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Me and my friend were talking about this. All three of those guys are known for their great backhands but don't have horrible forehands either. Which of the three would you say has the best forehand? (Keep in mind this is not based on present form)
 

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btw, sorry guys I don't know how to add a poll.
 

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I'd say Safin then Haas then Nalbandian
 

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Safin and Nalbandian have much stronger backhands than forehands. Haas is pretty solid off both but i'd say he has the best forehand.
 

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Personally I'd say Nalbandian, Safin and Haas in that order, although if it were based on current form then Safin would be a long way off the other two.
 

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btw, sorry guys I don't know how to add a poll.
I think if you edit your first post there is an option to add a poll. I'm not sure about this though. I know when you start threads there is a bubble towards the bottom that asks if you want to add a poll.
 

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at their best. safin, nabs, haas

right now.

nabs, haas....................safin.
 

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Haas and Safin are equal, then Nalbandian. Relative to their peak form of course.
 

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Thanks guys, wow it amazes me the differing opinions on this topic.
 

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Me and my friend were talking about this. All three of those guys are known for their great backhands but don't have horrible forehands either. Which of the three would you say has the best forehand? (Keep in mind this is not based on present form)
You know what, if they were in their peak, Safin would beat all of them easily. Not just FH, also BH, movement, volley, or lob.
Statistic says it all.
 

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At his peak, Safin. It's been said somewhere that when he's on, Safin is one of the purest ball-strikers in the game. I wouldn't disagree with that.

I would think Haas has the next best forehand, then Nalbandian.
 

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Haas' forehand is super inconsistent. It depends a lot on his mood, some days he relies on his backdown the line and others he'll start smacking forehands.

At their peak its definitely Safin, Haas then Nalbandian. I've never seen Nalbandian just start smashing forehands out of nowhere but I've seen Safin and Haas do it countless times.
 

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Definitely Marat with the best forehand but the topic is a bit whack since these three aren't really known for their forehands but all three possess superb backhands.
 

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Indeed all three can always rely on their BH but the FH is the real litmus test of their form. Interestingly though inspite of this they would still run round to hit the inside-out FH when they get the opportunity. On current form Safin should be running round to hit the inside-out BH if he had half a brain, almost every player is treating him like a lefty.

Even at his best Safin didn't have as much consistency but he had the most power and just as much accuracy which is why his was more of a weapon. Under pressure (when opponents attacked the net) Safin and Nalbandian's FHs usually held up better than Haas.

1. Safin
2. Nalbandian
3. Haas
 

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Indeed all three can always rely on their BH but the FH is the real litmus test of their form. Interestingly though inspite of this they would still run round to hit the inside-out FH when they get the opportunity. On current form Safin should be running round to hit the inside-out BH if he had half a brain, almost every player is treating him like a lefty.

Even at his best Safin didn't have as much consistency but he had the most power and just as much accuracy which is why his was more of a weapon. Under pressure (when opponents attacked the net) Safin and Nalbandian's FHs usually held up better than Haas.

1. Safin
2. Nalbandian
3. Haas
Inside out FH in tennis is a different shot than FH. It is far more attack based and even guys like Gasquet do it.

I guess almost every player in the top 100 has a better inside out FH than BH for being aggressive with, yes this goes for Haas, Safin and Nalbandian.
 

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Haas' forehand is super inconsistent. It depends a lot on his mood, some days he relies on his backdown the line and others he'll start smacking forehands.

At their peak its definitely Safin, Haas then Nalbandian. I've never seen Nalbandian just start smashing forehands out of nowhere but I've seen Safin and Haas do it countless times.
all three of them are inconsistent with their forehands and btw Nalbandian is not so good when having to generate his own peace but he is great counterpunching with his forehand, and returning and passing too
 
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