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The Shortest Men's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked  

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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. 

David Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
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1 237 VOTES

5-foot-9

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

Nationality: Spain

Birthplace: Xàbia, Spain

Year Turned Pro: 2000

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#69 of 230 on The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time #56 of 89 on The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era #29 of 127 on The Best Men's Tennis Players in the World Right Now #57 of 114 on The Best Short Male Athletes

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Diego Sebastián Schwartzman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Photo: Steven Pisano/Flickr
2 355 VOTES
JessicaTanner2 added

5-foot-7

Nationality: Argentina

Birthplace: Villa Crespo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Year Turned Pro: 2009

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Michael Chang is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
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3 220 VOTES
Kasir Radojica added

5-foot-9

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Henderson, Nevada

Year Turned Pro: 1988

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#62 of 230 on The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time #41 of 89 on The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era #45 of 114 on The Best Short Male Athletes

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Olivier Rochus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
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4 109 VOTES

5-foot-6

Nationality: Belgium

Birthplace: Namur, Belgium, Belgium

Year Turned Pro: 1999

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#52 of 57 on The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 2000s #8 of 17 on The Best Tennis Players from Belgium

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