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


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


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.


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.