I don't know if footwork has been discussed on TT. If so, not since I joined. Anyway, I'm going to do my best Hoodjem imitation and start with a list that I think is pretty close and let you goils and boils chime in with your opinions. By footwork, I'm talking about all aspects of court movement most importantly shot preparation but also anticipation and court coverage. For my first two, I'll explain why I have them there. Roger Federer is not the fastest player ever, he's not the greatest tennis athlete ever, but, he has the most efficient, most effective footwork, and covers the entire court with the greatest efficiency and least effort of any player I've ever seen. Further, his shot anticipation was supreme. I have to believe that he spent as much time working on his footwork as any other aspect of his game. It's just too good for him not to have. I don't know what there is to say about Jimmy Connor's footwork that can't be seen, and marveled at, just by watching him play. He is THE shot preparation GOAT! He looks like a batter in a batters box, loaded up and ready to swing on every shot, well before the ball arrives. His adjustment steps were the most energetic, most precise, most . . . everything, I've ever seen. As a result, he had the greatest shot set up of all time. But, unlike Federer, I can't say that Connors' footwork was something he spent a lot of time working on. IMO, it was more a matter of necessity given the nature of his straight arm strokes and reliance on upper body rotation for nearly 100% of his swing path on both sides. He didn't have the luxury of adjusting to imperfect set ups by adjusting his swing. He made his adjustments with his amazingly quick feet. I will also proffer that, although I never saw Tilden play (other than grainy video), I've read, from numerous sources, including Tilden himself, how much time and effort he devoted to his footwork. And, what little grainy video there is of him readily available, footwork was obviously a big part of his game. 1. Roger Federer 2. Jimmy Connors 3. Rod Laver 4. Ken Rosewall 5. Ilie Nastase 6. Bill Tilden 7. Bjorn Borg 8. Ralph Nadal 9. Michael Chang 10. Lleyton Hewitt 11. Pancho Gonzales 12. John McEnroe 13. Frank Sedgman 14. Stefan Edberg 15. Tony Roche 16. Arthur Ashe 17. 18. 19. 20. Help me out here!