Fastest forehand/backhand ever recorded?

djones

Hall of Fame
What's the speed of the fastest forehand or backhand, ever recorded?

So far about from what I've seen on the mens side, 160 kph/100 mph seems to be about the limit.

Although strange as I have also seen Kuznetsova hit a 160 kph forehand during the Us open, some years ago.
 

fedtastic

Hall of Fame
I saw Fernando Gonzalez hit 189 km/h FH the other day. He hit another 176 km/h a few points later. I don't know if 189 km/h is more than 124 mp/h that Monfils hit?

Here is the Gonzo Fh



Image courtesy of Love Game
 
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DarthFed

Hall of Fame
I saw Fernando Gonzalez hit 189 km/h FH the other day. He hit another 176 km/h a few points later. I don't know if 189 km/h is more than 124 mp/h that Monfils hit?

Here is the Gonzo Fh



Image courtesy of Love Game
Thats about 118 MPH
 

Andres

G.O.A.T.
There's a video around, with Blake returning a 118 mph first serve, and his forehand came back faster than the serve itself.

Lemme find it, and I'll post it
 

BorisBeckerFan

Professional
I can't remeber exactly and I don't have the match recorded but I think Monfils' blast was 120 mph not 124 mph. Not that there's much of a difference at that speed.
 

OJ ROD

Semi-Pro
I remember something about Gonzalez hitting a 124 mph forehand at wimbledon in 2007 it think.
 

jimbo333

Hall of Fame
Gonzalez hits faster than anyone else I'd have thought:)

I saw him at Queens Club in 07 or 08 and the speed he was hitting was the fastest I've ever seen, unbelievable!!!
 
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