Next most physical game after Rafa's?

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  1. sportsfan1

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    Is Djoker's game the next most physical and brutal after Rafa's? Don't think others in the top 10 - Tsonga, Murray, Berdych - play this physical. Shouldn't he be glancing at Rafa now and stop the sliding around on hard courts? Or can he manage this better with his flexibility and technique?
     
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  2. smoledman

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    Djoker of course - sliding on hard courts says it all. I get a feeling that Federer will somehow outlast both Nadal & Djokovic careers.
     
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  3. Demi-God

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    Monfils beats everyone
     
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  4. Towser83

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    Murray, Djokovic, Monfils are all pretty physical.

    Thing is, up to this point although Djokovic retired many times for all sorts of seemingly minor ailments, he's never really had serious problems. He's never missed a slam since he played his first, compared to nadal now having missed 6. Even Murray missed 2 I think (RG and Wimbledon 2007)

    Part of it could be the fact he retired so many times when he was young instead of killing his body while it was still developing like nadal did.

    He should be careful though, because since 2010 he's taken to grinding on hardcourt more than he used to.
     
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  5. BauerAlmeida

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    Ferrer.

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  6. underground

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    The difference is Djokovic knows when to stop, yes retirements aren't seen as good by the general public but sometimes it might just save your career.
     
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  7. Sabratha

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    Hewitt is also right up there.
     
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    Unless your name is Rafael Nadal. He got raked over the coals for retiring at the AO in 2010 to save his knees. No such mercy is shown when it comes to him(and we all know why).
     
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  9. ktid

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    I'd say Monfils, probably explains his constant injuries
     
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  10. Fedex

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    Good choice.
    Must be the highest mileage player on the planet.
    The man is made out of guts.
    Never knows when he's beaten but hammered his body as a result.
     
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  11. psYcon

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    Davydenko scampers around like crazy too.
     
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    Olivia Newton-John.
     
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    I say tlm.
     
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  14. TheF1Bob

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    Djokovic

    The way he uses his body to defend, attack, slide etc... is just bonkers, not to mention the fact he can this, well.... for hrs no end, is just plain madness.

    Ferrer and Hewitt

    Both great advertisement for toughness and fitness. They don't have the best game but they so do make it up with sear determination.

    Monfils

    Not really, just for the fact he just defends way too much. Yes, it shows good athleticism but why not put that athleticism to good use, inhance your game, than defend all the bloody time and play like a clown.

    Murray

    Seriously? All he ever does is push everybody to death until they quit.
     
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  15. Towser83

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    The dude said they weren't seen as good by the public. You're obsessed with the way nadal gets treated even when your response makes no sense. You response would have made sense if he said no one minded them, hence "except if you're nadal". He said the opposite. Also quite funny given your attitude towards a certain Seb's retirements :lol:
     
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  16. kaku

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    The hardcourt sliders all play very physical games. It takes incredible strength and flexibility, not to mention sheer luck that they haven't broken their ankles yet. It puts incredible stress on the body to say the least
     
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  17. Mighty Matteo

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    whenever you watch an easy early round match for Federer, he tries to breeze through the match in the shortest amount of time and expend the least amount of energy. He doesn't try to win sets 6-1 or 6-0 if winning it 6-2 or 6-3 allows him to expend less energy.
     
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  18. FederErizeD

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    definitely Murray .. a HUGE pusher
     
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    Honorable mention to James Blake. Guy was the definition of physical grind-it-out tennis. Roddick used to be pretty physical too but his decline came about much more quickly.
     
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    Tsonga? Very heavy upper body on seemingly out of proportion legs, and lots of running.
     
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    Ferrer....he like a pitbull. He just doesn't give you a single point like Rafa. He has to put way more effort to his the ball than normal because of this hright.

    The more powerful guys push him away but he defends those balls with good footwork and throwing his body into the stroke.

    Look every limb of that guy....his veins wroked to the extreme.....100 percent effort. Than alone is enough to say he is as physical as Rafa but not injury prone like him.
     
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    Ferrer, Djokovic, Hewitt, Davydenko.
     
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  23. OddJack

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    Monfils,

    End of story.
     
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  24. EmEmEm

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    I also have to say Ferrer; his height makes him work harder. Djokovic.
     
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  25. sundaypunch

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    Well played, although probably too obscure for the <40 yo people here.
     
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