Tennis is a physically demanding sport, quite often a player’s physique becomes a natural advantage. Here are the top tallest tennis players.
Top 10 tallest tennis players in the world.
The sport has witnessed several players with varying heights, ranging from the relatively short ones to the extremely tall ones.
Tennis is one of the most physically demanding games in the world. The players who are taller have great advantage in the game.
If we look into the Top 50 players of the world, 26% of them are taller than 6 feet 5 inches. This shows that how tallness and success rate are related in Tennis.
Here is a compilation of 10 tennis players (men) who stand taller than all of their counterparts.
1. Ivo Carlovic (6’11”)
The Croatian Tennis player Ivo Karlovic is the tallest player in the world. He shares this position with Reilly Opelka. Carlovic has won 8 ATP Singles titles.
He is best known for his serves and volleys. Karlovic’s playing style is offensive and powerful. His (6’11”) height enables him to serve with high speed and unique trajectory.
2. Reilly Opelka (6’11”)
The American Tennis player Reilly Opelka is one of the tallest players in the world.
Opelka is currently ranked as World No.19 by ATP. The 24-year-old player has won 4 ATP Singles and 1 doubles title.
Opelka is well-known for his huge serves which also got him a nickname “servebot”. His 6’11” height benefits him to move around the court easily.
3. John Isner (6’10”)
The American player John Isner is the 3rd tallest player in the world.
Isner is a prominent figure in current Tennis world. He is currently ranked as No.8 in the men’s singles ATP ranking.
Isner also has the record of playing the longest professional tennis match in the year of 2010.
His 6’10” height is an advantage for him to defeat the opponent.
4. Jerzy Janowicz (6’8”)
The Polish tennis player Jerzy Janowicz is the first man from Poland to reach a Grand Slam semi-final at the 2013 Wimbledon Championship.
Janowicz is well-known for his powerful serves which can be of speed up to 249 km/h. He is also great at groundstrokes.
5. Kevin Anderson (6’8”)
The South African player Kevin Anderson is the 5th tallest player. He has won 7 career titles in Singles.
Anderson is the first South African to be ranked in the Top 5 after Kevin Curran.
He performed very well in his Grand Slam final debut at the 2017 US Open, but lost to Rafael Nadal.
6. Dick Norman (6’8”)
The former Belgium Tennis player Dick Norman is of the height 6 feet 8 inch. He is best known for his left-handed power game.
In 2009, at the age of 39, Norman got qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals in doubles.
Norman is one of the players who used his tallness in overpowering the opponent.
7. Chris Guccione (6’7”)
The Australian tennis player Chris Guccione has won 5 ATP Tour doubles titles.
But Guccione is not succeful in singles. The player is best known for his ability to hit groundstrokes.
8. Sam Querrey (6’6”)
The American Tennis player Sam Querrey is the 8th tallest player in the world. Querrey has won 10 ATP singles titles.
He also holds the record of consecutive service aces in a match with 10. His one of the greatest performances was at the 2009 US Open.
where he defeated Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in the semi-final and final respectively. Querrey best known as one of the best servers on the tour.
9. Juan Martin Del Potro (6’6”)
The Argentine Tennis player Juan Martin Del Potro holds the 9th position.
Del Potro is an offensive baseliner and he is well-known for powerful serve and topspin groundstroke.
He has won bronze medal in men’s singles at the 2012 London Olympics and the Silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
10. Daniil Medvedev (6’6”)
The World No.2 Tennis player Daniil Medvedev is in the 10th position of the top tallest tennis players list.
The Russian player has won 13 ATP singles titles. He is the first and only player to defeat the Top 3 ranked players in the world on the way to the year-end championship title.
Medvedev has achieved many big titles in his young age in which his towering height plays a great role. His powerful serves are capable of reaching 140 mph speed.
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