When we talk about tennis it is very normal to see that those who practice it professionally are tall. But there are those cases in which tennis players have emerged that their height is perhaps not their greatest prodigy or quality.
Shortest Male Tennis Players in The World
This time we will be talking about who are the shortest tennis players in the world.
1. Ángel Giménez: 1.63 m
He is among the shortest tennis players in the world. The former professional tennis player was born in Barcelona, Spain on October 10, 1955. He stood out among all the others for his height, which was 1.63 meters, and also for being one of the youngest players in the Open Era.
Among the most outstanding achievements of Giménez ‘s career we can find that, in 1980, he won two titles in the Grand Prix Tennis Circuit. In that same year, he won the British Hard Court Championship. Also, a year later in 1981 along with Ricardo Cano, he reached the third round at the French Open.
2. Harold Solomon: 1.68 m
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the 5-foot-6 Harold Solomon was in the top 10 tennis players four years in a row. In 1967 the American managed to reach the final of the Roland Garros Tournament, where he won a total of 22 titles and lost against former Italian tennis player Adriano Panatta.
The former player, born on September 17, 1952, in Washington DC, definitively retired from the professional tennis courts in 1986. He currently owns a great professional tennis institute, The Harold Solomon International Tennis Institute.
3. Olivier Roches: 1.65 m
A former tennis player who was born in Namur – Belgium on January 19, 1981, he was only 1.65 meters tall but he was still a great tennis player. In 1999 he became a professional tennis player, achieving major victories over the course of his career. In 2004, he stood out as the shortest tennis player on the Roland Garros Professional Tennis Circuit.
It should be noted that being among the shortest tennis players never prevented him from winning. For example, in 2010 he had one of the best wins of his career by winning the second round of the Miami Masters. By the final months of 2014, Rochus had definitively retired from the world of professional tennis.
4. Diego Schwartzmann: 1.70 m
The Argentine tennis player was born on August 16, 1992, in Buenos Aires. Being 1.70 meters tall, Diego Schwartzman, better known as “El Peque” has stood out for participating in countless tournaments and various triumphs.
Throughout his career, the most important victories have been highlighted, among them are the triumphs against some of the best tennis players, such as the defeat of Rafael Nadal in the Rome Masters 2020. Also the defeat in the round of 16 against Alexander Zverev at the 2019 US Open, against Casper Ruud at the 2021 Indian Wells Masters, and many other victories.
5. Jaime Yzaga: 1.70 m
The former tennis player born in Lima, Peru on October 23, 1967, was 1.70 meters tall. Although he was considered one of the shortest tennis players, he was the best player in his country. Throughout his career, he won 8 titles and was also ranked 18th in the ATP ranking.
He managed to be an outstanding tennis player right in the year 1985. One of Yzaga ‘s greatest achievements was in 1994 at the US Open, when he defeated Pete Sampras, who was one of the best tennis players in the world. Jaime Yzaga had other victories like this throughout his career until he retired from the world of tennis in 1997.
6. Yoshihito Nishioka: 1.70 m
He is a 1.70-meter tall player, born in Japan on September 27, 1995. A great professional tennis player who has achieved some victories in his short career, his best individual ranking is No. 48 achieved in February 2020. In the same year, he managed to reach the third round at the Australian Open.
7. Damir Dzumur: 1.75 m
This Bosnian professional tennis player was born on May 20, 1992, has a height of 1.75 meters, and has been a professional player since 2011. The highest position he has reached so far at the individual level is No. 23, he achieved it on May 2 July 2018. Damir has had multiple participations in tournaments and competitions where he has emerged victorious.
One of the most important achievements of this player’s career was in 2014 when he was selected to play in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament. He thus became the first male representative from Bosnia to participate in such an important event.
8. Radu Albot: 1.75 m
Another tennis player who is 1.75 meters tall is Radu Albot, who was born in Moldova on November 11, 1989, and became a professional tennis player in 2008. He has also had the privilege of being the only tennis player in his country to enter the top 100. During his career, he has only won 8 awards within the ATP Challenger Series category, as he has excelled in both doubles and singles.