It looked pretty special at Wimbledon this year. He didn't rely on it as much as Fed relies on his forehand as Nadal clearly has the better backhand.Like many have said, Federer's FH is probably the best ever.
Nadal's FH is consistent and only looks special on clay.
Which one would I'd like to have?
On Grass/HC: Federer.
On Clay: Nadal.
Overall: Federer's of course.
what got him down to match point wasnt the forehand tho..the forehand kept him from losing in straights(and serve)Although Federer's fh may sometimes be pretty to look at, it isn''t always reliable.
Federer's fh long caused him to be broken at 7/7 in the Wim final.
Fed's fh into the net caused him to lose the Wimb. final 08.
I would have to go with Hot Sauce here. When I see Nadal's forehand the last thing I think of is versitility or variety. It's devastating and effective like Courier's forehand but not varied.Can't go against the versatility of Nadal's forehand!
If you're talking versatility, I'd go with Federer's. He can flatten it out, hit with tons of spin, hit short angles, and everything.
How could you watch Nadal play and say that he doesn't dictate with his forehand?i love nadal but what makes nadal effective is his mindset and his strategy. He does not dictate with his forehand like fed does. He out fitnesses his opponents and towards the end where he's still at 95% others have wavered to 60-70% of capability.