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

Updated January 24, 2020 4.3k votes 1.4k voters 61k views12 items

List RulesVote 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", 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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    Diego Sebastián Schwartzman

    5-foot-7

    • Birthplace: Villa Crespo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Year Turned Pro: 2009
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    140
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    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

    • Birthplace: Xàbia, Spain
    • Year Turned Pro: 2000
    755
    96
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  • 5-foot-9

    • Birthplace: Henderson, Nevada
    • Year Turned Pro: 1988
    440
    121
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  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain

    5-foot-9

    • Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
    • Year Turned Pro: 1994
    220
    72
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