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05-29-2013 12:38 PM
RForehand
Re: Rank the forehands of the top 10 from best to worst

Quote:
Originally Posted by GSMnadal View Post
Federer of today is a better player than he was back then obviously.
05-29-2013 12:26 PM
emotion
Re: Rank the forehands of the top 10 from best to worst

We're doing just for this year? Career-wise, Fed is first, but Declinerer not so much

1. Nadal
2. Federer

3. Del Potro
4. Ferrer
5. Djokovic

6. Berdych
7. Tsonga
8. Murray

9. Gasquet
10. Wawrinka
05-29-2013 12:22 PM
GSMnadal
Re: Rank the forehands of the top 10 from best to worst

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueSwan View Post
I just don't think that is true. Federer always played quite a lot of topspin backhands. But I do agree that his forehand at his peak is unrivalled.

This "early" Jesus-Fed match proves both points: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhMh0YMyzNY

The forehand is devastating, but he hits a lot of topspin backhands as well. Arguably as many as he does today. But while the Federer of today has lost quite a bit of power (and consistency) on the forehand side, I think the main difference between the Federer today and the Federer of then is the footwork/speed, which is to be expected. And just think that the Federer of 2006 and very early 2007 was even better than the Federer of 2004.
Federer of today is a better player than he was back then obviously.
05-29-2013 12:15 PM
RForehand
Re: Rank the forehands of the top 10 from best to worst

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueSwan View Post
I just don't think that is true. Federer always played quite a lot of topspin backhands. But I do agree that his forehand at his peak is unrivalled.

This "early" Jesus-Fed match proves both points: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhMh0YMyzNY

The forehand is devastating, but he hits a lot of topspin backhands as well. Arguably as many as he does today. But while the Federer of today has lost quite a bit of power (and consistency) on the forehand side, I think the main difference between the Federer today and the Federer of then is the footwork/speed, which is to be expected. And just think that the Federer of 2006 and very early 2007 was even better than the Federer of 2004.
This might be one of the best forehand performances of all time.
He was just killing it back then.
05-29-2013 12:09 PM
RForehand
Re: Rank the forehands of the top 10 from best to worst

Quote:
Originally Posted by bounccer View Post
Federer hasn't the best forehand anymore, far from it.
That's right but i'am ranking their peak forehands.

1.Federer
2.Nadal
3.Del Potro
4.Tsonga
5.Djokovic
6.Ferrer
7.Berdych
8.Murray
9.Wawrinka
10.Gasquet
05-29-2013 11:18 AM
bounccer
Re: Rank the forehands of the top 10 from best to worst

Federer hasn't the best forehand anymore, far from it.
05-29-2013 10:07 AM
infinite
Re: Rank the forehands of the top 10 from best to worst

1. Nadal
2. Federer
3. Del Potro
4. Berdych
5. Tsonga
6. Wawrinka
7. Murray
8. Djokovic
9. Gasquet
10. Ferrer
05-29-2013 09:55 AM
Federer-Fan
Re: Rank the forehands of the top 10 from best to worst

Quote:
Originally Posted by Federer in 2 View Post
That's missing, right?
BTW, glad to see my idea is catching on

1.Federer
2.Nadal
3.Ferrer
4/5.Del Potro
4/5.Berdych
6.Djokovic
7.Murray
8.Tsonga
9.Tipsarevic
10.Monaco
It is incredible to see how you hate Tsonga .

Update :

1/Federer
2/Nadal
3/Tsonga
4/Djokovic
5/Del Potro
6/Berdych
7/Murray
8/Ferrer
9/Tipsarevic
10/Gasquet
05-29-2013 09:22 AM
uxyzapenje
Re: Rank the forehands of the top 10 from best to worst

Quote:
Originally Posted by Federer in 2 View Post
That's missing, right?
BTW, glad to see my idea is catching on

1.Federer
2.Nadal
3.Ferrer
4/5.Del Potro

4/5.Berdych
6.Djokovic
7.Murray
8.Tsonga
9.Tipsarevic
10.Monaco

I guess I ddin't pay attention the 1st time i read this. Hilarious.
05-29-2013 07:44 AM
rafa_maniac
Re: Rank the forehands of the top 10 from best to worst

Right now I'd take Rafa's FH over anyone's but in his prime Federer could do more with it, even some slick slices off that FH wing. Del Po is being somewhat overrated here, his FH can be amazing, but on balance his BH is the more reliable shot.
05-29-2013 07:15 AM
se7en
Re: Rank the forehands of the top 10 from best to worst

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueSwan View Post
I just don't think that is true. Federer always played quite a lot of topspin backhands. But I do agree that his forehand at his peak is unrivalled.

This "early" Jesus-Fed match proves both points: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhMh0YMyzNY

The forehand is devastating, but he hits a lot of topspin backhands as well. Arguably as many as he does today. But while the Federer of today has lost quite a bit of power (and consistency) on the forehand side, I think the main difference between the Federer today and the Federer of then is the footwork/speed, which is to be expected. And just think that the Federer of 2006 and very early 2007 was even better than the Federer of 2004.
Didn't know Muger used to hit forehands like that, almost like ballbashing.
05-29-2013 06:38 AM
Newcomer
Re: Rank the forehands of the top 10 from best to worst

ATM (not at all). FH as an attacking shot:
1.Nadal
2.Berdych
3.Federer
4.Del Potro
5.Wawrinka
6.Tsonga
7.Djokovic
8.Ferrer
9.Murray
10.Gasquet
05-29-2013 06:24 AM
BlueSwan
Re: Rank the forehands of the top 10 from best to worst

Quote:
Originally Posted by samanosuke View Post
In that period Fed played most of the time just slice BH, even on clay.
I just don't think that is true. Federer always played quite a lot of topspin backhands. But I do agree that his forehand at his peak is unrivalled.

This "early" Jesus-Fed match proves both points: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhMh0YMyzNY

The forehand is devastating, but he hits a lot of topspin backhands as well. Arguably as many as he does today. But while the Federer of today has lost quite a bit of power (and consistency) on the forehand side, I think the main difference between the Federer today and the Federer of then is the footwork/speed, which is to be expected. And just think that the Federer of 2006 and very early 2007 was even better than the Federer of 2004.
05-29-2013 06:20 AM
Alex999
Re: Rank the forehands of the top 10 from best to worst

IMHO prime Fed was better than Nadal in the FH department. I won't bother ranking other guys, Most of you got it right or close to what I think.

However. when good old Gonzo was on, his FH was absolutely beautiful ... I'm drooling right now
05-29-2013 06:03 AM
Sri
Re: Rank the forehands of the top 10 from best to worst

Are we talking peak forehands or shankhands of today?
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