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Who's footwork was the best?

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Who had the best footwork in the Open era, your opinion?

So, not foot speed, not movement overall, but those tiny little quick steps that help player to adjust for the ball well.

My pick is Connors.
 

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Re: the best footwork

Footwork is directly correlated to hitting good shots. The more adjusted you're to hit a ball, the better shot it's going to be.

That said, Federer had impressive footwork during his prime. Probably the best I've seen.
I think his is still pretty good.
 

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Re: the best footwork

Federer or Nadal.

Wait what is Nalbandian doing here :spit: ?!?!
 

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Re: the best footwork

No1e, next.
 

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Federer or Nadal.

Wait what is Nalbandian doing here <img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/spit.gif" border="0" alt="" title="spit" class="inlineimg" /> ?!?!
if you are asking that, than the real question is what are you doing in a tennis forum.
How can you have Nalnadian over Nadal? Nadal has impeccable footwork.
 

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Re: the best footwork

Federer's footwork is occasionally very lazy, so definitely not him.
Djokovic is often seen lunging and stretching off-balance, so definitely not him.
Nobody prepares their feet better for each shot than Nadal, easily the best footwork ever seen on a tennis court.
 

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Re: the best footwork

Who had the best footwork in the Open era, your opinion?

So, not foot speed, not movement overall, but those tiny little quick steps that help player to adjust for the ball well.

My pick is Connors.
I guess you never payed attention to Nadal's feet to leave him out of the list.
 

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Re: the best footwork

Who here has seen Rosewall and Laver play at their top level? ;)

I'm 50 years old, and my first pro tennis memories start with McEnroe, Borg and Connors, when they were already past their prime.

I don't think players from different eras can be compared, because the sport changed so much due to the improvement in the racquet material and the player's athleticism.
 

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Re: the best footwork

I would say probably someone unheard of who has average at best groundstrokes.

Today someone like Bautista-Agut comes to mind has having an extremely good footwork.
 

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Re: the best footwork

Fed at his peak. But he's declined horribly in that area.

But the question posed by the op is "Who had the best footwork in the Open era, your opinion?"... so declined or not is irrelevant surely.

That said, the very fact that the phrase "Federer's Footwork" came into common parlance, would suggest he has a very creditable clsim
 
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