How tall is Roger Federer - Page 3

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6ft 0.97in (185.4cm)
F8 said on 9/Sep/08
Naaaah, Murray looks close enough to his billed height of 6'3. The most I'd take of is half an inch. That would make Murray 6'2.5". Now Nadal is definately 6 feet tall. Nothing more. I remember him changing his shoes during Wimbledon. While being filmed we saw him putting insoles in his shoes. Those insoles are about a half inch in thickness.
Anonymous said on 8/Sep/08
Bongo, Roddick has flat trainers and Federer has dress shoes on.
Ian said on 8/Sep/08
Federer is smaller than andy murray and taller than nadal if that helps. Murray is about 6ft2 and Nadal looks to be around 6ft tall as murray had a couple of inches on him.
Viper said on 6/Sep/08
Im sure they upgraded Nadal's height because hes become more successful. They do it all the time in sports. Especially in college.
Jake said on 4/Sep/08
I would've believed it if they had Nadal listed at 6'0. But now that they've increased his height to 6'1, I'm feeling doubtful. Here a picture of Nadal and Federer standing side-by-side after this years French Open 2008 match. It's quite obvious that Federer has more than an inch on Nadal. Click Here
Viper said on 31/Aug/08
Fed is one of the few players who are listed correctly.
Bongo said on 30/Aug/08
OK..what gets to me is the fact that Hewitt is listed as 5'11. Federer has 3 to 3.5 inches on Hewitt in the snap below. And Roddick who's listed as 6'2, looks about the same height as federer who's 6'1. I can see that Roddick's eye level is about an inch above Federer's, but since federer has a more longer head, it seems he's neck in neck with Roddick. Kinda makes up for that 1-inch loss. Click Here
Jake said on 30/Aug/08
And again, either Federer is being generous and stating his height as 6'1 (when he's more), or all other players, including Pete Sampras in this pic, are lying about their heights. As seen below, Federer has a good inch on Sampras, who also claims 6'1.
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Jake said on 24/Aug/08
Hmm I Beckham really the 5'11.5" he's listed at, after looking at this photo of him and Federer side by side? If he is, Federer looks more like a 6'2.5" guy.
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xyzblast said on 2/Aug/08
Nah Nadal is still 6'0. He was clearly 1inch shorter than Federer during Wimbledon and at least 2inch shorter than Djokovic in masters series. Now if Nadal uses insoles...
Jake said on 1/Aug/08
I stand unmoved on my view. During a brief time-out for break, Nadal was clearly being filmed while adjusting the insoles in his shoes. Like I said, Nadal is anywhere from 6 to 6'0.5" feet tall. Those insoles are just thick enough to close the height gap between him and Federer, which is why he seems as tall as Federer most of the time.
@ace1: Dude, Roddick is clearly an inch taller than Federer. He's 6'2.
ace1 said on 14/Jul/08
nadal sometimes looked taller during wimbledon than federer
federer is 6'1 without shoes, nadal 184 i think

fed is 1.85 max
nadal is 1.84
roddick is 184.5 without shoes
djokovic is 1.87 max
Jake said on 7/Jul/08
Yesterday's match was by far the BEST showdown between Nadal and Fed. I would say Nadal is 6'0 1/2 while Federer is 6'1. Only cuz I've seen Nadal use insoles in his shoes, while Federer doesn't. Those insoles are just thick enough to close the gap between the 2 of em. That'z why the height difference between them seems non-existent.
wtf? said on 6/Jul/08
as tall as nadal i reckon. to all you people who he will always be no.1 correction that will be impossible cause he will eventually be replaced or retire who knows but sure he can hold the pole position a little while longer if not nadal wins today
mikez said on 6/Jul/08
somebody: I have no idea how tall Fed is, he could be 6'1. But I know certainly that roddick is 6'0 even as I met him at the Aus open in 07 and im exactly 6'0 and a quarter and we were the same.
derek said on 25/Jun/08
atp tennis list roger 6'1 1.85 and 88 kg never thought he was that haeavy, rog is the best, tennis players i like federer,safin,wawrinka,gonzalez and baghdatis but i do not like djokovic,soderling,stepanek, berdych and andy murray but roger is no.1 and will always be.
somebody said on 18/Jun/08
glenn = 172cm ( 5'8 ) . federer 184cm (almost 6'1) height difference = 12 cm . almost 5 inches .. END OF DISCUSSION .. btw id peg roddick to be bout 186cm .almost an inch taller than roger ...
uros said on 15/Jun/08
federer is 6'1, a tall guy and to the nadal and djokovic fans roger is and will always be the no.1 tennis player in the world, roger federer is the best
MD said on 30/May/08
Correction, Djokovic is exactly 6'-1.5"
xyzblast said on 30/May/08
He is clearly about an inch shorter than a true 6'2 Djokovic. So, he is 6'1 at best.
lisa said on 24/May/08
roger is 6'1 the same height as rafa nadal and just under djokovic, roger is the best, my favourite player along with andy murray and evgeny korolev.
Viper said on 28/Apr/08
I think Roger is a little closer to the camera in that pic, making him look a little taller than usual.
anonymous said on 27/Apr/08
your right viper, he does seem to have about 2 inches on him (if not more) Click Here
Heightwatcher said on 27/Apr/08
He is 6 feet 1 = 185cm. He has wide and muscled shouldes, which make him look taller.
Dave said on 26/Apr/08
roger federer is a 6'1 BARE MINIMUM barefoot... i think hes 6'1.5 personally.... surprisingly tall guy.
Davey said on 26/Apr/08
6ft i thought hewitt was listen as 5`11? Is that with shoes on?
OOMPALOOMPA said on 11/Apr/08
6'1! No one can argue. Federer is the most legit 6'1 male athlete there is. So I dont see any point of debate!
Viper said on 1/Apr/08
Im convinced that Roger is a legit 6-1 after seeing pictures of him with Tiger Woods. Sometimes Roger has almost 2 inches on Tiger.
ray said on 25/Mar/08
federer is 6'1.5(1.86m), nadal is 6'1(1.85m),djokovic is 6'2(1.87m) and murray is 6'3(1.90m)those are a few, federer is a tall guy but he is dwarfed by the huge guys like isner, karlovic,guccione,del potro and querrey.
6ft said on 22/Mar/08
Hewitt is only 176-177 barefoot he looks about 2 inches shorter than 6 ft baghdatis and 3-4 inches shorther than federer
Nadal is probably 1.84 barefoot
Federer is 1.85-186 he's taller than the other players who are 1.85
Roddick is sometimes 1.85 with wrong shoes, sometimes 1.88 and taller than other 6'2 players
Anonymous said on 20/Mar/08
6'-0" barefoot, and 6'-1" in tennis shoes, is probably closer to the truth.
S4M said on 19/Mar/08
@ Hans: Definately agreeable dude. Federer is a solid 6'1. Nadal is probably around 6'0.5! Click Here You can see Federer's got about half an inch on Nadal. And neither seems to be bent or tilted in this photo, which is why I chose this particular pic.
hans said on 14/Mar/08
Federer is definetely taller than Nadal, i think Federer is 6'1,25 and Nadal 6'0,5
S4M said on 10/Mar/08
Those pictures from "anonymous" prove that Federer is 6'1 SOLID! Hewitt is 5'10 barefoot, probably 5'11 with shoes. He has short limbs to be considered 5'11 which is an inch less than 6 feet. Roger looks like he's got a good 3 inches on him, not mention his head size...HUGE!
Anonymous said on 9/Mar/08
i met james blake and to me he looks 5'11, at MOST 6'0. but not the 6'1 he's billed at. i've seen pictures of these two together and federer looks to be taller by an inch. i'll say that federer is 6'0.5.
Viper said on 4/Feb/08
Roddick looks taller than just 6-0 to me most of the time, but he does look 6-0 in those pics with 6-3 Terrell Owens and 6-5 Matt Leinart.
Anonymous said on 3/Feb/08
nobody012: You "saw" him? Great I saw him to at the aussie open.. only in the upper level of the to be a bit more specific? Its pretty hard to get up close to fed.
Anonymous said on 3/Feb/08
I never said roddick was 5'11, hes 183cm which is 6ft
Leung said on 30/Jan/08
I have seen Hewitt for real and he is 5
Anonymous said on 29/Jan/08
if hewitt is only 5'9 fed is still easily 4 inches taller he's the most legit 6'1 man you'll ever see, no swaying on him 6'1 and change
Anonymous said on 28/Jan/08
Other Anonymous, you're overlooking that Lleyton Hewitt is overlisted by perhaps almost 2 inches. He always looks 5'9.5 - 5'10 to me. That puts Fed to me at not quite 6'1. 184-185 to my eye.
aerotive said on 24/Jan/08
I've seen him at several USOs. He's right at 6ft1.
nobody012 said on 22/Jan/08
mike,are you at the aussie open now? i saw federer and he is the same height as me,which is 6'1.
Mikez said on 21/Jan/08
You are forgetting one thing...Courier is 6ft not 6'1. Nadal is the same height as Courier..a hard 6ft..federer is about 5'11.5..I know some of you are going to be shocked at this, but its true.
OutBenchThis said on 20/Jan/08
Rubbish internet_hey! IF you took notice of the various angles available you would have seen Federer at equal height to Courier at some points aswell during the post match. The only time Federer looked taller was from the above angle shot. It's well known that Courier has one of the worst postures around so I still stand by my 184 cm observation. Ofcourse none of us have satisfactory evidence to suggest otherwise, unless I or another poster on here was photographed measuring a celebrity in the morning, midday and late night and was able to take an average from that, which is unlikely to happen, the next best thing is to rely on photographic evidence (usually from Glenn) and his or anothers anecdotal evidence and specualte from there. I say 184 cm, you say 186 cm.
internet_hey said on 19/Jan/08
Federer just won his match against Janko Tipsarevic in a match that went for over 4 hours. In the postmatch interview with Jim Courier,Federer is clearly taller than Courier by at least 0.5" and up to a full 1" when he straightened up. Rob's listing of 186cm is accurate, you guys have no solid evidence that Federer is shorter than that.
OutBenchThis said on 18/Jan/08
Yeah Rob, it was post match. That's a good point Rob you raise regarding intensive exercise and its effects on an some individuals average lowest height. I took that into consideration with my estimate of 184 cm.
Mikez said on 17/Jan/08
Oh cmon Rob thats stretching it (no pun intended). Federer aint 6'1 and has never looked it. Thank you OutBenchThis for posting some logic..the first ive seen on the tennis heights.
OutBenchThis said on 16/Jan/08
He was interviewed post-match by Jim Courier who happens to be 6'1" and Courier was definately taller than Federer by about an inch. He could well be 6'.05" (184 cm)

[Editor Rob: if it's post match federer will be at his lowest point, sometimes folk on here say after strenous exercise they can measure small fraction lower than their usual low height?]
Rasphone said on 15/Jan/08
... Henry 188cm, Tiger 189cm, Federer 186cm
Anonymous said on 6/Jan/08
he's listed everywhere at 185, i doubt he would be taller than listed.
Mattiew_- said on 4/Jan/08
Federer stated countless times he was 185cm tall ...
john said on 1/Jan/08
he looks only 6-0, no more than that.
Anonymous said on 18/Dec/07
Wow, I can't believe you've met Federer, one of my favorite famous people in the world.

Now I can imagine how I would look like next to him (I'm 5'9.5 honest, I tell ppl I'm 5'10)
weekly said on 7/Dec/07
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Third photo, Nadal looks there taller. He puts insoles to his shoes to protect his knees, that's why he looks taller maybe.
dmeyer said on 6/Dec/07
i think 6 ft 1.25 in is the perfect height for a man

[Editor Rob: its a solid height 186cm.

erm, not sure on Kurt btw, I still curious about the interview where he joked with someone about height, it was mentioned a while ago.]
Kaneda said on 11/Nov/07
Federer is 186, he's actually pretty tall.. Nadal is 6'1 so he sometimes looks taller because of his posture..
Big T said on 8/Nov/07
imo- Federer 186cm, Thierry Henry 185cm, Tiger Woods 184cm
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.
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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and with 6'2 haas
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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.
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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glenn said on 25/Apr/07
yes,6-1.looks taller to me in the pic due to the pose.
TheJerk said on 24/Apr/07
Yes, quite true dmeyer. Is 6-1 fair Glenn?
dmeyer said on 22/Apr/07
he is ugly in that pic
MD said on 22/Apr/07
The announcers had kept remarking that Nadal had grown. Perhaps, he did, but it's obvious who is the real 6'1".
Antron said on 21/Apr/07
Nadal had always been listed at an even 6' until recently. 6' would be pretty close to accurate based on pictures. Maybe 5'11.5"
MD said on 18/Mar/07
Nadal, now, is listed at 6'1" (185cm) just like Federer, but it's quite clear that Roger is the true 6'1". It's rare you see an honest height listed in sports, but it looks like Roger is one of those few.

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Sam said on 17/Mar/07
Do someone knows how height is Nadal? (sorry for my english i'm french canadien)
Mike said on 17/Mar/07
I just realised thats Glenn in the actually pic up bad... so he did go up to Federer obviously (sorry for overlooking that)... but a couple points.... you cant see where federers head ends because of the cap, but it does not look like a 5 inch difference at all. And its harder to judge someones height the greater the gap is (ie for Glenn to differentiate between 6ft and 6ft 1 at 5'8).
Mike said on 17/Mar/07
Guys, they just quote the heights in shoes.. it happens all the time in sports. Trust me, people all the time think im 6ft 1 or 2 and im 6ft. Its not a matter of agreeing with Glenn or not... the ONLY way to verify is to see them in person. I saw Roddick in person, but I can only say what i think about federer since i didnt actually go up to him, but look at the pics and on TV, comparing to a 6ft Roddick, they are the same height in all of them.
Pop said on 16/Mar/07
I agree with Glenn that Federer is 6'1''.
Mike said on 16/Mar/07
I met the guy in person at the Aus open. He was standing 1 foot away signing autographs. There is no way he is 6'1. I am 6ft without shoes and we were the exact same height and the person with me said so also. He looks alot shorter in person, but heavier also.
Viper said on 15/Mar/07
I cant see Roddick below 6-1.
Leung said on 14/Mar/07
Roddick is well over 6', he's closer to 6'2"
Mike said on 13/Mar/07
Roddick is 6ft. I had an onlooker certify this as I stood right next to him at the Aus Open. We were exactly the same and Im 6ft and 1/4 without shoes. Given Federer and Roddick are the same height, thus Federer is also 6ft (183 cm).

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[Editor Rob: roddick is in converse trainer vs shoe. I guarantee he's giving up 1/2 inch in footwear disadvantage to fererer there]
Anonymous said on 13/Feb/07
That whole Kooyong pic is horribly angled obviously or Tommy Haas is like 5'11". Wow you gusy seriously.
6'2.5'' JK said on 7/Feb/07
Thierry Henry looks a legit 6'2'' to me
Jason said on 6/Feb/07
Thierry Henry is also listed at 187cm, probably his more accurate height.
Stevie G said on 6/Feb/07
Here is a pic from the press conference:
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The angle sucks, but its quite obvious Woods is smaller than Henry and Federer.
Stevie G said on 6/Feb/07
I saw Thierry Henry and Federer standing side by side and they were pretty much the same height. Henry has always been listed as 188 cm and i think its pretty accurate in relation to other soccer players. Tiger Woods was also there, and he was clearly shorter than Henry and Federer. So if Federer is 185 then Woods is 180. My guess is Woods is about 183 and Federer is about 188.
stAs said on 29/Jan/07
I think 185 is his very late evening height. more looks like 186-187.
derbi said on 19/Jan/07
why do you call him federar instead of federer above?

[Editor Rob: a few misspellings might be strategicically placed here and there.]
Anonymous said on 12/Jan/07
Yeah, that pic is screwy because Federer also looks the same height as Ljubicic, who is 6'4". So Federer is either on his toes, or there is something up there. Roddick is standing next to Haas, who is 6'2", and Roddick looks taller.

But for some reason I still think that Federer is maybe 6'1.5". They had him listed as 6'2" on for a while. Who knows.
weekly said on 11/Jan/07
Gramps: No way, Federer is not taller than Roddick, there must be some optical (dis)illusion. Perhaps he's standing a little closer to camera. But great pic anyway!
aerotive said on 27/Dec/06
Saw him at the US Open earlier this year. I'd say 6ft 1 is right on the money.
Roddick I think is a bit less than generally reported, as is Sharapova.
rick said on 14/Dec/06
Fed must had an advantage of 1 or 2 cms with his shoes this day !
In my pics they had both tennis shoes. Again Federer is not more 185cms.
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Strange, because Fed was about the same height as Nadal earlier in the year. Now he looks much taller. Has he grown? Because did list him at 6'2" for a while.
rick said on 11/Dec/06
One inch taller than Nadal ? No ! An half inch maybe. Nadal is like 6'0.5".
Anonymous said on 11/Dec/06
Federer was listed as 6'2" for a while, but they changed it back to 6'1". He's half an inch to an inch taller than Nadal, and Nadal is listed as 6'1", so something is up.
Juraj said on 14/Nov/06
I think he's around 6'1.5, slightly taller than Nadal who's matured to 6'1. I've seen both of them beside each other many times. Heck, they always meet in tennis finals!
Glenn said on 2/Oct/06
I had two 6-1.5 friends that I thought were fact one lied and said 6-3.I fell for it back in the day.
Viper652 said on 2/Oct/06
A lot of people see 6-1 guys as 6-3, though Roger looks shorter tahn 6-1 at times for some reason.
Marc said on 1/Oct/06
I thought he was 6'3", but ok.
filippo said on 30/Sep/06
What?Federer is more than 6'3''?No way he is surly 185cm or max 186cm(6'1.25)..absolutely no more.In this pic with 6'5'' marat safin Click Here
elly said on 27/Sep/06
I am 5'9 and i met federe. he is at least 6' 3'' and also larger than he looks on tv.
Glenn said on 26/Sep/06
If was arm to arm with him here,I wouldnt look as short.
Gotxo said on 25/Sep/06
Jason his official listing in cm is 186cm as Rob list him here.
I suppose he's quite a bit deceiving as he doesn't look as tall as he really is.
Viper652 said on 25/Sep/06
I can see why people are surprised that he is 6-1. Because he gives off a 5-10 impression on the tennis court for some odd reason.
Jason said on 25/Sep/06
I know Federer is taller than he for some reason seems but I don't think he's over 185. What's his official listing in cm?
MD said on 24/Sep/06
Nadal has grown.
ralph said on 24/Sep/06
Its curious. Rafael Nadal website gives him 182 cms. But when I see him beside federer he always looks one inch taller. I mean, maybe that was his height three years ago, but he has grown a couple of inches since that, that website has to be updated.
sf said on 24/Sep/06
Hey, you don't have to give Nadal a couple of years. He's got a winning record against Federer. That is, he's beaten Federer, more times than Federer has beaten him. Still, Federer is just an absolutely amazing player. Grand slam tournaments are getting boring cause you always know Federer is gonna be in the finals and win! He's amazing.
Cantstop25 said on 24/Sep/06
wow, taller then I expected
Zach said on 23/Sep/06
Ha ha Rob, give Nadal a couple of years ;)
Glenn said on 23/Sep/06
In person he seemed the photo I see 6-2.this is the most excited I see Rob in a while!
Derek said on 23/Sep/06
He does look marginally over 6'1".
Korben said on 23/Sep/06
I walked next to him when he was in Melbourne for the Aussie Open in 2005. Im about 6'4 and I was supried how tall he was, I have bad posture but hes easily in the 186-188 range (in pics with andy roddick there really dosetnt seem to be much of a difference)
aw said on 23/Sep/06
look at Glenn, he is doing his best military posture.
Stef said on 23/Sep/06
yep, i think 6' 1.25" is pretty accurate.

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