Originally Posted by Headshotterer
Ferrer is top ranked because he works very hard and competes his best. In lower levels, this is not as common so any physical advantage is big.
yes. It is hard to get in the top10 at this height but even the top100 are very possible if you have good technique, talent and fitness.
at 3.5-5.5 it really shouldn't make a big difference. also don't limit yourself to pushing. footwork is even more important at your height but guys like rochus are offensive players albeit no real power hitter. even ferrer got a lot more offensive in the last years (taking the ball early and make the opponent run) and grosjean had a hge FH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qejr9i0oKd8