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Moya: Nadal not fastest on tour

Moya in a discussion with Feli and Ferrer said that Nadal is not the fastest guy on the tour but his anticipation of the ball and athleticism make him tough to beat. Moya is Rafas mentor and probably knows him better than most anyway do you agree or disagree

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Re: Moya: Nadal not fastest on tour

I agree with Carlos. Nadal is pretty fast but not the fastest. coria is faster.
i think schuettler too
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Re: Moya: Nadal not fastest on tour

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I agree with Carlos. Nadal is pretty fast not the fastest. coria is faster.
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Actually funny thats what he said Coria is fastest guy he has played

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Re: Moya: Nadal not fastest on tour

Just saying that its about sheer speed is not telling the entire story so I agree with the anticipation skills explanation.

This is what Agassi had to say about Nadal's quickness yesterday:
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Q. Can you compare him to other players in terms of his quickness?


ANDRE AGASSI: You know, there's so many different ways to assess speed. You got guys that are tremendously fast, but they only use their speed defensively, then you really don't care about how fast they are because they're only going to have to run more. You got other guys that can use their speed offensively, but if you get them on the defense they can't hurt you on the stretch, so you can take a point over early and they can be fast but never turn a point around.
Nadal has the ability to run as fast as the best of 'em, but on the stretch actually hurt you. You know, he can transition those points into offense. That makes you sort of walk on egg shells. He draws out errors that I think normally you wouldn't make against any other player, which is a credit to the way he plays the game.
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Re: Moya: Nadal not fastest on tour

Nadal is very quick and has great anticipation, but would he be any quicker than Hewitt, Coria or Rochus brothers when it comes to footspeed, that I don't know. Federer is a guy underrated in the footspeed department.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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Re: Moya: Nadal not fastest on tour

agassi said the same thing
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Actually funny thats what he said Coria is fastest guy he has played
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Re: Moya: Nadal not fastest on tour

moya said he wouldnt put nadal in the top10 of fastest guys on the tour

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Re: Moya: Nadal not fastest on tour

by looking at his body... so heavily built, he couldn't be the fastest, coz it just doesnt seem to be possible.... he is fast, but definately not the fastest...

(well, peter fleming said, borg is the fastest guy..... nadal is NOWHERE near him.....)

his anticipation is unbelievable... he run down to the ball most other guys not bother to.... and can turn the what seems impossible into possible!

that's why i like him....

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Re: Moya: Nadal not fastest on tour

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Federer is a guy underrated in the footspeed department.
Ditto

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Nadal is also not the best looking guy on tour either. His sense of style and color just make him seem that way.

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Nadal is also not the best looking guy on tour either. His sense of style and color just make him seem that way.
Duh, Stepanek takes that cake

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Duh, Stepanek takes that cake
Yes, and Nadal is not the fittest on tour either. That goes to Labadze or Dent.

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Re: Moya: Nadal not fastest on tour

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by looking at his body... so heavily built, he couldn't be the fastest, coz it just doesnt seem to be possible.... he is fast, but definately not the fastest...

(well, peter fleming said, borg is the fastest guy..... nadal is NOWHERE near him.....)

his anticipation is unbelievable... he run down to the ball most other guys not bother to.... and can turn the what seems impossible into possible!

that's why i like him....
Well, the fastest guys in the world are very muscular as well. So, it's definitely possible.
But on top of that, he just doesn't seem light on his feet as say Hewitt or Coria. His great mobility and anticipation makes it seem like he's one of the fastest.

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Federer is a guy underrated in the footspeed department.
Too true! If people watch him carefully they would see that his anticipation is so good that he can move straight after he's played a shot and can run down balls quite easily .
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