sports The Shortest Men's Tennis Players of All Time, Ranked  

Ranker Tennis
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List Rules Vote up the best men's tennis players under 5'10" tall.

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 foot 8 inches and Olivier Rochus is even shorter, measuring only 5 foot 6 inches. If you're a tennis fan, which altitude challenged players are you favorites?

Vote for your favorite short tennis players below and add anyone you feel is missing. 

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David Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players of All Time, Ranked
David Ferrer Spain

5 ft 9 in

Australian Open: Quarterfinalist 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016
French Open: Finalist 2013; Quarterfinalist 2005, 2008, 2014, 2015
Wimbledon: Quarterfinalist 2012, 2013
US Open: Quarterfinalist 2013

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Michael Chang is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players of All Time, Ranked
Kasir Radojica added Michael Chang United States of America

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Diego Sebastián Schwartzman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players of All Time, Ranked
JessicaTanner2 added Diego Sebastián Schwartzman Argentina

"El Peque"

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Olivier Rochus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players of All Time, Ranked
Olivier Rochus Belgium

5 ft 6 in

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Flavio Cipolla is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players of All Time, Ranked
Flavio Cipolla Italy

5 ft 8 in

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Dudi Sela is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players of All Time, Ranked
JessicaTanner2 added Dudi Sela Israel

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Michael Russell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players of All Time, Ranked
Michael Russell United States of America

5 ft 8 in

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Sébastien Grosjean is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players of All Time, Ranked
Kasir Radojica added Sébastien Grosjean France

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Marcelo Ríos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players of All Time, Ranked
Kasir Radojica added Marcelo Ríos Chile

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Albert Montañés is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players of All Time, Ranked
Albert Montañés Spain

5 ft 9 in

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Fabrice Santoro is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players of All Time, Ranked
Kasir Radojica added Fabrice Santoro France

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Arnaud Clément is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players of All Time, Ranked
Kasir Radojica added Arnaud Clément France