Daniil Medvedev Is The Tallest World Number 1 In Tennis History

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Daniil Medvedev is the tallest world number 1 in tennis history. At 6 ft. 6 inches, he is taller than countryman Marat Safin who was 6 ft. 4 inches tall. Despite his height, Medvedev is not a servebot. He relies on his groundstrokes mostly to win matches.

Here are the tallest world number ones in recent history.

6’6” –  Daniil Medvedev
6’4”  – Marat Safin
6’3” – Yevgeny Kafelnikov
6’3” – Andy Murray
6’3” – Gustavo Kuerten
6’3” – Carlos Moya
6’3” – Boris Becker

(Credit – Tennis TV)

Interestingly, the 3 tallest are Russians. Andy Murray is the taller than Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal.

Here are the heights of the Big  4

  • Roger Federer – 6’1”
  • Rafel Nadal – 6’1”
  • Novak Djokovic – 6’2”
  • Andy Murray – 6’3”

Among the younger generation, here is the list of the tallest players on the tour.

  • Reilly Opelka – 6’11″
  • Alexander Zverev – 6’6”
  • Matteo Berrettini – 6’5”
  • Karen Khachanov – 6’6”
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime – 6’4”
  • Stefanos Tsitispas – 6’4”

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