Why is Del Potro's forehand considered better than Gonzalez's?

zill

Hall of Fame
Both massive swings although quite different techniques. Both huge weapons. Why is Del Potro's higher ranked than Gonzalez's?
 

ibbi

Legend
I don't know that it's considered better, it's considered BIGGER. If it's considered anything else it's probably because he won a major, and because he is still (basically) a tennis player, while Gonzalez retired forever ago, and people have 5 minute memories.
 

Hitman

G.O.A.T.
Del Potro has a far larger wing span, meaning he can hit more devastating forehands when stretched out wide and also as a result can produce some insane angles off of it. It is much easier to get the ball out of the strike zone of Gonzo than Del Po.
 
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