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.
NA LCS Finals
Source: Riot Games Flickr
John Isner – 6’10
The American's name is safe in the history books, having taken part in the longest tennis match of all-time. Against Nicolas Mahut, the match took 11 hours and five minutes minutes of play over three days. Image Source: Twitter
TSM TEAM HUDDLE
Day 4 of 2017 Mid-Season Invitational Group Stage at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 13 May 2017.
Kevin Anderson – 6’8
Tennis is stupid. The South African has barely done anything of note in his career, and yet still sits with career earnings of $7,383,675. Image Source: Twitter
Subject + Headline
at 2017 NA LCS Spring Finals at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on 23 April 2017.
Albano Olivetti – 6’8
The Frenchman can tell his future grandchildren that he holds the record of the second fastest serve of all-time: 257.5 km/h (160mph). Image Source: Twitter
Nikola Ciric – 6’7
Meet the world No.869. Image Source: PhotoBucket
Juan Martín del Potro – 6’6
The biggest name in the list of tallest players. Image Source: Twitter
Sam Querrey – 6’6
The fact the American is 29 just proves the fact there's so many names out on the court that have been around for years without you knowing. Image Source: Zimbio