Originally Posted by corners
Nice vid. Coria was a water bug.
I don't think Nadal was a better claycourt player then, but his racquet-head speed was probably a bit faster than it is today. He may be a half-step slower now too, but I'm not at all sure about that. It's important to notice that this video is stretched sideways. It was originally a 4:3 video that's been stretched into 16:9 format. This makes the court look wider than it really is, and so the players appear faster when moving side to side than they really are.
yes you are right the court looks a bit too wide...
anyway i remember watching this match live 8 years ago and i was really impressed, i was cheering for coria, what a disappointing ending but what en epic match