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Height survey

I did a random sampling of 100 atp players' heights (listed on atptennis.com ) and came up with the following:

less than 5ft. 10in: 13%

5ft. 11in. - 6ft: 40%

6ft. 1in. - 6ft. 4in: 42%

more than 6ft. 5in: 5%

At 5ft. 8in. I feel like a midget now Oh well, I can still see eye to eye with Mamit and look down on Olie


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Re: Height survey

Hey, don't worry, I am also 5'8-9, but to be more positive, Bogues was a 5'3 BASKETBALL player, so height doesn't really matter.
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Hey, don't worry, I am also 5'8-9, but to be more positive, Bogues was a 5'3 BASKETBALL player, so height doesn't really matter.


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Re: Height survey

Hewitt says he's 5'11 but actually he's 5'10 >> I guess he has a big of a complex about it because most of the top players seem to be closer to 6-foot.!
However Coria is certainly doing well for the short guys (5'8 ?)..
#I'm 5'10 but in my case it wouldn't matter even if I was 6-feet because my reflexes, power & coordination are not up to scratch..

>>Actually I don't think height is such a big issue, especially the greatest players have never been that tall eg. Agassi 5'11, Connors 5'10, McEnroe 5'11...
What's more important is having arms & shoulders that can snap quickly (Tiger Woods & Lleyton Hewitt both look slender but their lean muscles have excellent snapping time for their swing & serve respectively) & also having legs which have a high tolerance for lactic acid!!! (:
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Re: Height survey

Coria, I believe, is listed at 5'9, but I doubt he's actually that tall. 5'8 looks about right. And yes, I've seen him in person on a number of occasions, so I'm not just deciding that by pictures. Might not be right... but I'm 5'8, and he doesn't look to be any taller than I am.

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Re: Height survey

Just my observation, but some of the players have macho attitudes, which, of course, would explain why they exaggerate their heights.
I do agree about Hewitt; he doesn't look like he's 5'11" at all. I remember him standing next to Dave at the Wimbledon final in 2002, and Dave was a head taller than him. So, I'm like, 5'11"? That's an awfully short 5'11"....
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Re: Height survey

And I think David is closer to 6' than 5'11".
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Re: Height survey

People used to pick on Ferrero for his height, because he looks smaller than he is since he's so slight. But I'm pretty sure that 6' is accurate. He's taller than Agassi, that much is evident from pictures. That, and having stood infront of him once, he's certainly taller than 5'10, which is what some people insist he is.

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Re: Height survey

I found that looking at the group pics (without the hats) from TMC last November gave a good idea of relative heights. All those over six feet are sitting down, but the smaller guys are standing at the back.

Though I have to say that at my height (less than 5 ft 2), even Coria looks tall
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I didn't realise I wasnt only one who didnt think hewitt was 5ft 11 lol

Henman I believe is listed 6ft 1 but seems much taller when you actually see him for real.

there was a myth going wrong in the late nineties that you had to be 6ft 2 and above to win on grass thesedays but grosjean won nottingham at 5ft8 or 9...hewitt at 5ft 10ish and federer is no skyscraper.

Obviouslly a serving advantage being 6ft 4 as you can find more angles but I dont think we are heading for a next generation of karlovics' there will still be a lot of under six footers coming through.
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Re: Height survey

Fed is listed at 6'1" currently, which seems about right.
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I didn't realise I wasnt only one who didnt think hewitt was 5ft 11 lol

Henman I believe is listed 6ft 1 but seems much taller when you actually see him for real.

there was a myth going wrong in the late nineties that you had to be 6ft 2 and above to win on grass thesedays but grosjean won nottingham at 5ft8 or 9...hewitt at 5ft 10ish and federer is no skyscraper.

Obviouslly a serving advantage being 6ft 4 as you can find more angles but I dont think we are heading for a next generation of karlovics' there will still be a lot of under six footers coming through.
All of the taller players who had the big serves-Krajicek and Ivanisevic, for example-have battled a lot of injury problems. As a result, Krajicek is no longer playing, and I fear if Ivanisevic has another injury crisis, he may retire as well.
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Whew! Good to know I'm not the only one with height insecurities. I'm also 5'8-5'9 and I wish I was a few inches taller. Thanks to Coria, Ollie, Hewitt, and Agassi I don't feel so bad anymore.

That photo of Andre standing beside Yao Ming (Houston Rockets) helps, too.
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Re: Height survey

And how tall is Yao Ming?
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Re: Height survey

About 7'5", I think....
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