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View Poll Results: Ugliest shot among the top 30 players

Murray's forehand 18 14.75%
Roddick's serve 23 18.85%
Gasquet's forehand 39 31.97%
Ljubicic's forehand 17 13.93%
Gonzalez's backhand 25 20.49%
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:12 AM   #91
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Judging by the content of your posts, how could we possibly tell?
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:06 AM   #95
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It's used to be Murray's forehand but the Tomic forehand is now the ugliest shot in tennis.

Wow, it makes my eyes hurt...I almost feel bad for the guy. Anyone ever explain to him about driving with his legs?
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Any of Florent Serra's game.
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Mugray FH still and probably to stay so until the end of time.
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Mugray FH still and probably to stay so until the end of time.
I know you're trolling there It's improved so much under Lendl it's the reason he won his big ones.
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Wawrinka's serve is kind unpretty.
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So many sad posts in this thread, even back in '08.

Exactly what is ugly about Murray's forehand? Other than the fact that he keeps a straight wrist prior to swinging his racquet forward, he actually has one of the more textbook forehands out there.

I like Tomic, but I'll admit that his forehand technique is cringeworthy. It looks like he slaps at the ball. Having said that, it's a lot like Fish's, whose forehand should also be mentioned here.
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Exactly what is ugly about Murray's forehand? Other than the fact that he keeps a straight wrist prior to swinging his racquet forward, he actually has one of the more textbook forehands out there.
Murray's forehand is incredibly ugly in my opinion and although he's improved his technique in recent years it still lets him down quite often. That's why he struggles to go down the line with it and why it lands short so often, especially on clay courts.
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Murray's forehand is not at all ugly, that is a silly thing to say.

Chardy's forehand and Granoller's backhand are hideous.
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Murray's forehand is incredibly ugly in my opinion and although he's improved his technique in recent years it still lets him down quite often. That's why he struggles to go down the line with it and why it lands short so often, especially on clay courts.
I just don't see what you're looking at.

For the most part, his forehand technique is pretty textbook. Since Lendl, he seems to point his elbow on the take-back, but other than that, it's your standard "half circle" loop.

Where his technique differs from most players is when he's in the "loaded position", right before hitting the ball. Where most players employ a double-bend technique (wrist and elbow bent), he keeps his wrist firm.

That is the real source of his error, imo, because it means he has to exaggerate his swing to open up his racquet face appropriately. That, I believe, leads to his second major source of forehand err (and arguably his biggest), which is his tendency to lift his head too soon on the shot. While these things are potentially problematic, they hardly seem aesthetically offensive.
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I'd say Federer's double handed BH. Good thing he never used it again after that horrible execution last time...
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