Fastest forehand/backhand ever recorded?

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  1. djones

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    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.
     
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  2. wihamilton

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    Think Monfils hit the hardest forehand ever -- 124 mph I think.
     
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    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

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    Image courtesy of Love Game
     
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    Thats about 118 MPH
     
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    I think Monfils forehand from AO 2007 still is the fastest
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    189 kph = 189/1.609 mph = 117.45 mph
     
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  12. T1000

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    Monfils has the fastest forehand AFAIK. Not sure about the backhand
     
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    I remember something about Gonzalez hitting a 124 mph forehand at wimbledon in 2007 it think.
     
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    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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