Originally Posted by NatF
Being taller also helps with longer strides when running. If Federer grew up with wood raquets I think you'd be surprised. His speed and footwork are excellent which would help with his timing with the smaller raquets. He'd also excell in fast conditions...
But apparently one can be too tall, also, and thus not a great mover.
For instance, Rosewall and Laver were both much quicker, faster, and better movers than Isner or Karlovic. Maybe they have longer strides, but these latter two are rather lumbering and slow by comparison.