Kei Nishikori reveals the three most powerful forehand: are Top-3 Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic part of this ranking made by the Japanese player? A tennis player can often be lethal with a forehand, a shot that can generate incredible power and can asphalt the opponent.
One of the most lethal rights on the ATP Tour is undoubtedly the one of the Spanish champion Rafael Nadal, who recently claimed the 13th title of his career at the Roland Garros a few weeks ago. Thanks to this trophy, the Spaniard reached Roger Federer in the record book, thus winning his 20th career Grand Slam title.
Former Top-10 player Kei Nishikori recently spoke in an interview and recently revealed who he think were the three players with the strongest forehand ever played. The 30-years-old and experienced Japanese tennis player made his personal ranking regarding this curious statistic.
The three best rights of the Tour according to Nishikori
According to Kei Nishikori the best right ever faced and consequently the ATP Tour is that of the Argentinian tennis player currently stopped in the pits due to injury Juan Martin Del Potro.
The South American tennis player, former number 3 in the world, has experienced spectacular moments throughout his career, not least the victory of the US Open in the now distant 2009, when he surprisingly claimed his maiden Grand Slam title.
Juan Martin's forehand contains true pure power and Nishikori has repeatedly addressed. In second place in the standings there is the Spanish champion Rafael Nadal: the Iberian tennis player since his entry into the ATP Tour has used the forehand as a powerful weapon to deceive and make his opponent ineffective.
Nishikori announced his choices in a curious and decreasing way by placing in third place a tennis player probably from a different era but whose right has remained imprinted in the fans, we are talking about the Chilean tennis player, an important opponent around the 2000s, Fernando Gonzalez.
This shot was really effective in Gonzalez and was very powerful indeed, so much so that his fans gave him the name Hand of Stone. Nishikori's Top-3 sounds very interesting, but surely these aren't the only big rights on the circuit. As we can see, there aren't player like Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Marin Cilic or Kevin Anderson. Do you all have other proposals for this magnificent shot?