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Only 2 overweight players in top 100 by BMI - both of them in TOP 10

You must be thinking Roddick, Nalbandian, Wawrinka, Baghdatis, Malisse, Dodik,... but not of them

I just looked at the ATP site ranking of all 100 players in few minutes and found out that only 2 are overweight by Body Mass Index. I just needed to calculate for Roddick and all others are obvious normal at first sight








Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
6
Singles Ranking

Height:
6'2" (188 cm)
Weight:
200 lbs (91 kg)




Janko Tipsarevic
9
Singles Ranking
Height:
5'11" (180 cm)
Weight:
183 lbs (83 kg)



next big fish



Michael Berrer
106
Singles Ranking

Height:
6'4" (193 cm)
Weight:
220 lbs (100 kg)




Correct me if I forgot someone other cause i've done this in 5 minutes .



So Tipsarevic and Tsonga still could improve a lot of their physics as we know that MOVEMENT is most important part of modern game.

Tsonga style of playing favors short points, powerful strokes, but he has obvious poor movement in a rallies and Tipsarevic as BASELINER needs urgently to lose some weight if he thinks not to risk serious injury and want some decent results next year.
This explains why he always get injured in high pace matches like with Djokovic at US Open when he played high quality match 2 sets and then just disappear...
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BMI is ridiculous. It never takes into account, muscle density, a person's frame etc.
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BMI is ridiculous. It never takes into account, muscle density, a person's frame etc.
not ridicoulous in sports where movement is in first place

or courts would be full of others
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Plus, players often have incorrect stats.

A few years ago, Federer's weight was listed as the same as Nadal. Since they're the same height, just look at the difference in their arm size and you know that Nadal must be heavier, thus Federer's weight stat is bumped up for some reason.
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Yes, I'm sure these athletes are checking BMI charts every minute. BF% ... who cares.
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Plus, players often have incorrect stats.

A few years ago, Federer's weight was listed as the same as Nadal. Since they're the same height, just look at the difference in their arm size and you know that Nadal must be heavier, thus Federer's weight stat is bumped up for some reason.
yeah tell that to their teams. Nadal an Federer are same for ages
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Yes, I'm sure these athletes are checking BMI charts every minute. BF% ... who cares.
why would they need it if they were working hard


but we could find out who are the laziest players on tour
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BMI is ridiculous. It never takes into account, muscle density, a person's frame etc.
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cant believe im agreeing with these 2 tbh

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cant believe im agreeing with these 2 tbh
yeah you are always areeing with fails, thats is your nature

top players have teams who control every step of them...
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No surpises that Tsonga is the leader of the pack. Such a clown he is.

And how did Roddick miss this list. He would have bribed ATP.
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I was gonna point out how ridiculous it is to use BMI for this but you all beat me to it.
Look at (American) football players. Most are probably "overweight" by BMI and some are world-class sprinters. And they all need to be able to move very quickly for short periods of time.
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I do hope the OP gets to 300 posts.

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Tipsarevic has exploded in muscle this last year, his figure will be wrong. Looks more like a weightlifter nowadays.
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