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Best forehand: Roger or Pete?

ORGASMATRON
01-03-2009, 02:20 PM
I would like to know who do you think has the best forehand of Pete and Roger. Both must be right there at the top when we talk about the greatest forehands of all time. They are quite different though. Roger's forehand has more spin then Pete's and therefor is more effective on clay. Pete's forehand is maybe more effective on the faster surfaces because he hits it so flat. Pete also had a bullet of a forehand crosscourt on the run, that was definitely a signature shot for him. With Roger it's harder to know which is his favorite forehand shot but one i can think of is his inside out forehand. This is of course all just my opinion so i'd like to know what you think also.

Action Jackson
01-03-2009, 02:21 PM
Edberg and we already have a forehand thread.

Elena.
01-03-2009, 02:40 PM
Sampras's is still the best for me .More explosive,more special.Federer's forehand has already been seen :shrug:.

ORGASMATRON
01-03-2009, 02:56 PM
Edberg and we already have a forehand thread.

Yes Edberg's forehand was truly explosive :haha:

fabolous
01-03-2009, 03:09 PM
federer has the best forehand, backhand and serve ever. he is also the undisputed GOAT, the best on grass, clay and hard, plus he owns nadal and sampras and everyone else. are you finally happy now?

Action Jackson
01-03-2009, 03:10 PM
Federer can turn rösti into solid potatoes.

ORGASMATRON
01-03-2009, 03:21 PM
federer has the best forehand, backhand and serve ever. he is also the undisputed GOAT, the best on grass, clay and hard, plus he owns nadal and sampras and everyone else. are you finally happy now?

Best post ever :lol:

spencercarlos
01-03-2009, 03:27 PM
Sampras's is still the best for me .More explosive,more special.Federer's forehand has already been seen :shrug:.
Explosive but flat, useless on clay. Do you need any proof?

Because of the topspin Federer can find better angles than Pete, so for me i prefer Federer's forehand.

ORGASMATRON
01-03-2009, 03:41 PM
Explosive but flat, useless on clay. Do you need any proof?

Because of the topspin Federer can find better angles than Pete, so for me i prefer Federer's forehand.

Its true Roger does have a more complete forehand. Im really surprised to see Roger so far ahead in the voting at this point. :eek:

azinna
01-03-2009, 03:52 PM
Sampras did have that point-ending running forehand. Made even Agassi pay for going into the open court. Every time. I have a feeling that Federer would've wanted that shot this year at Wimbledon.

But other than that, Feds' is the most versatile weapon. Punishing on any surface, from any part of the court, and during several different types of rallies.

ORGASMATRON
01-03-2009, 04:00 PM
Sampras did have that point-ending running forehand. Made even Agassi pay for going into the open court. Every time. I have a feeling that Federer would've wanted that shot this year at Wimbledon.

But other than that, Feds' is the most versatile weapon. Punishing on any surface, from any part of the court, and during several different types of rallies.

Yeah Pete got a lot of critism for his backhand, but i have a feeling he almost wanted it to be a little weak. I say this because he would get into a cross court backhand rally with someone and actually wait for them to attack his backhand and go down the line to his favorite running forehand. It was really a devistating shot.

Federerhingis
01-03-2009, 05:05 PM
Sampras did have that point-ending running forehand. Made even Agassi pay for going into the open court. Every time. I have a feeling that Federer would've wanted that shot this year at Wimbledon.

But other than that, Feds' is the most versatile weapon. Punishing on any surface, from any part of the court, and during several different types of rallies.

Exactly Sampras' forehand on the run has been the best on the run forehand these past few decades. However, Roger's forehand is a lot more versatile and affords him different winning tactics with that wing. Sampras's proved to be consistent all career long, Rogers has been shaky at times these past two seasons and it's yet to be seen, so one has to wait and see after their careers are over who had the better forehand. I for the moment give the slight edge to Roger, but my gut feeling keeps telling me Sampras's had the consistency.

Pfloyd
01-03-2009, 07:55 PM
Roger.

ORGASMATRON
01-03-2009, 10:26 PM
Exactly Sampras' forehand on the run has been the best on the run forehand these past few decades. However, Roger's forehand is a lot more versatile and affords him different winning tactics with that wing. Sampras's proved to be consistent all career long, Rogers has been shaky at times these past two seasons and it's yet to be seen, so one has to wait and see after their careers are over who had the better forehand. I for the moment give the slight edge to Roger, but my gut feeling keeps telling me Sampras's had the consistency.

During Pete's slump his forehand became every inconsistent. He made unforced errors all the time. This is because he hit it so flat and his timing had to be perfect. So when his confedence went south it was all over the place. I have a feeling this will happen less with Roger because he uses more spin and therefor have more control. We have seen in 2008 that Roger did start making errors on his forehand when his confidence was down. Its nervewrecking to watch because its normally such a reliable shot. Im still surprised though at how many people thinks Roger have the better forehand. I mean Pete could definitely hit that shot harder, all be it with more risk.

Agassi Fan
01-04-2009, 10:56 AM
Federer.

manuel84
01-04-2009, 05:14 PM
I'd say they're pretty even.

Crazy Girl
01-04-2009, 05:22 PM
I would love very much that they were at the same "era-tennis".But so it's too difficult!!! And I give up!!!:worship::worship:For both!!!:worship::worship:

ORGASMATRON
01-04-2009, 05:36 PM
I'd say they're pretty even.

I agree i voted it even, still surprised that the votes say Roger had a forehand that is three times better! :eek:

bokehlicious
01-04-2009, 07:20 PM
Sampras has not even the second fh of all time... :rolleyes:

alfonsojose
01-04-2009, 07:30 PM
Mary Pierce

Art&Soul
01-05-2009, 02:56 AM
I agree i voted it even, still surprised that the votes say Roger had a forehand that is three times better! :eek:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=4196&highlight=best+forehand
Are you still surprised now with this result?

ORGASMATRON
01-05-2009, 08:00 AM
Mary Pierce

I beg to differ :haha:

ORGASMATRON
01-05-2009, 08:02 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=4196&highlight=best+forehand
Are you still surprised now with this result?

Yes. I think Pete had a huge forehand.

duong
01-05-2009, 08:08 AM
Federer's backhand and serve are overestimated by some,

but I really think that those who think his forehand is pretty even with Sampras's one don't realize how much versatility Federer has with his forehand.

And Sampras also made more unforced errors with his forehand.

Sampras was great, but if you focus on his crosscourt forehands, you miss a lot of what you can do with a forehand.

manuel84
01-05-2009, 10:12 AM
The Pete FH had/has the basic Eastern grip.