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Best athlete of the top 4 at their peak?

I'd say

Nadal=Murray>=Djokovic=Federer.

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Re: Best athlete of the top 4 at their peak?

Best athlete for what? tennis?
For anything Federer is the worst, oh wait maybe not marathon.
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Best athlete for what? tennis?
For anything Federer is the worst, oh wait maybe not marathon.
yeah, jackass, there was Tennis before 2011.

he was a beast around 2005.
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Re: Best athlete of the top 4 at their peak?

Federer's peak fitness in his prime was better than the 3 put together.
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Federer's peak fitness in his prime was better than the 3 put together.
I said athleticism.

He was never as fast as Nadal ieven in his prime.
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yeah, jackass, there was Tennis before 2011.

he was a beast around 2005.
Funny you put Federer=Djokovic while Djokovic as a far more physical dimension to his game.
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Funny you put Federer=Djokovic while Djokovic as a far more physical dimension to his game.
Federer was not inferior in any aspect execpt flexibility. he was in no way slower or less explosive.
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Federer was not inferior in any aspect execpt flexibility. he was in no way slower or less explosive.
To me he has less strenght on the upper body than the other 3, and he his more flexible than people thinks. He used to have some lost of stamina too even at his peak but who doesn't anyway.
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Re: Best athlete of the top 4 at their peak?

Nadal > Federer > Djokovic >>> Murray
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To me he has less strenght on the upper body than the other 3, and he his more flexible than people thinks. He used to have some lost of stamina too even at his peak but who doesn't anyway.
Djokovic isn't that massive either. Also, most of his power comes from timing and his legs. His shoulders are pretty broad as well.
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Re: Best athlete of the top 4 at their peak?

Nadal > Djokovic > Federer > Murray in my opinion.

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Re: Best athlete of the top 4 at their peak?

Nadal > Federer > Murray=Djokovic
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Re: Best athlete of the top 4 at their peak?

Nadal 1/2> Federer > Djokovic > Murray.

People forget way too quickly just how incredible Federer was as an athlete (and he's still impressive anyway). The way he used his movement for offense and had the reflexes and explosion to hug the baseline even when stretched was really something extra special.


Will be interesting to see in 5 6 years time when people start forgetting about Nadal and Djokovic and automatically grade younger more current players ahead of them.
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Re: Best athlete of the top 4 at their peak?

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I'd say

Nadal=Murray>=Djokovic=Federer.

Discuss.
You do realise that there are different types of athletes (e.g long distance runners, sprinters, weghtlifters etc. etc.).
So what type of athlete are you talking about?

Federer: Future number one.

Fed vs Rafa

Wimbledon: 7-2
U.s open: 5-2
AO: 4-1
FO 1-9
WTF: 6-0
Weeks at number one: 302-140(about)

Really no contest
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Re: Best athlete of the top 4 at their peak?

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I said athleticism.

He was never as fast as Nadal ieven in his prime.
Again there are different types of athleticism.
One of the problems of MTF is that people don't define their terms.

Federer: Future number one.

Fed vs Rafa

Wimbledon: 7-2
U.s open: 5-2
AO: 4-1
FO 1-9
WTF: 6-0
Weeks at number one: 302-140(about)

Really no contest
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