Arthurs: worst forehand?

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  1. BERDI4

    BERDI4 Semi-Pro

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    After watching the Davis Cup match between Nalbandian and Arthurs I've never seen such a bad forehand. How can he play at that level? I guess he compensates it with a good serve and volley.
     
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  2. FiveO

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    For a player reaching #1 Edberg had the worst fh I ever saw. He really compensated.
     
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  3. Babblelot

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    So I guess that explains it. I always pick him to do well at Wimbledon but have yet to see him play because he gets KO'd early in the first week.
     
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  4. spinbalz

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    Among the players who have reached the #1, J. Mac Enroe's forehand was weird also.
     
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  5. Shaolin

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    He survives on tour because his serve unbelievably sick. Arguably the best on tour. His volleys are pretty decent as well.
     
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  6. Return_Ace

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    We're talking about Wayne Arthurs here right., the lefty? If it is then yeah, his serve could prolly be the best. I once heard some commentator in a Davis Cup match (last year or so) quoting the saying "A player is only as good as his 2nd serve", then following it up with: "if this is true, Arthurs could probably be one of the greatest players on tour right now............"
     
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  7. DanEd

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    After losing to W. Arthurs in cincinnati 2002, Sampras said this about the aussieĀ“ serve:
    "He puts a lot of pressure on your service game, because he serves so big and he's very hard to break," Sampras said. "He has one of the best serves on the tour, and he backs it up with his second serve...Today's match was just an awkward match. I had no rhythm. [With Arthurs], you're a little bit at the mercy of him."

     
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