Originally Posted by NadalAgassi
I didnt know that was his last tournament, but yes that was a top performance to go out with if it was! Just curious how do you think he compares to Berdych and Del Potro all at their best on the power scale alone (just that aspect, not as overall players). Do you think all 3 are about equal, or who do you think is better.
Berdych definitely has the least power of the three (but best placement), Del Potro probably has the most top end speed on the forehand but is a lot more conservative than the other 3 and tends to almost push his backhand. Soderling hit the ball the hardest on a consistent basis and also used the most topspin, giving a really heavy ball. He was also the only one who really crushed his backhand as well as his forehand. Soderling also had about 5-10 mph on the other 2 on the serve.
The game lost a great player in Robin Soderling, he could have possibly snuck a major and IMO was just as good (if not better) a player as Del Potro.
Btw, I just checked and Bastad 2011 was his last tournament. He beat Berdych 6-1 6-0 in the SF and Ferrer 6-2 6-2 in the Final. Just an amazing performance, its a damn shame he retired at basically the top of his game.