Serena Williams' ex-coach details why Roger Federer's forehand is 'best of all time'

Williams' childhood coack Rick Macci issues major statement on Federer's forehand.

by Dzevad Mesic
Serena Williams' ex-coach details why Roger Federer's forehand is 'best of all time'
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Serena Williams' childhood coach Rick Macci has declared Roger Federer's forehand as "the best of all time" but also highlighted Rafael Nadal's forehand is not too far away either. Federer, a former 20-time Grand Slam champion, went down as one of the greatest players in tennis history and his forehand was a big reason why he was such a nightmare opponent to his competition.

Not only that Federer had the ability to land his forehand wherever he wanted, but he was also very fast in doing so. "The best Forehand of all time is close with Rafa but @rogerfederer is the leader in the stroking clubhouse because of the incredible element he took the ball so early on the Rise gave you a Suprise in the blink of an Eye say Goodbye.

TENNIS IS A GAME OF TIME," Macci wrote on X.

Nick Kyrgios named Federer as 'the hardest player to play against'

Just a couple of days ago, Kyrgios showed major respect for Federer when he declared the Swiss as "the hardest to play against." Kyrgios noted that playing Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal is a very difficult task but also highlighted that playing against Federer was another level of difficulty. “I matched up really well against Nadal.

I had the most success against him, but he’s still beaten me a lot of times. Federer could make you feel really miserable. No matter where you played him in the world, he was the fan favorite. Play him in Europe, America, Australia...

Everyone wanted Federer to win all the time. I think Novak is the greatest of all time, but for me, Federer was the hardest to play. Something about him... He was really aggressive and didn’t give you much room to breathe," Kyrgios said on the Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson podcast. Meanwhile, Federer's pro tennis days are over and the Swiss is now focused on some other things in life.

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