Originally Posted by TennisMD
Also heard Brad Gilbert say Nadal had 4.2 speed, was this Gilbert hyperbole or fact? Lets say both very fast. Also court coverage entails anticipation not just raw speed.
That's absurd. 4.2 is as fast as any NFL player playing today. Neither Pete or Rafa are even close to being that fast. Gael Monfils is faster than both of them -- of course, out of all top 10 players in the open era, he has some of the poorest shot selection, so that negates it pretty well.