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Roger Federer's Height is 6ft 1in (185 cm)

Swiss Tennis Star, winner of 17 Grand Slam titles. On his official website he is listed as: Height 6'1'' (186 cm) and Weight 187lbs (85 kg)

How tall is Roger Federer
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Comment on the Height of Roger Federer

Rifle said on 6/Dec/15
What do you think is the height difference between Federer and Isner in this pic?
Don't you think it is more than 9 inches?

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Editor Rob: it can look a bit more than 9 inch, but a guy like Isner doesn't have a big head
plus said on 29/Oct/15
Now I see it clearer, Federer is 186 cm definitely. Strong 186 cm. Nadal 185 cm but his posture is not good, that's why he looks shorter. 185 cm was when he was 17 years old or 18
Dan said on 14/Oct/15
His parents are so short, it's funny how he became pretty tall. But yeah 6'1 seems correct.
plus said on 5/Oct/15
I believe Federer, he must be 185,5 cm and Nadal 184,5. De Gea is 190 cm
SportsHeight said on 8/Sep/15
Rob, how much do you think Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic weigh in a typical match?
[Editor Rob: probably not far off what is on their official websites, except over the course they could lose a couple of pounds.]
MD said on 6/Aug/15
Wow, I can see who he gets those eyebrows from. lol They are a less extreme example than his dad's, but he's definitely his father's son in that regard.
Tania said on 3/Aug/15
Rob, how tall do you think his parents are?

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[Editor Rob: Tania, they look below average, maybe near 5ft 7 and 3 maybe]
Balrog said on 14/Jul/15
Great shot of David De Gea next to Roger. De Gea get listed at 6'3'' or 6'4''. I'd say he looks 6'3'' next to Roger. Click Here
Arthur said on 12/Jul/15
I don't think Federer is taller than Nadal. It seems the very same height to me
Emil 182-183 cm said on 9/Jul/15
Why not list him 186 cm? He looks identical in height to Sharapova
Goatlips said on 4/Jul/15
Fred (below) is a total hypocrite and idiot - firstly, saying, "Federer is 6ft 1in!!!!", then saying this site is guess work "at best!!!1." Well, no, height not only changes with age, but also throughout a single day.
The ATP possibly measured him for their 185cm stat (6ft and 2cm) - but it doesn't say when he was measured. In the morning before your spine is compressed you'll be taller.
Also, he's 33 now, and no one seems to realised that from the age of 30 (on average) your body starts to die and your height decreases. On average you lose about 1mm in height per year after 30 and that rate doubles to 2mm per year from the age of 70. A professional tennis player is likely to shrink even faster than a sedentary person, due to increased wear on the virtibrae and discs. If the original ATP stat was true, and taken before he was 30, Federer is probably closer to 6ft now than 6ft 1in.
I personally have done hard weight training and ran over 1000 miles from the age of 40 to 43 and my spine is degenerating badly! I've lost 2cm (almost double the normal rate) and gone from 180cm to 178cm.
Tom said on 4/Jul/15
Rob how tall do you think Nick Kyrgios is, listed as 6'4 and does look it.
[Editor Rob: yes he appears in that range.]
sam said on 19/May/15
Federer is the same height as kvitova so he is 6ft 1/2 I think a downgrade maybe to 184cm
pierric said on 23/Feb/15
185 seems perfect !
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Feb/15
Could be 186cm still. Looks tall. I bet that his early morning height is the height Andy Murray allegedly claimed to have measured at his low (187.5cm)
Tunman said on 2/Feb/15
Nice,it seems you corrected the heights for tennis players. the .25 was just useless for Federer.I think all are at their true height now.
Nadal could be 6'0.25 or 6'0.5 and Djokovic 6'1.5 or 6'1.75
KingofHeight said on 17/Jan/15
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Roger Federer 6'1", Ana Ivanovic 5'11".,Victoria Azarenka 5'10", Eugenie Bouchard 5'8.5", Nick Kyrgios 6'3.5" and Thanasis Kokkinakis 6'4". (Just my opinion,a few of their official heights are listed slightly taller*)
Judd said on 9/Jan/15
yeah that's a perfect listing for him...he's a strong 6'1", like kevin costner or barack obama! now rob i think you should downgrade a bit maria sharapova...he really never been 1" over federer...i think 6'1.5-1.75" is really the best choice for her...
Silent_D said on 9/Jan/15
Definitely solid 6 foot 1. Greatest of all time!
kevin said on 14/Nov/14
If Liam Payne is 5'11, Federer would be easily 6'1 plus and Murray would be a solid 6'3 guy, Payne is more like 5'10
Bran said on 13/Nov/14
@Rob- Mattew
Although i dont know as much as rob obviously, i tbh personally think liams 5ft9-9.5, ive studied one directions heights for a year or two and no way is liam 5ft10, surely not Rob ?
A.) He looks very simular to harry when both in flat shoes, and when harry has thicker footwear Harry duly looks taller.
B.) His posture is good and he generally has decent footwear. ( harrys is bad )
C.) At times he can look identical to zayn, and in many photos even a 1 inch difference is hard to spot between them.
D.) 90% percent of the time he looks an inch taller than weak 5ft8 range at best louis.
E.) Look at him next to pharal williams, david beckham, nick grimshaw, olly murs, he's not over 5ft9 range.
F.) Look at him next to niall horan, for example, both wearing flat footwear on the day of meeting beckham, no more than about 1.5 inches between them.
G.) Rob, Liam was the same height at 16-17 roughly as now, even at 14-15 on his first appearance on x factor he was same size as 5ft7-8 O'leary.
Finally.... look at the REAL MADRID photos,.. if liams over 5ft9.5 i will give up guessing height for life, i respect your opinion rob and trust you, but this guys not over 5ft9-9.5 is he ?
mattew said on 11/Nov/14
Hi Rob, What are your thoughts on one Direction's Liam Payne?, I am not sure if he claims an height, he has a picture today with Roger Federer at the atp tour finals, Looks a good 3 Inches shorter than Federer who looks a legit 6ft1 guy for sure 185-186cm range I think.

Maybe 5ft 10 for Liam Payne is my guess having seen that picture
[Editor Rob: Payne claimed a few years back that he wasn't 5ft 10 but closer to 6ft and then said '5'11", so that's his claim.
I think Payne probably could edge styles out a little, he looked as though he might have gained a little bit of height around age 18]
Luc said on 9/Nov/14
Federer: 1.86
Nadal: 1.84-1.84.5
Djokovic: 1.87
Murray: 1.87.5
Wawrinka: 1.84
Gasquet: 1.82
Silent D said on 1/Nov/14
6 foot 1. Taller than nadal, gasquet and other tennis players shorter than 185cm.
ray said on 29/Oct/14
185-186cm around that range, Looks 6ft1 guy
Josh said on 3/Oct/14
Thanks Rob all the tennis guys are accurate now imo...very fair listings

Voiceless, that's because Sampras is 6'0.5 like Nadal
Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 3/Oct/14
Sampras seems to be not quite as tall as Federer

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Fred said on 26/Sep/14
But really you'll never be completely accurate unless you get a special laser measurement of their heights. All of what is said on this site is based on speculation, comparing images, and maybe at best meeting up with these celebs and then guestimating their height. I agree you are probably within a few mm of their actual heights but they are still just estimations at best.
Josh said on 26/Sep/14
No hair split just want top 4 guys accurate...Rob has done right by making Murray 188 and Djoko me it is clear Fed is 185 max as as listed early in career...

Murray 188
Djoko 187
Federer 185
Nadal 184

Please Consider Rob I promise you this is accurate have seen all of them many in line with dropping all the other guys a cm as you did.
[Editor Rob: yeah, the 1/4 inch for Rog maybe isn't needed, the 6ft 1 on it's own is probably been a better mark to list him.]
Fred said on 12/Sep/14
you guys are really splitting hairs. Federer is 6 foot 1, plus or minus a few mm!
Josh said on 11/Sep/14
Federer looks at least an inch shorter to me and remember Murray is actually a hair under 6'2 according to him
avi said on 9/Sep/14

There is hardly an inch between Murray and Federer. Murray at 6'2 makes sense. Federer at a strong 6'1 is fine.
Josh said on 6/Sep/14
Rob, I've been at the Open all week and Fed is def more 185...a weak 6'1...please consider is what he was listed at for years like Novak at 187 and is a lot more in line with Andy Murray who we now know is a weak 6'2, as there is clearly and obviously at least an inch between them.
lee said on 15/Aug/14
I noticed his website has his height listed as 186cm not the usual 6'1- 185cm so I am assuming thats a more official thing and perhaps he measured 186cm The ATP do not list to 1/2 inches or anything like 6'1- 185cm- 6'2- 188cm they wont put 186 or 189 down for example.

He always looks a solidly tall man, Legit 6'1 seems right- At worst he might be between 185 and 186cm somewhere
ray said on 12/Aug/14
Federer looks 6'1/ 6'1.25 legit, He is not under 6'1, There is no chance I could see him being under 185cm legit, Novak is around 6'2 looked Inch taller than Roger when they play but Federer is for sure at least 1/2 inch on Rafa Nadal and I am not convinced Nadal is just a flat 6'0 guy
kevin said on 4/Aug/14
I am just giving my opinion I still think Murray could measure 6'2.25- 6'2.5 he recently said he is 6'3 in shoes so he is at least a legit 6'2 guys I am just going of how he looks to others like Djokovic, Federer etc He looks at least 1/2 inch taller than Djokovic who Rob has at 6'1.75 and at least an Inch and a bit on Federer who is listed on here at 6'1.25.

It might just be Andy is 6'2.25ish or something, It's tough to say but he always looks taller than 6'2 guys like Roddick, Haas, Tsonga fror example and these guys are not under 187cm
Josh said on 4/Aug/14
kevin if Murray is 6'2.5 why did he himself say he is 187.5cm, a very detailed figure?
kevin said on 2/Aug/14
For me the listings are accurate on here expect Andy Murray who I still would give 6'2.5 189cm.

I would say
federer- 186- Nadal- 184- Djokovic- 188- Murray 189
Rocket said on 31/Jul/14
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Federer: 185,5-186 cm
Nadal: 184-184,5 cm
Josh said on 28/Jul/14
Rob, I would bump him down to a flat 6'1 and 185 cm, he was listed at that for a long time then all of a sudden 186, similar to Novak being 187 for a long time, then all of a sudden 188. This would very much be in line with Andy Murray at 6'2 as he is clearly a full inch if not more taller than Federer.

Nadal at 184 cm is right, but he could possibly go down to 6'0.25, although that is a minute squabble.

To me is is clear Murray is almost 6'2, Djokovic a hair less...Federer 6'1 and Nadal more than a hair less, but not a full inch so.

So Rob, I lobby you to be consistent with Murray coming down, as well as Novak a cm, and knock Fed down a cm to his long time listed height :)
Josh said on 7/Jul/14
He probably weighs less than his listed weight (a lot of player do during the season), but not by that much.He could be around 180 in matches, same for Nadal and Murray. Djokovic probably is down around 170 at the end of a tourney.

Federer is underdeveloped in terms of muscle size, but he has a large frame and is very his "stout" father. Someone like Nadal has a medium frame that is bulked up, whereas Roger has a large frame that is underdeveloped, but they end up weighing around the same.
Tomcat said on 2/Jul/14
Rob, there's not a chance he weighs 185lbs, so why give any credibility to the height claim?
[Editor Rob: he does look about 6ft 1 generally ]
SAK said on 26/Jun/14
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pjk said on 2/Jun/14
When estimating other players heights you have to really use the only reference we have on the subject which is Andy Murray's height of 187.5 ( 6'1.8" ? ) - which he gave himself and because it it is somewhat lower than his ATP listed height you have to concede he is telling the truth due to its accuracy. With this in mind Roger looks around his ATP listed height to me - 185 ( 6'0.75" ) or possibly a bit lower like 6'0.5" but it is difficult to tell from photos.
Yazz said on 3/May/14
Im 6'3.5 in the morning and I dont claim 6'4. If you dont hit 6'4 at any point you cant claim it.
avi said on 5/Apr/14
I think 6'1 is fair if Murray is 6'2. If Murray is 6'2.25 Federer can be 6'1.25 . I think its safe to say strong 6'1 for Roger. Fools still think Murray is 6'2.75-6'3 even after he said 6'2!
Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 2/Apr/14
I think he's slightly south of 6'1.

Looks a full inch at least below Federer, maybe slightly more.
MD said on 1/Apr/14
I continue to believe this is the best picture showing the height difference of the three, since all three are in similar footwear and fairly close next to one another:

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Andy has been clearly taller than Roger for quite some time. It's not a huge difference, but yes, it's a good inch difference at least.
Balrog said on 30/Mar/14
Nah, he is a full inch taller than Fed, but it's okay if you think he's not. Seahawkfan why Murray would claim 187.5cm if he is 6'2.5"? I think 6'2" or 6'2.25" is the max for Andy after his claim, is possible he got measured after a match so that is his very lowest.
avi said on 29/Mar/14
No way its not a full inch. I've seen them obviously. You just choose a few of your favorites with Murray standing closer to camera
Balrog said on 28/Mar/14
Federer is at least a full inch shorter than Murray. There are several pics to compare
avi said on 27/Mar/14
@Balrog says on 26/Mar/14
Rob, now you should bring down Federer to a 6'1" listing and Nadal to 6'0.25"
nah i think Federer is okay at 6'1.25 maybe at night he is 6'1.1 area but i think this is a good listing. look at him next to Murray who 6'2 and Will Ferrell (6'2.5ish) not much difference at all.@Fred says on 26/Mar/14

@Voiceless Dental Fricative says on 22/Mar/14
Now that Andy Murray claims to be 6'1.8 the chances of Federer being a full 6'1 look incredibly less likey.

no Murray is 6'2 the difference is less than an inch so its more likely Federer is 6'1.25 than Murray 6'2.25
Balrog said on 26/Mar/14
Rob, now you should bring down Federer to a 6'1" listing and Nadal to 6'0.25"
Fred said on 26/Mar/14
Stood next to Federer at Indian wells again this year, he's no less than a full 6'1, or as you said 6'1.25
MD said on 25/Mar/14
lol! Yeah, okay.
avi said on 23/Mar/14
Andy is probably a strong 6'2 leading to 6'2.25-.3 . Ferderer is over 6'1. probably 6'1.25 like Rob has. there does not seem to be a true 1 inch difference between Murray and him but if they both measured i think it is possible as Federer can have a tad better posture than Murray.
Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 22/Mar/14
Now that Andy Murray claims to be 6'1.8 the chances of Federer being a full 6'1 look incredibly less likey.
Josh said on 31/Jan/14
Federer is 185, as he was listed for years and years.

Andy is clearly and obviously taller than Novak, come on man.
MD said on 23/Jan/14
Huh? Andy looks taller than Novak in EVERY picture. Your sight must be going.
Vandal said on 22/Jan/14
Murray is 187 cm , Federer 185 and Novak is 188 , try to find 1 picture where Murray looks taller than novak
MD said on 12/Jan/14
Yeah, as everyone has been saying on every other major tennis page, Rob, if you're going to take as much off from Murray as you have, then that sets into motion changes to these pages.
avi said on 11/Jan/14
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 9/Jan/14
Rob, do you still believe in 186cm for Feds?
[Editor Rob: well he could be 6ft 1 on the nose]

Strong 6'1 probably 186.5cm. Looks close to Murray who is a strong 6'2

Federer is pretty tall he must be over 6'1
Pleb said on 9/Jan/14
Roddick is often edged out by Murray, so maybe 187cm for Roddick.

Nice bias selection of pic BTW, can't even see how they're standing, bravo, bravo!

How's this one: Click Here

All at the back, Murray 187.5cm, Roddick 187cm, Federer 184cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Jan/14
Rob, do you still believe in 186cm for Feds?
[Editor Rob: well he could be 6ft 1 on the nose]
Pleb said on 6/Jan/14
Federer is around 183-184cm. Looks it next to 187.5cm Murray, looks it next to 184cm Cameron, looks it next to 186cm Kaka...
james said on 29/Dec/13
Rob I met federer at wimbledon and I think he might even be 6ft 2 by the way rob did you hear about that press conference that vika azarenka had at a tournmanent in 2012 when you used 105 swear words
[Editor Rob: I'd be surprised if he was that tall, never read about azarenka swear session]
niall said on 29/Dec/13
He is the same height as sampras who is 6ft 1 they played an exbition match once. He played one with victoria azarenka at january just before austrlian open and he said to her why did you use all those swear words in that press conference back in april last year the one with all the 105 cuss words in and she repield I not sure but I meant it federer is a true pro manners impecible she is a vugar classless champion
Tidal Cruiser said on 2/Dec/13
Pjk, the players height are measured in the morning. Because literally everyone that is enlisted in the ATP computer are measured that way, the tennis shoes is a immediate +1 inch. So they are enlisted like that. Believe it or not, players like Djokovic who is enlisted 6'2 is the same height as some 6'0 players.
pjk said on 1/Dec/13
Federer is always listed as 185cm on bbc sport coverage and Nadal always looks 2cm shorter to me. If Federer is this height, which i believe he is then Nadal is around the 6 ft mark or 182.8cm. David Cameron looks at least an inch taller than Nadal from that line up. I love watching Nadal but from the photo evidence i don't believe he is over 6ft. Also, i am assuming tennis players heights are measured in the morning ( which would be their optimal height ), but i don't know this for certain.

All the best to you fellow affected individuals. We fight tooth and nail nail over half a centimetre - what is wrong with us ? He he
Pleb said on 12/Nov/13
You could had easily searched "Kaka Federer" and come across this clip Click Here , granted the camera position favors Kaka but you can easily gage that Federer is shorter, would had also answered your footwear query.

I thought Kaka must be nearer to 6'2 but he is clearly shorter than a 6'2 Thierry Henry. Click Here This also calls into question Zidane being 6'1, more like a flat 6'-6'05. Unless Henry is 6'3 which I seriously doubt.

Federer also looks dead even with a 184cm David Cameron, just hit up search images. Nadal being under 6ft is no joke. Clearly shorter than a 184cm David Cameron.

Guess Tennis players can get away with inflating there height with those thick tennis shoes.
Pleb said on 9/Nov/13
Shorter than a 186cm Kaka, I peg the Fed at 184cm. That makes Nadal 181-182cm.

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Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 1/Nov/13
Do you guys think Ferrer is a legit 5'9?
avi said on 11/Sep/13
@anon says on 6/Sep/13
Nadal is strange he can look at 6'0 at times. Murray is more 6'2.5 as Rob has it.
avi said on 5/Sep/13
@late 187cm

I think Rob has it about right Murray isn't 6'3 6'2.5 is believable but he can look 6'3. Federer can look close to 6'2 solo but the evidence points to Federer being 6'1 and change and Murray being 6'2.5 if lucky. I believe there's an inch difference TOPS between them it can look like less in some pictures.
Radd said on 3/Sep/13
Nadal 185 cm , Federer 186 cm, Djokovic 187-188 cm , Murray 189 cm.
Late 187cm said on 1/Sep/13
@ Ok, but Federer could be more 185cm and Murray could even be 191cm, I see more than 1 inch in the 2nd photo. But I know you think it's more along the lines of 186.5cm and 188.5cm.

By the way, I think the 'fools' comment is totally uncalled for. It's all just speculation and idle opinion on this site. You can't be so sure about your opinions. Nobody can. It's insulting to call someone a fool when they don't share the same opinion as you.
Late 187cm said on 29/Aug/13
@ avi


I'm not going to push this, because I can see you feel very strongly about it. Arguing about a cm or 2 is pointless for me. Also, your comments vary too much. You've posted various comments stating anywhere between 1/2 inch to a full inch difference. Maybe this was just you making up your mind or coming to a conclusion. Either way I'm not arguing over a cm or 2.

But I will say this, if there's .75 inch, or 2cm, between two people the difference in height should be hard to notice. There would be times when the taller guy would drop 2cm and both guys would look similar or the same. Murray almost always looks clearly taller. Which for me would suggest over an inch, or maybe a 4cm difference.

Here's a few pics. No full lengths, unfortunately. Federer's hair is usually more voluminous by the way. Murray's is starting to thin.

I don't expect you to agree, or even want you to. I'm just expressing my opinion. That's all we can do. You, me, Rob or anyone else. No opinion is 'correct'. You need stadiometers and informed and competent operators to prove that.

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avi said on 28/Aug/13
@Late 187cm says on 25/Aug/13

absolutely not!! if you learn one thing from this site its NEVER just judge by eyeline. Federer's head is down too and Murray has a 1/4 minimum of hair there plus a spiked style. i think there its looking like a .75 inch difference there. but if you measure Andy h'ed be 1 inch taller than Federer. Murray is struggling with over 2 inches on Nadal there. just ask Rob. point is Roger looks taller than his claim and Murray looks under his claim. is Murray 6'2 flat? no im not saying that but he could be weak 6'2.5 (Rob has him at 6'2.5)
Late 187cm said on 25/Aug/13
@ avi

I see more than .75 of an inch between Federer and Murray there. If you copy the image to a paint editor programme and draw a horizontal line from Federer's eyes across to Murray it should end up around Murray's mouth. That suggests a lot more than .75 of an inch to me.

I think it's a very good picture. Full length, almost perfectly side by side, footwear appears similar, posture appears fairly uniform. Can't really ask for more.

Murray looking close to 6'3 there, if 187/188 Djokovic, 185/6 Federer and 184/5 Nadal are correct. Murray looks good for 190cm.
Lurk said on 11/Aug/13
Looks an inch taller than Nadal most of the time.

Djokovic may be a hair taller than Federer.
avi said on 11/Aug/13
@James says on 14/Jul/13
yep James Murrays may be off but Federer may have been measured at 6'1.25 or 6'1.4 or something weird so they rounded down. M
@late 187cm
not the best picture but decent. as you can see Del Potro struggles with 4.5 inches on Federer and no way in hell theres more than .75 inches between Federer and Murray. Nadal looks barely 6'0 there. Murrays hair is sticking up at least 1/4 inch maybe 1/2 he looks like my 6'2.25-6'2.5 firned except Murrayis waaaay skinnier. i look like Nadal next to him. calling Murray 6'2.5 is fair i think he could be less. no way hes 6'3 flat barefoot. that would make Federer 6'2.25! Soderling is a true 6'3.5
JB said on 10/Aug/13
James, I was at wimbledon also in'79 & I think you are right Borg was 5'11" & I think McCenroe was marginally taller maybe 5'11.5.Official Djokovic 6'2" always looks equal in height to Murray unless Murray slouches,so I think Murray's official height is maybe 1/2" overestimated.I would agree Federer is slightly above 6'1",slightly taller then sampras 6'1". Just to add Tim henman was listed at 6'1" but always looked marginally taller than Federer or Sampras & I've seen him stood besides Becker at wimbledon commentaries, not much difference so I would put him at 6'1.5 6'2" perhaps
Late 187cm said on 17/Jul/13
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Very good picture.
James said on 14/Jul/13
AVI comments are spot on, The official tennis heights are usually very accurate, I used to think Bjorn Borg to be very small but stood by him at wimbledon in 1979, he was clearly 5'11", Federer Djokovic, Murray, Nadal all most definiteley their officially listed heights, except maybe Murray 6 2.5" but sureley we are not arguing about 0.5" here or there as your heights can vary from morning to evening by as much as 0.5"
avi said on 14/Jul/13
@anon says on 12/Jul/13

Yes Murray seems over 6'2 flat but federer really does well next to him. Looking maybe 1/2 shorter in many pictures and NEVER looking more than 1 inch shorter than Murray. I'd say federer is over 6'1 maybe close to 6'1.5 no more though. Murray is a weak 6'2.5 or 6'2.5 exactly. Del potro can look 6'5.5 but is obviously 6'6. Djokovic is probably 6'2 flat. skinny built. Had 3 solid inches or so on 5'10.5 agassi.
avi said on 11/Jul/13
@anonymous says on 9/Jul/13
Murray is more than 0.5 over Federer he looks at least an Inch taller are you blind, Djokovic is a bit taller than Roger and Murray is a bit taller than Djokovic so how does your comment make sense, Murray is more than 6'2 he looks nearer 6'3

Many pictures Murray seems only 1/2 taller than Roger. I admit there probably is about an inch in actuality but no more.even so Murray is close to 6'2 than 6'3. Next to 6'6ish Del potro he looks over 3 shorter. I'd say Murray is almost 6'2.5 roger close to 6'1.25 Djokovic 6'2 flat.
Tor said on 9/Jul/13
federer 185
djoko 186
murray 189
nadal 183
avi said on 5/Jul/13
Murray is hardly taller. Maybe 1/2 inch or a touch more . I'd say Murray is 6'2 and federer 6'1 and change.
Silent d said on 26/Jun/13
Lleyton hewitt is 180cm and federer is 186cm.
Fred said on 23/Jun/13
Agreed. Federer's definitely a solid 6 foot 1. Nadal on the other hand is a weak 6 foot 1, maybe even 6 foot half inch. This is clear when you see them standing side by side.
Johno said on 11/Jun/13
6'1 laser measured ronaldo looks taller next to nadal then federer does.

Ronaldo 6'1
nadal 6'0
Federer 6'0.5
Dean 5ft 9.25 said on 11/Jun/13
@ StrongEverything - I disagree with that, I think out the 4 Nadal looks like a very average height when looking at first glance. The other 3 look pretty tall to me.
My guesses are:
Murray 189cm
Djokovic 187-187.5cm
Federer 185.5-186cm
Nadal 183.5-184cm

Nadal gives off an impression of being like average/above average..a typical stocky 5'11 guy but when looking closer he does look a 6footer. Id be suprised if he was 185cm though, he just doesnt look more than 184cm IMO.
SAK said on 2/Jun/13
Does anyone know how tall Gilles Simon is?

He usually gets listed between 5f11-6ft (180-183cm).
Johno said on 29/Apr/13
Johno said on 29/Apr/13
Fred said on 21/Mar/13
Stood next to him at Indian Wells just a few weeks ago. He is the 1.86 m that he gets billed at.
Balrog said on 10/Feb/13
Federer 185
Nadal 183
Djokovic 187
Murray 189
StrongEverything said on 9/Feb/13
Anyone think Federer looks small on TV? I mean with Murray, Nadal and Djokovic I can actually tell that they're tall. Federer's strikes me as average. I honestly used to think he was average height.
John said on 27/Jan/13
Federer is taller but not a whole inch. Thats all I said. At times, they look equal. I think the diff btwn them is the same btwn Djoker and Murray which is Negligible at best
John said on 25/Jan/13
Sak, yeah they actually have talked a lot about this on the espn commentary this AO. Look at the top 4 who have dominated and been at the top of the field for so long. All between 184-189 cm.

I think there is more to it than the serve or power though, I mean that def plays a role but if you think about it there is something else I can't quite put my finger on. Players noticeably under 6'1 (I consider Nadal the minimum at 184) or noticeably above 6'2 (Murray is the max at 6'2.5) seem to just not look as perfect on court. I think especially now, tennis is a very 'athletic' sport. Of corse you see great athletes at any height, but all else being equal as they often are at the top of any sport, I think that a little above 6 foot is where you see the most all around athletic guys. Think Ronaldo, Theirry Henry etc.
SAK said on 22/Jan/13
Height plays a major part in tennis; while serving,movement,strength.

6f-6f3 seems to be optimum height. Under 6ft; serving disadvantage and (usually) less strength. If you are 6f4+; mobility is reduced.

Many recent major winners have been between 6f-6f3; Federer(6f1),Nadal(6f0.5),Djokovic(6f2),Murray(6f2.5),Roddick(6f2).
Winners outside this range: Safin(6f4),Del Potro(6f6).

Other good players also in optimum height range: Tsonga(6f2),Gasquet(6f0.5),Wawrinka(6f).

Players outside range this doing well: Ferrer(5f9),Tipsarevic(5f10),Almagro(5f11.5),Raonic(6f5),Cilic(6f6),Berdych(6f5)

Very tall players tend to have very big serves. Shorter players have amazing movement.
jasperwazup said on 20/Jan/13
Hewitt looks like a Lilliputian next to the Federer's,and Safin's of tennis. that's fair to say.
Balrog said on 20/Jan/13
Federer and Nadal:

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Federer: 6'1''
Nadal: 6'0''
Balrog said on 19/Jan/13
Hewitt is 5'10'' he wears baggy shorts and he's constantly slouching on court.
Joel said on 19/Jan/13
I met Roger here in Melbourne Australia in 2009. I have been measured flatfoot in hospitals several times and am never under 184cms. Roger was noticeably taller than me. He is definately taller than the 185cms he is always listed at. he is no shorter than the 186cms he is given here. I question whether he is actually 187cms, which is edging close to 6'2. I have been looking at the Tennis bios, and it seems they never update the heights and weight after the player is about 18, and I am guessing the height is self-reported as Lleyton Hewitt is in no way 180cms. Funnily I saw 6'6 (possibly taller now) juan Martin del Potro still listed as 82kgs on the Aus Open Website. He has been updated to a more realistic 97kgs on the ATP site.
SAK said on 17/Jan/13
Thanks John. Commentators kept saying (during Australian Open 2013 match), he is a small 5f11 man. But didn't look 5f11 at all. He also has a long body and short legs. I agree he is most likely 177-178cm.
John said on 15/Jan/13
Sak, 5'9.5 I think
SAK said on 14/Jan/13
How tall is Lleyton Hewitt?
John said on 13/Jan/13
Agree to disagree then. I've seen them together numerous times and they always look just like in that clip when close together.
Balrog said on 12/Jan/13
John I saw the clip and it isn't the best because both are carrying the trophies so they aren't standing at his best posture. Well Federer is legit 6'1'' man to me (185.4) and I'll put Nadal at 6'0'' (182.9).
John said on 12/Jan/13
Balrog, look. You can't deny this. They're standing right next to each other, still and flat both in tennis shoes of presumably equal height.

7:31-7:38...perfect to tell height. Nadal's shoulder height is actually higher.

Fed is taller but marginally so, looks only 1 cm there. I think Fed may be 185.

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Balrog said on 12/Jan/13
John I'm going to do some research and post some pics. I've seen Federer and Nadal for a long time and I'm sure Roger has an inch on him.
John said on 11/Jan/13

I disagree, look at Wimby 08 when they stand right next to each other @ trophy presentation, they look VERY close in height.
SAK said on 10/Jan/13
@Balrog. Yeah I wasn't too sure about Gasquet. So what would be your estimate for him?
SAK said on 10/Jan/13
Thanks John.

Many of the male Tennis players on ATP website are listed correctly or near to there height. Other sports seem to be out 1-2" at times.
Balrog said on 9/Jan/13
Nadal is more 183 than 184. Scroll down and look him next to Djokovic and Ibrahimovic. Also Federer always looks taller than him, more than just half inch.
John said on 6/Jan/13
SAK, agreed with all, but Nadal is really more 184. No way there's an inch or more between him and Fed. Fed has a taller looking body with longer limbs and more slender appearing, but when they stand close together they are very similar in height.
Balrog said on 6/Jan/13
Djokovic: 187 cm
Federer: 185 cm
Murray: 189 cm
Nadal: 183 cm
Ferrer: 173 cm
Berdych: 195 cm
Del Potro: 199 cm
Tsonga: 188 cm
Tipsarevic: 179 cm
Gasquet: 183 cm

I'll agree in many players with you SAK. Btw I met Juan Martin Del Potro here in Argentina and he's a little over 6'6'', because I'm over 6'1'' myself and he has 5in over me. Juan Martin is really, really tall, because I'm a tall guy in my country and I felt quite average next to him.

Ferrer is 5'8'' and pretty short for a tennis player, Djokovic is just under 6'2'', compare with legit 6'2'' guys like Tsonga or Roddick. Federer is legit 6'1'' and has always listed at that height. Gasquet is not 6'1'', look at him next to Federer.
SAK said on 5/Jan/13
Current top 10:
Djokovic: 188cm
Federer: 186cm
Murray: 189cm
Nadal: 183cm
Ferrer: 175cm
Berdych: 196cm
DelPo: 198cm
Tsonga: 188cm
Tipsarevic: 179cm
Gasquet: 185cm

The average height for this top10 is 186.7cm(6f1.5).
Balrog said on 5/Jan/13
A legit 6'1'' man.
John said on 5/Jan/13
Jake, agree for the most part, good list.

I'd put the top 4 like this, if I put a range it means I can't tell past that:

Fed: 185-186

Nadal: 184

Djokovic: 187-188

Murray: 189
Balrog said on 5/Jan/13
I really can't see Nadal over 6 feet. Federer legit 6'1''. Djokovic 6'1.5'' .
Silent d said on 4/Jan/13
186cm. Sharapova tends to lower her height next to guys.
ryan said on 3/Jan/13
Gasquet is 5-11.5 Standing next to federer he is at least an inch and a half shorter.
ryan said on 31/Dec/12
Saw nadal practice at WTF, as I live in Somerset I went to watch his match last year. Believe he played Fish. I was 3 rows back from his chair, and I can tell you that he is not that imposing. FIsh is quite a bit broader than he is and a couple inches taller. I'd say 6 feet even is a good guess.
John said on 27/Dec/12

What do you think Djokovic is? 6'1.5?
balrog said on 3/Dec/12
John. Djokovic is not a solid 6'2'' guy compare to Tsonga and Roddick. Nole is more 187 than 188 and Nadal looks 182-183 next to him and Zlatan. If Nadal is 184 then Ibrahimovic is over 6'5''.
John said on 2/Dec/12
Balrog, Nadal is 184 and Djokovic is 188. Difference between them is clearly at about 4 cm.
Balrog said on 1/Dec/12
Terrible pic to compare. Look at this.
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Djokovic around 2'' taller than Nadal. Novak is 187-188 and Nadal is 182-183.

Nadal was listed 6'0'' before become famous.
argentino said on 13/Nov/12
you are wrong when you say that Nadal is only 182 or 184, look at this picture of Nadal and Djokovic together, they are the same height, but we all know that Djokovic is a little taller so I would say that Nadal is 185 cm
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Balrog said on 20/Oct/12
Federer: 6'1''
Djokovic: 6'1.75''
Murray: 6'2.5''
Nadal: ¿?

Not sure on Nadal, because he's listed 6'1'' but he's clearly shorter than Federer by an inch and Djokovic has two inches on him easily, I mean, I can't see Rafa over 6 foot. Look at him next to swede player Zlatan Ibrahimovic who is around 6'5'': Click Here

Nadal looks under 6 feet next to him and Ibra is not even a full 6'5''. The spaniard is shorter than I expected.
Fred said on 3/Oct/12
Sharapova is not a true 6'2'', but rather 6'1'' I believe. That is why Federer looks the same height as Sharapova.
Larc-186.7cm-188.6cm said on 29/Sep/12
How can this guy be 6'1.25 when he always looks around the same height (or even taller sometimes) than 6'2 Sharapova. Something's wrong here Rob.
Shaun said on 27/Sep/12
Rob how tall do you think Tevez is? I'd guess 5'7" ish possibly 169 cm range. Pretty sure he's not 5 ft 8 as listed he looks short and squat don't you think?
[Editor Rob: yes more 5ft 6-7 range than 8]
Shaun said on 27/Sep/12
Del Potro has near a foot on Tevez Click Here Del Portro's hair looks just like Huey Lewis's in the 80s, same face shape too!!
Shaun said on 27/Sep/12
I know John, he NEVER looks anything under 6 ft 1. i think Del Portro is about 5 inches taller, he must around a legit 6 ft 6.
John said on 22/Sep/12
Lol he's 6'1. Like I said look at him in person. 5'11.5 is a joke.
Jessica said on 17/Sep/12
He's 5'11.5 barefoot or 6 feet at best. next to Tim Hemann who is 6'1 he looked inch and half shorter, next to Del Potro who is 6'6 he looks a least 6 inches shorter so I say 6 feet.
avi said on 12/Sep/12
he is 6'1. i don't think he is over this. he appears 4.5 to 5 inches shorter than Del Potro almost everytime. He is 1 inch shorter than Andy Murray so Andy is 6'2 maybe 6'2.3 at best. Nadal is probably just 6'0 and Djokovic is 6'2 flat. Soderling is a strong 6'3.
John said on 12/Sep/12
Nope, he's 6'1 lol. Some of you guys need to see them in person. :)
Maryla said on 8/Sep/12
I think federer is only 6'0 flat he looks six inches shorter than Juan martin Del Porto who is 6'6. Andy Murray who is 6'3 in a photograph with his Olympic medals looked three inches taller even slouching, federer is 6'0
John said on 2/Sep/12
Definitely more than 6' flat. Seen him many times and is a solid 6'1. Afternoon/night height is 185-186 no doubt about it.

I think the heights are:

Murray: 190
Djokovic: 188
Federer: 186
Nadal: 184
Steve said on 29/Aug/12
6ft flat to me looked 4 inches shorter on today at Wimbledon with greg rusedski
thunderbolt said on 24/Aug/12
The 6ft 2.5 listing at the Olympics was inaccurate information or Roger was wearing very big heels when he was measured. I think Editor rob you should downRoger Federer to 6'0.5 considering that my Murray is 6'2 and has 1.5 inches on him
Hazzer said on 21/Aug/12
Are you kidding me 188cm I am 6ft with my shoes on and was eye to eye when I met him at the london olympics
Jammer said on 20/Aug/12
I saw federer and murray near each other and murray is like 4-5 cm taller so i
guess fed is around 184 since murray is 188
Jessica said on 19/Aug/12
It is possible that the 186cm is taken in shoes, I can see at the lowest for federer is 6'0, he does look 4 inches shorter than 6'4 greg rusedki, so I think 6'0 for federer is accurate.
Preston said on 19/Aug/12
To me Roger does not look anywhere near his 186cm listing to me, next to Victoria Azarenka who is 5'11 he barely looks taller.
Andy said on 14/Aug/12
I think federer is 6'0 he is a little shorter than 6'1 David Cameron
Brock said on 13/Aug/12
aiden, Federer is 6'1 and a bit, Djoker is 6'2, and Murray is just a hair under 6'3.
Aiden said on 13/Aug/12
From this picture, Murray, who is listed as 6'3, doesn't look that much taller than Federer:

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So, I would say 186 cm for Fed is legit.
andrew said on 10/Aug/12
6`2 is a joke he is 6`0
Shaun said on 5/Aug/12
The 6'1" listing for Sampras I always believed. But if I had the choice of 6'1.25" and 6'0.5" I'd go for 6'0.5". Sampras could be 184cm but Federer lowest I can see is 1.85m.
Shaun said on 5/Aug/12
Watching him as we speak, I'd estimate him as 6'1" and 185 pounds. I think he has perfect proportions for a tennis player, not very tall range or muscular, elegant above anything really. You're kidding yourself if you think he's under 6'1". He looks about as 6'1" as you can get to me!
eddie said on 30/Jul/12
Wait, did the same person comment as Ramon, james and Andrew just to get their point across? LOL not that serious. I would barely buy 6'0. Under 6'0 is crazy.This isn't the Nadal forum. Good height listed.
clive said on 26/Jul/12
roger is 6 feet 1 he is not much shorter than 6ft2andy rodwick. under 6ft absurd
andrew said on 25/Jul/12
federer is not 186m he could be in trainers i met him attp tours final last year he is exactly the same height as me 6 feet no more no less
james said on 25/Jul/12
met federer in the a charity tennis event in canda earlier with year. i am 5 feet11 in shoes and federer was the same height. roger federer is not even 6tt
ramon said on 25/Jul/12
i met roger federer at the 2012 wimbledon championships. i am 5 feet 11with my shoes on and was eye to eye with him federer is not even 6ft
mister said on 17/Jun/12
He's 6'1 or 1.85. He is actually really broad shouldered and looks a lot more built than he does on tv. He often looks skinny on tv. Roddick is a big strong looking guy, but Federer isn't far away.
Ali said on 11/Jun/12
My guesses are:

Nadal 182cm
Federer 183cm

Sampras and Federer are about the same height, but
Sampras looks shorter because he slouches.

Federer is not 186cm IMO.

Agassi is 2-3 inches shorter than Nadal. So he is
5'10 at best. 5'11 is completely nonsense. John
Mcenroe is 5'11 and he is clearly taller than Agassi.
Agassi is very little taller than his wife Graf who is
around 5'8-5'9.

I believe all ATP tennis players are listed an inch taller
than they are in reality.

The most difficult height to judge is Fernando Verdasco's.
He is listed at 6'2, but he can look exactly the same
height as Nadal. He is definitely no 6'2. 6'1 at best and
to be honest I think he is 6'0. He is definitely shorter
than Feliciano Lopez who is 6'1.5.
tom said on 9/Jun/12
ive seen him up close a dozen time in majorca,seems a nice chap btw,but a shade over 6.0" he was in beach shoes so they are pretty much 1/8" rubber things,i'm 6-2.5" and he was really close to me in height. met andy murray hes pretty much same as me imo.
Alex said on 7/Jun/12
If You Go To Click Here It Says He Is 185.
mister said on 11/Feb/12
Rob, if it isn't too much of a hassle could you make a Rafa Nadal thread? He seems like the most disputed on the Federer, Djokovic, and Murray page.
mister said on 6/Feb/12
Jaek, Wawrinka is close to listed height. I saw him at IW and he is very close to the 6'(1.83) he is listes as. His weight on the other hand, I disagree. He is at least 195. He is definatly not 179 anymore. He is build like a lumberjack, and very broad and muscled.
SAK said on 6/Feb/12
@Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP, good pics.

I stick by Federer being at least 185cm, not sure on Sampras I never watched tennis when he was around.
John said on 2/Feb/12
Federer is 6'1 but not much more...not positive about the extra quarter of an inch...Nadal is 1/2 inch shorter than Federer and a little over an inch shorter than Djokovic.

The players are all measured, usually barefoot but not always. (It should be apparent who isn't since tennis shoes usually add about an inch). Also there are cases where the measurement is clearly not accurate, disregarding whether they were measured barefoot or not. So the measurements while a good guide are not verbatim.
Dicky curtis said on 1/Feb/12
sampras is a slouch, he is 1.85 allright.
mister said on 30/Jan/12
Shrimp, AND you gotta remember that Sampras is a notorious sloucher and he looks to be "at ease" whilst Fed appears to be at full height. I would go with a hefty 6' for Fed, but no more.
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP said on 30/Jan/12
SAK says on 28/Jan/12
Sampras is also wearing black shoes which will add extra height then Federers sports trainers.

I agree Sampras is 182cm, but Federer is 185cm.

Here are some more shots of Federer and Sampras, wearing similar footwear:
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They look pretty close in height to me. If Sampras is 182, I could buy Federer at 184, but I think 185 is pushing it. He's definitely lower than his 186 listing.
mister said on 29/Jan/12
Yeh Jake, I think some are measured in shoes and others barefoot. I remember Mcenroe saying that he had hit with David Ferrer. The other commentator said Ferrer is a smaller guy at 5'9, and Mac laughed and said "barely" 5'9.
SAK said on 28/Jan/12
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP says on 24/Jan/12
I'm not buying 186cm for Federer either. He's only a fraction taller than Sampras.
Sampras looks 5'11.75"/182cm MAX next to 5'11" McEnroe in HULKO's pictures.
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Sampras is also wearing black shoes which will add extra height then Federers sports trainers.

I agree Sampras is 182cm, but Federer is 185cm.
Ras said on 26/Jan/12
Federer may be 6'0.75". Nadal I think is 5'11.5".
mister said on 26/Jan/12
Jake, I once got David Nalbandian's autograph at the Legg Mason and I was surprised how short he was. I got on the internet and he was listed at 5'11, but I can tell you he maybe is 5'10 with help.
richard said on 26/Jan/12
he is 185cm all the sites and the player information before tennis matches say he is, 185cm is a fraction under 6ft 1 6'0.75
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP said on 24/Jan/12
Ivan is correct, I'm not buying 186cm for Federer either. He's only a fraction taller than Sampras:
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Sampras looks 5'11.75"/182cm MAX next to 5'11" McEnroe in HULKO's pictures.

Federer: 183-184cm MAX
Sampras: 182cm MAX
Nadal: 182cm MAX
mister said on 24/Jan/12
gasquet at 6'1? Click Here
ivan said on 24/Jan/12
I would say Fed is 184 cm, i don´t buy him being 186cm......Del Potro is no less than 2 meters, maybe 2 meters and 2 or 3 cms. He is just a Giant and if you compare Federer to Delpo at the Open when Delpo beat Roger in 2009 i see Delpo being 17 or 18 cms taller than Roger, 184cm for Roger is right on spot....
Silent d said on 23/Jan/12
Jim courier is listed as 182cm on a certain page starting with w. He looks 6 foot 2. Maybe lifts. Federer is 186cm. Mardy fish is definitely taller than andy roddick. If roddick is 6 foot 2 than mardy is 189cm.
HULKO said on 23/Jan/12
with pete sampras
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AnonymousA said on 20/Sep/07
Same here, so far I haven't seen any evidence that Sharapova is 6'2.
Viper said on 19/Sep/07
Well then anoymous, I think maybe you are the one that cant judge height. :) Sharapova is indeed under 6-2. She looks 6-1 max. She looks the 5-11 1/2 that Mike says next to 6-5 Peyton Manning no less. I havnt seen any evidence either that would put her at a solid 6-2.
mikez said on 19/Sep/07
No I could care less...Ill be the first to admit If I saw her for instance and she towered over me...I am not jealous of anyones height whatsoever...thats what this site is for...debate. I have yet to see any evidence (valid) that she is 6'2.
Anonymous said on 18/Sep/07
mikez you're a moron, there's no way sharapova is anything below 6'2, she herself looks all the bit this height maybe you're a bit jealous that she's taller than you?
mikez said on 18/Sep/07
Sorry when I say girls arent usually that tall, I mean that people will think anything over 5'11 is automatically 6'2... lol if shes 6'2 shed look enormous , trust me, I have a brother who is a legit 6'2 and theres no way she is.
mikez said on 18/Sep/07
Sharapova probably 5'11.5 Shes thin and that gives more appearance plus girls arent usually that tall. 6'0 max.
Anonymous said on 14/Sep/07

If you've met Roddick and say he is 6'0, then how tall do you think Maria Sharapova is ?. In all their pics together that I've seen, he looks taller than her.
Original said on 8/Sep/07
Federer 6'1.5" and a 1" in Nadal
Nadal is a 1.84m barefoot
JK said on 7/Sep/07
I don't think Roger Federer is any taller than 6'1.25''
Viper said on 6/Sep/07
Federer has never looked as tall as 6-2 really, no way. I dont see any pictures to support that claim. And he especially doesnt look it on video. He actually looks shorter than 6-1 half the time actually. I beleive hes 6-1 at his absolute, absolute tallest.
Anonymous said on 5/Sep/07
federer always looks 6'2 and next to roddick looks this height to me. i don't see him being below 6"1.75
Anonymous said on 1/Sep/07
no way 187...he had the height of nadal and he's shorter than roddick (on the court) andy roddick can look 6'1 but on the court he's 188-189
Franco said on 29/Aug/07
i love how Glenn is smiling in that picture......HAHAHA "shocked" :D j/k

hmm...yep, 186cm is correct for mr. Roger Federer maybe even 187cm.
Anonymous said on 10/Aug/07
Federar is still 1 inch shorter than Maria Sharapova.
Anonymous said on 9/Aug/07
Nadal has grown..federer and nadal are both 6'1

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federer is more 6'1 than 6'2.
max said on 8/Aug/07
may i ask you something? is it possible for someone to be 6'1 and have almost the same shoulder level as a 5'9 guy? the "6'1" guy has a normal neck and not that long of a head, and the 5'9 guy has normal neck and head.
Leung said on 8/Aug/07
Everytime I have seen the two together Federer is taller than Nadal by 1"-1.5"
JanJ said on 8/Aug/07
If Federer is 6'2, Nadal is 6'2. they are exactly the same height. Federer is 1.86 max
Anonymous said on 7/Aug/07
federer is more likely 6'1.75, the pics i saw of him next to roddick made me feel federer is closer to 6'2 than he is to 6'1, roddick looks 6'2 but he only has roger by maybe a 1/4 inch
Lurker said on 2/Aug/07
when i saw Roddick,i had the impression that he has short arms for his height.i am 6'1 and i have the reach of someone 6'10. trust me,Roddick looked a good portion taller than i am,i have no reason to lie. I mean,look at Federer with 5'8 Glenn,he is at least 4 1/2 inches taller and Roddick is taller than Federer. So,if some of you are saying that Roddick is 6 feet,than that would make Federer 5'11 and as you can see,there is no way that is true.
Viper said on 2/Aug/07
He doesnt always look 6-2. He looks 6-0 1/2 tops with those 2 measured NFL players.
6'3'' JK said on 2/Aug/07
He always looks 6'2'', He was Taller than Jonathan Ross by about an inch when they were both standing up
Viper said on 1/Aug/07
And another thing, you guys are comparing him to other tennis players who could have had their heights padded as well. But Roddick sure doesnt look 6-2 with 6-2.75 Terell Owens and 6-4.75 Matt Leinart. He doesnt even look 6-1 to me there. Looks 6-0-6-0 1/2.
Viper said on 1/Aug/07
Mike does have a point. A lean guy like Roddick, with his proportions could easily pass off as 6-2 on tv If he was just 6-0.
mike said on 1/Aug/07
Hi Lurker... its not that the tennis players lie about their height, but ATP just doesnt put any research into their "Stats". I think they dont even measure them, or if they do its just in shoes. I agree Roddick looks 6'1 to 6'2..thats why cameras and TV can be was only when I saw him up close (in feb of this year) that I knew he was a bit shorter. Tv can play tricks. Its understandable because people think im 6'1 to 6'2 (no one has ever guessed that im 6'0). There is alot of misconceptions out there...people here "6" and they think big deal... but a true 6 footer (without shoes) will actually look reasonably tall.
Viper said on 1/Aug/07
"and marat safin always looks 6'5-6'6"

Marit is 6-4. That means I can beleive that Roddick looks 6-2 at times, but really isnt. He looks 6-1-6-1 1/2 range at best really.
JanJ said on 1/Aug/07
Roddick always look taller than the most 6'2, haas, verdasco...

he looked 1-1.5 cm smaller than 6'3 mahut
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(picture nr. 11)

people say roddick is 6'1...people don't wear 4cm shoes on the court
Lurker said on 1/Aug/07
mike,are you downgrading your own height? how long ago did you see Roddick up close? you may have been 6 feet some time,now,if are indeed as tall as Roddick,you are 6'2. i actually saw him last Sunday up close and he was definatly taller that i am. And i am 6'1. Not every tennis player lies about his height,Roddick happens to be one of the few who is listed at his true height.
JanJ said on 1/Aug/07
people can grow in iot's early 20's so fish is now 187cm...he was taller than nadal who is just as tall as federer (see link in pictures in my first message)

and marat safin always looks 6'5-6'6
Leung said on 31/Jul/07
I agree that Roddick is more likely to be 6’2” than 6’. Next to big 6’4” guys like Saffin and Phillipousis (Age of Love!) he is not a lot shorter. Normally if a guy is only 6’ then they look small next to 6’4” guy.
mike said on 31/Jul/07
Sorry none of those pictures are even close to proof. This is what happens when ou compare an "alleged" height to an "alleged" do you KNOW Fish is 6'2? ... And ALL those photos do not show the ground...

If youre going to pick and chose bad quality pictures without the floor showing...HERE is Agassi, Roddick and Fish.. now Agassi is a legit confirmed 5'10.75... and he isnt standing up straight here...
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Yes, Fish sure looks 3-4' taller?
weekly said on 31/Jul/07
To me, everyone on the court in TV looks smaller, except Karlovic, but even here I wouldn't say he's 6'10, which he is, but something like 6'7. However, there are so many players listed at 6'2 or more.
6'3'' JK said on 31/Jul/07
Ive been saying Roddick was 6'2'' for a long time now, I even showed pictures for proof, check out my comments from 15/07/07, finally some people like JanJ and MD
MD said on 30/Jul/07
Roddick is a sure 6'2".
JanJ said on 30/Jul/07
? roddick looks about 3 cm taller than federer. federer has more hair.
Viper said on 30/Jul/07
Roddick looks shorter than Federer to me there. Maybe my eyes are playing tricks.
JanJ said on 30/Jul/07
federer is 6'1 not 6'1.25
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Roddick is a legit 6'2, maybe even more
with 6'2 mardy fish
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roddick with 6'1 gasquet this year
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roddick with federer this year
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mike said on 30/Jul/07
Agreed, he has the look of a 5'11 guy.. 5'11.5 That just shows you that in tennis its measured in shoes... 5'11.5 + shoes = 6'1" ..and thats the mystery solved.
About the Roddick thing... either Lurker doesnt know his own height or is a bad judge of height... its not up for debate to me, I was 1 foot away from him when he came over to us to sign autographs and we were the same. This was verified by the person with me and in almost any photo you see.
Viper said on 28/Jul/07
Federer does look 5-10 at times on the tennis court.
anonymously said on 27/Jul/07
i was watching wimbledon and if i had to guess federer's height right then i would have said somewhere around 5ft 10. i guess it's just b/c all tennis players are usually standing with bent knees during a match but still i would never have guessed he was that tall.
Viper said on 26/Jul/07
Well, Roddick doesnt look close to 6-2 next to those measured athletes on getty. He looks the 6-0 mike describes. Not saying you're wrong Lurker but he should at least look 6-1 next to them and he doesnt even look that to me.

[Editor Rob: he looks like he's leaning a bit and has, unless he changed, thinner footwear.]
Lurker said on 26/Jul/07
concerning Andy Roddick's height,i can say that he is a legit 6'2..not 6'0 like some on here say. i saw Andy the other day up close and i'm 6'1 and he was taller than me.
Viper said on 20/Jul/07
Andy Roddick looks 6-0 with Terrell Owens and Matt Leinart on gettyimages.
Adam said on 20/Jul/07
Yeah i see. I always see Nadal listed as 182cm whicg is not quite 6' 0" now i can't se ehow he has grown that much? I have been 6' 1 (185cm ish) for the last few years growning gradulally for about 3 years and now im 187cm. At 20 i doubt whether i will reach 188cm but you never know.
MD said on 18/Jul/07
Go about halfway down the page, Adam, and look at the comparisons with Nadal. Federer is AT LEAST an inch taller than Nadal all of the time.
Adam said on 18/Jul/07
Yeah i looked at a pic from the wimbledon final and Nadal looked taller but he does wair slightly bigger shoes. I think the same barefoot.
Leung said on 18/Jul/07
Federer has an inch on Nadal.
My estimates are 6’0.5” for Nadal and 6’1.5” for Federer.
MD said on 17/Jul/07
It's not a rumor. Nadal is listed at 6'1", though it's painfully clear that he is not, even if he has grown in the last few years.
weekly said on 17/Jul/07
" 6'3'' JK: How the heck do you know if he is on his tiptoes?" Just looked at the picture, it's obvious. When comparing Federer and Sampras, I honestly don't believe Pete was ever 6'1, maybe in shoes, so Federer has to appear always taller than him.
Adam, I believe that "rumour", it shouldn't be actually difficult to judge these two guys, because they're playing a lot against eachother nowadays. I'm starting to have a strange feelings that I'm the only one who thinks Nadal is taller by 1 cm (or at least the same). It really appears that way to me. Maybe Nadal's footwear gives him more height than Federer's do?
Adam said on 17/Jul/07
Does anyone belive in the Nadal 6' 1" rumour? I can't see it myself! I believe he is half an inch shorter maybe more than Federer. I would say 183cm for Nadal.
6'3'' JK said on 15/Jul/07
How the heck do you know if he is on his tiptoes? i just gave you solid proof with that picture that he is over 6'0'', Roddick was also a bit taller than Jonathan Ross
mike said on 15/Jul/07
One of the worst comments ive ever read... firstly about that pic... hes on his tip toes...thats a well known fact for some time...and sharapova isnt a legit 6' way.. its like people dont even read the comments on here... hes 6'0, not 6'3.
6'3'' JK said on 15/Jul/07
Roddick was taller than Jonathan Ross on his show, so he probably is 6'2'' -6'3'', and he is taller than Sharapova who is a legit 6'2'' Click Here
Viper said on 14/Jul/07
I can buy that Roddick is 6-0. I figured Roddick was in the 6-1 range.
Adam said on 14/Jul/07
Again i feel that the LTA measure players in tennis shoes and if you look at Roddick's footwear they are bigger and more chunky than the other players especially Federer who wears a more elegant shoe. Check out Andy's Babolat shoes i bet they give him a good inch and a half maybe more.
Mike said on 13/Jul/07
You know the funny thing about height is that almost 95% of people think Im taller than what I really am (I get 6'1 + most of the time, sometimes even 6'2), so I can easily see how people confuse guys like Roddick and Federer as 6'2. Almost no one thinks im 6'0 and no one ever thinks im less. Just saying.
Mike said on 13/Jul/07
I should also note I am exactly 6'0.25 without shoes (I have no reason to lie) and my dad even said I was a tiny bit taller than Roddick but gave him 6'0. I felt the same as him. I knew instantly when I saw him practicing on a court before I went right up to him that he wasnt going to be 6'2 , even though I thought on TV he appears taller.
Mike said on 13/Jul/07
To Glen: Im not convinced thats a 5' difference in that pic. That hat obscures the top of his head as well. I will say that I have never seen RF in person, but I have met Andy Roddick in person and can verify (as well as someone else with me who saw) that he is 6'0 even. So if all the stats say he is taller than nadal and federer, someone must be lying. Federer could be 6'1, but that means hes taller than Roddick.
Adam said on 13/Jul/07
I think Federer is more like 6' 1.5". I watched a match of him playing Pete Sampras and he was about half an inch taller. Same goes for TimHenman. Both Tim and Pete are 6' 1".
Arjun said on 12/Jul/07
Karlovic is very tall (not huge though, he looks like a stretched-out version of the 5'8" Arnaud Clement, rather than a blown-up version). Definitely around 6'10" compared to Clement - he's below his shoulders.
Viper said on 12/Jul/07
Its interesting how Federer looks taller than 6-1 to some. Hes actually looked a little shorter than 6-1 to me at times. Strange. He probably really is his listed height of 6-1.
I'm what I am said on 12/Jul/07
How could you recognize the different inches between Roger Federer and Andy Roddick or Rafael Nadal. I'm a fan of tennis; I met them all; their height are the same - 6'1. No way, Roger's height is similar to mine (6'3 as somebody say).
Thank Rob for a nice pic Ivo Karlovic vs Arnaud Clément. But I don't understand;as my feeling, I don't see that this crazy stickleback is shortest(
I talk about Arnauld,he's very unstable...unbelievable nice and unbelievable aggressive, too); I think, he's still a bit taller than his buddy Sébastien Grosjean. I also met another huge player, his name is Alexander Popp. I really wonder "Is Ivo actually the tallest player?"
Rick said on 12/Jul/07
Remenber I put a lot of pics where we can saw Federer is exactly the same height of Venus Williams. He's around 185 cms ( not more). Nadal looks 184 cms for me.
Leung said on 11/Jul/07
My observation is that Federer is about 3cm taller than Nadal.

Federer and Roddick are very similar in height
MD said on 11/Jul/07
Nadal is significantly more than just 1 cm shorter than Federer
Tex89 said on 11/Jul/07
The real heights(for me) are:

Federer: 186 cm (check his official site)
Nadal: 185 cm
Roddick: 187-188(i'd like to know...)
Leung said on 10/Jul/07
I think Federer could be taller than 6’1”. Prior to his Wimbledon final he hung out with Goran Ivanisevic for warm up session. Next to 6’4” Ivanisevic he only looked about 2” shorter.

Next to big 6’4” players like Marat Safin and Mark Philippousis, Federer does not look much shorter. I think he looks 6’1.5” at least.
tubbs said on 10/Jul/07
Federer looks taller than 6'1", BBC showed highlights from his 2001 win against Sampras last week, and Roger had atleast 1 inch on Sampras when they stood side by side. He also looked like he had an inch on Nadal, and on Saturday when he was interviewed with Pierce Brosnan,who seems atleast 6'1.5, he looked to be taller than him. He looks around the 6'2" mark.
MD said on 9/Jul/07
No, Federer has always looked like one of the only few in the sport billed at the correct height. It's really crazy because a bunch of the top players are also billed at 6'0" and 6'1", but they all look different in height. lol

Hewitt, though, isn't anything over 5'10", and that's being generous.
glenn said on 9/Jul/07
what about my photo mike?
mike said on 9/Jul/07
I cant believe Federer is 6'1 , he doesnt come across as a guy that beginning to think in tennis they measure in shoes after seeing some of them in person and they appear shorter than you think. Federer = 5'11.5.
Leung said on 5/Jul/07
Hewitt is about 5'10.5" which is short compared most of the top tennis professionals. Hewitt is taller than expected when you see him in person.
shaila said on 4/Jul/07
Hewitt looks like a 5'10, even though some sites have him listed as 5'11. In this picture, he's standing next to 6'1 Federer. That doesn't look like the so called "2 inch" difference, more like 3 to 3 and a half!
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weekly said on 26/Jun/07
Yes Rob, you're right, I thought about that sooner he could deserve his own place here... I remember Davis Cup final 2005 - Croatian team at opening ceremony standing next to eachother: Ljubicic (6'4''), Ancic (6'5''), Karlovic (6'10''), Ivanisevic (6'4''). Even there he looked huge.
Editor Rob said on 24/Jun/07
That karlovic player is huge, 6ft 10 vs 5ft 8:
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MD said on 5/Jun/07
Federer is still a full inch taller than Nadal, as shown by the recent photos of him and Nadal. It's much more than just 1 cm.
Anonymous said on 5/Jun/07
Nadal has grown quite a bit in the last few years. If you recall he was listed at 5'11'' four years ago, but has truly grown to be 6'1''. In fact though, Weekly, Federer is about 1cm taller than Nadal. Nadal is just more muscular.
weekly said on 20/May/07
Today in Hamburg when shaking hands - Nadal and Federer looked the same height, maybe Nadal 1 cm taller.
Anonymous said on 10/May/07
I think he's 186. He always looks a bit taller than Nadal.
Gonzalo said on 26/Apr/07
I saw Nadal the other day on TV interviewed by ex tennis player Alex Corretja. Corretja was listed 1`80. Nadal looked clearly taller, about five cm.
Nadal and Federer are very similar in height. And they are both incredible players, the two best by far nowadays. And Roger the best, that´s clear, except when they play on clay
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