Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by JRAJ1988, Jan 25, 2013.
those must be way above 100
At it's peak, Fernando Gonzalez's maybe.
Yup. Huge forehand.
Rosol on grass or Delpo
Juan Martin Del Potro...the mph he puts on that forehand is massive.
Best and biggest FH had Sampras. He could really hit laserbeams. Especially after hitting his running FH, opponent looked like "where on earth did that come from'.
Fed 's FH is big and versatile, but al level below. His running FH was always pretty average.
Gonzo's FH might be as big as Sampras, but also not that good on the run and he had too large a backswing en needed a long time to set up.
Same goes for Delpo.
Berdych has the smoothest, most effortless stroke of all but it's not consinstent enough and though verý fast, it's not the biggest.
What is this stupid question OP
Monfis has the biggest forehand ever recorded
Obviously you asked the only questions about a forehand that the name of federer wont appear
Best forehand ever federer . its not about the speed , accuracy and consistency
Federer on forehands after his loss to DelPotro 2009.
Blake and Murray have had them recorded quicker than Monfils.
What does 'big' mean?
With groundstrokes, you either put more effort into swinging horizontally (for mph), or swinging vertically (for rpm).
Berdych isn't the strongest or most explosive guy, but his forehand is fast, because there is so little spin on it.
The guy with the biggest forehand is the guy who accelerates the racket head the fastest.
Think of it like this - if all the pro's had a competition to see who could slam their racket into a metal pole the hardest - the winner of this competition would be the one with the biggest forehand.
Igor Andreev, Fernando Gonzales, or Nadal would win.
In terms of sheer speed, I think James Blake must come up on top.
yup just quoting up to the third page. That savage forehand will surely be missed.
guys who focus on rpm aren't necessarily going to win your who could smash their racquet on a metal pole the hardest competition. Their RPM-mentality-driven technique wont help them in this situation because a more vertical stroke doesn't allow for the maximum force on the racquet upon contact with the pole.
with a more upward/ brushy stroke, the racquet's force isnt being applied directly onto the pole, but instead at an offset. even after contact, the racquet has a higher chance of being deflected because of the upward motion. on the other hand, a flat forehand would make contact with the pole a lot more bluntly, with more direct force being applied to the pole and less chance of deflection.
now, this is considering that players would hit the pole with the same stroke as their forehand. if that isnt a requirement and players are allowed to hit with a more ideal racquet breaking stroke for this contest, then the whole argument you provided with rpm vs mph relative to racquet head speed and swing path can be thrown out of the window.
the argument of best forehand has to be a combination of both RHS and what the ball does after it leaves the racquet, not just RHS.
with that said, vamos nads.
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