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Halep 43 50.59%
Kerber 42 49.41%
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Old Nov 20th, 2014, 06:06 PM   #1
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Who has a better forehand, Halep or Kerber?

Having a disagreement with a fellow poster.

This isn't most powerful or most consistent, just who has the overall better/most effective FH? If you were to create a player and had to choose between these two FHs, which would you choose?
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Old Nov 20th, 2014, 06:08 PM   #2
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Re: Who has a better forehand, Halep or Kerber?

I think Kerber has the better FH: it's flatter and her down the line or inside out FH are more effective in my opinion
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Old Nov 20th, 2014, 06:11 PM   #3
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Re: Who has a better forehand, Halep or Kerber?

Halep, Kerber can make a few passing shots and dtl forehands but that's about it.
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Old Nov 20th, 2014, 06:18 PM   #4
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Re: Who has a better forehand, Halep or Kerber?

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Old Nov 20th, 2014, 06:21 PM   #5
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Re: Who has a better forehand, Halep or Kerber?

Kerber. Halep has better backhand than forehand, though her forehand is great too. Kerber has better forehand than backhand, she feels better ease at it. Halep needs topspin to her forehand, Kerber hits it more naturally. She can trust it as a weapon to pass her opponent on the run (down the line most of the time). Halep can only trust her legs to reach out on that side. She needs more preparation to make her forehand effective.
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Old Nov 20th, 2014, 06:23 PM   #6
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Re: Who has a better forehand, Halep or Kerber?

You know that the off season has peaked when you get a thread like this. It is Kerber, her fh dtl is a world class shot.
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Re: Who has a better forehand, Halep or Kerber?

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Kerber. Halep has better backhand than forehand, though her forehand is great too. Kerber has better forehand than backhand, she feels better ease at it. Halep needs topspin to her forehand, Kerber hits it more naturally. She can trust it as a weapon to pass her opponent on the run (down the line most of the time). Halep can only trust her legs to reach out on that side. She needs more preparation to make her forehand effective.
I don't think anything about Kerber's game is "natural". Her technique is incredibly labored and awkward, leading her to push her FH most of the time. Halep has better technique, but when she is not confident, her FH lacks bite. However, I think when both at their best, Halep has the far superior FH because it is heavier and much more versatile.
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Re: Who has a better forehand, Halep or Kerber?

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Re: Who has a better forehand, Halep or Kerber?

Kerber's FH is a bigger weapon when "on" especially dtl but Halep's FH is indeed more versatile, a generally better dictating shot.
Difficult to say but i would give slight edge to Halep, especially on slower courts.
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Re: Who has a better forehand, Halep or Kerber?

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Kerber's FH is a bigger weapon when "on" especially dtl but Halep's FH is indeed more versatile, a generally better dictating shot.
Difficult to say but i would give slight edge to Halep, especially on slower courts.
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Re: Who has a better forehand, Halep or Kerber?

I don't think it's compareable. Kerbers FH is a winner-shot when she goes for it, Halep has a different style of play with extreme angles, where there's no need for a winner-shot like Kerbers FH-DTL, as she played her opponent out of position, when she goes for the Winner.
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Re: Who has a better forehand, Halep or Kerber?

well, i have no clue due there are no specific statistics about that. kerber might have the edge on the down the line shot, but halep is more consistent in her striking. besides: who cares? given her ranking and achievements so far simona is already the by far better player overall, isn't she?
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Re: Who has a better forehand, Halep or Kerber?

Wozniacki Kerber of course.
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well, i have no clue due there are no specific statistics about that. kerber might have the edge on the down the line shot, but halep is more consistent in her striking. besides: who cares? given her ranking and achievements so far simona is already the by far better player overall, isn't she?
The guy who opened the thread obviously.
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The guy who opened the thread obviously.
obviously... so we are done now as it might be considered of all being said for good?
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