Top 10 tallest tennis players in the world
Tennis is a physically demanding sport, and quite often a player's physique becomes a natural advantage. And one physical characteristic which has always benefited tennis players is height.
The sport has witnessed several players with varying heights, ranging from the relatively short ones to the extremely tall ones. Here is a compilation of 10 tennis players (men) who stand taller than all of their counterparts.
The former US Open champion is 6 feet 6 inches tall. As expected from a tall player, Del Potro has a big serve with the capability to consistently touch the 130 mph mark on his first serves, 147 mph being his fastest serve so far.
The Argentine is a baseline player and has a powerful flat forehand, and a formerly strong double-handed backhand that has now been reduced to a slice due to his recurring wrist injuries. His high point came at the 2009 US Open, when he defeated Rafael Nada and Roger Federer in the semifinal and the final respectively to lift the title.
9. Sam Querrey
Querrey is an American tennis pro. The 29-year-old is 6 feet 6 inches tall and is another big server. He holds the record for the most consecutive aces in an ATP event; he fired 10 consecutive aces against James Blake in a match in 2007.
In 2016 Querrey shocked the tennis world by defeating Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon third round. Many regard that result as one of the biggest upsets in tennis history.