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Zaragoza
08-13-2007, 09:05 AM
Brian Dabul from Argentina is 23 years old and 52" or 157 m. tall.
He recently won 2 challengers on hardcourts in a row to reach the highest ranking of his career: 149.
He was the world no. 1 in juniors which is amazing.
He weighs 147 lbs. or 66 kg which seems too much for his height. He is left-handed and no. 99 in doubles.

http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/playerprofiles/?playernumber=D556

ThePro101
08-13-2007, 09:08 AM
Wow - thank you for this. I had no idea this guy existed.

atatu
08-13-2007, 09:09 AM
Wasn't he a former junior #1 ?

ThePro101
08-13-2007, 09:12 AM
He was the world no. 1 in juniors which is amazing.


atatu Wasn't he a former junior #1 ?

:p This is just a "razz"

rrhstennis
08-13-2007, 09:42 AM
At only 5'2" and 147 lbs I would assume he was very solid but he is actually just built pretty typically. Maybe a slight bit stockier than most players, but then he has to have a strong foundation to get a lot of power out of his height. Must be a very talented player!!

http://www.tenniscom.com/aafotos2005/dabulvillapqueroca.jpg
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/IO_20643_gallery.JPG

Dennis Anyone?
08-13-2007, 11:41 AM
In those photos he looks sturdy, like a wrestler. Must have quick feet to make up for his relatively limited reach.

Are we sure he's still 5'2"? Wondering if that's old data left over from early in his junior days.

Andres
08-13-2007, 12:03 PM
Is Brian already #149??? That's amazing!
I remember seeing him at the club. A friend of mine made fun of him from the stands... until he started playing.

He smacked the heck out of the ball. He had no mercy with the ball! :D
Great mover, and susprising power, taking in consideration his frame

Nice to see he's doing well!!

Andres
08-13-2007, 12:04 PM
I think I may have a picture with the guy somewhere!! Hold on, lemme find it!

And yeah, he's REALLY REALLY SHORT. He was about chest high, standing right next to me :p

In reality, he claims being 170 cm (5'6') ... but I can tell you he's shorter than that!

J-man
08-13-2007, 02:27 PM
Never seen this guy play but looks like he has a very solid build to him.