The giants dominating the tennis courts

The size matters myth has lost more and more relevance in the sporting world, with perhaps basketball now remaining the only sport where height truly gives you a distinct advantage at being at the top of your game.

When it comes to tennis, a height advantage is perceived to be a strength, with taller players’ service game particularly effective with the added power, bounce and width they’re able to generate.

But, as this list is a testament to, if you can return the towering figures’ of tennis serves back, then they’ve pretty much got nothing else to throw at you.

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So there you have it, of the game’s tallest players, only Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro can really claim to have done anything of note in the world of tennis.

A US Open title to his name and a career-high ranking of fourth in the world, during the same era as Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, is a feat not to be sniffed at.