Players taller than 192 cm: how they fared in slam final(e)s.

Another height post, a very underrated factor still.

First read this post...


Medevebear's complete and utter failure may be surprising (embarrassing score line in the AO finale) but his defeat as such may not be surprising at all - if we take these numbers into consideration:

Medvedev 0-2 -------- new tally
Zverev 0-1
Soderling 0-2
Cilic 1-2 ----------- won his only slam playing a newbie pigeon
Delpo 1-1
Safin 2-2
Martin 0-2
Verkerk 0-1
Anderson 0-2
Krajicek 1-0 ---------- playing a laughably weak, lucky pigeon
Ivanisevic 1-3
Birdy 0-1
A. Medvedev 0-1
Philippoussis 0-2
Rusedski 0-1

Overall: 6-23

Vs GOATs
(Federer, Djokovic, Nadal, Sampras, Agassi): 2-18

Vs non-GOATs: 4-5


Case closed. Only once this era ends (who knows when... 2027?) we might have a lot more tall slam champs, simply because most potential young(er) ATGs are quite tall i.e. by default rather than because tall players will have learned to beat those within the ideal range (185-188).
 

van_Loederen

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once this era ends (who knows when... 2027?) we might have a lot more tall slam champs, simply because most potential young(er) ATGs are quite tall i.e. by default rather than because tall players will have learned to beat those within the ideal range (185-188).
but why is that? of course more tall people exist today, but they are still much overrepresented in pro tennis. there is a strong trend.

on the one hand do i agree that Zverev is overrated, on the other hand has he made the USO final recently and was stopped only last minute by the Clark Kent of tennis.
 
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