View Full Version : Best (Biggest) Forehand in the ATP

06-06-2009, 11:39 AM
I know this topic has been discussed before but I think it needs to be updated in light of Soderling's recent progress.

06-06-2009, 11:56 AM
I'm going to say the 'current' Soderling, he's just slamming those short balls like nobody else; if Fed wants to win against him, he can't give him any short balls. I certainly don't vote Soderling based on consistency or any time-frame; I don't recall his performance being like this outside of FO09, so I say this only on very recent performance, we'll see how long it lasts.

06-06-2009, 12:05 PM
Blake has such beautiful motion on his forehand. Gonzo and blake tied for power. Gonzo more accurate, Blake nicer looking.

06-06-2009, 12:05 PM
This is a dumb poll as it implies biggest and best are one and the same which clearly isnt the case. I cant even vote as I dont know if I am supposed to vote for the best forehand or the biggest forehand, and my answer is not the same for each. Already early proof how overrated Blake is on this forum only a couple posts in though.

06-06-2009, 01:20 PM
Soderling's windmill is pretty big

06-06-2009, 01:22 PM

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06-06-2009, 01:22 PM
roddick 2004

06-06-2009, 01:23 PM
Blake has such beautiful motion on his forehand. Gonzo and blake tied for power. Gonzo more accurate, Blake nicer looking.
From what i saw, Soderling was totally outpowering him

06-06-2009, 02:09 PM
Biggest: Söderling
Most effective: Nadal
Greatest: Federer

06-06-2009, 02:11 PM
are we voting for the best forehand or the biggest forehand .sorry this poll doesnt make any sense

06-06-2009, 02:32 PM
Ernests Gulbis has the biggest forehand in the men's game. Federer has the best one.

06-06-2009, 02:36 PM
Gulbis and Joachim PIMPIM Johansson have the biggest .. Feds got the best.IMO.

stanfordtennis alum
06-06-2009, 03:04 PM
biggest- gonzalez
best- nadal or fed

06-06-2009, 03:07 PM
Biggest - a tie between Gonzo, Verdasco, Soderling and Berdych

Best - Roger Federer.

06-06-2009, 03:17 PM
depends: now or ever?

06-06-2009, 03:24 PM
Biggest is gonzalez
But the best is federer in my opinion

06-06-2009, 05:39 PM
Is this biggest or best? They're different...

06-06-2009, 06:25 PM
Gonzalez has the biggest forehand of all time.

06-06-2009, 06:32 PM
Biggest: Gonzalez

Smallest: Gicquel

06-06-2009, 07:01 PM

06-06-2009, 07:53 PM
Best: Federer or Nadal
Biggest consistently: Federer or Gonzalez

Since he could be picked for either I voted Federer.

06-06-2009, 08:32 PM
gonzalez and roddick , they have rocket forehands

06-06-2009, 08:33 PM
This is blury question. Biggest and best are not the same, that is one thing. Another is that everyone has something characteristic which makes their forehands more or less dangerous depending on the surface, conditions, balls etc. Example, Rafa's FH is by far the best when surface is catching spin and balls are jumping high. But he does not like Penn balls and of course any blistering fast low bouncing surface does not suit him - thus some flat monster forehand is better than his in those conditions.

06-06-2009, 09:15 PM
gonzo, may not be the best but it is the biggest and fastest on tour

06-06-2009, 09:16 PM
i think roddick has a monster forehand and he always runs around his backhand. to bad he only won one tournament this year and only because he was seeded number 1 at Memphis.