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Who in your opinion is fitter? Nadal or Federer?

It would be better to take Federer in his prime say 2006, and well just take Nadal over the 2008-2009 season - (so far) as this is close to his prime.

It's an interesting comparison. Nadal has a more muscular body where as Fed has a more sort of leaner david hasslehoff style look (complete with the chest hair and all!). People say Fed has a gut at times but personally I have never seen it myself.

In terms of pure endurance and physical fitness prime Fed was amazing, he could go through rally after rally and not even look like hes panting at all. He also frequently made it all the way from A/O to Masters cup and peaked there without being tired at all.

Nadal is interesting too. He has a great body IMO. We all know about his massive biceps and he would obviously beat Federer in an armwrestle or street fight but thats more genetics than anything else. Federer is very strong in the forearm wrist though and thats what matters most, I dont see how big biceps help a tennis player that much. Rafa always gets tired, you would never see Federer with his hands on his knees at USOPEN, however Rafa fights till the absolute end as we saw in Wimbledon and particularly in A/O semi/and final. That took major guts to play 10 sets of tennis like that in 2 days with the draw and schedulling against him despite being world no 1.

Overall I think Fed had more stamina but Rafa made up for it by fighting with every last ounce all the way till the end, every point, on serve or off serve. He wont leave the court with anything left in the tank if nessacary.

Does anyone know what these 2 do outside tennis to stay in such great shape? Do they run or cycle or is the endurance cardio solidly from tennis, practice or championship games?

They would obviouisly work in the gym on core work and particularly Rafa would obviously (I HOPE) be doing strengthening for his tendinitis issues. Tape aint going to fix that one.

What does everyone else think? Personally I think these 2 are the fittest on tour. Murray is not far behind although he used to be a slab. I'm not sure how Murray training with track training though has much practical application to a tennis match as say shuttle running, but it certainly made Murray a lot fitter. He will need to be over the next few years.
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Re: Who in your opinion is fitter? Nadal or Federer?

Nadal is more powerful no doubt about it, but when it comes to fitness, I've never seen Federer spent on his knees, while I've seen Nadal on his knees several times after very long points, never did I ever see Federer stalling to catch his breath no matter how long the point was, points like that famous rally with Hewitt in IW comes to mind, where he laughed and returned to the baseline while Hewitt remained on the ground for a while, even though Federer ran much more in that point.

so yeah Federer is the fitter player.

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Re: Who in your opinion is fitter? Nadal or Federer?

Obviously Blanka, he has to be the way he plays. He uses way more energy then Roger. Only Muster could keep up with Blanka. He had a resting pulse of 27 beats/min.
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^ What Blanka? Nadal has the power of Zangief and the body of Ryu. He's more like the Akuma of tennis. Of course Rafa "Akuma" Nadal pwns Roger "Chunli" Federer in a contest of fitness, hands down.

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^ What Blanka? Nadal has the power of Zangief and the body of Ryu. He's more like the Akuma of tennis. Of course Rafa "Akuma" Nadal pwns Roger "Chunli" Federer in a contest of fitness, hands down.
Blanka cos hes a talentless mug who relies on brute stregth. Fed is Ken, relies on a combination of stregth and talent. Trust me i played with Ken and i fucked everyone up, epecially Blanka the mug. I uppercutted him to pieces. He would do that fast roll and with clinical timing i would uppercut him while he was in the air and take half his power away. I was way to cunning and talented for that moron mug.
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The Components of Fitness

Strength: Nadal
Power: Nadal
Agility: Equal
Balance: Federer
Flexibility: Equal
Local Muscle Endurance: Nadal
Strength Endurance: Nadal
Co-ordination: Equal

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lol i havent met a 30 year old guy that plays video games, well not a successful one atleast!
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Federer's body will collapse at a younger age than Nadal, no doubt about it, retirement is looming with every back complaint
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lol i havent met a 30 year old guy that plays video games, well not a successful one atleast!
Who said i was playing it now? :retard:

Youre just mad cos Blanka is a talentless mug that relies on brute strength and opponents beating themselves to win matches

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Power: Nadal
Sure? Federer has a bigger serve, a faster forehand (arguably), faster backhand.

Stronger doesn't mean more powerful. It's a combination of technique and strength to attain power.
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Sure? Federer has a bigger serve, a faster forehand (arguably), faster backhand.

Stronger doesn't mean more powerful. It's a combination of technique and strength to attain power.
By the same token, speed doesn't = power either. There is more weight on Nadal's shots even if they reach their destination slower.

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Who said i was playing it now? :retard:

Youre just mad cos Blanka is a talentless mug that relies on brute strength and opponents beating themselves to win matches
why so angry, chill dawg! the important thing is rafa wins, thats what matters to his fans. brute strength is the modern day way, win ugly is the modern day, its smart tactics, u win at all costs! winners are remembered, losers are fogotten! rafa is a winner! but i guess since rafa is a talentless mug and has a 13-6 winning record against federer, i guess federer isnt as talented as we all thought. surely a more talented player cannot possibly lose to a talentless mug that many time, its impossible!
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why so angry, chill dawg! the important thing is rafa wins, thats what matters to his fans. brute strength is the modern day way, win ugly is the modern day, its smart tactics, u win at all costs! winners are remembered, losers are fogotten! rafa is a winner! but i guess since rafa is a talentless mug and has a 13-6 winning record against federer, i guess federer isnt as talented as we all thought. surely a more talented player cannot possibly lose to a talentless mug that many time, its impossible!
Lol no worries i just felt like saying that. I know Blanka isnt as talentless at people think. The winning record seems a lot better thne it really is though. It was mostly on clay and Roger lost many close ones. More mportantly Roger is 13-6 against Blanka in slams
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Blanka cos hes a talentless mug who relies on brute stregth. Fed is Ken, relies on a combination of stregth and talent. Trust me i played with Ken and i fucked everyone up, epecially Blanka the mug. I uppercutted him to pieces. He would do that fast roll and with clinical timing i would uppercut him while he was in the air and take half his power away. I was way to cunning and talented for that moron mug.
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