At 6 feet and 11 inches, Ivo Karlovic and Reilly Opelka share the record for the tallest ATP tennis players
Being an individual sport, tennis is one of the most physically demanding games around the globe. In most sports, an athlete’s physical attributes come as a major advantage and it is no different in tennis.
One such characteristic which has always come to the benefit of players, especially in tennis has been height.
It is most common to see players with height having a better and powerful serve than their shorter counterparts which have always come to their benefit during games.
Now let’s take a look at the top-5 current tallest tennis players on the ATP circuit.
1. Ivo Karlovic/Reilly Opelka (6 feet 11 inches)
This a spot that is held jointly by two players in the ATP circuit at the moment. Croatian Karlovic, standing at 211 cm is one of the tallest around in the game and holds several service records due to his height advantage.
Aged 40, Karlovic was once considered one of the best serves on tour during his prime and has 8 titles to his name. Unlike his counterpart, Opelka is a young American, who at the moment is making giant strides in the game.
He has 2 career titles to his name and is a former junior Wimbledon singles champion (2015). He is also a big server like Karlovic and consistently clocks 140 mph.
2. John Isner (6 feet 10 inches)
Another freakishly tall American, Isner holds the record for playing in the longest ever match in professional tennis (11 hours and five minutes of play spread over three days to beat Nicolas Mahut in Wimbledon 2010).
A former World No.8 Isner has won 15 titles since turning professional back in 2007.
3. Jerzy Janowicz (6 feet 8 inches)
Standing tall at 204 cm, Janowicz became the first player from Poland to reach the semi-finals of the Wimbledon, back in 2013 that saw him attain a career-high ranking of 14.
Like most of his tall companions in the game, Janowicz also possesses a powerful serve. Despite this performance, the 29-year-old has not won an ATP title so far.
4.Kevin Anderson (6 feet 8 inches)
The South African giant Anderson has a rare record of being the tallest Grand Slam finalist when he reached the summit clash of the US Open back in 2017.
He repeated this feat once again when he entered the finals of Wimbledon the very next year. A former World No.5, Anderson is now ranked 121 according to the ATP rankings.
5.Chris Guccione (6 feet 7 inches)
Guccione, who recently made a comeback at the Australian Open earlier this year is a giant from Australia. The 34-year-old has found more success in doubles than singles.
He has won 5 ATP doubles titles and has reached a career-high doubles ranking of 38 in November 2014.
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