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

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

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Diego Sebastián Schwartzman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
JessicaTanner2 added Argentina

"El Peque"

2
65 29
David Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
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) 3 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Kasir Radojica added United States of America

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

5 ft 6 in

5
21 16
Flavio Cipolla is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Italy

5 ft 8 in

6
19 14
Fabrice Santoro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Kasir Radojica added France

7
15 10
Dudi Sela is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
JessicaTanner2 added Israel

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14 10
Michael Russell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
United States of America

5 ft 8 in

9
15 13
Marcelo Ríos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Kasir Radojica added Chile

10
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Sébastien Grosjean is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Kasir Radojica added France

11
12 14
Arnaud Clément is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Kasir Radojica added France

12
12 16
Albert Montañés is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Albert Montañés Spain

5 ft 9 in