For me Gaudio is not a bigger name than Ferrer... As a Coria fan who is absolutely not objective, I will always remember him as the guy who was lucky to win Roland Garros because Coria got cramps and choked
BTW, Coria was also the same height as Ferrer, 1,75m. He had the same problem with his serve, and also covered the court very well. I also think it's impossible to guess how they would have played if they had been taller.
I may be wrong, but I have the impression that it is rather recently that it became an anomaly to be under 1,80m for tennis players. 10 years ago, most players were tall, some were very tall, but you also had more "normal" guys.
Ferrer is one of the "old generation", and since most older players have retired, and youngest players seem to be taller and taller, he's now truly an exception in the top 30 at least.
1,75m is medium height for a man, not short, but by the standards of today's tennis, he's a midget. Just like Tony Parker is considered short for a basketball player...
So you see, David's not short, he's perfect, it's only that the others are too tall