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Old 08-08-2015, 04:01 AM   #31
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And I always thought Mong Mong was a girl...
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Old 08-08-2015, 08:55 PM   #32
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Andre agassi is a midget and he won many GS if you are short you can still have big groundstroke and see above net.
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Old 08-08-2015, 09:05 PM   #33
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Try soccer

Isn't Messi only like 5'6''?
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5'7, I believe. And had some condition where he scarcely hit puberty, had a hormone deficiency or something..

Though there is increasing height bias in football. Possibly just in our country though, where we have hordes of coaches who promote youngsters based on size over technical ability. I doubt it's the same in Spain or Italy, amongst others.
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If Olivier Rochus almost beat Federer on grass, you definitely can do something. Of course, you'll probably never be top 100, but is that really what you're aiming for?
In the end, you'll just compensate your height with other things. That's what everyone has to do with their weaknesses anyways. Short people here said they had to develop extra athleticism: well why doesn't every one do that then? Everyone is limited in their way. 5'3" won't prevent you from enjoying tennis and even play at a very good level if you're committed.
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:20 AM   #36
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5'7, I believe. And had some condition where he scarcely hit puberty, had a hormone deficiency or something..

Though there is increasing height bias in football. Possibly just in our country though, where we have hordes of coaches who promote youngsters based on size over technical ability. I doubt it's the same in Spain or Italy, amongst others.
Just on Barca alone, there are players shorter than he. It's a matter of position - if you're 5'5'', you can't be a goalkeeper, but a midfielder/wingback/attacker you can if you possess the talent.
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5'6 reporting in.

I rely on athleticism and technique over my taller and stronger opponents. Court craft can make the difference when you are shorter.
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