List of short ATP Tennis players

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  1. sammyboy

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    Who are the shortest ATP tennis players that are highly ranked.
     
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  2. Seany

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    davydenko....that's pretty much it, and he's not even that short.
     
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    What's short? Under 6 feet?
     
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    ferrer....
     
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    And what is highly ranked? Top 100?
     
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    If top 100 is high (which it clearly is), you got the Rochus brothers, Santoro (retired I guess), Phau...
     
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    under 6 feet and top 100
     
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    Dudi Sela.
     
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    Rochus bros
    Benjamin Becker
    Gaudio
    Ferrer
    Fogini
    Robredo
    Clement
    Santoro
    ....
     
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    I think Olivier Rochus is the shortest of them all, being 1.68 meters tall. (5'6")

    Way shorter than Ferrer (1.75 meters or 5'9") or Kolja (1.77 meters or 5'10")
     
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    Personally, I wouldn't call 5'10 and 5'11 short, even for a pro tennis player. There are lots of pros that tall/ short. The other issue here is that most short tennis players lie about their height. Like Davydenko says he is 5'10 (I think) and I've stood next to him - he is not 5'10"....
     
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    How about some previous world #1 Lleyton Hewitt? I dunno how tall he is, but I highly doubt he is 6 ft or taller.
     
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    I thinks he's 5'10" or 5'11"
     
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    Who was the shortest guy ever? Chang?
     
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    Not even close. Chang is 5'8 or 5'9 I think. Rochus is the shortest guy in the top 100 that I can think of. He stands at 5'6.
     
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    It's rumored that Rochus might even be shorter than his official listing.
     
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    Yeah, actually almost all of them are. Hewitt was listed as 5'-11" but he's not either. It's very interesting to see these guys in person if you have the chance. The TV evens everyone out - I remember being very surprised at how tall and massive Berdych actually is.

    That would be an interesting thread too - which players appear different on tv vs. in person...
     
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    Seen a few athletes in my day, and they are always shorter in 'real life' than listed in media print. For example, saw Isaiah Thomas (basketball) and he used to be listed at 6'1", but really he was like 5'10"/5'11".
     
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    My rule is subtract 2in. & 15lbs. So I'm 5'7" & 165lbs.:)
     
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    Nalbandian is way shorter than the data from ATP.
     
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    Nalbandian is 5'9'. Not even close to 5'11'
    Coria is 5'7', not even close to 5'9
     
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    I will give Isner the benefit of the doubt.
     
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    Dunno if you all mind, but Marcelo Rios is listed as 5'9" and I've stood next to him. His listed height is correct.

    Haven't heard of somebody shorter than O. Rochus in the Top 100, not now or ever, for that matter.

    He's shorter than my girlfriend! :D
     
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    I've stood next to plenty of pros and heights are mostly all legit.

    This Guazelli guy seems to think Marat is over 6'4'', he's no more than 6'4''.5

    Just cause you're not actually 6'4'' doesn't mean he's taller than 6'4''.
     
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    Nalbandian is in-fact 5'11' I have be close to him I am 5 9 and he is definitely taller than me. he looks shorter because of his weight.
     
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    jesus!!! Even the likes of Rochus are quite a bit taller than me
     
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    How tall was Jaime Izaga, the guy who had that one famous win over Sampras?
     
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    Hahaha love this thread. Short people ROCK! Why you ask, because without shoes I stand 168cm. 5'6' thereabouts and proud of it!!!
     
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    Arnaud Clement is pretty short.
     
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    Safin has never said he's 196/197cm, he's said that he was measured when he was 17 and he may be taller.

    Look at photos of him next to Ljubicic and Berdych from the 2005 Paris final, photos of him next to J. Johansson and Del Potro. He's definitely not over 6'4.5

    He does look huge in person, he looks more than 6'4'' if you were to see him just walking not so close to anybody, if i didn't know his height I'd probably go for over 6'5'' but i'd be wrong.
     
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    Do you guys think short people have to put more effort into training so they can compete with the top players?
     
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    It is definitely more difficult for shorter people to compete at the high levels of tennis, but I think training is training. I'm - well, not tall - and don't train any more or less than someone taller than me, but I know that when I go to net, if I don't end the point with that shot, chances are VERY GOOD that he will end it with his next one.

    OTOH, I just LOVE to play against very tall guys, 'cuz it's such a GOOD FEELING when I beat 'em! :twisted:

    (a 4 - 4.5 :) )
     
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    Well maybe the listed height of these players include their height with shoes (which add about an inch to and inch and a half). NBA heights are ALL listed with shoes on (for example, MJ is listed as 6'6" but was measured by the NBA as a little bit less than 6'5" without shoes).
     
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    Gilles Simon is fairly short.
     
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    Solomon seemed closer to Chang's height, around 5'7".
    AlbertoBarasetechi might be the real shortest, at what BudCollins called a real 5'4".
    Shortest top 100 Womens? My vote for AmadaCoetzer.
     
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    O.Rochus constistently beat up badly Fed in junior tours when they were of average height.We knew how this ended up-with also Fed saying :I don't get beaten by dwarfs :mrgreen:

    Not saying that height was the only factor of course,but it's not a coinsidence that the average height of the top 10 is what,1.85? :)


    One more reason to appreciate Olie.
     
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    When I first started watching tennis I thaught Federer was quite small (like 5'9) and that Nadal was a good bit taller. Federer is actually a bit taller than Nadal. You're right, I think it's a combination of the T.V and the clothes the different players wear; probably the shorts and maybe even socks.
     
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    Would this be a short list? LOL could not help myself.
     
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    Ryan Harrison. i think he is a Little guy that can serve Big,, still.
     
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    HAHA you made a funny!!!
     
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    Sebastien Grosjean. He was around 5.9 but had major game, and a serve that would hit 130mph.
     
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    The rule is Male athletes lie upward on ht and wt. Size intimidates.
    Female athletes lie downward in wt. Serena at one time claimed she was 135...
    Most tennis pros are no different. I stood taller, next to Rosewall who was supposed to be shorter than Laver. Laver is listed at 5'9". I am 5'7". Connors looks maybe 5' 7", in his Laver match they are same height almost.
     
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