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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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'My forehand worked well even though my backhand was a bit tight,' said Shufaa, who will be meeting Okutoyi for the second time since their semi-final clash in 2016, where Shufaa reigned supreme 6-2, 6-4.
Nadal started the tiebreak like he started the match, as a poor forehand volley handed Djokovic the initiative, but the Spaniard won the next two points on his opponent's serve to retake control.
Nadal believes his forehand is better than Federer's on clay, but the Swiss ace trumps him on hard and grass courts.
It was a brief reprieve as a lazy forehand volley gave Thiem a 6-5 advantage and the set came the Austrian's way in the 12th game off an ace.
One important kinematic variable that has been studied, in the context of forehand groundstroke effectiveness, is racquet head impact angle, which is a measure of how closed or open the racquet face is at the time of impact (Figure 1A; Brody, 1985; 2006; Choppin et al., 2011; Cross, 2003; Elliott et al., 1989; Knudson and Elliott, 2004; Takahashi et al., 1996).
It would be settled in another tiebreak as a Halep forehand landed bang on the line for 3-1 but Konta battled back to 3-3.
After Bollettieri, page 113 "A killer forehand is a lethal weapon in a player 's strategic arsenal.
Del Potro has a huge serve - and his thunderous forehand grew gasps from the crowd on the Court Philippe Chatrier.
His forehand was a treat to watch as he kept hitting it to all the corners of the court in the one hour and 49 minute contest.
A heavy forehand into the corner gave Murray the first set in 20 minutes, He had dropped just one point on serve.
"On his forehand in his forehand corner he goes cross court almost all the time, in his backhand corner with his forehand it's always inside out.
"Maybe if I lose that set point in the second set, if that forehand down the line went out, maybe I will be here with a loss, but that is the sport.
Red-dressed Williams was thwarted on three early break points against purple-clad Stephens but finally broke through for a 4-2 lead with a forehand service winner return that prompted a quick fist pump from the top seed.
The scoreline certainly suggested Brands had been holding his own and Nadal's poor forehand into the net gave him the crucial break point before a double-fault allowed him to serve for the set.