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Fastest shot you've seen?

The Freak
02-27-2007, 02:56 AM
In other words, the biggest forehand or backhand you have seen by the speed of it. Two that come to mind for me are the James Blake forehand return winner in the 06 AO of 130mph, and a 120mph forehand winner by Monfils at this years' AO. There is a video of the Monfils shot on youtube. Why doesn't Gael do that more often?:confused:

*Viva Chile*
02-27-2007, 03:00 AM
Many Gonzo's forehands :p

ChinoRios4Ever
02-27-2007, 03:42 AM
Many Gonzo's forehands :p

i second that :devil:

BigAlbinoDonky
02-27-2007, 04:04 AM
The fastest shot you'll ever see is the one that happens when Anna Kournikova steps within 20 feet of a man.

Voo de Mar
02-27-2007, 04:37 AM
The fastest shot I've ever seen (I can't tell you anyhing about mph) made Krajicek at French Open 1993 in the semifinal. After Courier's huge first serve, Krajicek who was losing 0-40, hit forehand winner on the opponent's baseline nearly to feet of American who didn't be in time. Everybody in the stadium were laughing including Courier who showed how long was the mark of the ball on the baseline :) Krajicek with the shot expressed his frustration because he has been losing that match.

GlennMirnyi
02-27-2007, 05:44 AM
A rifle shot. Really fast. :p

oz_boz
02-27-2007, 08:56 AM
There is a video of the Monfils shot on youtube. Why doesn't Gael do that more often?:confused:

He tries to do it more often, but for every winner of that kind he hits 10 UEs.

Sean.J.S.
02-27-2007, 09:19 AM
Andy Roddick's 151mph serve at Davis Cup in 2005 or whatever.

scarecrows
02-27-2007, 09:51 AM
Andy Roddick's 151mph serve at Davis Cup in 2005 or whatever.

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In other words, the biggest forehand or backhand you have seen by the speed of it.

Sean.J.S.
02-27-2007, 10:10 AM
Sorry. The title should be more clear though.

Greg-Pete fan
02-27-2007, 11:45 AM
The fastest shot I've ever seen (I can't tell you anyhing about mph) made Krajicek at French Open 1993 in the semifinal. After Courier's huge first serve, Krajicek who was losing 0-40, hit forehand winner on the opponent's baseline nearly to feet of American who didn't be in time. Everybody in the stadium were laughing including Courier who showed how long was the mark of the ball on the baseline :) Krajicek with the shot expressed his frustration because he has been losing that match.

I saw this forehand. Courier didn`t even have a chance to react:D

buzz
02-27-2007, 01:15 PM
The fastest shot I've ever seen (I can't tell you anyhing about mph) made Krajicek at French Open 1993 in the semifinal. After Courier's huge first serve, Krajicek who was losing 0-40, hit forehand winner on the opponent's baseline nearly to feet of American who didn't be in time. Everybody in the stadium were laughing including Courier who showed how long was the mark of the ball on the baseline :) Krajicek with the shot expressed his frustration because he has been losing that match.

sounds cool! It probably isn't on Youtube right:angel:

Black Adam
02-27-2007, 02:25 PM
Roddick Wimbledon 2004 Forehand winner : 104 mph
Gonzalez Wimbledon 2005 Forehand winner: 106 mph
Safin Roland Garros 2004 Backhand winner: 102 mph

I know Monfils has hit harder than this but I am not sure of the exact speed. There is no way a backhand or Forehand can be something like 120-130 mph therefore for the Blake forehand it's probably the speed of the serve he returned. Same thing with Sharapova supposedly hitting a 120 mph Forehand Winner when 120 mph was the speed of Serena's serve.

r2473
02-27-2007, 06:53 PM
Roddick Wimbledon 2004 Forehand winner : 104 mph
Gonzalez Wimbledon 2005 Forehand winner: 106 mph
Safin Roland Garros 2004 Backhand winner: 102 mph

I know Monfils has hit harder than this but I am not sure of the exact speed. There is no way a backhand or Forehand can be something like 120-130 mph therefore for the Blake forehand it's probably the speed of the serve he returned. Same thing with Sharapova supposedly hitting a 120 mph Forehand Winner when 120 mph was the speed of Serena's serve.

That is what I thought as well. I was thinking anything around 100 is pretty fast. When Fed hits 80-ish MPH winners they are pretty crushing blows.

When you think about it, have you ever seen a groundstroke that you really thought was as fast or faster than a serve? Given the nature of the strokes, it hardly seems possible.

I suppose if you measured the speed of overhead smashes at the net, you would get some pretty fast strokes. But, that is not what the poster is asking.

r2473
02-27-2007, 06:58 PM
Wikpedia says Monfils at AO 2007 hit the fastest recorded forehand at 190 km/h forehand (118 MPH).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forehand

This site says the shot was 198 km/h

http://www.themorningleader.lk/20070124/Sports.html

The story on the above site is about halfway down the page in the short article titled "The Aussie Files with..."

TeamID
02-27-2007, 07:01 PM
Does anybody else remember the Tursunov forehand in the Hopman Cup doubles. I believe it was 204 kmh or 127.5 mph. That was the fastest forehand I have ever seen.

r2473
02-27-2007, 07:07 PM
Here is Monfils shot at AO 2007.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ5fS0EHr9Q

*Viva Chile*
02-27-2007, 07:15 PM
Here is Monfils shot at AO 2007.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ5fS0EHr9Q

I'm sure Gonzo has hitted faster forehands than that, but the bad thing is there wasn't speed meter on that courts.

Jadranka
02-27-2007, 07:27 PM
Serve: Goran Ivanisevic - 400 km/h in Austria-Graz
Unbelievable, but it's true :)

sodman12
02-27-2007, 07:45 PM
That james blake return from last years AO was the fastest i have ever seen. Both players were smiling. Hit hit the return right back to the dude and the guy didnt even have time to really finish his swing. He was playing some no name in the first few rounds cant remember his name though.

Havok
02-27-2007, 08:36 PM
Roddick vs Srichaphan Cincy 2004 I believe. He hit this insane forehand that was somewhere in the mid 110 mph zone.

Also take any Mary Pierce match when she's in her zone and you have a whole slew of shots that are probably hit as hard as the men :scared:.

TennisLurker
02-27-2007, 10:05 PM
I remember a serve by Roddick against, I think, Srichaphan, on grass, I guess Stella Artois, which was ridiculously fast.

The Freak
02-27-2007, 10:09 PM
That james blake return from last years AO was the fastest i have ever seen. Both players were smiling. Hit hit the return right back to the dude and the guy didnt even have time to really finish his swing. He was playing some no name in the first few rounds cant remember his name though.

He was playing Jean-Christophe Faurel, Faurel's serve was at about 125mph and Blake's return was about 130mph's.:eek:

Jimnik
02-27-2007, 10:17 PM
I don't have any figures but Cincy 04, Roddick v Agassi, comes to mind.

Agassi served and Roddick, who was really frustrated at this point, just blasted the return as hard as he could. It bounced plum on the baseline and went straight through Agassi's legs.

The whole croud, and even Agassi, just laughed out loud.

Jimnik
02-27-2007, 10:24 PM
Roddick Wimbledon 2004 Forehand winner : 104 mph
Gonzalez Wimbledon 2005 Forehand winner: 106 mph
Safin Roland Garros 2004 Backhand winner: 102 mph

I know Monfils has hit harder than this but I am not sure of the exact speed. There is no way a backhand or Forehand can be something like 120-130 mph therefore for the Blake forehand it's probably the speed of the serve he returned. Same thing with Sharapova supposedly hitting a 120 mph Forehand Winner when 120 mph was the speed of Serena's serve.
Safin has clocked a 102mph backhand? :eek:
Is that the fastest BH anyone can remember?

I would love to have seen it. Only Marat could blast BHs at 100+, I can't think of anyone else who would come close. I mean, even for him, 102 just sounds ridiculous.

Lendl's Forehand
02-27-2007, 11:22 PM
Roddick vs Srichaphan Cincy 2004 I believe. He hit this insane forehand that was somewhere in the mid 110 mph zone.

I saw that forehand. Scary. The amazing thing about that one was Roddick generated the pace all by himself.

I saw Roddick hit another massive forehand against Mariano Zabaleta in '03 or '04. Roddick was down 40-0 and Zabaleta hit a big, flat 1st serve down the T to Roddick's forehand. Roddick just swung at it as hard as he could. The return ball landed about 10 inches from Zabaleta's right foot but he didn't even have time to get a raquet on the ball. Zabaleta was so freaked he eventually lost the game.

Kolya
02-27-2007, 11:30 PM
Monfils forehand against Baghdatis at the AO 2007 - 190 km/h.

oz_boz
02-28-2007, 08:58 AM
Safin has clocked a 102mph backhand? :eek:
Is that the fastest BH anyone can remember?

I would love to have seen it. Only Marat could blast BHs at 100+, I can't think of anyone else who would come close. I mean, even for him, 102 just sounds ridiculous.

Reportedly (in the Nadal def Baggy thread, posted by adee-gee) Nadal got a bh clocked 163 kph yesterday, which equals 102 mph.

CmonAussie
02-28-2007, 09:58 AM
Here is Monfils shot at AO 2007.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ5fS0EHr9Q

:cool:
Was that video in slow motion:confused:
...
I`m not trying to bignote myself:devil: ~ but seriously when I take a big whack with my forehand, really unload & connect [1/20 attempts] then I think mine`s almost as fast;)

Himura
02-28-2007, 10:54 AM
That is what I thought as well. I was thinking anything around 100 is pretty fast. When Fed hits 80-ish MPH winners they are pretty crushing blows.

When you think about it, have you ever seen a groundstroke that you really thought was as fast or faster than a serve? Given the nature of the strokes, it hardly seems possible.

I suppose if you measured the speed of overhead smashes at the net, you would get some pretty fast strokes. But, that is not what the poster is asking.

Federer hit a forehnad against haas in AO 06 it was 104 and in Wimbledon against nadal he hit a forehand in 103 so..

Jogy
02-28-2007, 02:18 PM
I think you have to go through Shot Tracker and Hawy Eye stats and see what the highest recorded shot speed was so far. I don't know if statistics is available so long after matches, but on big courts they measure shots and record diagrams of rallies.

Black Adam
02-28-2007, 04:25 PM
Actually the Blake shot was adding pace from a serve. Generating your own pace is more impressive; guys like Federer, Gonzo, Pim Pim or Roddick give them a floatyball in the middle of the court chances are the only thing you will see is the ball alrady a winner before you can even count a second.

I also remember at Roland Garros 2005, Safin vs Ferrero with Safin in the middle of the court planning to move in when Ferrero lauches a high lob which forces Safin to move backwards; the ball lands right on the baseline and then Safin efortlessly put away a Baseline Smash winner clocked at 197 kph. :worship: The thing is he was generating his own pace and he did it effortlessly.

Voo de Mar
07-23-2007, 03:27 AM
The fastest shot I've ever seen (I can't tell you anyhing about mph) made Krajicek at French Open 1993 in the semifinal. After Courier's huge first serve, Krajicek who was losing 0-40, hit forehand winner on the opponent's baseline nearly to feet of American who didn't be in time. Everybody in the stadium were laughing including Courier who showed how long was the mark of the ball on the baseline :) Krajicek with the shot expressed his frustration because he has been losing that match.

I told you about this shot :):bolt:
http://www.ina.fr/archivespourtous/index.php?vue=notice&from=fulltext&full=krajicek&num_notice=1&total_notices=1

tennisrocks123
07-23-2007, 03:56 AM
definitely BLAKE

Forehander
07-23-2007, 04:16 AM
it's not a record by Monfil. Federer once clocked a forehand up to 192km/hr and im not even sure if that's the record - who knows where it was though. The fastest shot i've seen live is from Sebastien Grosjean hitting 186km/hr forehand down the line i forgot against who in the australian Open in 2001. And on TV possibly the quickest ive seen was roddick's record serve.

Mateya
07-23-2007, 11:23 AM
Down the line forehand of Oscar Hernandez :cool:

stebs
07-23-2007, 04:05 PM
I told you about this shot :):bolt:
http://www.ina.fr/archivespourtous/index.php?vue=notice&from=fulltext&full=krajicek&num_notice=1&total_notices=1

Phenomenal shot and the reason it looked so quick is because it had almost no height over the net so it landed almost instantly at Courier's feet.

Blake is the most consistent at hitting massive FH's and some returns of his vs Federer in the US Open last year were something special.

RickDaStick
07-23-2007, 04:52 PM
Actually the Blake shot was adding pace from a serve. Generating your own pace is more impressive; guys like Federer, Gonzo, Pim Pim or Roddick give them a floatyball in the middle of the court chances are the only thing you will see is the ball alrady a winner before you can even count a second.

I also remember at Roland Garros 2005, Safin vs Ferrero with Safin in the middle of the court planning to move in when Ferrero lauches a high lob which forces Safin to move backwards; the ball lands right on the baseline and then Safin efortlessly put away a Baseline Smash winner clocked at 197 kph. :worship: The thing is he was generating his own pace and he did it effortlessly.

Did you just seriously say Roddick? :haha: :haha: :haha: That guy has turned into a pusher and even the Ducktards will admit it.

Burrow
07-23-2007, 08:38 PM
Well not a pusher...Ive played against some pushers and they dont play nothing like Roddick, but he doesnt have the intensity and electric attitude like before.

JMG
07-30-2007, 10:56 AM
http://www.myvideo.de/watch/59929

Beautiful shot from Kiefer. :worship: :worship:

Neely :worship: :worship: :worship:

Voo de Mar
07-30-2007, 03:15 PM
http://www.myvideo.de/watch/59929

Beautiful shot from Kiefer. :worship: :worship:


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