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Who had the best lateral movement?

  • Bjorn Borg

    Votes: 1 5.6%
  • Miloslav Mecir

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Michael Chang

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Marcelo Rios

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lleyton Hewitt

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Roger Federer

    Votes: 6 33.3%
  • Gilles Simon

    Votes: 1 5.6%
  • Rafael Nadal

    Votes: 3 16.7%
  • Gael Monfils

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Novak Djokovic

    Votes: 3 16.7%
  • Andy Murray

    Votes: 2 11.1%
  • Alex de Minaur

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 2 11.1%

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In the Open Era, who moved the best side to side?

I pick Borg. His speed, balance, footwork, direction changes, positioning, recovery... it was all working very well for him when he was covering the baseline.


Other greats: Nadal, Djokovic, Mecir, Federer, Monfils, Chang, Simon.
 

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It's probably peak ROGIE.
 

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They don’t call Novak ‘Gumby’ for no reason but the overall smooth effortless movement probably goes to Borg.
 

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They don’t call Novak ‘Gumby’ for no reason but the overall smooth effortless movement probably goes to Borg.
they call him what?
 

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On clay, Nadal.

On hard, Djokovic.

On grass, you could argue Djokovic as well because of his slide and speed but Federer and Murray are more natural movers on the surface I think.
I agree with this. Although, Djokovic's movement has improved on the grass from how it was.
 

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Fortunately for Novak, the lower body mechanics have rarely failed him or been as injured or ailing as the upper body & maintaining balance of body (enabling flexibility) throughout matches is one of the keys for success & he’s vastly improved this aspect on Grass as well.
 
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