Re: Let Us Decide On The 5 Greatest Forehands Ever Seen In The Sport
Difficult to judge because I haven't seen much pre 1990's tennis, but I'll have a go anyway.
1- Federer: can do anything with it, takes the ball very early, very precise, very powerful with a nice margin for error. Sick angles. Massive spin as well. Anyone hitting to Federer's forehand instantly lets him build the point. Even guys like Gonzalez can't hold a forehand to forehand exchange with Federer. THE biggest weapon in tennis ever.
2- Lendl: from what I've seen on youtube videos, he hits it very very hard compared to the other guys at his time.
3- Gonzalez: nothing to add really, a nuclear bomb but less consitent than the others in this list.
4- Grosjean: sick angles and pace. That's the weapon that brought a very small guy like him to the top 4.
5- Sampras: pistol forehand