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View Poll Results: Who is the quickest player on the ATP tour?
Gale Monfils 20 35.09%
Rafael Nadal 19 33.33%
Taylor Dent 2 3.51%
Andy Murray 6 10.53%
Roger Federer 1 1.75%
Yuan Martin Del Potro 1 1.75%
Andy Roddick 0 0%
Novak Djokovic 1 1.75%
David Nalbandian 1 1.75%
Other 6 10.53%
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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-23-2010, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Poll: Who is the fastest player in the ATP top 100?

Esentially, who would win a 100M sprint between these stallions?

Rafael Nadal would have to be among the top seeds. Roger Federer in his prime would not embarass himself either.

I would have to go with Monfils. He seems to laterally cover the court very well, retrieving everything.

Speed is a very important part of the game, modern or past. When serve and volley was at it's peak obviously you needed a certain ammount of speed to get to the net to charge and volley the return.

Sideways speed (lateral) and sprinting to the net of course are different kinds of speeds, although generally when going sideways you tend to sprint the same motion.

Taking into account tennis players seldom sprint further than 15 meters it would be difficult to tell who would win a longer sprint, but thats just the fun way of figuring it out. The question is who is the quickest on his feet on the ATP tour?

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Re: Poll: Who is the fastest player in the ATP top 100?

Hey a thread that has NEVER been done before! And look! OP thinks it is Monfils like EVERYONE ELSE!

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Re: Poll: Who is the fastest player in the ATP top 100?

I would vouch for Baghdatis.
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Re: Poll: Who is the fastest player in the ATP top 100?

why is roddick, del potro and dent here? i know roddick and del potro can play good defense too but don't you think players like ferrer, simon or robredo are much more of a natural runner compare to them? for the question, it's monfils definitely. it's pretty obvious actually.
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Re: Poll: Who is the fastest player in the ATP top 100?

lol at the poll

though interesting subject

"Who will win a 100m race"? who cares? important is who wins a 20m race

and it should be Nishikori

Rafa is rightly there, Monfils is fast as well. But Pony, Muzza, Nalbi and Dent? Would never think about those as fast players

U can add Mahut, Simon, Davydenko, Ferrer, Monaco, a younger Lleyton, Benneteau, Serra, a younger Oli Rochus, Fognini, Sela...but Pony?
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Re: Poll: Who is the fastest player in the ATP top 100?

1. Nadal
2. Monfils
3. Dolgopolov

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Re: Poll: Who is the fastest player in the ATP top 100?

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Re: Poll: Who is the fastest player in the ATP top 100?

Has to be Dent..

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Re: Poll: Who is the fastest player in the ATP top 100?

Karlovic.
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Re: Poll: Who is the fastest player in the ATP top 100?

Nadal.

I don't think Nole would embarass himself either.

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Re: Poll: Who is the fastest player in the ATP top 100?

Nadal, Monfils right behind him

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Re: Poll: Who is the fastest player in the ATP top 100?

IMO Nadal is much more quicker than Monfils.

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Re: Poll: Who is the fastest player in the ATP top 100?

Taylor Dent to me.
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Re: Poll: Who is the fastest player in the ATP top 100?

According to my observation the difference between Monfils and Nadal is distinctive: to the same ball which Monfils hits with pathetic hopeless split and lands on his ass with clownish smile, Nadal catches it and plays winning passing-shot with enough energy saved to make his fist-pump celebration

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