Tennis Players With the Best Forehands

The Top Ten

1 Roger Federer Roger Federer Roger Federer (born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 3 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He has won 19 Grand Slam singles titles, the most in history for a male tennis player. He has held the world No. 1 spot more.

His forehand is the best ever. He can create every rotation with it - not only topspin as Nadal does but also flat shots. He can hit powerful shot as well as do it softly. At his prime he could hit it precisely at the place he wanted, this was just a flawless shot back then.

Federer has the most variety in his forehand and can hit flat to penetrate the court and topspin to keep opponents deep, come on! Has everybody forgotten how federer's forehand was before he got old?

Nadal's is VERY good, but Federer's peak forehand was the best shot in the history of the sport. He could hit it hard and with huge angles for a winner from anywhere on the court.

Federer has the most breath taking forehand and is simply the best of all time and his backhand is 2 1 of the best

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2 Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player, currently world No. 1 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals.

Nadal has the best forehand actually it is so good it inspires me

best ever!

Rafa's forehand is the best because he hits it with so much topspin and so much accuracy and it is the most effective and his forehand has really made him the king of clay.

Rafa generates about 3400rpm topspin on his forehand on a normal day. Other player average 1500rpm tops. Imagine how much the opponent has to flip his racquet while returning. Play it with a flat racquet and you'll find the ball land at your feet.

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3 Juan Martin Del Potro

The deadliest of all forehands.

Del Potro's forehand is not with a lot of topspin it is very flat but it is one of the fastest.

It is the fastest forehand in tennis at this present moment. Just requires more consistency

When del potro is in a good form then nobody can outpower his invincible forehands. He hits them with ultimate power and speed

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4 Fernando Gonzalez

Most Powerful Forehand of Tennis History

Most powerful forehand ever

Best by far. Search on YouTube if you don’t remember

He's called Forehand-o Gonzalez for a reason. Gonzalez provides great topspin as well as stunning power for his forehand. He's great on the run, can spin it, can drive it extremely flat... He almost has federer's variety

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5 James Blake

I believe Blake has hit the fastest forehand ever recorded.

Fastest forehand ever hit (125 mph - 2011 US Open)

Such a shame he didn't last longer - jeff4295


6 Andy Murray Andy Murray

Murray's forehand is really solid with a lot of topspin

7 Fernando Verdasco

One of the biggest forehands I have ever seen live. The crowd literally gasped when he unloaded on a few of them. Basically a missile with topspin.

Verdasco's forehand is with a lot of topspin and speed and he uses a lot of slice.

8 Tomas Berdych

One of the best flat forehands in open era. He has a great technique of the forehand and not necessary use many power to do very fast strike

9 Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No.1 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals.


Djokovic's forehand is with a lot of topspin but his backhand in my opinion is better and much more solid


Best ever

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10 Gael Monfils Gael Monfils Gaël Sébastien Monfils is a French professional tennis player. He reached a career-high ATP world No. 6 singles ranking on November 7, 2016.

Monfils's forehand is very solid and fast.

I love his forehand, may if he practice like that in every training and match he can be back in the top five

I think he should do more forehand practise than volleling

Greatest forehand in the world!
Nobody can reach his speed.

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The Contenders

11 Marin Cilic
12 Jack Sock

This guy deserves to be No.3 in this list, plus Nadal has the best forehand ever, not Roger

Pretty damn fast. Generates more speed and rpm than nadal.

13 Nick Kyrgios Nick Kyrgios Nicholas Hilmy "Nick" Kyrgios is an Australian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world no. 30 in men's singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He is currently the highest-ranked Australian in the ATP rankings.

He has a rare thing called'the whip' and he is able to generate a very powerful forehande whilist being accurate

14 Andy Roddick Andy Roddick

Roddick's forehand 2003-2005 was one of the biggest weapons on the tour, right behind his serve. However, after he dropped Gilbert as a coach, his forehand became a lot more spinny as he turned into a more all-around player.

Andy Roddick has a hard forehand when it's high in the air, but when it's low, he's good at picking it up. For example, when someone hits a slice, he brushes it up and makes them consistently.

Roddick doesn't have a great forehand when compared to Gonzalez, Tsonga or Delpo. But Roddick has a wimpy forehand which can be really dangerous sometimes.

15 Dominic Thiem

He hits the ball so hard with so much topspin. Lacks regularity at times but altogether a stunning ground stroke

16 Pete Sampras

16th really?

17 Ernests Gulbis
18 Kyle Edmund

Absolutely rips it

19 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Tsonga's forehand is really similar to Del Potro's Tsonga hits it harder but Del Potro's is faster.

Tsonga's forehand is not at all similar to Delpo's. Tsonga has a pure flat forehand, pretty much similar to Gonzalez's.

Maybe the 2ond best Fh when it is on and when he gets a good look at the ball, only coming after Djokovic. Nadal and Fed make their Fh seem better because they are such great movers and receive the ball so well, but do not have the Fh quality of Djokovic or Tsonga.

20 Milos Raonic Milos Raonic Milos Raonic is a Canadian professional tennis player. He reached a career-high Association of Tennis Professionals world No. 3 singles ranking on November 21, 2016.
21 Mikhail Kukushkin
22 Stan Wawrinka Stan Wawrinka
23 Jim Courier

He is very underrated,he deserves to get higher ranking..his forehand was deadly


24 David Ferrer
25 Juan Carlos Ferrero

His forehand is wicked. The topspin and power he generates for a small framed guy is amazing. He really pulverises the ball on the forehand wing.

26 Igor Andreev
27 Nikoloz Basilashvili
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Top Remixes

1. Roger Federer
2. Juan Martin Del Potro
3. Fernando Gonzalez
1. Juan Martin Del Potro
2. Roger Federer
3. Rafael Nadal
1. Rafael Nadal
2. Roger Federer
3. Fernando Gonzalez


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