Exaggerated heights

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  1. Mike Sams

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    I read Maria Sharapova is 6'2 and she certainly looks tall for a female. I also read that Andy Roddick is also 6'2. Both heights confirmed by the ATP website. Unless my eyes are playing tricks, is Andy Roddick actually 6'4" tall or is Sharapova not 6'2" legitimately? :-?

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  2. gavna

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    Roddick little taller than 6'2" - Masha and Fed both just under - I'm sure they round up
     
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  3. The Bawss

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    How many inches of height do you think Roddick would trade for a Wimbledon title?
     
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  4. NDFM

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    ouch. made me lol though
     
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  5. TMF

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    I had an argument with the old-timers about Chang's height in the former pro talk forum. Some said he was 5'9" but everyone knows Chang is NOT this tall. Players do exaggerate their height, especially basketball players.
     
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  6. Carsomyr

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    Some are exaggerated, but some are understated as well. Kevin Garnett, for example, is a couple inches taller than his listed height. Fed's closer to 6'2" than 6'1".
     
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    Andy Murray doesn't look 6'3". 6'2" maybe.
     
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    Andy: "I never know what to do in front of a camera"
    Maria: "I'm the best looking tennis player of all time"
    Serena: "Maybe so but she ain't got no game!"
     
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  9. Apun94

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    He doesnt look that tall but when he shakes hands he does look taller than Fedal
     
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    Aha! Interesting indeed. Roddick looked 1 or 2 inches shorter than 6'4'' D.Wade when stood next to him, so I can only surmise that Sharapova's true height is more like 6' exactly. It looks like Roger is good for his extra inch over Masha, due to the size of his inflated cranium.
     
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    Mike Sams, your avatar is like a cross between Marat Safin and Michael Hasselhoff in his knight Rider days.
     
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    Maybe that'll throw off his balance on serve or something..
     
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    Murray is legit:

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    Mike Sams has the best avatar on this forum
     
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  15. Mighty Matteo

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    Nadal is really 6' tall, having stood next to him. Federer, Djokovic, Roddick and Murray all have accurate listed heights.
     
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    Also, I'm pretty sure Serena is taller than 5'10. Either that, or she seems that way because of how imposing she is.
     
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    It's always funny to see how picky people are with the heights of pros.

    On this forum, I have heard stuff like " Hewitt is 5 ft 9 max" " Sampras is 5 ft 11 rather than 6 ft 1" " Djokovic is a "very weak" 6ft 2"
     
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  18. The Bawss

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    I don't understand why it matters. Ferrer is clearly shorter than say Cilic, Del Potro, Berdych or Tsonga and look where he is ranked. Also guys like Isner and Karlovic aren't exactly tearing up. Height isn't a huge deal. I mean Olivier Rochus is like 5'6" or something and he can blow away a large percentage of the ATP tour. People need to get a life.
     
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  19. winstonplum

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    Nadal is 6'1" and a little. I've stood next to all these guys (where? Indian Wells--you literally can rub shoulders with everybody if they walk through the crowd) and I'm 6' 1" 1/2. Masha was a tad taller than me--a tad. So I don't think 6' 2" is a reach for her at all. I think it's quite unique that Nadal, Fed, and Djoker are all almost the identical height. I literally don't think there's a 1/4 difference between the three. That said, Muzza's the tallest. A bit over 6' 2"; nobody ever said Roddick was 6' 4"; that's ridiculous. He's about 6' 2" 1/2. The funny thing about seeing Rafa in person is that he's got by far the longest legs. He's got kind of a unique body amongst tennis players--very long legs, very big boned. Not lithe and sinewy at all a la Fed and Djoker.
     
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    Yeah, Nadal does look very distinctive.
     
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    Roddick = 6'2
    djoker= 6'2
    Federer= 6 1 1/2
    Nadal = 6 1
    sharapova = 6'1

    Murray = 6 2 3/4...very close to 6 3.
     
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    Venus has very long legs for her hieght as well! From the waist down she could be a WNBA star, but her midsection and upper torso are shorter...
     
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    We´ve got the best height expert in the world in this forum.In case you didn´t know, his name is TMF, so go check him...he never misses one.
     
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    Murray's neck is so long; adds a couple of inches...

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