Best (Biggest) Forehand in the ATP

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Tchocky, Jun 6, 2009.

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Who has the best/biggest forehand in the men's game?

  1. Nadal

    7.2%
  2. Federer

    26.1%
  3. Djokovic

    1.4%
  4. Verdasco

    14.5%
  5. Tsonga

    2.9%
  6. Gonzalez

    30.4%
  7. Blake

    1.4%
  8. Soderling

    8.7%
  9. Other

    7.2%
  1. Tchocky

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    I know this topic has been discussed before but I think it needs to be updated in light of Soderling's recent progress.
     
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  2. topher.juan

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    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.
     
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  3. DunlopDood

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    Blake has such beautiful motion on his forehand. Gonzo and blake tied for power. Gonzo more accurate, Blake nicer looking.
     
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  4. thalivest

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    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.
     
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  5. ser_renely

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    Soderling's windmill is pretty big
     
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  6. dincuss

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    Verdasco.
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  7. vegeta SSJ4

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    roddick 2004
     
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  8. mozzer

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    From what i saw, Soderling was totally outpowering him
     
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  9. ClubHoUno

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    Biggest: Söderling
    Most effective: Nadal
    Greatest: Federer
     
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  10. Staiger

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    are we voting for the best forehand or the biggest forehand .sorry this poll doesnt make any sense
     
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  11. Claudius

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    Ernests Gulbis has the biggest forehand in the men's game. Federer has the best one.
     
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  12. swedechris

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    Gulbis and Joachim PIMPIM Johansson have the biggest .. Feds got the best.IMO.
     
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  13. stanfordtennis alum

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    biggest- gonzalez
    best- nadal or fed
     
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  14. P_Agony

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    Biggest - a tie between Gonzo, Verdasco, Soderling and Berdych

    Best - Roger Federer.
     
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  15. Cenc

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  16. All-rounder

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    Biggest is gonzalez
    But the best is federer in my opinion
     
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  17. sh@de

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    Is this biggest or best? They're different...
     
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  18. Conquistador

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    Gonzalez has the biggest forehand of all time.
     
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  19. Biggest: Gonzalez


    Smallest: Gicquel
     
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  20. bdon

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    safin!!!!!
     
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    Best: Federer or Nadal
    Biggest consistently: Federer or Gonzalez

    Since he could be picked for either I voted Federer.
     
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  22. featherlight

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    gonzalez and roddick , they have rocket forehands
     
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  23. daddy

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    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.
     
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  24. tennismonster

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    gonzo, may not be the best but it is the biggest and fastest on tour
     
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  25. yonexxx

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    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.
     
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