalez - his BH is awful. :lol:
15. Stepanek - not much but his forehand isn't beautiful.
16. Mathieu - not much.
17. Youzny - not much (I don't watch him that much)
18. Berd-sht - not much (volleys?)
19. Boredo - all of his game, all of his shots.
20. Monaco - don't watch him.
21. Verdasco - weak backhand.
22. Karlovic - backhand of a 10 year old, it is unbelievable; it's that awful.
23. Ferrero - not much.
24. Moya - his BH slice is ineffective, kind of like Donkey's BH slice.
25. Baghdatis - not much.
26. Ljubicic - forehand, backhand, slice, all of his game!
27. Hewitt - not much.
28. Niemenien - how the hell is he in the top 30?
29. Simon - all of his game.
30. Seppi - :lol:.
--
Well, someone had to do it. There.

fast_clay
06-16-2008, 01:35 AM
Stepanek's forehand. It's the only thing about the guy that isn't totally sexy.

yeah... old school bump forehand... it is a carbon copy of edberg's... which, therefore saves it and allows rado to retain his overall outstanding sex value...

GlennMirnyi
06-16-2008, 01:36 AM
Stepanek's forehand is ultra-sexy, but it's 80s sexiness. :p

fast_clay
06-16-2008, 01:43 AM
Yep :) But to be honest, I don't find Gonzo's topspin BH so ugly. I was talking about FeLo's topspin BH in my post. However, it has to be acknowledged that Albert Costa has improved that shot. A year ago it was even more terrible than now :help: It's still pretty useless though, especially, if somebody is approaching him to his BH side. Around 90% of times FeLo will either hit his topspin BH passing shot in the net or out...

yeah seriously, its sh!t, lopez only cares above how the shot looks and whether he reatins his poise for the crowd and cameras... the result does not matter... and i agree, i think he should just dink that backhand low to the attacker and try for the two ball pass, he'd have to have more success in all honesty... its not like the tour is made up of henman and rafter types who are gonna knock off the volley 1st time everytime...

groundstroke
06-16-2008, 02:39 AM
No it isn't, Redneck Stepanek is a disgrace to look at. How the hell did he get the nickname Sexy? More like Worm, to be honest.

fast_clay
06-16-2008, 03:02 AM
No it isn't, Redneck Stepanek is a disgrace to look at. How the hell did he get the nickname Sexy? More like Worm, to be honest.

you are not the first to be so critical of stepanek... many have cited radek owns a lack of talent... tho, how can this be when radek has influenced many popular dancefloor moves and has had a string of tidy looking women hanging off him... it also argued that radek invented breakdancing, the word 'mojo' and was the founding father of the gangster rap age...

dabeast
06-16-2008, 03:08 AM
Nadal's forehand, everytime he whips up his left arm, it looks like he's smelling his own armpit.

Bibberz
06-16-2008, 03:09 AM
I don't think this is as helpful as you think. The thread was created to determine which top 30 player has the ugliest shot--i.e. rank them. Still, this probably took you a few minutes, so you get a B+ for effort.

Well someone was going to do this...
1. Federer - backhand, has a weird mechanism to it.
2. Nadal - moonballing, his backhand on hard court is awful.
3. Djokovic - average... hasn't really got an awful shot but his forehand does make the occasional catastrophic error.
4. Donkey (davydenko) - his whole game... no, wait. His volleying and his BH slice is pathetic, it should be a crime to just watch him try those shots.
5. Ferrer - not much to say
6. Roddick - ugly BH,not even close to being the worst in effectiveness in the top 30, but not beautiful on the eyes.
7. Nalbandian - not much... donut dave hardly plays top level anymore.
8. Blake - his backhand is pathetic.
9. Gasquet - forehand needs MAJOR work.
10. Wawrinka - forehand, backhand, volley, come to think of it - all of his game.
11. Murray - awful dropshot.
12. Almagro - not much...
13. Tsonga - not much..
14. Gonzalez - his BH is awful. :lol:
15. Stepanek - not much but his forehand isn't beautiful.
16. Mathieu - not much.
17. Youzny - not much (I don't watch him that much)
18. Berd-sht - not much (volleys?)
19. Boredo - all of his game, all of his shots.
20. Monaco - don't watch him.
21. Verdasco - weak backhand.
22. Karlovic - backhand of a 10 year old, it is unbelievable; it's that awful.
23. Ferrero - not much.
24. Moya - his BH slice is ineffective, kind of like Donkey's BH slice.
25. Baghdatis - not much.
26. Ljubicic - forehand, backhand, slice, all of his game!
27. Hewitt - not much.
28. Niemenien - how the hell is he in the top 30?
29. Simon - all of his game.
30. Seppi - :lol:.
--
Well, someone had to do it. There.

GlennMirnyi
06-16-2008, 03:10 AM
Wrong. Steps hates gangsta rap. His business is old school, like Grandmaster Flash.

fast_clay
06-16-2008, 03:18 AM
Wrong. Steps hates gangsta rap. His business is old school, like Grandmaster Flash.


yeah... correction... i meant Vince 'aint afraid o'ya' Spadea...

fast_clay
06-16-2008, 03:20 AM
Everything Roddick does on the tennis court is ugly.

i am really feeling you on this Nina... he looks like a lumberjack on that backhand and should probably promote woodcutting hardware...

Justin425
06-16-2008, 03:23 AM
Gasquet's forehand is quite hideous. Nadal's forehand is ugly as well. Andreev (although not top 30) also has an ugly fh. For me Moya's backhand is the ugliest shot amongst the top 30. I actually prefer Roddick's backhand to Moyas. Too bad you didnt extend this to top 40 because Lopez's backhand would've won this hands down.

its.like.that
06-16-2008, 03:31 AM
Ljubicic's backhand may be better than his forehand, but his backhand still looks worse. It has the racquet head speed of an elephant.

Stepanek's forehand is probably the worst looking shot in the game.

fast_clay
06-16-2008, 03:36 AM
Stepanek's forehand is probably the worst looking shot in the game.

thats what many have been saying about his face too... but, look at his popularity with the WTA... there is no real argument here...

just as radek's face will be the blueprint for the male model, his forehand will be realised as the weapon that will undo those at the top...

radek is just ahead of his time... thats all...

what is old is new again...

Action Jackson
06-16-2008, 03:51 AM
Why only Top30? Granoller's forehand is awkward. I wonder how a guy with such a bad technique won ATP tourney and is close of making Top50.

His backhand is a lot worse technically.

Vlad1980
06-16-2008, 04:13 AM
Can't vote in this thread because the ugliest and worst shot in top 30 is Karlovic' backhand.

1. He can't put it in the court under any circumstance

2. It is ugly looking.

I see Gasquet's fh leads the poll.... well if they would play out 100 points, then Richard's fh would win 99 of them.

leng jai
06-16-2008, 04:16 AM
Roddick's whole game.
Ljubo's whole game.

GlennMirnyi
06-16-2008, 04:19 AM
I'm sure some people here definitely suffer from dyslexia. The question isn't about the least effective, it's about the ugliest.

~*BGT*~
06-16-2008, 07:11 AM
Nadal's forehand, everytime he whips up his left arm, it looks like he's smelling his own armpit.

:rolls: I've been thinking that for years.

Regarding Gasquet's FH, I don't see ugly, I really don't. :shrug: Is this ugly? ;) I've seen it in person. I was about 10 ft. from him watching him hit in practice and during an actual match. IMO, it's not ugly, it's actually kinda pretty but to me, his whole game is pretty. :lol:

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Nidhogg
06-16-2008, 08:36 AM
Murray's serve.

krystlel
06-16-2008, 09:22 AM
So it looks like this thread is about who has the least aesthetically pleasing shot.

I vote Gonzalez's backhand by far, I get surprised everytime he is able to hit a winner from that wing (which is often), the racquet acceleration looks slow to me.

Acer
06-16-2008, 10:07 AM
Roddick looks like such a mess. His serve is his worst looking shot.

ZakMcCrack
06-16-2008, 10:39 AM
@ groundstroke

If you don't like neither Federer's nor Wawa's backhand... then...I guess you don't like one handed backhands, at all? ;-)

Truc
06-16-2008, 11:12 AM
If you mean the "least esthetically pleasing to watch":
Nadal's forehand, Ljubo's serve, Ferrer's backhand for me

Truc
06-16-2008, 11:14 AM
I also find Robredo's backhand irritating to watch for some reason.

(And I know he isn't in the top 30, but special mention to Santoro here.)

Tom Paulman
06-16-2008, 11:16 AM
Wrong. Steps hates gangsta rap. His business is old school, like Grandmaster Flash.

:haha:

Wouldn't expect people here to know who Grandmaster Flash is :worship:

Action Jackson
06-16-2008, 11:30 AM
:haha:

Wouldn't expect people here to know who Grandmaster Flash is :worship:

Don't push me because I'm close to the edge. Brilliant stuff.

groundstroke
06-16-2008, 12:11 PM
@ groundstroke

If you don't like neither Federer's nor Wawa's backhand... then...I guess you don't like one handed backhands, at all? ;-)
Actually, I prefer one handed backhands to two handed. His backhand is shit all of a sudden (Federer's).
If you want to see beautiful one handed BH's, look at Gaudio's.

groundstroke
06-16-2008, 12:12 PM
:haha:

Wouldn't expect people here to know who Grandmaster Flash is :worship:
It's not like we're 12 years old. :rolleyes: The Message is a classic.

Tom Paulman
06-16-2008, 05:39 PM
It's not like we're 12 years old. :rolleyes: The Message is a classic.

Yeah, but even many of today's so-called hip-hop fans don't know who Grandmaster Flash is.

dam0dred
06-16-2008, 05:45 PM
It's not like we're 12 years old. :rolleyes:

Judging by the content of your posts, how could we possibly tell?

GlennMirnyi
06-16-2008, 06:00 PM
Judging by the content of your posts, how could we possibly tell?

You must spread reputation before...

:yeah:

Fumus
01-17-2013, 04:06 AM
It's used to be Murray's forehand but the Tomic forehand is now the ugliest shot in tennis.

Wow, it makes my eyes hurt...I almost feel bad for the guy. Anyone ever explain to him about driving with his legs?

rocketassist
01-17-2013, 04:08 AM
Any of Florent Serra's game.

EliSter
01-17-2013, 04:08 AM
Mugray FH still and probably to stay so until the end of time.

rocketassist
01-17-2013, 04:12 AM
Mugray FH still and probably to stay so until the end of time.

I know you're trolling there :lol: It's improved so much under Lendl it's the reason he won his big ones.

thegreendestiny
01-17-2013, 04:16 AM
Wawrinka's serve is kind unpretty. :shrug:

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
01-17-2013, 04:46 AM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_WeL00GGvLRk/Si1ZU0cxvRI/AAAAAAAAEkU/6Gc6IjFHPnE/s400/MonicaSeles.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1a3X69dyHPw/UJe_rGQl0QI/AAAAAAAABJ4/H2eagAb6jdE/s1600/rafario.jpg

http://0.tqn.com/d/tennis/1/0/v/J/rafael_nadal_forehand_04.jpg

BackhandDTL
01-17-2013, 04:46 AM
So many sad posts in this thread, even back in '08.

Exactly what is ugly about Murray's forehand? Other than the fact that he keeps a straight wrist prior to swinging his racquet forward, he actually has one of the more textbook forehands out there.

I like Tomic, but I'll admit that his forehand technique is cringeworthy. It looks like he slaps at the ball. Having said that, it's a lot like Fish's, whose forehand should also be mentioned here.

Arakasi
01-17-2013, 05:41 AM
Exactly what is ugly about Murray's forehand? Other than the fact that he keeps a straight wrist prior to swinging his racquet forward, he actually has one of the more textbook forehands out there.

Murray's forehand is incredibly ugly in my opinion and although he's improved his technique in recent years it still lets him down quite often. That's why he struggles to go down the line with it and why it lands short so often, especially on clay courts.

bjurra
01-17-2013, 06:04 AM
Murray's forehand is not at all ugly, that is a silly thing to say.

Chardy's forehand and Granoller's backhand are hideous.

BackhandDTL
01-17-2013, 06:24 AM
Murray's forehand is incredibly ugly in my opinion and although he's improved his technique in recent years it still lets him down quite often. That's why he struggles to go down the line with it and why it lands short so often, especially on clay courts.

I just don't see what you're looking at.

For the most part, his forehand technique is pretty textbook. Since Lendl, he seems to point his elbow on the take-back, but other than that, it's your standard "half circle" loop.

Where his technique differs from most players is when he's in the "loaded position", right before hitting the ball. Where most players employ a double-bend technique (wrist and elbow bent), he keeps his wrist firm.

That is the real source of his error, imo, because it means he has to exaggerate his swing to open up his racquet face appropriately. That, I believe, leads to his second major source of forehand err (and arguably his biggest), which is his tendency to lift his head too soon on the shot. While these things are potentially problematic, they hardly seem aesthetically offensive.

Sharpshooter
01-17-2013, 07:19 AM
I'd say Federer's double handed BH. Good thing he never used it again after that horrible execution last time...