forehand


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Synonyms for forehand

(sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash)

(of racket strokes) made with palm facing direction of stroke

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Murray manoeuvred him around the baseline, and the world number 78 fell 0-40 down before mishitting another forehand horribly.
Nadal came up with the equalizer with a forehand winner to make it 6-6 then Rosol missed a return on the next point while double faulted the next to give the set to the Spaniard.
He had a chance to make it three breaks in a row only to miscue a backhand, but when two set points arrived in the 12th game, Nadal took the first with a forehand winner, leaping and punching the air with delight.
Nadal conceded three of them as he raced into a 3-0 lead after breaking in the second game when his opponent netted a forehand.
Forehand doesn't even blink at the thought of importing spreadsheets to get a business started on Ekos: "We have several businesses that were previously operating their entire business in spreadsheets.
It certainly was not easy for the third seed and Ferrer had one chance to get back to 4-4, but it was swiftly taken away by a Nadal forehand.
In tennis match play, competitors must ensure their forehand stroke accommodates to diverse conditions including variations in the speed, spin and bounce of the incoming ball, as well as different target areas and amounts of psychological pressure.
The swagger returned to Nadal's step from that point forward and, after consolidating an early break in the third set, he resisted the snap on Brands' forehand to push on to a 6-4 win.
That left him serving to stay in the set once more and this time he could not manage it, the Scot struggling to keep his cool as Berdych broke through with a mighty swipe of his forehand.
Radwanska hit a forehand wide to hand Williams a 2-0 love lead and she followed that with another break in the fourth game when the third seed's forehand faltered again.
Giraldo saved one break point with a forehand winner but when Murray had his man on a string he was not letting go, and the Colombian could only dump a forehand into the net on the next point.
In the new free guide Dressage Moves: The Turn on the Forehand, Half Halt and Leg Yield Dressage Movements, you will learn how to correctly perform three elementary dressage movements with everyday riding applications.
Second-seed Federer, who didn't drop a set all week, broke the Scots star to go 6-5 up and clinched the first set when Murray hit a forehand wide.
The 26-year-old drew a huge cheer from the 17,000-strong crowd when he broke for the first time in the third game when Federer sent a forehand wide.
Any hope that the Munster man might win a game in the opening set to give himself a badly needed boost for the second set was dashed when Djokovic broke to 30 in the sixth game, Niland firing a forehand wide on the final point in a set that lasted just 21 minutes.