View Full Version : Who has the most raw foot speed at their peak? Men and Women

JJ all the way
May 23rd, 2012, 05:47 AM
I feel that raw foot speed is one of the few qualities between men and women that can be considered comparing (and still people may make an argument for one gender over the other). So who has the best raw foot speed at their peak?


Others to consider:
Gilles Simon
Gael Monfils
Li Na
Franny Schiavoni
Jie Zheng
JW Tsonga
Kie Nishikori
Andy Roddick
JC Ferrero

May 23rd, 2012, 05:50 AM
Venus for women and Nadal for men

But I'd still go with Nadal being able to outpace Venus :P

May 23rd, 2012, 06:06 AM
VENUS, just amazing movement even now... Amazing how she moves... Graceful and fast Like gazzel

ROGER, at his peak he didn't run he glided he was and is the best mover I've ever seen in the men's game.

JJ all the way
May 23rd, 2012, 06:15 AM
I think Djokovic might win this...... i think he might be able to outrun Nadull ( i esp like those splits)

JJ in her peak reminds me so much of Djokovic, movement wise

Leo St
May 23rd, 2012, 06:18 AM
if venus wasnt a tennis player, she could be winning A N Y running competition in the world, her body was born for it

May 23rd, 2012, 06:29 AM
Mauresmo in 2006

May 23rd, 2012, 06:30 AM
Nadal and Monfils probably

JJ all the way
May 23rd, 2012, 06:31 AM
^ I was thinking of Mauresmo, but I think she was a great mover because of her foot work more than foot speed......but thats my opinion

Just like MArtina Hingis as well

May 23rd, 2012, 06:53 AM
not that he is mentioned here but at his prime and when was much younger Hewitt was very quick around the court. Always made his opponent play that extra ball.

Venus was very fast around the court especially in the early 00s a player would hit a shot that you would swear would be a cross court winner Venus would manage to get to it and hit it cross court for her own winner.

May 23rd, 2012, 08:31 AM
2000-2002 Venus, by far. She had a marathon-runner-like build.

May 23rd, 2012, 08:39 AM
Don't be silly. Nadal for absolute sure.

May 23rd, 2012, 08:42 AM
I was talking about the women only, since this is the women's tennis forum.

On the men's side it's inarguably Nadal.

Cosmic Voices
May 23rd, 2012, 10:53 AM
i'm surprised novak isn't much higher?

May 23rd, 2012, 11:00 AM
Nadal, no poll needed.

May 23rd, 2012, 11:03 AM
Peak Pierce and I mean it

The Dawntreader
May 23rd, 2012, 11:07 AM
In terms of natural acceleration? Venus for sure on the women's side out of that list.

May 23rd, 2012, 11:20 AM
For Women's

Serena,Henin and Jankovic

May 23rd, 2012, 11:47 AM
Venus is not the fastest at all in terms of raw speed. She's a bit too long legged and takes big steps when she's running. In fact I remember she was not that much faster than Serena back in the day (Venus' big advantage is/was of course acceleration and "vertical speed" (ability to leap).

The Kaz
May 23rd, 2012, 01:22 PM
At people who think Venus would beat ATP players :facepalm:

So Veelusional :hysteric:

Simugna Help
May 23rd, 2012, 01:23 PM
Nadal on the ATP side, peak Clijsters among WTA folk.

Lord Choc Ice
May 23rd, 2012, 01:24 PM
I think Justine Henin (since this is WTAworld I voted for her :oh:).

For men it's Nadull.

May 23rd, 2012, 01:33 PM
At people who think Venus would beat ATP players :facepalm:

So Veelusional :hysteric:

Has anyone said that?

May 23rd, 2012, 02:03 PM
Venus wta
Nadal Atp

May 23rd, 2012, 02:07 PM
Venus and Roger