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Shortest Tennis Player?

Chris 84
11-25-2008, 09:07 AM
Who is the shortest active tennis player?

I think it is Argentina's Nicolas Todero (ranked 382) who, according to the wonderful atp website stands a massive 6 inches (15 centimetres) tall. He could fit right into the palm of my hand :D
Sadly, he weighs 81kg. His BMI must be horribly dangerous :awww:

http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/playerprofiles/default.asp?playersearch=nicolas+todero

Saumon
11-25-2008, 09:09 AM
The dude Sela used to be 2 cm tall on the ATP site I think. :D

Have they fixed Mannarino's profile yet?

Chris 84
11-25-2008, 09:15 AM
Seems Sela and Mannarino had big growth spurts lately :shrug:

DartMarcus
11-25-2008, 11:05 AM
What about the real shortest player in atp?

Klaas_nalbandian
11-25-2008, 11:16 AM
rochus brothers will hava a high position here

Truc
11-25-2008, 11:28 AM
Simone Vagnozzi looks quite short to me in pics, but I've never seen him in person, how tall is he?
He has fantasy numbers in his ITF profile (I doubt he weighs 44 kg), his ATP profile says 1,72 m, which wouldn't be that bad.
http://www.itftennis.com/mens/players/player.asp?player=10027002
http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/playerprofiles/default.asp?playersearch=vagnozzi

A pic from the Czech Open:
http://www.judatenis.com/wp-content/gallery/2008/11/IMG_3096.JPG
http://www.judatenis.com/fotogalerie/2008/czech-open-2008-prostejov/

Venle
11-25-2008, 11:34 AM
6 inches, wow. Serve must not be his weapon :lol:

Burrow
11-25-2008, 12:48 PM
Brian Dabul used to be down as 5'2'' but now he's down as 5'7'', Rochus maybe.

Caio_Brasil
11-25-2008, 01:02 PM
Vagnozzi really looks short in this picture.

Dabul must be something like 1'70m tall. I've taken a picture with him once and he was just a little bit shorter than me.

Burrow
11-25-2008, 04:32 PM
Vagnozzi really looks short in this picture.

Dabul must be something like 1'70m tall. I've taken a picture with him once and he was just a little bit shorter than me.

Yes, he's down as 170cm, he used to be listed quite a bit shorter, like Olivier Rochus, 5'4'' a few years ago to what now, about 5'6''?

Truc
11-26-2008, 10:34 AM
My post about Vagnozzi was a question, actually, sure somebody here has seen him play and can say how he looks like in person?
Is his ATP profile (172 cm) correct? That would be the height of Clément, for example.

CooCooCachoo
11-26-2008, 10:57 AM
My post about Vagnozzi was a question, actually, sure somebody here has seen him play and can say how he looks like in person?
Is his ATP profile (172 cm) correct? That would be the height of Clément, for example.

1.72m sounds correct.

Flavio is also really short (and it partly explains his frustratingly poor serve). Jesse Levine too.

Truc
11-26-2008, 11:23 AM
OK, thanks. The pic is confusing then. He looks shorter than the likes of Cipolla, Clément, etc. in the pic.

Yves.
11-26-2008, 11:29 AM
Rochus is the shortest player on tour, I saw him playing in Rotterdam against Karlovic!

Diprosalic
11-26-2008, 12:50 PM
wow im smaller thn rochus. im sad now :(

Xristos
11-26-2008, 01:02 PM
Is 178cm 5'10 good size for tennis? There does not seem to be many top 5'10 players out there?

CooCooCachoo
11-26-2008, 07:58 PM
By the way, female player Erika Takao is only 1.50m.

It's really, really weird to see her in person.