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Whose style is more durable?

We all know that Federer has the easiest style of play. He has rarely been injured and been in so many semis and finals in slams. But he is almost 30. Now, whose style in the next generation of top players do you find the most durable?

Nadal, Djokovic, Murray, Del Potro?

None of these guys actually play as easily as Roger. Rafa has had his injures. Del po too. Murray and Djokovic's styles of play are not exactly easy on their body.

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Re: Whose style is more durable?

A year ago I would have said Djokovic (6-3; 3-6; 0-3 ret. is not that taxing).

I'd say Isner. Serve and loaf isn't so hard.
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Re: Whose style is more durable?

I would think that Murray's is the easiest. It's a lot of running but not as physically taxing as Rafa or Djoker.
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A year ago I would have said Djokovic (6-3; 3-6; 0-3 ret. is not that taxing).

I'd say Isner. Serve and loaf isn't so hard.
Yes. But Isner is not a top 5 player I meant top 5 players. Djokovic, Nadal, Murray, Del Po (he was there before injury). I am not sure who else I can put on this list as these guys are in another class.

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Re: Whose style is more durable?

Probably Murray because losing in the early rounds of tournaments gives you a lot of rest.
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Re: Whose style is more durable?

Murray and delpo
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Re: Whose style is more durable?

Del Potro is a big guy so he should be out of the list.
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Del Potro is a big guy so he should be out of the list.
So? Nadal is shorter and has been injured more than Del Potro.

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Probably Murray because losing in the early rounds of tournaments gives you a lot of rest.

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Lopez:

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Nadal, Djokovic and Murray are unfortunately likely to have injuries due to the the stress they put on their joints in chasing down and hitting balls in all positions. I personally see Soderling's style as a little easier on the body, but then again, he might not be around the top for long for other reasons...

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Re: Whose style is more durable?

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We all know that Federer has the easiest style of play. He has rarely been injured and been in so many semis and finals in slams. But he is almost 30. Now, whose style in the next generation of top players do you find the most durable?

Nadal, Djokovic, Murray, Del Potro?

None of these guys actually play as easily as Roger. Rafa has had his injures. Del po too. Murray and Djokovic's styles of play are not exactly easy on their body.

Thoughts?
Ugh, tough one, Del Potro will probably last the shortest - the guy is always injured. Rafa could also gas out very soon, but he's a freak of nature so you're never sure with him, and he plays much more aggresively last few years and has shorten the points in his matches so he'll probably last longer than most of MTF posters think. Muzza and Nole will probably last more than the first two...

Then again you can never tell without a crystal ball
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Looks like something out of those spanish soap operas.

And I would say Murray.
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Re: Whose style is more durable?

None of those guys have Olderer's serve, so it will be harder for them to BS their way through matches.
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Re: Whose style is more durable?

I wouldn't say serve is the deciding factor in how long a player could last, although it certainly helps.

Just take Agassi for example.
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