Height plays an important role in tennis although it is not necessary but tall players always plays with a slight advantage. They have an advantage of serve and return.
Down below is the list of 7 tallest tennis players in the world.
7. Juan Martin Del Porto
Del Porto is 6’6”/198 cm tall. Del Porto won US Open in 2009 and reached at No.3 in world rankings in 2018 which was his career best ranking. Injuries shortened his career otherwise he was a dominant player and still considered as a good opponent.
6. Chris Guccione
Australian tennis player is 6’7”/201 cm tall. Guccione is not a successful player in singles but he is successful in doubles. His career best ranking was 67 in singles. He is also the only left hander in this list. His height plus left-hand combination helps him in servers.
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5. Kevin Anderson
Anderson is 6’8”/203 cm tall. Anderson was an average player in his early years but later on he was a decent player. He reached his career best ranking of 5. He also played final in 2017 US Open and 2018 Wimbledon.
4. Jerzy Janowicz
Polish tennis player is 6’8”/203 cm tall. He when emerged in 2013 and played semi final of Wimbledon everyone thought he will do well but due to injuries he lacked behind. Even his career best ranking was when he played semi final of Wimbledon.
3. John Isner
Isner is 6’10”/208 cm tall. Isner is the best server in tennis history he also holds the record of fastest serve in tennis that is 157.2 mph in 2016. He is also a good player of doubles. It is his serves that makes him a tough opponent to play against.
2. Reilly Opelka
American tennis star is 6’11”/211 cm tall. He came into highlights when he won junior Wimbledon championship. He is good server too he serves with an average of 140 mph in every match. He is a young talented player who has a long career and opportunities waiting for him.
1. Ivo Karlovic
Karlovic who is a successful Croatian player is 6’11”/211 cm tall. He is the most successful tallest player in tennis history. He won 8 titles in his career and also holds several records like most No. of aces in a career, most aces in a 3-set match and others. He is also a good server even at the age of 40 he delivers his best and gives a tough match against some best players in the world.
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