Djokovic or Wawrinka forehand?

Who has the better forehand?

  • Djokovic

    Votes: 62 63.9%
  • Wawrinka

    Votes: 35 36.1%

  • Total voters
    97

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
I think when in the zone Wawrinka, but on a day to day basis Djokovic. Backhand probably the exact same thing.
How often is Stan in the zone? Sure, peakiest of peak Stanimal's FH is outrageous, but that shot appears 5% of the time throughout his career. Djoker's FH gets the job done. It's not a beautifully executed shot, nor is it superlative, but the rest of his game compensates for it. Stan's FH is way too inconsistent and prone to errors. Novak's FH is solid, if unlovely.
 

lobsterrush

New User
How often is Stan in the zone? Sure, peakiest of peak Stanimal's FH is outrageous, but that shot appears 5% of the time throughout his career. Djoker's FH gets the job done. It's not a beautifully executed shot, nor is it superlative, but the rest of his game compensates for it. Stan's FH is way too inconsistent and prone to errors. Novak's FH is solid, if unlovely.
Yes agreed.
 

robthai

Hall of Fame
Djokovic is better at going cross court and producing angles. Wawrinka is better at going down the line for winners.
 

Zhilady

Professional
This is kind of like comparing Federer’s forehand with Del Potro’s. When they’re both on, Del Potro’s forehand is simply too overpowering. Day-in, day-out, however, Federer’s forehand is in a different class.
 

Shank Volley

Hall of Fame
I may have posted in this thread before but in case I haven't, I would go with Wawrinka's forehand.

That said, I think Djokovic easily has a better forehand day in day out. But when I consider responses to questions like this I always think about it in the context of my club tennis play. So on the basis that either of their forehands would essentially be a clean winner against my standard competition, I would rather have the aesthetics of the Wawrinka forehand.

Djokovic's is like a solid, full rotation haymaker punch, whereas Wawrinka's is like standing on the other side of the room and running towards the target before punching. Just ridiculously brutal to look at.
 

one-hand

Rookie
Stan has power but that only effective if he's on.
Djokovic has excellent placement as he literally wears down his opponents.
 
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