Players with the biggest groundstrokes (forehand and backhand combined and averaged)?

tennis_hack

Banned
To qualify for biggest groundstrokes, a player must have a big forehand as well as a big backhand. It is not enough to have a big forehand and an OK backhand.

And we're not talking variety or touch or taking it on the rise, we're talking pure power (pace+topspin);

Here is how I would order them;

1. Wawrinka
2. Gulbis
3. Almagro
4. Del-Potro
5. Dolgopolov
6. Nadal
7. Djokovic
8. Berdych
9. Federer
10. Murray
 
You mean when they flatten it out and go for it, or just in terms of average strokes?

Federer can crush the ball off both wings when he flattens it out, but he usually plays safer and with more top spin.

When hitting out, I think Murray has the most power in tennis...but his game has always been more defensive and counter-punch.
 

tennis_hack

Banned
On average - Djokovic. Even Delpo said so.
Don't think so.

Djokovic's specialty is standing up on the baseline, cutting off angles and taking time away from his opponent.

He does not hit a particularly BIG ball off the backhand, but it gets from A-B quite quickly because of his court positioning, and the fact that taking the ball early naturally seems to produce a flattish ball with more pace than spin.

Gulbis has a much bigger two-hander than Djokovic.
 
Pure pace? Gotta be Rosol
Gulbis and Almagro have a ton of power too, Wawrinka has more variety though he can certainly hit both sides hard
 
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heninfan99

Talk Tennis Guru
I think getting the shots in is important so I say Del Potro. He hits huge and is consistent. Gulbis and Berdych are close too.
 

President

Legend
Wawrinka and Almagro, probably. Before his illness, Robin Soderling definitely hit the biggest groundstrokes on average.
 
Thomas Enqvist probably took bigger cuts at the ball off both sides than most guys for a regular stroke. He really just bludgeoned the ball when he played. I dont know that he hit the biggest off either side all out, but on average... Cant believe i dont see Safin on any list, or Magnus Larson.
 
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Thomas Enqvist probably took bigger cuts at the ball off both sides than most guys for a regular stroke. He really just bludgeoned the ball when he played. I dont know that he hit the biggest off either side all out, but on average... Cant believe i dont see Safin on any list, or Magnus Larson.
To the list of big-hitting Swedes, I will obviously add Joachim Johansson.
 

HailDjokovic

Semi-Pro
How does nadal rank above djokovic?

Djokovic's backhand is 10x more penetrating on average

His forehand is about the same speed maybe even more than nadals if he has a linear swing path thus shouldn't he win? And isn't he usually the one that hits more winners in all their matches?

Other than that though I agree with the list.
 
To qualify for biggest groundstrokes, a player must have a big forehand as well as a big backhand. It is not enough to have a big forehand and an OK backhand.

And we're not talking variety or touch or taking it on the rise, we're talking pure power (pace+topspin);

Here is how I would order them;

1. Wawrinka
2. Gulbis
3. Almagro
4. Del-Potro
5. Dolgopolov
6. Nadal
7. Djokovic
8. Berdych
9. Federer
10. Murray
How about Fernando Verdasco? When he's on form and has confidence he's surely number 1 or at least in top 3. Australian Open 2016 and Madrid 2012 vs Nadal, had some outstanding pace!
He's not playing consistently to that level though. Same as Gulbis.

I would say:
1. Verdasco
2. Wawrinka
3. Almagro
4. Gulbis
5. Raonic
6. Del-Potro
7. Brown (Dustin)
8. Berdych
9. Djokovic
10.Federer

It would be a great ATP stats/news feature to actually get data collected by the various review systems to give top and average speeds and spins for each player. Obviously weighted to the top 20 players as im guessing only show courts have the technology at ATP 500 and up.
 
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