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McEnroeisanartist 03-26-2014 12:41 PM

Ever been very close to pros - get a sense of their bodies
 
Has anyone here ever stood really close to pros to get a sense of their height, weight, size, muscles, body definition?

Jonny S&V 03-26-2014 12:43 PM

Like, gotten close to them for the express purpose of the OP, or just an observation?

ollinger 03-26-2014 12:46 PM

The men range from about 5'5" (Rochus still play?) to 6'10" and are all slender with well developed thighs and forearms. Any particular anatomical area of concern to you?

dman72 03-26-2014 12:49 PM

Early round of the US Open I was right on the fence court side, saw Chardy, Kohlschrieber (sp), Janowiz, Stakhovsky (sp) guy who beat fed at Wimbledon. Jovanovski on the womens side.

Main observation was REALLY SKINNY. Tall for the most part.

Even skinnier than they appear on TV. Like shoulders are all bones. Chardy is a total rail. Jovanovski looked anorexic thin. I'm 6'1 and I was around 190 at the time and by no means fat, felt I'd tip the scales on almost every player I saw.

Carrying around extra weight is a no no for pros, especially men who have to play 5 setters.

Rafa4Ever 03-26-2014 12:51 PM

They all have massive calves. That's what I always notice with the pros

sureshs 03-26-2014 12:59 PM

It is the way they carry themselves without stooping or slouching that impresses me

Mechanism 03-26-2014 01:00 PM

Not the best pictures I have, but All i have to upload from my phone:


Rafa and Delpo

spinovic 03-26-2014 01:03 PM

Seen Rafa practice at Cincy...all I can say is he picked a good logo. The guy is a beast, especially for a tennis player.

TeamOB 03-26-2014 01:18 PM

Massive leg muscles. Very skinny but strong. Most of the guys are pretty tall.

sovertennis 03-26-2014 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by sureshs (Post 8220053)
It is the way they carry themselves without stooping or slouching that impresses me

Yes, this.

Also they all (well, almost) have sculpted glutes, thighs and calves without looking like they're the product of a lot of lifting.

"Callipygous" comes to mind.

McEnroeisanartist 03-26-2014 01:24 PM

Like, I think a lot of people think Federer looks fat and Nadal is just ripped, when the ATP Website lists both at same height and same weight.

Mechanism 03-26-2014 01:25 PM

I do think Nadal is shorter than ATP lists as well

Roger Wawrinka 03-26-2014 01:26 PM

Walked along side Falla once. I didn't expect him to be as tall and built as he was. Watch Clilc practice, went to get a ball by the fence where I was standing and I felt like I was 4 feet tall.

LeeD 03-26-2014 01:34 PM

Celic is around 6'4".
I haven't been around modern players.
VictorAmaya came into our stringing booth, was listed 6'6" and 210. He was taller.
ColinDibley was listed 6'3". Yes, a 6'3" tall person in a 6'9" body. His hands were beyond huge, his size 14 shoes, and the bone width of his wrist and ankles.
HaroldSolomon was a true 5'7" and some change, but he was solidly built in the lower body, had wide wrists and ankles, and big calves for his size.
Ever see KellySlater? While he's around 5'11", he has huge hands and size 12 feet, super wide.

hawk eye 03-26-2014 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by McEnroeisanartist (Post 8220152)
Like, I think a lot of people think Federer looks fat and Nadal is just ripped, when the ATP Website lists both at same height and same weight.

Yes Federer is a fatty boy, but with skinny arms. Nadal's got more muscle, and muscles are heavier they always told me so ATP probably is right here.

ollinger 03-26-2014 01:38 PM

^^ I am about the same height and weight as Michael Vick, but rest assured the weight is much more nicely distributed on him.

spinovic 03-26-2014 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by McEnroeisanartist (Post 8220152)
Like, I think a lot of people think Federer looks fat and Nadal is just ripped, when the ATP Website lists both at same height and same weight.

Who on earth thinks Federer looks fat?

heninfan99 03-26-2014 01:47 PM

By accident I got pretty close to Kohls. I was surprised to be taller than him though I shouldn't have been but still...
Also many, many other lesser known players.

Rock Strongo 03-26-2014 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Rafa4Ever (Post 8220023)
They all have massive calves. That's what I always notice with the pros

This.

I once sat at the Swedish Open with a friend and he told me to have a look at Berdych's calves. Those quads belong on a horse, not a man.

SStrikerR 03-26-2014 01:53 PM

This summer I was arms length from roddick. His calves are insane, and his shoulders very broad. Those are what stood out the most


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