Who has the most underrated forehand on the ATP tour?

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
I mean Murray is the obvious choice but i would maybe throw Rublev in there too. Don't see it get talked about much but he has a crazy good forehand.
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Players have talked about his forehand.
Fair enough then but i still think it should get talked about more. I see Edmund's forehand get talked about but imo Rublev's is just as big and probably overall better for me and he sits comfortably inside the top 10 yet he's the least talked about player there for me. Criminally underrated player.
 

RS

G.O.A.T.
I mean Murray is the obvious choice but i would maybe throw Rublev in there too. Don't see it get talked about much but he has a crazy good forehand.
Hewitt and Ferrer had a better and more underated FH.
 

Wurm

Semi-Pro
Rublev's isn't underrated, it's overlooked.

I'd offer up Stan's since the focus tends to be on his backhand but at his best his forehand was pretty epic too.

Murray's is definitely underrated, particularly around here amongst the ABM faithful who would have you believe any success was achieved by luck, "hard work" and running a lot. The fact is it's an excellent forehand but he does hit a lot of loopy nurdling shots with it which confuses a lot of people who rate forehands by mph and spin rates, and the majority of the times he hits winners with it there's an unearned sense of "well, duh, obviously..." as opposed to the "how did he even see that shot?" that you get from the likes of Federer (particularly). However, Murray's counterpunch running forehand is one of the all time great specific shots... behind Sampras's, which was a wonderful shot, probably behind (young) Rafa's, but then I'm not sure who else has ever done it better (I'm not counting Novak because he does the sliding thing and rarely hits traditional counterpunches). Clearly Murray's forehand, overall, isn't up there as one of the great forehands of all time but it's a damned fine shot.
 

skaj

Legend
Dimitrov has a great forehand, don't remember a lot of people talking about it. Perhaps they are busy talking about his private life.
Cilic is pretty underrated in this department.
Maybe Nishikori also. Most people talk about his backhand, rightfully so, but his forehand is very solid too.
 

zill

Hall of Fame
Dimitrov has a great forehand, don't remember a lot of people talking about it. Perhaps they are busy talking about his private life.
Cilic is pretty underrated in this department.
Maybe Nishikori also. Most people talk about his backhand, rightfully so, but his forehand is very solid too.
Yes forehand is his fav shot.
 

Hamnavoe

Hall of Fame
Schwartzman has a great forehand, but it's not talked about a great deal so I don't know whether or not it's underrated.
 

RS

G.O.A.T.
Ferrer had a very solid forehand, but I think that is well known(or is it?).

Hewitt's was nothing special, mediocre like Murray's.
Hewitt had a better one imo. I would take a peak Hewitt over a peak Murray at Wim/USO as well.
 

RS

G.O.A.T.
The results are certainly not even.
Not to mention that Murray can basically do everything Hewitt can, plus more.
Hewitt had better USO results in prime years than Murray and peak and consistency is not always the same thing.
 

RS

G.O.A.T.
Yes, but Hewitt's and Murray's competitions were a little bit different.
Hewitt gave Federer a good fight in USO 2005. Even in 2004-2005 when Hewitt had it quite tough he still had better matches than Murray played at the USO.
 

Keizer

Hall of Fame
Bautista imo. Djoker too, but i think people have come around to how good that stroke is over the years.
 

Jonesy

Hall of Fame
Of course it is Djokovic, that much is obvious, you don't need to bring out the elephant in the room. It will always be underrated here because it strikes a Fedal nerve. Murray forehand is just bad, so bad that when he tried to hit a winner he broke his hip.
 

Aabye5

Hall of Fame
Of course it is Djokovic, that much is obvious, you don't need to bring out the elephant in the room. It will always be underrated here because it strikes a Fedal nerve. Murray forehand is just bad, so bad that when he tried to hit a winner he broke his hip.
No, it's his serve that isn't (or at least wasn't) talked about enough.
 

skaj

Legend
Hewitt gave Federer a good fight in USO 2005. Even in 2004-2005 when Hewitt had it quite tough he still had better matches than Murray played at the USO.
I don't know what your last sentence means exactly. The point is that Murrays competition was obviously tougher.
 
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