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Ugliest Forehands?

lordmanji
09-05-2006, 06:39 PM
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 :sad:

They're a great couple after all :devil:

AsianSensation
09-05-2006, 07:22 PM
Gaudio's comes to mind, but he makes up for it with that incredible backhand

*Viva Chile*
09-05-2006, 07:26 PM
mmm.. We talk about the same Roddick :confused:

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

Neverstopfightin
09-05-2006, 07:32 PM
Gambill

scoobs
09-05-2006, 07:36 PM
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.

Black Adam
09-05-2006, 07:48 PM
Hrbaty has got a strange one too.

joeb_uk
09-05-2006, 07:51 PM
Maybe soderling and his wierd sidewinders? Or maybe santoro, gambill. I cant stand two handed forehands, looks very ugly.

Neverstopfightin
09-05-2006, 07:59 PM
Hrbaty has got a strange one too.

He has a grip very particular

Byrd
09-05-2006, 08:13 PM
Murray

pancit
09-05-2006, 08:35 PM
Monfils, way too long and loopy. If he shortens it up he can stand closer to that baseline rather than being 8ft behind it.

mongo
09-05-2006, 08:39 PM
Gambill
Sluiter... very hard to watch.

Sam Querrey has an enourmous fh; he pulls his elbow tight to his body. It looks wierd.

Socket
09-05-2006, 08:40 PM
Berasatagui. You wanted to send him to a chiropractor.

LleytonMonfils
09-05-2006, 08:43 PM
It's probably not a bad shot by any means but Gasquet's forehand just looks ugly to me.

Jumpman23
09-05-2006, 08:53 PM
I hate Gasquet's fhit is ugly to me it may be powerful, but to me it is not aesthically pleasing.
pretty fh, i like verdascos

supersexynadal
09-05-2006, 09:24 PM
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.
As for the WORST id pick spadea.

marcelwks
09-05-2006, 09:47 PM
Mayer :eek:

blosson
09-05-2006, 09:53 PM
Elton John's

Action Jackson
09-06-2006, 03:57 AM
Berasatagui. You wanted to send him to a chiropractor.

Effective baby, it was a thing of beauty :)

MisterQ
09-06-2006, 03:59 AM
Elton John's

Dr. Phil :tennis:

World Beater
09-06-2006, 04:24 AM
i know this a worst fh thread...but verdasco and federer are the best looking ones.

worst...gasquet, monfils.

of the all time great players...prolly edberg

Ays25
09-06-2006, 04:31 AM
Magnus Gustafsson's forehand was very ugly and funny.Edberg used to make fun of it.. but of course it was one of the most effective forehands ever.

acharlesmobile
09-06-2006, 05:54 AM
Aw Safins can't be that bad... with his swing i think he shoudl be Eastern griping it rather than Semi western. Well he's bringing sexy back(hand) so i guess that makes up for it.

silverwhite
09-06-2006, 05:56 AM
Gasquet's and Murray's

Allez
09-06-2006, 05:57 AM
I think Gasquet's forehand is wonderful. I love watching him hit both his forehand and (especially) backhand. But that jumping he does and sometimes falling back on his heels when hitting the forehand is what tires him out in best of 5 set matches imo.

tripb19
09-06-2006, 06:32 AM
I wouldn't call Nadal's beautiful.

Action Jackson
09-06-2006, 06:37 AM
Magnus Gustafsson's forehand was very ugly and funny.Edberg used to make fun of it.. but of course it was one of the most effective forehands ever.

Edberg has no right to make fun of ugly forehands.

Vass
09-06-2006, 09:26 AM
This will raise some ire but I'm going to suggest Safin.

I caused some rise in the Safin section of the forum when i started complaining about what some of Marat's forehands look like lately. Sort of what the person who started the thread described in relation to Roddick.

Pity.

richie21
09-06-2006, 10:50 AM
I think Gasquet's forehand is wonderful. I love watching him hit both his forehand and (especially) backhand. But that jumping he does and sometimes falling back on his heels when hitting the forehand is what tires him out in best of 5 set matches imo.

i think that Richard's forehand is generally good to watch and very efficient.....when he is not stepping back!! :tape:
that jumping he does hitting his forehand when he is moving back is really awful to watch....and also not very efficient generally (there is nearly no strenght in this forehand when he does that)

Allez
09-06-2006, 07:33 PM
i think that Richard's forehand is generally good to watch and very efficient.....when he is not stepping back!! :tape:
that jumping he does hitting his forehand when he is moving back is really awful to watch....and also not very efficient generally (there is nearly no strenght in this forehand when he does that)
But the weird thing is he can hit an excellent attacking forehand stepping forward into the ball when he wants to so I don't know why he doesn't always do it :shrug: Anyway I don't think his forehand belongs to this list ;)

supersexynadal
09-06-2006, 08:24 PM
i like richards forehand but i hate his technique. He start with his racket up like hes holding a sign. Nadals forehand might not be the one id teach my kids but its efficient on all surfaces besides grass