Serena Williams' ex-coach makes bold statement on Roger Federer forehand: Not even...

Many rank Federer's forehand as No. 1 in tennis history.

by Dzevad Mesic
Serena Williams' ex-coach makes bold statement on Roger Federer forehand: Not even...
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Serena Williams' ex-coach Patrick Mouratoglou issued a bold statement on Roger Federer's forehand as he does not believe that the Swiss tennis icon's forehand is even the top-2 in tennis history. 

Federer, a former 20-time Grand Slam champion, had a pretty special forehand as he was playing the shot with ease while making it very deadly for his rivals. Also, Federer's forehand accuracy and precision were one of a kind and many rank the former eight-time Wimbledon champion's forehand as the best ever in tennis history. 

Mouratoglou, who worked with Williams for a decade, agrees Federer's forehand is one of the best in tennis history but doesn't agree that it is the best ever. On his list, Mouratoglou placed Federer's forehand at No. 3. 

"What was standing out the most with Roger's forehand was his ability to take time away from his opponent with that shot and hurt all the time scoring an incredible number of winners, many of them with the second shot after the serve. It might sound weird but Federer's forehand is not even in the two best of all time in my opinion," Mouratoglou said in a video posted on his Instagram account.

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Mouratoglou puts Rafael Nadal, Fernando Gonzalez ahead of Federer

In the caption of his Instagram post, Mouratoglou revealed that he has Nadal's forehand as the No. 1 in tennis history and provided his arguments. 

"Rafael Nadal’s forehand is undoubtedly one of the most iconic shots in tennis history. With its combination of accuracy and formidable power, he consistently finds the sweet spots, making it the greatest forehand of all time," Mpuratoglou wrote in the caption of his post.

Gonzalez, who was putting major power and strength in his forehand shot, was also placed ahead of Federer on Mouratoglou's list. 

"Fernando Gonzalez. Are you surprised by this ranking? There’s no need to be. His forehand is devastating, consistently unleashing extraordinary power and precision on the court," Mouratoglou wrote.

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