Sports

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

Ranker Tennis
Updated January 24, 2020 2.1k votes 915 voters 40k views 12 items

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", 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. 

Diego Sebastián S... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Photo: Steven Pisano/Flickr
1
JessicaTanner2 added Diego Sebastián Schwartzman

5-foot-7

Nationality: Argentina

Birthplace: Villa Crespo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Year Turned Pro: 2009

Is he talented?
David Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Photo:  Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY)

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

Is he talented?

More David Ferrer 

#281 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time #34 of 83 The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era #41 of 215 The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time

Michael Chang is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/CC-BY
3
Kasir Radojica added

5-foot-9

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Henderson, Nevada

Year Turned Pro: 1988

Is he talented?

More Michael Chang 

#1,104 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time #138 of 292 The Most Obnoxious Athletes #35 of 83 The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

Marcelo Ríos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Shortest Men's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/Public domain
4
Kasir Radojica added

5-foot-9

Nationality: Chile

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Year Turned Pro: 1994

Is he talented?

More Marcelo Ríos 

#49 of 83 The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era #56 of 215 The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time #16 of 51 The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1990s