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View Poll Results: Who on the ATP tour is the weakest physically?
Ryan Sweeting 6 10.53%
Gills Simon 13 22.81%
Andy Murray 3 5.26%
Gail Monfils 3 5.26%
Richard Gasquet 19 33.33%
Other 13 22.81%
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Poll: Who has the least physical strength out of the top mens players?

Who do you think is the weakest out of the top players? Weakest as in slowest serve, slowest ground strokes and inability to hit the ball hard for winners without overcooking them or infact inability to hit the ball hard at all i.e WTA level groundstrokes?

Simon gets a lot of flak but he can hit the ball hard for winners as we saw against Federer.

Im going to go with Monfils. He looks strong but hes a pusher really.

Murray also lacks the ability to truely wallop the ball, he is just very strong and precise.

In other words whos a total pansy who you could snap like a twig?

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Re: Poll: Who has the least physical strength out of the top mens players?

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Re: Poll: Who has the least physical strength out of the top mens players?

Oooh this was actually an interesting idea for a thread and it was ruined with strange poll options. Too bad.


Couple of interesting questions though.

Does physical strength have anything to do with pushing?
Does physical strength have a strong correlation to winners?

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Yes, Cipolla has the least physical strenght in the top-250, Simon within the top players.

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Re: Poll: Who has the least physical strength out of the top mens players?

I would think it's Gasquet. I've never seen him really crush the ball off either side, forehand or backhand. Not only that, but Richie's just not a physical player. He doesn't grind any of his opponents down. Hell, he doesn't even have much of physical build to hit the ball really hard or grind down his opponents. Even Almagro is stronger than Gasquet, and that says a lot.

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Roddick, duh.

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Roddick, duh.
but his serve is absolutely huge. all muscle.
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Re: Poll: Who has the least physical strength out of the top mens players?

I think Tomic has to be in the conversation here, but he does have the excuse that he is just a boy on his side still.

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Re: Poll: Who has the least physical strength out of the top mens players?

Nobody in the top 50 really.

And Monfils occasionally has an amazing forehand...
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I would think it's Gasquet. I've never seen him really crush the ball off either side, forehand or backhand. Not only that, but Richie's just not a physical player. He doesn't grind any of his opponents down. Hell, he doesn't even have much of physical build to hit the ball really hard or grind down his opponents. Even Almagro is stronger than Gasquet, and that says a lot.
He did have a really good win against Roddick in the Wimbledon 2007 Quarters coming back from 2-0 sets down If I remember right.

Gasquet does have a very potent overhead smash, though whether you need much strength for that I dont know.

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Re: Poll: Who has the least physical strength out of the top mens players?

Dunn about Tomic, is 18 a boy? I thought you were considered a man when your 18.

Well, he showed some balls on the tennis court, so that makes him a man for mine.

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Re: Poll: Who has the least physical strength out of the top mens players?

Would Dankevic be considered here? Hes ripped but I dont remember him blasting winners.

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Re: Poll: Who has the least physical strength out of the top mens players?

Gasquet. Topless pics of him are horrible, he's all flab. But has sturdy legs. Gillou's upper body is pretty bulky, don't be fooled by the chicken legs.
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