Originally Posted by carpedm
I agree with Borg. He had to have had great anticipation to be who he is. My only thought was if you saw the ball go to the corner, Bjorn would run it down and hit it with a 9 foot, looping stroke. It was just amazing how fast he was. But I always thought that Nastase, Mac, Hingis and Mecir had that ability to predict where the ball was going before it got to the corner because they made great gets and they weren't classical fast like Borg or Chang. Federer was always that fast. Or maybe I just mean these players always had great court position. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I'm hyperbole.
Not at all, if I had to describe the concept of anticipation, I´d pick Rosewall,Hingis,Nastase,Evert,Mc Enroe,Wilander and Mecir.Great choice from you.
As for quickness, Laver,Borg,Kriek,Gerulaitis,Mandlikova,Graf and Federer come to my mind.and for a while, Navratilova and Goolagong, too.In any case,any all time great had above par footwork, though.