Who would win the 100m sprint?

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Who would win the 100 meter sprint?

  1. Rafa Nadal

    34 vote(s)
    21.5%
  2. James Blake

    21 vote(s)
    13.3%
  3. Roger Federer

    7 vote(s)
    4.4%
  4. Andre Agassi (prime)

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  5. Bjorn Borg (prime, obiously)

    16 vote(s)
    10.1%
  6. Bjorn Phau!

    8 vote(s)
    5.1%
  7. Lleyton Hewitt (pre hip surgery)

    5 vote(s)
    3.2%
  8. Gael Monfils

    66 vote(s)
    41.8%
  1. musicalmedic81

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    First, choose who you think would win in a 100 meter sprint foot race, then reply and place the other players in order you think they would finish.

    My pick is

    1st- James Blake
    2nd-Bjorn Phau (dude seriously has some wheels)
    3rd-Bjorn Borg
    4th-Hewitt
    5th Federer
    6th Nadal
    7th Monfils
    8th Agassi
     
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  2. ChrisCrocker

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    michael chang would come from nowhere and beat them
     
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  3. Beasty54

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    Monfils for obvious reasons.
     
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  4. musicalmedic81

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    Ahh crap I shoulda put Chang on there too.
     
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  5. musicalmedic81

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    Think so? But sliding across the finish line would almost be impossible in track shoes :)
     
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  6. tacou

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    haha.

    now this is my kinda thread. too tired to think right now but I'll be back in the a.m,
     
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  7. veroniquem

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    Not Nadal for sure. He's always said that outside of tennis he doesn't like running and he's bad at it. I would say prime Borg maybe.
     
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  8. edmondsm

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    Agassi at any age couldn't outrun my grandmother.
     
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  9. edmondsm

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    Wasn't he a soccer player?
     
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  10. veroniquem

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    Yes but he said he doesn't like running for running. I'm just repeating what he said. Personally, I would think he could be good at it.
     
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  11. Nadal_Freak

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    I would have to go with Borg.
     
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  12. JeMar

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    I remember McEnroe mentioning once that Borg beat an Olympic class athlete in the 100 yard dash.

    Steffi Graf was also about as fast as national-level track athletes during her time.
     
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  13. edmondsm

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    Well I'm with him. I freaking hate just "going for a run".
     
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  14. edmondsm

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    There was a thread a while back where this came up, and I believe the conclusion was that he beat a 100m hurdler while he (Borg) sprinted and the other guy had to go over hurdles. Still very impressive, and it probably makes him the "fastest tennis player ever".
     
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  15. 10sfreak

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    Actually, I believe I'd dust all of them...
     
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  16. MajinX

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    monfils... i mean hes black lol. and hes fast, and his tall/huge enough so extra momentum plus super long legs.
     
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    fed or nadal...you dont have murray...i have heard hes good..does it for training all the time. don't know how fast the oldies were.
     
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  18. JeMar

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    I see. Thank you for clearing that up.
     
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  19. jeebeesus

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    Definitely not Nalbandian, i saw a footage of him slipping and falling and he wasnt even running fast :)
     
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  22. jamesblakefan#1

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    I picked Nadal b/c Blake is a choker, lol.
    Just so u guys don't think im biased.
     
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  23. jamesblakefan#1

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    WHY is he training on grass for a HC tourney, lol? Maybe this is why he gets off to such bad starts? By the time Wimbledon comes, he'll just begin training for the French.
     
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  24. persondudething

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    monfils looks just like usain bolt.
    /thread/
     
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    No he doesn't, isn't Bolt bald? Or do you mean body type?
     
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    Monfils? No...he is built to last not to fun. Maybe he can win some marathrons but not this one.

    Why isn't Serena on the poll?? Dude shes eXpLoSiVe!!!!!!
     
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  28. ispaht

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    Nalbandian -- if you put a Big Mac at the finish line.
     
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  29. 0d1n

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    Agassi has no business being in this poll. I would bet my house I can outrun him in the 100 meters early in the morning after a night of heavy drinking (unless I stop and puke on the track @ 70 meters).
    He is just about as far away from a natural athlete as any "tennis great" I've ever seen.
    Somebody like Sampras is a much better bet for the 100 IMO.
    From this poll it would probably be between Borg & Nadal. Not sure how fast Monfils would be, but he would be up there also...maybe on par with Federer and a prime Hewitt.
    Guys like Chang and Clement although lightning fast on the tennis court I don't think would have a chance against the bigger guys mentioned previously in the 100 meters. Maybe in the 60 (indoors) they would have a better chance since they probably start faster than anyone else.
    100 meters is a looooong distance compared with a tennis court.
     
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  30. MarrratSafin

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    Rafa for me. Agassi:confused: ermmm...
     
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  31. Big-Serve

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    björn phau is the fastest...
     
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    I'd vote for Monfils. Didn't Roger Rasheed say he did a timed 100m sprint in his tennis gear in 10+ seconds. I've seen that quoted on these boards somewhere. If thats true, its probably him.
     
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  33. mental midget

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    borg's speed was legendary, but hitting his stride in a 100m dash, i'm guessing monfils is going to take down anyone else in this poll.
     
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  34. Leublu tennis

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    Funny.......
     
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  35. Leublu tennis

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    What part Spanish are you? 1/8? 1/16? A lot less?
     
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  36. atatu

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    I would have to disagree that he's far from being a natural athlete, for one thing, he has unbelievable vision and hand eye coordination, as in off the charts...not to mention strength.
     
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    Borg.

    Bad poll and an outcome indicating most "voters" didn't see Borg play. And, no, Agassi should not be on it, while Gerulaitis, Sampras and/or Chang should have been.



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  38. hammock

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    Monfils <-> Blake and then ... Tsonga.

    The 100m sprint is more about top speed than scuttling around a court.
    Very different types of speed when put 'side to side'.

    The quickness of Monfils plus his long legs will carry him over the line quite easily. Nadal and prime Agassi wouldn't get a look in. Pete would do better than those two.
     
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  39. veroniquem

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    Sampras is not faster than Nadal or Agassi.
     
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  40. coloskier

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    Why not?? With your spelling and grammar you are pretty easy to diss.
     
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  41. madmanfool

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    I go for Tsonga
     
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  42. PERL

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    Have you ever seen a marathon runner as muscular as Monfils ? Monfils would be perfect for a 400 meters race.
    Regarding past players, I’d go with Borg. Pat Cash and Johan Kriek could have done well.
     
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  43. hammock

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    I think Sampras' speed wasn't up to Agassi's on the court, but over 100m he would win.
     
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  44. 0d1n

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    What does vision have to do with being athletic?? I'm not referring to being a "natural athlete" as in all the qualities necessary in "skill based" sports such as hand eye coordination. We are not talking about basketball or baseball or tennis, we ARE talking about the 100 meters here ... right ???
    Agassi would not hold a candle to Sampras in the 100 meters. He would not hold a candle to ANYBODY ELSE in this poll.
    This has nothing to do with his other EXCEPTIONAL qualities, I'm talking about raw athleticism...and if Agassi was a great "raw athlete" then I'm Mahatma Gandhi.
    I know he was strong, that's because you can "train" strength to a much greater extent than you can train speed for example.
    Being a natural athlete is not about how much you can bench, it's a unique combination of qualities (among which speed and strength DO rank high) that you are mostly born with. You can train these qualities and improve them, but a trained eye can clearly see who was "born to run fast" and who was ...not.
    Agassi was ... not.
    Hope you see my point.
     
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  45. 0d1n

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    With regards to everybody picking Monfils and Blake, you are only doing that because they are black.
    Stereotyping is "not good" even when it's an apparently positive stereotype. Exactly what do you base your picks of "Blake" as the fastest??
    Borg's speed and athleticism is known and well documented. He was a freak of nature, with plenty of that "raw athleticism". The fact that he also had the resting heart rate of a "Tour de France" type was just a bonus.
    Could you justify your votes for Monfils and ESPECIALLY Blake with something (except ...he's black so he must be quick)???
     
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    Monfils, he's got longer legs, he lighter overall more athletic.
     
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    Ok, I see your point that he's not a natural athlete for the 100 meters, I must have misunderstood your previous post, I thought you said he was "far away" from being a "natural athlete" - which I took to mean all athletic qualities, such as vision and hand eye coordination.
     
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  48. hammock

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    Because he's fast. Has a high straight line speed. Based on... watching him.

    What are you fishing for?
     
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  49. heftylefty

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    Take a look at a typical Olympic sprinter, then look at Monfils.

    PS: The world knows there are fast white guys too.
     
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    cmon... guys of all races can run fast :)
     
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