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dangalak 10-04-2012 10:58 AM

Who is faster, Hewitt or Blake?
 
in their prime of course.

President 10-04-2012 11:05 AM

Blake is definitely faster, guy was a speed demon in his prime. People may vote Hewitt just because he's a defensive player and had a lot more opportunity to show off, but anyone who actually watched the two of them play would say Blake.

wy2sl0 10-04-2012 11:07 AM

Prime Blake videos I watch show him IMO to be the fastest lateral mover I have seen on a court.

papertank 10-04-2012 12:04 PM

Pure speed- blake
Footwork, reflexes, agility- Hewitt

pvaudio 10-04-2012 12:05 PM

^^^ Yeap. Blake is clearly faster, but Hewitt's actual court movement was better.

Boricua 10-04-2012 12:08 PM

Is Blake the fastest of all time or is there another player that was faster? What about Borg?

Evan77 10-04-2012 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by papertank (Post 6935798)
Pure speed- blake
Footwork, reflexes, agility- Hewitt

THIS, couldn't agree more.

dangalak 10-04-2012 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Boricua (Post 6935807)
Is Blake the fastest of all time or is there another player that was faster? What about Borg?

Monfils is very likely the fastest ever. Borg wasn't even all that fast, his 100m time was pretty dire by his standards.

Boricua 10-04-2012 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by dangalak (Post 6935825)
Monfils is very likely the fastest ever. Borg wasn't even all that fast, his 100m time was pretty dire by his standards.

His court movement, agility and footwork made him look fast even if he wasnt the fastest in a 100 meter dash.

kishnabe 10-04-2012 01:04 PM

Blake would beat a horse on the track. Too fast/.

roberttennis54 10-04-2012 02:38 PM

Blake for me is faster, but Hewitt is not far behind. These two guys are only behind Monfils and Phau for me.

NadalAgassi 10-04-2012 02:44 PM

Hewitt is ahead by a bit. Nadal, Monfils (just pure speed, not overall tennis movement which isnt even all that great for him), Borg and possibly Chang are all definitely faster than Hewitt though.

roberttennis54 10-04-2012 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by NadalAgassi (Post 6936122)
Hewitt is ahead by a bit. Nadal, Monfils (just pure speed, not overall tennis movement which isnt even all that great for him), Borg and possibly Chang are all definitely faster than Hewitt though.

Completely disagree. Blake is faster than Nadal. In fact not sure if Nadal is fastr than Federer. Chang slower than Hewitt, but faster than Federer and Nadal. As I said before Monfils is the quickest.

dangalak 10-04-2012 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by roberttennis54 (Post 6936129)
Completely disagree. Blake is faster than Nadal. In fact not sure if Nadal is fastr than Federer. Chang slower than Hewitt, but faster than Federer and Nadal. As I said before Monfils is the quickest.

:lol:

Federer may have been more agile and nimble than Nadal, since he was never muscled. But in raw horsepower, Nadal clearly edges him and Djokovic too for that matter. (IMO)

piece 10-04-2012 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Boricua (Post 6935807)
Is Blake the fastest of all time or is there another player that was faster? What about Borg?

There's another Bjorn that beats out both of them.

Phau's the fastest.

roberttennis54 10-04-2012 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by dangalak (Post 6936188)
:lol:

Federer may have been more agile and nimble than Nadal, since he was never muscled. But in raw horsepower, Nadal clearly edges him and Djokovic too for that matter. (IMO)

Will have to disagree with this. Nadal had more raw power and could do more with the ball once he reached it, but Federer was equally fast. Nadal is much fitter and can sprint for longer though, so I think this clouds people's judgement. Watch Federer vs Ancic or Gonzalez on a fast surface. Or if you want a direct comparison look at any of Nadal vs Fed clay matches, Wimbledon finals (not 08) and even the 09 Australian Open.

rdis10093 10-04-2012 05:04 PM

the aussie takes this one

MichaelNadal 10-04-2012 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by roberttennis54 (Post 6936129)
Completely disagree. Blake is faster than Nadal. In fact not sure if Nadal is fastr than Federer. Chang slower than Hewitt, but faster than Federer and Nadal. As I said before Monfils is the quickest.

Blake and Federer faster than Nadal? Do you remember how fast Nadal was from 05-09?

roberttennis54 10-04-2012 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by MichaelNadal (Post 6936367)
Blake and Federer faster than Nadal? Do you remember how fast Nadal was from 05-09?

There is no doubt in my mind Blake was faster than Nadal. With Federer is pretty close and would not argue strongly either way.

dangalak 10-04-2012 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by MichaelNadal (Post 6936367)
Blake and Federer faster than Nadal? Do you remember how fast Nadal was from 05-09?

Federer being faster than him indeed seems silly, but Blake was that kind of a monster. He was much less agile than Nadal though, so not as good of a defender. :D


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