Originally Posted by hoodjem
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--
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.