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ripcontrol
07-19-2006, 02:37 AM
which player on the atp tour do you think has the biggest forehand.
i think it is gonzalez
cheers

naturalgut
07-19-2006, 03:28 AM
Joachim Johansson

Chang
07-19-2006, 03:42 AM
Fed's forehand=power + accuracy.

Chang
07-19-2006, 03:43 AM
Nadal's forehand for the extreme topspin

bdawg
07-19-2006, 04:05 AM
I like blake's forehand. takes it early and kills it.

helloworld
07-19-2006, 04:45 AM
Fed = Powerful + accurate
Nadal = Bouncy + High percentage

Marat Safinator
07-19-2006, 04:51 AM
Blake, safin, federer, agassi.

Alexandros
07-19-2006, 05:26 AM
In terms of sheer velocity and spin I'd say one of Verdasco, Gonzalez or Andreev.

cghipp
07-19-2006, 05:45 AM
I like Moya's forehand.

diegaa
07-19-2006, 05:52 AM
It is between blake and gozalez. Then, it comes moya´s.

unjugon
07-19-2006, 06:15 AM
Vedasco and Federer have the most powerful, while fluid, forehands.

Fischer76
07-19-2006, 07:17 AM
Alberto Berasetegui... I hope I got the spelling right:mrgreen:

Feña14
07-19-2006, 08:04 AM
Verdasco I would say, seeing him close up at Wimbledon was amazing. He just launches into it without a second thought, it was like a gun going off on some of the bigger ones that he went for.

chiru
07-19-2006, 08:08 AM
I think verdasco goes too much for broke on his forehand. him and gonzo have big ones, but they take such huge backswings and launch themselves somuch into the shot its a little ridiculous how much effort they ahve to put into to each shot. id say federer for power and accurace, blake for power, and nadal for spinniness and percentage. but of all those guys if i had to pick one id say federer for this generation.

TacoBellBorderBowl1946
07-19-2006, 08:34 AM
Fed and Gonzo

Roddick has a good one too, it can be a real weapon if he learns not to muscle the ball.

!Tym
07-19-2006, 11:44 AM
I think verdasco goes too much for broke on his forehand. him and gonzo have big ones, but they take such huge backswings and launch themselves somuch into the shot its a little ridiculous how much effort they ahve to put into to each shot. id say federer for power and accurace, blake for power, and nadal for spinniness and percentage. but of all those guys if i had to pick one id say federer for this generation.

Yup, I think that's exactly it, isn't it?

Yes guys like Gonzo and Verdasco can pulverize the ball, but it is NOT like other players can't generate racket head speed too. You have to make a choice of what balance you want to have of going for broke all the time or like a Nadal. Nadal can generate as much power as anyone when he wants to, his racket head speed you can't argue with. The difference is that he isn't brain dead either AND unlike someone Gonzo also has a critical element of mental toughness and concentration/focus that Gonzo just isn't capable of. In a way, just saying hey, I'm going to go for broke on every shot and wow the fans is kind of a cop-out. It means you don't have faith in your ability to work a point and give your opponent a chance to miss BEFORE going for broke yourself. Thus guys who just go for it and go for it and only know to go for it, guys like Gonzo, Verdasco, and Philipoussis and his many gloried double faults that hit the back fence at 130mph break point down at 5-6...these guys might have a good result here or there when they get hot, but the problem is that they can't actually win a slam, an entire TWO-WEEK, slam that way. Sooner or later, they'll get in a tight match and choke by going for too much and just gifting their opponent a critical point, momentum shift point, or game.

Sebastien
07-19-2006, 12:24 PM
Alberto Berasetegui... I hope I got the spelling right:mrgreen:

You must be kidding, his forhand was a reverse backhand.

ShcMad
07-19-2006, 12:43 PM
There are so many guys on the ATP with big forehands. Gonzalez, Blake, Verdasco, Djokovic...and the list goes on.

Roy
07-21-2006, 03:31 AM
Blake
Agassi (in the 90s)

zhan
07-21-2006, 05:03 AM
nadal for spin
blake for sheer speed (he clocked fastest forehand speed?)