Originally Posted by treblings
if you look back on former pros with bad footwork you will probably mention mostly tall players.
this is one area where i believe the level has risen, that taller players today tend to have better footwork than in the past.
Exactly because foot work is extremely important. Tomic is quite tall at 196 cm and he has good foot work. I watched Del Potro play live at the Apia International and his footwork was really good for someone at 198 cm tall.