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Where Rochus would be on rankings with a few plus inches?

LawrenceOfTennis
06-22-2011, 07:39 PM
I'm watching DelPo's match against Rochus. Everytime I see this small guy, I think he is a fantastic player in every aspect. Maybe it has been discussed, don't know about. Rochus has the talent of the top 5 exception maybe for Federer. Brilliant guy.
Go Juan Martin!

Mungo
06-22-2011, 07:41 PM
Top 5. A few inches always make the difference.

Chris Kuerten
06-22-2011, 07:45 PM
Hard to say. But for sure a regular top 20 player.

samanosuke
06-22-2011, 07:47 PM
he would be in giant's land

Sunset of Age
06-22-2011, 08:01 PM
I've been asking this myself very often as well. What a retriever he is!
Top-20 seems a reasonable guess to me.

philosophicalarf
06-22-2011, 08:03 PM
Not consistent enough - look at the way his ranking went up and down during his career. There's no good reason he should ever drop out of the top50.

rubbERR
06-22-2011, 08:03 PM
Dont make conclusions after seeing him play against Delpo on grass, everyone does look good against him grasscourt, this is sad fact. -_-

Only way to lose Delpo on grass is to b horrible UE bot.

Armless
06-22-2011, 08:04 PM
Inches where?

doublebackhand
06-22-2011, 08:05 PM
maybe he has that few extra inches u dont know about...;)

Sophocles
06-22-2011, 08:06 PM
Top 20, would probably have had a brief stint in the top 10.

Hellraiser
06-22-2011, 08:10 PM
He was @ #24

So plus few inches it could be TOP15.

Chris Kuerten
06-22-2011, 08:13 PM
Inches where?
:lol:

That worked well for Stepanek.

LawrenceOfTennis
06-22-2011, 08:14 PM
Dont make conclusions after seeing him play against Delpo on grass, everyone does look good against him grasscourt, this is sad fact. -_-

Only way to lose Delpo on grass is to b horrible UE bot.

Horrible? DelPo surprises even me, one of his fans with his soft hands at the net. I mean he has potential at serve and volley if he will work that out sometime. Serve was big today as well. Hands down, Rochus worked hard for that 7-6. Go Juan!

MaxPower
06-22-2011, 08:31 PM
Well it's like saying where would a taller player be if they were even 3-4 inches shorter. Truth is you become another player.

Rochus has adapted to being short by using stronger opponents power against them and with a smashing footwork and change of directions that a tall player can only dream about. He couldn't play the way he is playing if he was 6'2

Start da Game
06-22-2011, 08:39 PM
few inches taller might work for some advantage but he would also lose his retrieving capabilities, he wouldn't be as ajile.......he is just what he is, leave him be......

Purple Rainbow
06-22-2011, 08:41 PM
With a few extra inches he might have pursued a more frivolous, possibly more demanding and definitely more rewarding (though not necessarily in monetary terms) career.

Filo V.
06-22-2011, 08:50 PM
He'd have a Stakhovsky type career.

Ouragan
06-22-2011, 09:18 PM
Simon the Snake has the few precious inches and got to #6...

alfredh
06-22-2011, 10:10 PM
Hahaha. It's always funny to see him standing next to giants like Isner, De Schepper and Safin. It makes his victories against these guys even more fabulous.

MaxPower
06-22-2011, 10:15 PM
Hahaha. It's always funny to see him standing next to giants like Isner, De Schepper and Safin. It makes his victories against these guys even more fabulous.

yeah like this...

http://www.puntodebreak.com/files/images/rochus-karlovic.jpg

:rolls:

Mountaindewslave
06-22-2011, 10:51 PM
some of you are really underestimating the talent that Rochus has, if he were taller the sky is the limit. He's got some great shots and even if he were taller, is naturally a great mover. Imagine him with an improved serve.... could do tons of damage

tennishero
06-22-2011, 10:58 PM
top 10

philosophicalarf
06-22-2011, 11:39 PM
My favourite "Oli is a midget" pic:


http://www.tennisone.com/magazine/iwells/dsmith/size/rochus_isner.jpg

LawrenceOfTennis
06-22-2011, 11:42 PM
My favourite "Oli is a midget" pic:


http://www.tennisone.com/magazine/iwells/dsmith/size/rochus_isner.jpg

He still has more skill in his hands than serve-bots.

Sonja1989
06-23-2011, 12:27 AM
Good question. He is faster than a rabbit. Probably would be worse with a few plus inche. :angel: Of course there would be some advantage but I still think he is right with his body now. :)

Drikke
06-23-2011, 02:03 AM
if he would have been 1m75 he would have been top 10 for 10 years

Thanos
06-23-2011, 02:09 AM
My favourite "Oli is a midget" pic:


http://www.tennisone.com/magazine/iwells/dsmith/size/rochus_isner.jpg

who let this hobbit escape from middle earth?

this whole thread is what she said joke.