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Super-sized Croatians

Howard
02-10-2007, 10:11 PM
Is there something in the water in Croatia, or is this some bizarre genetic experiment gone wrong?

Karlovic 6'10'' (208 cm)
Cilic 6'5'' (195 cm)
Ancic 6'5'' (195 cm)
Ljubicic (the baby) 6'4'' (193 cm)

Seriously, are Croatians in general inherently tall, or is this just an amazing coincidence?

Bilbo
02-10-2007, 10:17 PM
Ivanisevic also ranks very high in that list

Howard
02-10-2007, 10:27 PM
Ivanisevic also ranks very high in that list yep... 6'4'' (193 cm)

partygirl
02-10-2007, 10:29 PM
its quite an attractive quality.

Black Adam
02-10-2007, 10:33 PM
It's a combination of diet, genes and physical fitness. One man out 40 is above 2m and that's just sick!

gomarray
02-10-2007, 10:38 PM
:rolleyes: My Polish friend says it's because they liveclose to Chernobyl

Seriously, I don't know what it is, but it makes for some greattennis and basketball players.

Sjengster
02-10-2007, 10:58 PM
:rolleyes: My Polish friend says it's because they liveclose to Chernobyl

Seriously, I don't know what it is, but it makes for some greattennis and basketball players.

That would be close as in around 700 miles away, right? ;)

Jimnik
02-10-2007, 11:16 PM
Many young players are tall.

Ancic 6;5
Berdych 6;5
Monfils 6;5
Querrey 6;6
Del Potro 6;5

Also on the women's side.

Sharapova 6;2
Safina 6;0
Ivanovic 6;0
Vaidisova 6;0

And most of them are from Eastern Europe.
The Chernobyl effect :scared:
;)

Johnny Groove
02-10-2007, 11:22 PM
obvious juice

Naranoc
02-10-2007, 11:25 PM
Someone has to say it:

'In more than one way? :aplot: '

El Legenda
02-10-2007, 11:26 PM
Im the shortest male in my family at 6'2 (6'3 on a good day) :lol:

El Legenda
02-10-2007, 11:27 PM
obvious juice

because juice helps you gain height... if you asked 100 people who is more likely taking roids... ivan or Nadal.... 95would say Nadal and other 5 would be Nadals mom, dad, uncle tony, you and adam :p

LaTenista
02-10-2007, 11:28 PM
:haha: Simple fact humans average heights (both men and women) has been increasing for thousands of years.

cobalt60
02-10-2007, 11:28 PM
Someone has to say it:

'In more than one way? :aplot: '

it is genetics and nutrition;)

Johnny Groove
02-10-2007, 11:29 PM
because juice helps you gain height... if you asked 100 people who is more likely taking roids... ivan or Nadal.... 95would say Nadal and other 5 would be Nadals mom, dad, uncle tony, you and adam :p

injecting growth hormone :wavey:

Jimnik
02-10-2007, 11:30 PM
Im the shortest one(male) in my family at 6'2 (6'3 on a good day) :lol:
You live in America, right? Maybe if you'd stayed in Yugoslavia you'd be a couple inches taller. ;)

El Legenda
02-10-2007, 11:34 PM
You live in America, right? Maybe if you'd stayed in Yugoslavia you'd be a couple inches taller. ;)
its in the water.....in American water from the pipe has taste...water having taste is never good.

RickDaStick
02-10-2007, 11:50 PM
Its simple some people like the Croats for instance grow vertically while others like the Americans grow horizontally.

ASP0315
02-10-2007, 11:50 PM
Many young players are tall.

Ancic 6;5
Berdych 6;5
Monfils 6;5
Querrey 6;6
Del Potro 6;5

Also on the women's side.

Sharapova 6;2
Safina 6;0
Ivanovic 6;0
Vaidisova 6;0

And most of them are from Eastern Europe.
The Chernobyl effect :scared:
;)

Guiccione 6;7

El Legenda
02-10-2007, 11:51 PM
Its simple some people like the Croats for instance grow vertically while others like the Americans grow horizontally.

:rolls: :worship:

Horatio Caine
02-10-2007, 11:55 PM
Im the shortest male in my family at 6'2 (6'3 on a good day) :lol:

I'm 5'9 :awww:

...but my arguments still pack a punch :ras:

DrJules
02-10-2007, 11:56 PM
Is there something in the water in Croatia, or is this some bizarre genetic experiment gone wrong?

Karlovic 6'10'' (208 cm)
Cilic 6'5'' (195 cm)
Ancic 6'5'' (195 cm)
Ljubicic (the baby) 6'4'' (193 cm)

Seriously, are Croatians in general inherently tall, or is this just an amazing coincidence?

Maybe few McDonald outlets.:lol: :lol:

El Legenda
02-10-2007, 11:56 PM
I'm 5'9 :awww:

...but my arguments still pack a punch :ras:

:hug:

El Legenda
02-10-2007, 11:57 PM
Maybe few McDonald outlets.:lol: :lol:

i seen Ljubo eat fast food...he takes of the buns and just eats the meat :lol:

DrJules
02-10-2007, 11:58 PM
Its simple some people like the Croats for instance grow vertically while others like the Americans grow horizontally.

And their heads grow to the size of hot air ballons.:lol: :lol:

Horatio Caine
02-10-2007, 11:58 PM
Its simple some people like the Croats for instance grow vertically while others like the Americans grow horizontally.

:haha: :haha:

Man I wouldn't want to know what Karlovic would weigh if he became obese (which he probably can't) :scared: :bolt:

El Legenda
02-11-2007, 12:00 AM
:haha: :haha:

Man I wouldn't want to know what Karlovic would weigh if he became obese (which he probably can't) :scared: :bolt:

he would be like Shaq :lol: Shaq says he is 320lbs :lol: more like 400

Horatio Caine
02-11-2007, 12:04 AM
he would be like Shaq :lol: Shaq says he is 320lbs :lol: more like 400

Holy fuck! :eek: :bolt: You wouldn't want that walking above you!

partygirl
02-11-2007, 12:05 AM
its in the water.....in American water from the pipe has taste...water having taste is never good.
That is aweful, but it keeps our teeth in order:p

DrJules
02-11-2007, 12:06 AM
And for those who wanted to read more about height (note Croatia is around Dinaric Alps):

http://domainhelp.search.com/reference/Human_height

alelysafina
02-11-2007, 12:10 AM
Someone has to say it:

'In more than one way? :aplot: '

:lol: :lol:








:aplot:

Horatio Caine
02-11-2007, 12:10 AM
And for those who wanted to read more about height (note Croatia is around Dinaric Alps):

http://domainhelp.search.com/reference/Human_height

So I could actually be 5'10 then :p

Jaap
02-11-2007, 12:13 AM
Because Croatia is a country full of freaks.

El Legenda
02-11-2007, 12:17 AM
Because Croatia is a country full of freaks.

and the hottest girls in the world...nothing better than beaches of the Croatian coastline during the summer :drool:

Horatio Caine
02-11-2007, 12:19 AM
and the hottest girls in the world...nothing better than beaches of the Croatian coastline during the summer :drool:

No need to go that far...just go to your uni swimming pool. I think I spent more time watching than swimming today :tape: :o

El Legenda
02-11-2007, 12:21 AM
No need to go that far...just go to your uni swimming pool. I think I spent more time watching than swimming today :tape: :o

:lol: im the towel boy ;) j/k
we have a indoor pool...so its fun all year round :lol:

Hugh Jaas
02-11-2007, 12:21 AM
Can you name a excessively tall player that is not a complete douche bag of a player?

Chris Guccione is 6ft7 and lost against a 5ft5 player yesterday despite the 26 aces he hit.

Ivo Karlović 6 ft 10 is a barely futures level player if he didn't hit 233 aces a set.

Also can you name a excessively tall player that is not injored every 2 minutes?

RickDaStick
02-11-2007, 12:21 AM
Because Croatia is a country full of freaks.

LOL coming from a guy with a scottish flag.

ezekiel
02-11-2007, 12:23 AM
Is there something in the water in Croatia, or is this some bizarre genetic experiment gone wrong?

Karlovic 6'10'' (208 cm)
Cilic 6'5'' (195 cm)
Ancic 6'5'' (195 cm)
Ljubicic (the baby) 6'4'' (193 cm)

Seriously, are Croatians in general inherently tall, or is this just an amazing coincidence?

they suck in basketball , volleyball, waterpolo or any other sport that rewards height so they play tennis making a living throwing aces .

Horatio Caine
02-11-2007, 12:25 AM
:lol: im the towel boy ;) j/k
we have a indoor pool...so its fun all year round :lol:

As does Nottingham. And it was fun today alright...one of the better days :tape:

I'm going back tomorrow after my tennis game... :haha:

RickDaStick
02-11-2007, 12:27 AM
As does Nottingham. And it was fun today alright...one of the better days :tape:

I'm going back tomorrow after my tennis game... :haha:

What was your argument about the pay dispute with Karlovic. I sure hope you didnt say he should be paid more. That guy should get paid less anyone associated with the team and im not just talking about the players. He is pure shit.

El Legenda
02-11-2007, 12:30 AM
they suck in basketball , volleyball, waterpolo or any other sport that rewards height so they play tennis making a living throwing aces .


Drazen Petrovic
It was a thrill to play against Drazen. Every time we competed, he competed with an aggressive attitude. He came at me as hard as I came at him. So, we've had some great battles in the past and unfortunately, they were short battles.

Michael Jordan

Horatio Caine
02-11-2007, 12:31 AM
What was your argument about the pay dispute with Karlovic. I sure hope you didnt see he should be paid more. That guy should get paid less anyone associated with the team and im not just talking about the players. He is pure shit.

Oh man... :lol: It's gone midnight here in GBR and I'm too tired to launch into another tirade with you and your helpless brother :lol: Go check the relevant thread :wavey:

Hugh Jaas
02-11-2007, 12:32 AM
As does Nottingham. And it was fun today alright...one of the better days :tape:

I'm going back tomorrow after my tennis game... :haha:

Doest Nottingham have more tennis clubs per square mile than anywhere else in western Europe?

Horatio Caine
02-11-2007, 12:36 AM
Doest Nottingham have more tennis clubs per square mile than anywhere else in western Europe?

I have no idea man...probably not in all honesty. We have the City of Nottingham Tennis Centre which is just 5 mins walk from the uni...a tennis "club" within the Uni, and probably one at Nottingham Trent uni. Apart from that, maybe a few in the suburbs :shrug:

We probably have more shotguns per square mile than most non-war zones though :o

ezekiel
02-11-2007, 12:41 AM
Drazen Petrovic

technically he was a yugo player that died in 93 so we should talk about active or at least alive people

El Legenda
02-11-2007, 12:44 AM
technically he was a yugo player that died in 93 so we should talk about active or at least alive people

3 time world champion toni kukoc :)

Fedex
02-11-2007, 12:50 AM
he would be like Shaq :lol: Shaq says he is 320lbs :lol: more like 400
I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, and guess that Shaq is around 345. And this is relatively slim for Shaq. It was not uncommon for Shaq to weigh well in excess of 360 pounds when he was with the Lakers. :eek: :scared: :tape:

ezekiel
02-11-2007, 12:57 AM
3 time world champion toni kukoc :)


yeah, best role player in his time , too bad croatia hasn't produced anyone close to them since them

SaltoKlose
02-11-2007, 01:05 AM
Too bad Davydenko owns all the Croatians :devil:

Wow they are all huge!!!

Vin Judah
02-11-2007, 01:06 AM
Too bad Davydenko owns all the Croatians :devil:

Wow they are all huge!!!

he doesnt own cilic, yet :p

El Legenda
02-11-2007, 01:08 AM
Too bad Davydenko owns all the Croatians :devil:

Wow they are all huge!!!

he's lost the last 2 matches Ivan :)

Hugh Jaas
02-11-2007, 01:09 AM
Too bad Davydenko owns all the Croatians :devil:

Wow they are all huge!!!

Lol Davydenko a monaco resident with a Russian citizenship who was born in Ukraine. No wonder he always looks lost!

RickDaStick
02-11-2007, 01:14 AM
Too bad Davydenko owns all the Croatians :devil:

Wow they are all huge!!!


davydenko 2
ljubicic 2

Ivan has won the last 2 matches including the last 5 sets easily. But yep thats some major ownage.

ASP0315
02-11-2007, 01:46 AM
Can you name a excessively tall player that is not a complete douche bag of a player?

Chris Guccione is 6ft7 and lost against a 5ft5 player yesterday despite the 26 aces he hit.

Ivo Karlović 6 ft 10 is a barely futures level player if he didn't hit 233 aces a set.

Also can you name a excessively tall player that is not injored every 2 minutes?

:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Hugh Jaas you are an idiot. why don't pay them some money so that they can get a good caoch. You seem to be so interested in bashing those players. Federer has riches to hire a coach, Nadal has good training facilities. Do you think it is easy fior them to get a coach like Tony Roche.??
BTW What is your ranking in tennis?? How many titles did you win.You can't even achieve half of what they achieve. If you don't like them don't keep bad mouthing them. This a thread for people who love them. I love these players.
I hope they kick the shit out of Federer and become undefeated champions. :devil:

Hugh Jaas
02-11-2007, 02:07 AM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Hugh Jaas you are an idiot. why don't pay them some money so that they can get a good caoch. You seem to be so interested in bashing those players. Federer has riches to hire a coach, Nadal has good training facilities. Do you think it is easy fior them to get a coach like Tony Roche.??
BTW What is your ranking in tennis?? How many titles did you win.You can't even achieve half of what they achieve. If you don't like them don't keep bad mouthing them. This a thread for people who love them. I love these players.
I hope they kick the shit out of Federer and become undefeated champions. :devil:

I know one thing, I would give YOU RICHES to get that chip surgically removed off your shoulder

*Viva Chile*
02-11-2007, 02:58 AM
I think is something on the water... because there's a lot of croats descendants in Chile and not all of they are tall here. ;)

*Viva Chile*
02-11-2007, 02:59 AM
Lol Davydenko a monaco resident with a Russian citizenship who was born in Ukraine. No wonder he always looks lost!

and who was formed as a player in Germany :o

SaltoKlose
02-11-2007, 03:41 AM
LOL... Davydenko No. 3 ... Ljubo No.8 :P

El Legenda
02-11-2007, 03:46 AM
LOL... Davydenko No. 3 ... Ljubo No.8 :P

LOL. Davydenko plays 30+ tournments a year... Ljubo 22

Davydenko 3-7 vs top 10 players last year.... Ljubicic 6-6

SaltoKlose
02-11-2007, 04:01 AM
LOL. Davydenko earns his points, you can't complain if he plays 30+ tournaments, he still has to defend his points. Muster and Kafelnikov did it so who cares.

The last 2 losses were in 2005 when Ljubicic was on fire and playing his best tennis.

Wrong thread to pay out Ljubicic hey? :cool:

Johnny Groove
02-11-2007, 04:05 AM
All that height hasnt bought them any class

SaltoKlose
02-11-2007, 04:13 AM
All that height hasnt bought them any class

Class? What you mean?

El Legenda
02-11-2007, 04:50 AM
All that height hasnt bought them any class

yeah what a Ahole..to give up 100,000$ just to show up in Dubai +winnings and go to his home town to donate money and play exibition for kids.... what a prick.

Hugh Jaas
02-11-2007, 04:57 AM
yeah what a Ahole..to give up 100,000$ just to show up in Dubai +winnings and go to his home town to donate money and play exibition for kids.... what a prick.

How much did he get paid to play at Zagreb?

El Legenda
02-11-2007, 05:00 AM
How much did he get paid to play at Zagreb?

well Ancic wanted 150,000 Euros to come to Zagreb and they didnt want to give it him that much...so less than that :D

Hugh Jaas
02-11-2007, 05:04 AM
well Ancic wanted 150,000 Euros to come to Zagreb and they didnt want to give it him that much...so less than that :D

Why don't the atp put the prize money up instead of paying players to enter.
If they did that nikolay davydenko would of earned $38 billion and henman £1.78p !!!!

El Legenda
02-11-2007, 05:09 AM
Why don't the atp put the prize money up instead of paying players to enter.
If they did that nikolay davydenko would of earned $38 billion and henman £1.78p !!!!

not all players get payed to play...i would guess its only the top 10, in small tournaments....ljubicic can probably make 500k-700K just to come if he played 10-15 small touraments a year.

Johnny Groove
02-11-2007, 05:17 AM
yeah what a Ahole..to give up 100,000$ just to show up in San Jose/Memphis/USA MM tourneys +winnings and go to his home town to donate money and play exibition for kids.... what a prick.

why are you talking about roddick? :p

Lee
02-11-2007, 05:34 AM
as usual :topic:

:p

Jadranka
02-11-2007, 10:58 AM
and the hottest girls in the world...nothing better than beaches of the Croatian coastline during the summer :drool:

thanks :angel: :hug:

Jadranka
02-11-2007, 11:00 AM
and

Lovro Zovko: 6'3'' (190 cm) ;)

Howard
02-11-2007, 11:29 AM
:haha: You know you've been a member of MTF too long when you can tell just by the title of a thread that it will eventually get ugly.It's amazing how often that happens around here. I really thought this was about as non-controversial as one can get. Shows you how naive I am.

I wish the mods and admins would clamp down a bit on the personal insults. Why can't people say "I disagree..." instead of "You're an idiot..."

decrepitude
02-11-2007, 11:33 AM
Oh, I thought that on here, "you are an idiot" was a term of affection:confused:

decrepitude
02-11-2007, 11:36 AM
By the way, for what a tall player looks like when they gain weight, take a look at Slobodan Zivojinovic these days - 6'6" and scary.

Horatio Caine
02-11-2007, 12:29 PM
:lol: im the towel boy ;) j/k
we have a indoor pool...so its fun all year round :lol:

Wasn't fun today...full of old people :sobbing:

You jinxed me :ras: :lol:

ljubicic_
02-16-2007, 08:04 PM
technically he was a yugo player that died in 93 so we should talk about active or at least alive people

Born in Sibenik(Croatia)
Croatian passport
Silver medal with Croatia at the olympics in Barcelona

So, he is a Croat
:)