That's quite an interesting stat ! Where did you get it ?
That'd be even better to have this average, but without counting slices & dropshots...
Manutoo, i think it was displayed in the middle of the match...I think you should watch whole third set. But anyways that's too long. You can watch next time during his matches. Nadal normally has an average groundstroke speed of 112kmph(Career wise). Yeah it includes slices but most shots he plays were topspin shots(not too powerful nor as slow as slice).
In fact when Nadal is aggressive it just goes around 118kmph. Nadal normally prefers slower gameplay i.e., <118kmph
with heavy topspin and is more effective on clay for those reasons. But he can change the groundstroke speed to as high of 155kmph+ when he is control of point. Talk about power he can generate lol! People normally talk about powerful play of Delpotro , Soderling etc.,. but they normally play at that level all the time and doesn't have enough time to recover in rallies if had a bad shot. But Nadal looks for the right opportunity to blast the biggest shot in the rally and he is more dangerous because he normally gets enough time to recover in rallies. And Nadal in control can generate even more powerful shots than those guys. I am not kidding
And in the Doha final i think in the game at 2-4 second set Nadal hit a shot of 159kmph which was displayed but all the shots before in the rally are relatively very slow lol
I saw him back in IndianWells 2010 he hit biggest groundstroke of the tournament at 180kmph
In this game, there is no way a player with topspin can hit a shot above 130kmph(excluding smash) even if he is in total control. i am ok with it. But complaining about keeping topspin in 780 points is a wrong idea.