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paulmaben
04-17-2009, 05:52 PM
I was watching Lapenti play today and it dawned on me that wearing a backwards facing cap is a relatively new phenomenon. I can't remember anyone earlier than the 90's doing this. Anyone up for a little history?
Also who in the top 100 regularly don the backwards cap?
This might be fun

himynameisNIKE
04-17-2009, 06:04 PM
hewitt, moya (when not wearing a bandana) haas, ginepri, thats all i can think of right now

dincuss
04-17-2009, 07:39 PM
Hewitt comes first to mind

edberg505
04-17-2009, 07:45 PM
Sebastien Grosjean

Crisp
04-17-2009, 07:50 PM
what about Penfors, didnt he wear his hat backward back in the day.

himynameisNIKE
04-17-2009, 08:26 PM
gasquet!

10char

matchmaker
04-17-2009, 09:03 PM
Marc Goellner

Safinator_1
04-17-2009, 09:07 PM
Whoever he was congratz. He must've felt pretty cool about himself

VivalaVida
04-17-2009, 09:14 PM
Whoever he was congratz. He must've felt pretty cool about himself
^^^hahaha safinator, your avatar is possibly the most humilating picture of Roger in his career. It cant get much worse than that IMO.

Safinator_1
04-17-2009, 09:16 PM
^^^hahaha safinator, your avatar is possibly the most humilating picture of Roger in his career. It cant get much worse than that IMO.

LOL im sorry i couldn't help it hahaha i wanted to see what kind of reaction i'll be recieving. I'm not sure this is the worst but i'll be on the lookout lol for purely entertainment purposes of course :D

VivalaVida
04-17-2009, 09:18 PM
LOL im sorry i couldn't help it hahaha i wanted to see what kind of reaction i'll be recieving. I'm not sure this is the worst but i'll be on the lookout lol for purely entertainment purposes of course :D
watch out my friend. Some people here take that kinda of stuff very personally.:)

Safinator_1
04-17-2009, 09:39 PM
watch out my friend. Some people here take that kinda of stuff very personally.:)

hehe i have no doubt ;), its all good and fun in the end tho right? i sure wouldn't mind if someone say got an embarassing avatar of Safin? :D

VivalaVida
04-17-2009, 09:47 PM
hehe i have no doubt ;), its all good and fun in the end tho right? i sure wouldn't mind if someone say got an embarassing avatar of Safin? :D
haha you are right. It is all fun and games, I hope others realize that as well. He do you have a link to that pic? I wanna see an upclose.

Safinator_1
04-17-2009, 10:05 PM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=256410 its actually from the thread 'Andymurray #3'. I'm sorry Love Game i just had too lol

paulmaben
04-18-2009, 04:34 AM
Marc Goellner is the name I was looking for. I remember watching him play at Indian Wells in either 92 or 93 and think this is the first time I ever saw the backwards hat.
This guy was going to be the next Becker as I recall but didn't climb to high in the rankings. I think Berndt Karbacher was better but talk about a funky game..

120mphBodyServe
04-18-2009, 06:30 AM
My early recollections of the 80s were of all the Swedish guys wearing the caps backward to cope with the heat @ Australian Open...

Ljubicic for number1
04-18-2009, 06:56 AM
Grosjean was before hewitt, probably more before him though

Andyk028
04-18-2009, 07:06 AM
Nadal rocks the backward during practice and sometimes when playing doubles.

Serendipitous
04-18-2009, 07:30 AM
Bjorn Rehnquist