While you may think all athletes have a taller stature, a tennis player's height is not necessarily an asset when it comes to scoring big on the court. There are actually many short male tennis players, including some of the top tennis players in the field right now. From David Ferrer to Flavio Cipolla, a surprising amount of tennis players are barely over five feet.
Which tennis players are the shortest? Michael Russell is only 5'8", Diego Schwartzman is 5 feet, 7 inches tall, and Olivier Rochus is even shorter, measuring only 5'6". If you're a tennis fan, which of the smallest players are your favorites? How do the shortest players in the tennis world stack up against one another?
Vote for your favorite short tennis players below, and add anyone you feel is missing.
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Australian Open: Quarterfinalist 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016
French Open: Finalist 2013; Quarterfinalist 2005, 2008, 2014, 2015
Wimbledon: Quarterfinalist 2012, 2013
US Open: Quarterfinalist 201368196Is he talented?
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Diego Sebastián Schwartzman
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