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Old 01-02-2010, 08:51 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by hoodjem View Post
Los of talk about volleys, backhands, groundstrokes in general, etc. On another post, 35ft6 was saying that Fed definitely had one of the five best forehands of all time, I agreed with him.

So here we go--

1. Segura
2. Federer
3. Laver
4. Sampras
5. Lendl
6. Johnston
7. Nadal
8. Perry
9. Borg
9. Budge
10. Tilden
11. Courier
12. Safin
13. Vines
15. Agassi
16. Gonzales
17. Kramer
18. Becker
19. Blake
20. del Potro
Laver had an excellent forehand but his backhand was deadlier, and it's hard to see how his FH could go over other guys who were known for their forehands, eg, Sampras, Lendl, Nadal, Borg, Agassi. Pete's FH was not the single best thing in his game (his serve was) but it was a feared stroke that people consistently tried to stay away from; and for the other guys (the baseliners) their FH was their bread-and-butter weapon.
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