How tall is Roger Federer

Roger Federer's Height

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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Ali said on 14/Apr/16
184 Federer, 182 Nadal, 183 Sampras, 186 Roddick and Djokovic and 188 Murray.
simon said on 22/Mar/16
rob i have me federer and i am 6'1 in shoes and he was the same height as me so i think roger, rob is only 6'0 do you think a downgrade, he is almost certainly not 6'1 without shoes
Johno said on 29/Feb/16
6'1, yeh.
plus said on 22/Feb/16
Looking some pics with Kaka I would say he is a little shorter than Kaka. Kaka is 186.5 and Federer is as tall as Cristiano, 185.5 for both them
5'11" barefoot said on 21/Feb/16
Almost as tall as Michael Jordan...in pics where they are next to each other both with dress shoes...6'1" barefoot for sure...
Rifle said on 6/Dec/15
Rob,
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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Regards
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
@Rob
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 187...to 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 times...is 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
@Josh

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 it...it 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 broad...like 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
@Balrog
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

@Rob
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
6'0.75
Johno said on 29/Apr/13
6'0.75
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
Balrog,

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
Balrog,

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.
FEDFAN said on 12/Feb/12
Yeh I second what MISTER said. Make a Nadal thread because he is most disputed on everybody elses thread. I have seen Federer a few times and I am 177cm and I managed to get his autograph. When I said thank you I had to look up at him. Those who say he is only 180cm or that craziness, your wrong. He is very tall and broad shouldered.
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.
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m- 1.84 m said on 7/Feb/12
Thanks mister, he's my favourite tennis player, just great to watch.
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.
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m- 1.84 m said on 31/Jan/12
Nadal is likely at least an inch and a half taller than Agassi.

Nadal: 183.5 cm- 184 cm
Sampras: 183 cm
Federer: 185-186 cm
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.
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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.
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m- 1.84 m said on 28/Jan/12
That's interesting mister, I'd say a lot of tennis players' heights are embellished slightly. I've stood next to No. 41 in the world Philipp Kohlschreiber and he appeared 176- 177 cm max and is listed 5" 10.
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
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m- 1.84 m said on 25/Jan/12
Well Gasquet looks no more than 5" 11.5 (182 cm) in that picture with Federer but surely he'd be at least 6" 0. 182 cm max for Sampras? I doubt that, he may not be the 1.85 m he gets listed at but he's probably about that in the morning. 6" 0.25 maybe for Sampras?
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
JOHN MCENROE 5'11
with pete sampras
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jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m- 1.84 m said on 20/Jan/12
He appeared slightly taller than Jim Courier who is listed 185 cm. I agree about 1.81 m for Simon, Richard Gasquet is listed as 6" 1 these days anyway is probably close to that. 11.
Shaun said on 20/Jan/12
Looks this height next to Prince William.
steven said on 19/Jan/12
he does't look quite 186cm. much like a 185cm 6'0.75 guy
mister said on 15/Jan/12
I can't attest to fish's feight but I have seen Fed practicing and he is close to listed if not slightly higher.
Silent d said on 15/Jan/12
Federer is definitely taller than nadal. 186cm. Pretty close to height with 188cm sharapova. I don't believe simon is 6 foot. I remember when versed gasquet and they said they are both listed at 6 foot and gasquet is clearly taller. Simon 181cm and gasquet 184cm. I thought tsonga was 189cm but he is only 188cm. He looks big.
jake, 1.82 m/ 1.83 m said on 14/Jan/12
What about former American player Jim Courier? Same height as Sampras? To me he seems 6ft 1in.
jake, 1.82 m/ 1.83 m said on 13/Jan/12
Actually Mardy Fish is listed as 187 cm on his official website so he could be more a weak 6" 2 in actuality.
mister said on 6/Jan/12
It seems the "idel" height for tennis players on the ATP is 6'1. Federer, Sampras were all 6'1. Nadal is not that tall, I saw him listed as 6' on a Barcelona tournament profile in 2005. I tried to check it but it had been upgraded to 6'1. I don't really think height is as big of a deal as people make it out to be in tennis. You can be really tall and have a great serve but if the other guy gets the ball back your chances of winning a baseline rally are less. If your shorter you are quicker and have to rely more on breaking serve because your serve usually isn't a weopan. The general thought is 6'1 is the perfect height for a good serve and movement. IDK?
Chris said on 4/Jan/12
@mister. Ferrer looks solid average guy, I think 5'9 fits better to him than 5'8, of course he's short to be a tennis player because the average is around 5'11-6ft.

@Jake. Simon is a skinny 5'11 same as Alexandr Dolgopolov (ukrainian player). Both were listed at 5'11 till last year when they were upgraded to 6ft (Dolgopolov grew an inch at 23 years old and Simon at 27!) I don't believe it. Many people said that back to 2005 when Nadal was 19 he was listed 6' even and the week after he won Roland Garros he was changed into 6'1.
mister said on 4/Jan/12
Case in point. Click Here
mister said on 4/Jan/12
Jake, Richard Gasquet is the same way. He is listed as 1.85m but if you see him stand next to a 1.84ish Nadal or Federer he is definatly not 1.85. Players often are measure with and without shoes. Federer is around 1.87 in shoes as I have seen him practicing up close. Other pros just lie about their height? Every hear of the celebrity 3 inch rule?
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m said on 3/Jan/12
What about French player Gilles Simon? He get's listed as either 6ft (1.83 m) or 5ft 11in (1.80 m). I'd estimate 5"11.25 (181 cm) for him. Tsonga looks about 6ft 2in.
mister said on 29/Dec/11
Chris, I agree with you except that I heard Mcenroe commentating a Ferrer match at wimbledon and his partner said something about Ferrer being 5'8 and Mcenroe said that he had hit with him and that he was "barely" 5'8.
Chris said on 17/Dec/11
Atp world tour finals 2009: Click Here
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Atp world tour finals 2010: Click Here
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Atp world tour finals 2011: Click Here
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My guesses:

Roger Federer: 6'1.25 (186)
Novak Djokovic: 6'1.5 (187)
Rafael Nadal: 6'0.5 (184)
Andy Murray: 6'3 (191)
David Ferrer: 5'9 (175)
Tomas Berdych: 6'4.75 (195)
Robin Soderling: 6'4 (193)
Fernando Verdasco: 6'1.25 (186)
Nikolay Davydenko: 5'10 (178)
Juan Martin Del Potro: 6'6.25 (199)
Andy Roddick: 6'2 (188)
Mardy Fish: 6'2.5 (189)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: 6'2 (188)

What do you think?
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m said on 15/Dec/11
Murray looks as if he has an easy 6 inches on Ferrer there, maybe 6ft 2.75in for Murray and 5ft 8.75in for Ferrer.
mister said on 3/Dec/11
Yeh nadal is definatly not 6-1. I remember Sampras was listed as 5-11 and then suddenly went to 6-0, or 6-1 after he won the US Open.
SAK said on 3/Dec/11
Sorry the link didn't work properly. It's the 4th pic when you scroll down. All 8 players are standing in a line and wearing similar shoes.
SAK said on 2/Dec/11
From this photo this what i gather:

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Federer - 186cm/6ft1
Nadal - 184cm/6ft0.5
Djokovic - 186cm or 187cm (6ft1-6ft1.5)
Murray - 189cm/6ft2.5
Roddick - 188cm/6ft2
Soderling 190cm-191cm/6ft3
Berdych - 194-195cm (strong 6ft4)
Ferrer - 174-175cm (V.High 5ft8)
Harry said on 29/Nov/11
I met with Federer in a tournament and im 6ft 2.25(189 cms),same that Murray where i have pic with him and we are same height and more or less same height shoes tennis.
Federer is only 1 inches smaller that me, so yes 6ft 1.25 or 186 cms is right.
Perhaps 6ft 1.5 or 187 cms is possible too.
I met with Nadal and really Nadal is tall, for me 185 cms 6ft 1, a few less that Federer.
Harry said on 29/Nov/11
I met with Federer in a tournament and im 6ft 2.25(189 cms),same that Murray where i have pic with him and we are same height and more or less same height shoes tennis.
Federer is only 1 inches smaller that me, so yes 6ft 1.25 or 186 cms is right.
Perhaps 6ft 1.5 or 187 cms is possible too.
I met with Nadal and really Nadal is tall, for me 185 cms 6ft 1, a few less that Federer.
LAN Jiao said on 16/Nov/11
Yes he is 186cm and guess he weight between 83-86kg.
fred said on 10/Nov/11
Federer is not a guy to exaggerate his height. When he says 186 cm on his official website I believe it and I can confirm it as well after having sized up to him in Indian wells. Some guys like Gasquet grossly exaggerate and some only exaggerate their height minimally like Nadal. But I am pretty sure Federer is smack down to the height he claims which is 6 foot 1.25 inches tall.
LAN Jiao said on 2/Nov/11
jack , his not thin but a fit in build guy. probably weigh 180-190.
LAN Jiao said on 30/Oct/11
Roger Federer makes "6'2" maria sharapova looks like legit 6'0. lol..

rob, did Roger Federer really claim 6'1.25 ?
Pete said on 29/Oct/11
The only way we can tell for sure is if we compare the other guys. Djokovic and Federer have a lot of pictures together, where they appear about the same height. Djokovic was on a Conan Obrien show, and he appears the same height as Conan, who is 6'4 ; That being said, I think Djokovic is definitely good 6'2 or more and thus Federer has to be over 6'1 ;
fred said on 26/Oct/11
all legit sites on Federer have listed as a shade over 6 foot 1, as in 6 foot 1.25 inches exactly. This I can testify to as I stood next to him at Indian Wells and I am the same height. He also looks broader in real life that you would think given that he looks so thin on TV.
mister said on 9/Oct/11
federer is definatly not under 6feet1inch...anybody who says he is below that is crazy...if Anything he is alittle taller
Anon said on 5/Oct/11
I agree that Nadal is definately not a full 6'1. every website on the net except one has him at this height, but in reality he is more 183 - 184. I think he is very likely 6'0 as an evening height and the only other thing i can suggest is that he may be 184 due to stretching exercises that many athletes perform. in addition to him having a very strong back this may result in him losing less height due to more stress distributed through his back muscles and less compression of the intervertebral discs in the spine. This may also create a straighter spine. John Mcenroe claims spinal stretching exercises resulted in him gaining height but i'm not convinced this truly works, although it does at least seem plausible. However you wouldn't realistically gain more than 1cm though.
Bitch167 said on 23/Sep/11
Hey , i really need to know how was nadal's and federr heights when they were 18-19 year old !
Anyone could help me please ? i need a proof too ( website old article and ****s like that .. ) :p
thx in advance !
mister said on 22/Sep/11
yes, see i've seen him listed as 6' on barcelona tournament website. I think nadal is 6' on the dot.
ricky said on 20/Sep/11
Nadal, only 6'0" ???
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mister said on 20/Sep/11
Can we all at least agree that nadal is not the 6'1 he is listed? obviously he is shorter than Fed and having stood near Fed, his height isn't inflated at all. as said Im 6'.75 and he was clearly taller. Nadal is clearly shorter than fed by at least an inch...
sylinher said on 17/Sep/11
i dont know why everybody consider djokovic so tall...i belive that botch federer djokovic and nadal have pretty much smilar heights...of course nole is taller but no for much
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so i think....nole 1.87 roger 1.86 nadal 1.84
SAK said on 15/Sep/11
Federer - 186cm
Nadal - 182cm
Djokovic - 187cm
Murray - 189cm
Fish - 188cm
Roddick - 187cm
mister said on 14/Sep/11
I saw federee this year at Indian Wells after practice and I was literally 3 feet from him. Only a fence seperated us and I am (just recently measured by doctor) 6'.75 barefoot and he was at LEAST 2 inches taller than I am. We both had tennis shoes so I figure if someone says 6' 2 inches for him it isnt that far off the mark
Bon_ said on 13/Sep/11
I agree MT, but I think Murray is nothing over 6'2 and Djokovic probably just a good 6'1.
MT said on 5/Sep/11
Nadal: 5'11 1/2-3/4
Federer: 6'0 1/4-1/2
Roddick: 6'0 3/4-6'1"
Djokovic: 6'3
Murray: 6'2 3/4
Fish: 6'2"

Fish is 6'2"...Roddick is absolutely not 6'2" and Nadal is at best 6'0, but more like 5'11.5 with good posture

all heights are what they are at the end of the day.
Fred said on 28/Aug/11
Met federer twice and he is a legit 6-1. He appears tall but not very tall. I'm 6-1 myself and we were eye to eye. He might well be a quarter inch taller than 6-1 as he often gets credited for but I couldn't tell this unless he were measured in front of me. One thing that struck me when I met him was his wings span. It seemed he has arms for a frame of someone who might be
6-3 or 6-4. This I guess plays hugely into his favor.
anon said on 14/Aug/11
Putting Fish at 186 is very wrong. Fish has always looked a very strong 6'2'', if you didn't know he was 6'2'' I'd bet a lot of people would think he's around 6'4'', he just looks a lot taller and always has, even when he was carrying 30lbs more.
jake said on 12/Aug/11
Nadal: 184 cm
Federer: 185-186 cm
Roddick: 188 cm
Djokovic: 187-188 cm
Murray: 190 cm
Ferrer: 174-175 cm
Tomic: 194 cm
Fish: 186 cm
Shaun said on 20/Jul/11
Oh well done on that. Mmm now how did the ATP tour get it...
Shaun said on 19/Jul/11
Rob, please ban this a-hole Germanjorg. Comments like that should not be permitted.
[Editor Rob: to a previous comment...

I asked the Lawn Tennis Association and a women from British Tennis Services Team told me they got data from the atp tour...she had no idea how they got it mind you.]
SAK said on 4/Jul/11
Bon_ says on 16/Jun/11
in my opinion
Federer 183
Nadal 181
Djokovic 184
Sharapova 184
Ivanovic 181
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These are really crap estimates

Federer: 185cm
Nadal: 184cm
Djokovic: 187cm
Sharapova: 187cm
Shaun said on 4/Jul/11
Like basketball their is a discrepancy between those measured barefoot and those in sneakers and those who round up or down but I'm pretty sure these players are measured by the LTA in the way the NBA also measures players.
Shaun said on 4/Jul/11
[Editor Rob: all I'm saying is that I don't think they measure players and what a player says can differ from what they are billed at...I'm not even talking about Agassi. 5ft 8 is indeed an unbelievable estimate for him.]

Isn't it compulsory that players undergo a medical by the Lawn Tennis Association and have their height and weight taken for their stats?? How else would the LTA list them and settle on a formal height for them? Because one player says "I'm 6'1" and 187 pounds? I don't believe that, sorry Rob, in a professional sport such as tennis I believe they are at least measured by their doctors.
[Editor Rob: well they could be measured and some discrepancies result because of a few mismeasurements or measured in sneakers.]
Shaun said on 3/Jul/11
Rafa Nadal does not look 6'1" though. Short legs. He does look more 5'11". In reality he's probably 6'0.5" even if he doesn't look it.
Shaun said on 3/Jul/11
There is inconsistency in tennis, basketball and other sports with listed heights. They most likely measure a lot in sneakers but some like Federer seem to be listed as barefoot but they do measure them all the same. In Spadea's case, he was likely measured 5'11.5" in sneakers and was rounded up. My point Rob is that he WAS measured.
Shaun said on 3/Jul/11
[Editor Rob says: a good example of big discrepancy was Vincent Spadea. He was listed 6ft by tennis associations (and still is) but he said he was 5ft 10.5 in an interview. Michael Chang got listed 5ft 9 and he said he was 5ft 9 in trainers.]

So you think Andre Agassi is 5'7"? Bull****. He was listed at 5'11" and is probably 5'10", no lower. The "big discrepancy" is never likely to be more than 1.5" sorry Rob.
[Editor Rob: all I'm saying is that I don't think they measure players and what a player says can differ from what they are billed at...I'm not even talking about Agassi. 5ft 8 is indeed an unbelievable estimate for him.]
Bon_ said on 2/Jul/11
Good examples Rob. I think cases like Spadea's are very often on Tour. Particularly with huge stars who want to gain more 'respect'.
Shaun - Agassi has admitted being 5'7 in his late teens
Shaun said on 1/Jul/11
Bon_ says on 27/May/11 Agassi a weak 5'8? WTF? More like weak 5'11
Shaun said on 1/Jul/11
Bon_ says on 27/May/11
lol Nadal at 6'1, he's 182 cm max, more likely 181, and Federer is 183, 184 maxx

Are you thick as s**t or something? You do realise that these players are actually measured?
[Editor Rob: a good example of big discrepancy was Vincent Spadea. He was listed 6ft by tennis associations (and still is) but he said he was 5ft 10.5 in an interview. Michael Chang got listed 5ft 9 and he said he was 5ft 9 in trainers.]
Bon_ said on 30/Jun/11
What's the matter Shaun, you said yourself that Sampras looks 6' tops, now suddenly you are shocked to hear that he is 5'11 range?
Sampras 5'11.25 in my opinion
Bon_ said on 27/Jun/11
Correction: Agassi is a weak 5'8 at best.

Go to other pages to do your PR.
Shaun said on 20/Jun/11
Bon_ says on 3/Jun/11
Sampras is 5'11 range,

Yeah and Agassi is 5'8". Go away please.
Shaun said on 20/Jun/11
Bon_ says on 16/Jun/11
in my opinion

Federer 183
Nadal 181
Djokovic 184

Sharapova 184
Ivanovic 181

Which mental asylum did they get you out of? LOL at 5'11" for Nadal.
Ron said on 19/Jun/11
Federer 186
Sharapova 187
Djokovic 188
Venus 186
Safina 186
Nadal 184 I'm pretty sure
Bon_ said on 16/Jun/11
in my opinion

Federer 183
Nadal 181
Djokovic 184

Sharapova 184
Ivanovic 181
SAK said on 9/Jun/11
Federer 186cm
Nadal 184cm
Djokovic 187cm
Murray 190cm

Venus 185cm
Sharapova 187cm
Ivanovic 183cm
Bon_ said on 3/Jun/11
Sampras is 5'11 range, he was listed at 5'11.5 before, I'd say he's 181 cm like Nadal
Federer a little taller at strong 6'
really shows being too tall is not perfect for tennis, around 6' is where the most succesful players are but they get 6'1 listings to get more 'respect' from the public
GPDRF said on 2/Jun/11
I think roger is almost 6'1.25'(1.86m)based on his own website and the reallity!!!..novak djokovic is between 187-188cm
rafael nadal is not a clear 6'1"...somthing between 183-184(you can see some photos with iker casillas) who is 182.2cm based on real madrid website...pete sampras also looks like 183,4cm...and and what the hell!!!!!!andy murray is not 1.91m!!!!he is 188-189cm and for roben soderling aswell he is not 1.93...he is 191cm i think...and neither sharapova is 1.88m nor anna ivanovic is 1.86!!!!they are used to lie about their heights
germanjorg said on 29/May/11
Federer is NOT more than 10cm taller than Del Piero so he can Not be taller than 183cm and Nadal is clearly shorter than Robert Pires so Nadal is NOT taller than 180cm but guys keep on dreaming
Fred said on 27/May/11
Like I said I met Federer and he was the same height as me standing eye to eye and we are both 6 foot 1 roughly. Just because Federer looks like 188 or 189 cm does not mean anything unless you actually measure up against him or measure his height directly. A lot of people look taller than they really are or vice versa so Caracalla your comment is totally useless since it is based on how you think Federer looks like to you. Who care's about how he looks like to you!
Bon_ said on 27/May/11
lol Nadal at 6'1, he's 182 cm max, more likely 181, and Federer is 183, 184 maxx
Caracalla said on 21/May/11
Nadal looks 184cm not less but not more.. Federer looked surprisingly tall to me, more like 188cm or even 189cm but not less than 187cm for sure...
Ali said on 13/May/11
I really think Federer is 183/184 max.
Nadal 181-182max.
hs2011 said on 13/May/11
Fed isn't under 185cm IMO.

Nadal is closer to 6'0" than 6'1" since he's clearly shorter than Fed:
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Viper said on 13/May/11
Leinart was measured at 6-4.75
Bon_ said on 12/May/11
I say 182 or 183 cm for Fed
Anon said on 24/Apr/11
Federer looks close to 186cm. Not less than 185. To me Nadal looks anywhere from 182 to 184cm. Personally i think his actual minimum height may be 182cm however 183cm in truth is more likely. As far as i'm concerned he is 6ft no more, no less. It's important to remember that height isn't completely fixed anyway as everyone loses a couple of cm's from morning to evening ..possibly even a bit more (the more pressure exerted on your spine the more height you lose). Your height is the average of your maximum and minimum heights. But I like to go by the rule of taking lowest height (evening height) as true height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Apr/11
Federer does look 186cm...Nasal looks 184cm, not quite 6"1. Andy Murray isn't quite the 6"3(191cm) he gets listed at. But near it. probably 6"2.25 or 6"2.5. Roddick looks 6"2 on the dot or at worst 187cm, but 188cm is more accurate.

I doubt Maria Sharapova is 6"2(188cm)...more like 185-186cm

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