PDA

View Full Version : Rafa's Olympic practice attire...


consistency wins
08-06-2008, 06:18 AM
I think it kinda rocks...

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f98/consistencywins/fb7502fadb6d36abc0e3a77cc24de1f9-ge.jpg

Fedace
08-06-2008, 06:28 AM
Is he going to play singles or only the doubles ?

jmverdugo
08-06-2008, 06:42 AM
Two things:
- Everybody is entitled to his opinion and he can wear whatever he wants, but IMO, it is a No, no, no, no.
- Second, does he have wrist problems now or is it just to match his knees's tape?

KerryJ
08-06-2008, 06:45 AM
Those shorts! Geez, these are worse than the Air Court Ballistic's.

maximo
08-06-2008, 06:46 AM
jmverdugo

Two things:
- Everybody is entitled to his opinion and he can wear whatever he wants, but IMO, it is a No, no, no, no.
- Second, does he have wrist problems now or is it just to match his knees's tape?

i was wondering the same thing.

dman72
08-06-2008, 07:05 AM
I think it kinda rocks...

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f98/consistencywins/fb7502fadb6d36abc0e3a77cc24de1f9-ge.jpg

He looks like an Australians nightmare!! (Spinal Tap reference)

Meanstreak
08-06-2008, 07:10 AM
He looks like an Australians nightmare!! (Spinal Tap reference)

It's very a cheerful attire, plus he is free to wear whatever he likes.

10sbune
08-06-2008, 07:37 AM
The only person that could get away with wearing that outfit is Rafa.......I hope I don't see anyone on my local courts wearing it.

Lobber
08-06-2008, 07:49 AM
jmverdugo

Two things:
- Everybody is entitled to his opinion and he can wear whatever he wants, but IMO, it is a No, no, no, no.
- Second, does he have wrist problems now or is it just to match his knees's tape?

i was wondering the same thing.

Maybe he always has his wrists taped, only we don't see it because he's wearing wrist bands?

rightytopspin79
08-06-2008, 08:02 AM
ha ha..those shorts are crazy! they look like swim trunks..which by the sounds of how hot it is there wouldn't be a bad idea to just drench them in cold water..

zidane339
08-06-2008, 08:12 AM
Two things:
- Everybody is entitled to his opinion and he can wear whatever he wants, but IMO, it is a No, no, no, no.
- Second, does he have wrist problems now or is it just to match his knees's tape?

The way he hits it, I wouldnt be suprised his wrists hurt:)

martin8768
08-06-2008, 08:34 AM
SWEET! no more board shorts and sleeveless' shirts, i like the shirt, shorts are a little weird, but looks good

Rabbit
08-06-2008, 08:58 AM
I heard 2nd hand from a Nike rep that Nads was canning the wife beater, ehhhh....domestic abuser tunic (sorry Fee), and the clam diggers were inching up.

I think what he's wearing in that picture is a marked improvement. OK...it rocks!

consistency wins
08-06-2008, 09:00 AM
I heard 2nd hand from a Nike rep that Nads was canning the wife beater, ehhhh....domestic abuser tunic (sorry Fee), and the clam diggers were inching up.

I think what he's wearing in that picture is a marked improvement. OK...it rocks!

I really would like to see him in shirts with sleeves again and some 'normal' shorts. Let's hope that rep was right.

Blade0324
08-06-2008, 10:46 AM
He doesn't usually tape his wrists in matches as is apparent when he takes wrist bands off post match and throws them into the crowd.

Oui, c'est moi.
08-06-2008, 11:12 AM
It's not his fault. I blame whoever came up with the Spanish flag.

stanfordtennis alum
08-06-2008, 11:15 AM
looks awesome...

jmverdugo
08-06-2008, 11:26 AM
I just noticed it, you can clearly see the custom made shoe.

herosol
08-06-2008, 12:36 PM
looks real flashy, flamboyant, and Spanish.

it's all about flashy clothes. It brings the crowds people.

TennisandMusic
08-06-2008, 12:42 PM
Those look like wristbands, not tape, to me.

panta77
08-06-2008, 01:16 PM
His lugagge from Cincinnatti to China got lost, and China Nike provided him with that outfit

maximo
08-06-2008, 01:22 PM
His lugagge from Cincinnatti to China got lost, and China Nike provided him with that outfit

well that explain why hes wearing such unsual clothing such his shorts, where did you hear about this? good find anyway.

maximo
08-06-2008, 01:24 PM
can't spell today. :sad:

Aeropro master
08-06-2008, 01:27 PM
the shorts are very interesting. Are they only available in China or are they are even available at al because i have never seen those shorts in America.

samprasbackhand
08-06-2008, 01:53 PM
I think it kinda rocks...

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f98/consistencywins/fb7502fadb6d36abc0e3a77cc24de1f9-ge.jpg

Those shorts would look great in more traditional colors

panta77
08-06-2008, 02:53 PM
I heard that in the news on tv in spain.

jppc
08-06-2008, 03:59 PM
yeah it seems he just got whatever it is that was provided to him to get over practices, his shirt is the official olympic shitr for spain so...

federer envies me
08-06-2008, 04:08 PM
those shoes dont match his shirt at all

jppc
08-06-2008, 04:13 PM
i think they do match... in a sick twisted bizarro way..

baseliner87
08-06-2008, 04:33 PM
Those look like wristbands, not tape, to me.

those are to thin to be wristbands....they have to be tape.......i think

quest01
08-06-2008, 10:59 PM
It looks like he's in a circus.

Bogie
08-06-2008, 11:30 PM
nadal is wearing li ning, the brand that ivan ljubicic is sponsored by. bjorkman has also been wearing li ning in the practice days leading into the olympics. i think the tournament is just providing them with clothes for the moment.

Meanstreak
08-07-2008, 01:08 AM
those shoes dont match his shirt at all

They match his bandana and tapes. It's good to add colour tho the game, we don't want boring outfits all the time.

jmverdugo
08-07-2008, 04:15 AM
nadal is wearing li ning, the brand that ivan ljubicic is sponsored by. bjorkman has also been wearing li ning in the practice days leading into the olympics. i think the tournament is just providing them with clothes for the moment.

Are you talking about the picture on the OP?, If so, then the nike logo on the shorts confused all of us.

maximo
08-07-2008, 04:41 AM
So basically, those aren't nike shorts? :-?

Char
08-07-2008, 04:54 AM
Looks kind of tacky to me. The orange in the shirt does not match in the shorts, and none of the colors in the shorts or the shirt are carried through in the headband or the shoes. Nothing goes with each other. I agree flamboyant is good, and that works especially well for Rafa, but I dont like this combination at all. His knee tape would also look better if he got it in the light brown color of his shorts.

Now granted: its practice. He's just wearing what he was given to bang around in.

Also, to the person who said they were wristbands: its tape. Clearly you can see that the tape is flush to his skin, ie no thickness you'd normally see from a wristband. Also, Rafa usually wears the doublewides. Probably he tapes them for support underneath his wristbands normally, but just doesnt have wristbands on today.

ALEJOVAL
08-07-2008, 11:50 AM
READ THIS IS IN SPANISH
http://www.rafael-nadal.net/category/juegos-olimpicos-pekin-2008/

fridrix
08-07-2008, 12:04 PM
Painful to look at.

Madhoshi22
08-07-2008, 12:31 PM
It's tape, look at his right hand.

TennisandMusic
08-07-2008, 12:34 PM
It's tape, look at his right hand.

Why would he be taping his right hand though? That makes no sense...

ALEJOVAL
08-07-2008, 12:41 PM
Sí, mi equipaje no aparece. Pero no ha sido un gran problema. ***** ropa del equipo oficial y voy con la ropa de España. He entrenado con la ropa que me ha facilitado Nike China. Y para dormir… aquí hace calor, no hace falta mucho pijama.
Rafael Nadal.

yES, MY LUGAGGE ITS LOST. BUT NO PROBLEM. I GOT CLOTHES OF THE OFFICIAL TEAM OF SPAIN AND GO WITH THEM. IM TRAINING WITH COYHES OF NIKE CHINA. AND FOR SLEEP, HERE IS MUCH WARM OR HOT, I DONT NEED CLOTHES TO SLEEP.

ALEJOVAL
08-07-2008, 01:08 PM
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/acabrerafotos/0708.jpg

ag200boy
08-07-2008, 01:09 PM
wow...rafa in sleeves?

ALEJOVAL
08-07-2008, 01:10 PM
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/acabrerafotos/0708744.jpg

ag200boy
08-07-2008, 01:12 PM
oh...sleeves are gone

ALEJOVAL
08-07-2008, 01:13 PM
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/acabrerafotos/06084.jpg

ALEJOVAL
08-07-2008, 01:14 PM
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/acabrerafotos/upload_46c1639d_11b46debd46__7ff-1.jpg

ALEJOVAL
08-07-2008, 01:15 PM
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/acabrerafotos/upload_46c1639d_11b46debd46__7ff3_0.jpg

AznRamenDude
08-07-2008, 01:32 PM
Oh wow...i wouldnt have reconized him if someone didnt point that out :shock:

It just doesnt make him look..."nadalish" :?

But, i must say, they look pretty good on him, in a way. its a nice change :)

Oui, c'est moi.
08-07-2008, 05:22 PM
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/acabrerafotos/0708.jpg
Carla!
So good to see her again.

quest01
08-07-2008, 07:00 PM
That outfit would make Agassi proud.

beedlejuice22
08-08-2008, 04:32 AM
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/acabrerafotos/upload_46c1639d_11b46debd46__7ff3_0.jpg

RAFA HUNGRY!
RAFA SMASH ALL!

JanusB
08-08-2008, 04:54 AM
The only person that could get away with wearing that outfit is Rafa.......I hope I don't see anyone on my local courts wearing it.

Andre Agassi. Nuff said.

Cup8489
08-08-2008, 04:58 AM
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/acabrerafotos/upload_46c1639d_11b46debd46__7ff-1.jpg

.no.

epic fail nadal. epic fail.

he looks odd with sleeves..it'll take some getting used to.

JanusB
08-08-2008, 05:00 AM
Why would he be taping his right hand though? That makes no sense...

Yes it does. I wanna bet it's about having and even "balance" in your body. I know the same feeling, fx if I accidently let my one foot slide across the baseline before a serve I gotta let my other foot slide/tap across it as well so I have an "even balance" before serving..

maximo
08-08-2008, 05:03 AM
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/acabrerafotos/upload_46c1639d_11b46debd46__7ff-1.jpg

must be fun being on one of those.

baseline08thrasher
08-08-2008, 06:33 PM
The only person that could get away with wearing that outfit is Rafa.......I hope I don't see anyone on my local courts wearing it.

Yeah only Rafa,
it doesn't really match......
But who cares, it's a funky style.

baseline08thrasher
08-08-2008, 06:35 PM
Why would he be taping his right hand though? That makes no sense...

He hits bunches and bunches of backhands and it makes sense.
I've seen him practice before and he does alot of backhand cross courts while hitting.