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So since I've been studying fitness and sport at college, I've been increasingly wondering about the athletic levels that the current players in the ATP possess. Examples include strength, VO2max, agility results, power, speed, body composition and such. I'm sure as professionals they're getting tested by coaches and specialists to maintain peak performances and optimal levels for maximal results... so does anyone actually know or have read about any fitness testing results?

I'm just really curious as to what the world standard is right now in these different aspects of the sport since it is developing into more and more of a physically demanding game. Also, interesting tidbits like who has recorded the fastest time? Who is the strongest by absolute or relative measures? Who has hit the heaviest/most powerful forehand? I know Roddick has the biggest serve record... but for some other stuff like speed and agility... who is the fastest and such? Just how fit are the likes of Federer, Nadal, Ferrer and Nalbandian? I guess you can estimate and guess at a few things yourself by watching the matches on TV and giv but I'm just wondering if there are any actual figures/results that have been heard of/publicized.

Cheers, and my bad if it's a stupid first topic to make. Just thought it was a little interestin' myself. I've been roaming these forums for months now without really posting and I don't recall seeing a thread like this.
 

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It would be great if someone could find or conjure these stats. I'm actually interested in knowing how the top ATP players compare in this regard to the top PSA players (squash).
 

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in terms of VO2max, elite endurance athletes will be around 6.5 litres per minute. tennis players will be less than this, at probably around 5 l/min and squash players around 5.5 l/min
 
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