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ubermeyer
08-08-2009, 04:49 PM
I would say:

1. Gael Monfils
2. Roger Federer
3. Marcos Baghdatis
4. Bjorn Phau
5. Gaston Gaudio
6. Rafael Nadal
7. Lleyton Hewitt
8. Andy Murray
9. James Blake
10. Robby Ginepri
11. Rainer Schuttler
12. Juan Carlos Ferrero
13. Novak Djokovic
...
247. John Isner
248. Ivo Karlovic
249. Ivan Ljubicic
250. Chris Guccione

Edit: For some reason this thing posted 3 times. I don't know why. I'm sorry about this.

Noveson
08-08-2009, 04:53 PM
Are we talking like tennis fast or fast in a straight line? Nadal is probably the quickest, ie gets to the most balls. Fastest in a straight line? Probably one of the short scramblers.

ckledzepplin
08-08-2009, 05:16 PM
Nadal pre-knee cancer

yung goon
08-08-2009, 05:18 PM
nadal or monfils

stanfordtennis alum
08-08-2009, 05:18 PM
i would nadal as #1 based on his success

Gaudio2004
08-08-2009, 05:20 PM
Coria was said to be the fastest. (by Agassi, anyway)

egn
08-08-2009, 05:23 PM
Coria was said to be the fastest. (by Agassi, anyway)

Coria was amazingly fast...the shots he would get to was outstanding..if only he won that French Open.

ubermeyer
08-08-2009, 05:47 PM
Oh wow, stupid me, Coria already retired.

lucknowrocks
08-08-2009, 05:55 PM
I voted Nadal, but Monfils and Murray are pretty quick as well.

sh@de
08-08-2009, 05:58 PM
Er... Nadal? Why the hell is Monfils in front of him in the poll??

Joseph L. Barrow
08-08-2009, 05:59 PM
Federer faster than Nadal?!

TennisLover17
08-08-2009, 05:59 PM
Once again, Bjorn Phau.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFwCkvGw3iY

ubermeyer
08-08-2009, 10:03 PM
Federer faster than Nadal?!

Yes. The thing about Federer is, he can be amazingly fast and determined, but on most points he doesn't do a lot of running around like Nadal does, because he doesn't want to tire himself out, and he doesn't need to that often because of his aggressive game. However, he can often chase down incredible shots and this seems almost inhumane. He actually might be faster than Monfils, but he just doesn't do this all the time

ubermeyer
08-08-2009, 10:04 PM
Why the hell is Monfils in front of [Nadal] in the poll??

Just because Nadal is an incredible counterpuncher doesn't automatically make him the fastest.

Monfils is faster.

ubermeyer
08-08-2009, 10:07 PM
Once again, Bjorn Phau.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFwCkvGw3iY

wow he's fast. I think I'll add him to my list

JeMar
08-08-2009, 10:12 PM
Yeah, Phau is one of the quickest, if not the quickest, player on the tour these days. That lil' dude can run.

VivalaVida
08-08-2009, 10:13 PM
Gael Monfils easily. The best athelte on tour by far.

yung goon
08-08-2009, 10:31 PM
holy crap phau is fast...

namelessone
08-08-2009, 11:09 PM
Can't really choose but the only real choices here are Nadal and Monfils.Sure guys like chang/phau are fast but those guys are small.Nadal/Monfils move very fast for their height and weight.I remember what Stefanki said about Nadal,that he is a big bodied borg and how hiw footspeed is phenomenal for his size.For example,Rafa moves faster than other guys his height,even though Rafa has a stockier,heavier build.Monfils has great speed,but not great footwork.The guy can sprint like nobody's business but I have seen him arrive late on normal balls because he didn't step well around the court.

sh@de
08-09-2009, 12:21 AM
Ok, I'll admit I'm in the dark about this one then. I don't watch Monfils a lot, so maybe that's why I've never seen him chase down something that impressively, but from what I've seen, I think Nadal wins hands down. Obviously though Monfils is really fast as well though... could somebody show me a clip of him being fast?

maximo
08-09-2009, 12:46 AM
Murray !!!