David Goffin

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  1. mrgonzo

    mrgonzo New User

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    I looked this guy up on atptennis.com, and he is rising rapidly in the rankings, despite being about 200. He is only 20 years old, and he just got to the finals of Chennai, losing to Wawrinka 6 and 6. And the most interesting thing about this guy is that he is listed at 5 foot 4. Has anyone seen him play? He must be faster than heck to do so well at that height?
     
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  2. aphex

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    That's what it says in Wikipedia...162cm, crazy...

    Then again rochus is 165cm
     
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  3. Pidgeon

    Pidgeon Semi-Pro

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    friend of mine played him a couple of years ago and he was really short back then (2-3 years ago)
    but last time i saw him (Challenger tournament in october) he was really grown a lot ...
    he's not very tall but still taller than rochus and more than 1.70..

    hope we can see more of him in the future !
     
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  4. joeri888

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    Rochus is the smallest player to ever win an ATP event.
     
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  5. bezs

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    Hmm he's playing at a Challenger event next week which i can go to might go have a look.
     
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  6. Andres

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    What's wrong with these Belgians??
     
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  7. Pidgeon

    Pidgeon Semi-Pro

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    *bump*
    Goffin just made quarter-finals @ Chennai.
    Hoping he'll have a good match tonight against Tipsarevic !
     
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  8. ben123

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    watched some matches of him on some livestreams. he did not look like 5'4.. honestly he looked more like 5'11 to me. after his match vs malisse they met up at the net and malisse was only slightly taller than him.

    but who knows. tv might not be the best source for guessing the height lol

    hope someone can watch him personally and tell us how tall he looks
     
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  9. Pidgeon

    Pidgeon Semi-Pro

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    no he's really grown a lot .. but still people like to claim that he's still that small...

    proof : here's a picture of a challenger last year with him and Christophe Rochus
    [​IMG]
     
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