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nextbigbigthing1 10-21-2011 02:02 AM

Is 5 11 tall enough to become an ATP pro
 
Is that height fine , or too small?

5263 10-21-2011 02:12 AM

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Originally Posted by nextbigbigthing1 (Post 6074630)
Is that height fine , or too small?

fine, but you better be quick and in shape.

Timbo's hopeless slice 10-21-2011 02:41 AM

David Ferrer is 5' 8"

westside 10-21-2011 02:44 AM

Hewitt is 5'11"

fuzz nation 10-21-2011 05:36 AM

Compared with some amusement park rides, I'm pretty sure that the tour has no height requirements. The only thing that needs to be big enough is your game.

TennisCJC 10-21-2011 06:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Timbo's hopeless slice (Post 6074649)
David Ferrer is 5' 8"

Yea, Ferrer is pretty tough to be one of the smaller guys on tour. Great example. He stands in and hits through the ball, serves pretty well for his size, and is quick. He has decent hard court results and I think he won a small grass court tournament a couple of years ago.

He has wins over Nadal and Roddick on hard courts.

One tough cookie.

Davydenko is another example. He has wins over Nadal and many other top 10 players on hard courts. I think he is 5'10".

larry10s 10-21-2011 07:05 AM

yes but tough to be top 10

TheMagicianOfPrecision 10-21-2011 07:12 AM

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Originally Posted by larry10s (Post 6074963)
yes but tough to be top 10

Ferrer, Davydenko,Chang,Grosjean,Rios.

Limpinhitter 10-21-2011 07:30 AM

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Originally Posted by TennisCJC (Post 6074935)
Yea, Ferrer is pretty tough to be one of the smaller guys on tour. Great example. He stands in and hits through the ball, serves pretty well for his size, and is quick. He has decent hard court results and I think he won a small grass court tournament a couple of years ago.

He has wins over Nadal and Roddick on hard courts.

One tough cookie.

Davydenko is another example. He has wins over Nadal and many other top 10 players on hard courts. I think he is 5'10".

Davydenko doesn't just have wins over top 10 players, he has a high rank of #3, was top 5 for 4-5 years and top 10 for 6-7 years. And he's only about 150lbs.

Limpinhitter 10-21-2011 07:31 AM

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Originally Posted by larry10s (Post 6074963)
yes but tough to be top 10

Not really! See above!

Venetian 10-21-2011 07:31 AM

How about Olivier Rochus at 5'6"? I believe he's been consistently ranked in the top 50 quite a few years.

I know he won the French Open doubles title in 04.

Venetian 10-21-2011 07:34 AM

Seriously dude, 5'11" is borderline "tall". Go enjoy life and don't worry about things like this.

Limpinhitter 10-21-2011 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by TheMagicianOfPrecision (Post 6074984)
Ferrer, Davydenko,Chang,Grosjean,Rios.

Laver, Rosewall, McKinley, Richie, Nastase, Orantes, Connors, Agassi were all 5'10" or less and all former #1's (except McKinley who was a Wimbledon champion as an amature and, at 5'6", one of the great leaping acrobatic athletes in tennis history).

TennisCoachFLA 10-21-2011 07:41 AM

I am missing how this is even a valid thread. The fact that there are indeed ATP pros 5'11" and shorter makes the answer to the initial question obvious and not open to debate.

Venetian 10-21-2011 07:48 AM

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Originally Posted by TennisCoachFLA (Post 6075031)
I am missing how this is even a valid thread. The fact that there are indeed ATP pros 5'11" and shorter makes the answer to the initial question obvious and not open to debate.

I'm just trying to figure out why someone would think 5'11" is too short to do anything.

Can't think of a name 10-21-2011 07:49 AM


PrinceMoron 10-21-2011 07:51 AM

194 cms is a bad height as it means that when you stand toe to the baseline the nettape obscures the baseline exactly. It also means you know when the net is not at the right height. However, you get the reputation for being pernickety, it just drives you nuts if you are 194cms.

I guess all those shorter than me are looking under the net at the court. Must be odd.

Ronaldo 10-21-2011 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by nextbigbigthing1 (Post 6074630)
Is that height fine , or too small?

Nah, remember, short people got no reason to live. But if Renee Richards can do it, there's the WTA.

TheMagicianOfPrecision 10-21-2011 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Limpinhitter (Post 6075023)
Laver, Rosewall, McKinley, Richie, Nastase, Orantes, Connors, Agassi were all 5'10" or less and all former #1's (except McKinley who was a Wimbledon champion as an amature and, at 5'6", one of the great leaping acrobatic athletes in tennis history).

I know, i gave examples of player within the last 10-15 years, forgot Agassi though

Ronaldo 10-21-2011 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by TheMagicianOfPrecision (Post 6075130)
I know, i gave examples of player within the last 10-15 years, forgot Agassi though

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/P...ipsarevic.aspx

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/P...Nishikori.aspx

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/P...omolov-Jr.aspx

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/P...y-Robredo.aspx


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