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nothingfails
06-18-2009, 01:47 PM
Almost every player does this to his opponent now while shaking hands at the net. Where does this habit come from ?

dennis10is
06-18-2009, 01:52 PM
It is like dogs sniffing each other's behinds. The men are comparing abs, how is his six pack compared to mine? The women are comparing the size of the diamond in their navel rings.

thebuffman
06-18-2009, 02:34 PM
can honestly say that i've never done that

Camnation
06-18-2009, 02:37 PM
They do it to make female viewers happy. :)

malakas
06-18-2009, 02:39 PM
wow they must be gayssssssssss!!!:shock:

Frodo Baggins
06-18-2009, 02:41 PM
Can Someone Rub Mine?? ;) (Loves tummy rubs.. ) ;) wouldn't mind rubbing Tommys Or Davide,Or Feds tummy!!! ;)

Golden Retriever
06-18-2009, 02:50 PM
Not just the tummy, they practically rub all the nonsexual parts of the body. Head, back, shoulder, you name it.

nothingfails
06-18-2009, 02:58 PM
Not just the tummy, they practically rub all the nonsexual parts of the body. Head, back, shoulder, you name it.
Makes me wonder what parts they rub in the locker room...

wangs78
06-18-2009, 03:10 PM
It's just a way to express camaraderie, nothing more.

Gorecki
06-18-2009, 03:15 PM
just asking each others:

So.. lets have lunch?

vive le beau jeu !
06-18-2009, 03:21 PM
It is like dogs sniffing each other's behinds.
and did some players ever do that at the end of a match ?

Blinkism
06-18-2009, 03:23 PM
I heard if you rub Nalbandian's belly, you get good luck for 7 years.

Federiffic
06-18-2009, 03:24 PM
It is a bit much, IMO, all we do in my area after a match, is a fist bump at the net.

Fandango
06-18-2009, 03:25 PM
its like reaction formation. one guy is real ****ed that he lost and another is happy so it would be faintly unusual if one guy showed his true feelings and was real anal while the other is all like yea yeah yeah

malakas
06-18-2009, 03:28 PM
I heard if you rub Nalbandian's belly, you get good luck for 7 years.

hahahaha we should make a picsam of this!:mrgreen:

BoomerangX
06-18-2009, 04:53 PM
LOL this is a pretty funny thread. They give each other a hug sometimes too, slap each other's butts, etc. Habit of some sort?

Serendipitous
06-18-2009, 05:02 PM
http://dailycontributor.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/federer-nadal-australian-open.jpg



http://www.pcsportsbet.com/files/2008/09/roger-federer-and-rafael-nadal.jpg



http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3-j6DO-dk-k/SEqAsHtOXYI/AAAAAAAAAjQ/eZiomorSeaE/s320/p1_federer_nadal_1026.jpg



http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2008/0620/ten_u_federer_nadal_200.jpg

Serendipitous
06-18-2009, 05:03 PM
http://www2.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/2007-05/17/xin_56050417101689355908.jpg



http://www.theroar.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/rafael-nadal-federer.jpg



http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0901/tennis.australian.open.best.shots/images/new.federer.nadal.jpg

varsity8993
06-18-2009, 05:10 PM
It's a show of sportsmanship that contrasts their natural human body language (and any pro athlete is pretty much an alpha male) that also says 'don't get too close.' It's like when you have to hug someone at a wedding or funeral and you tap their back as a signal of 'okay, that's enough now.'

:)

S H O W S T O P P E R !
06-18-2009, 05:22 PM
Turns out that most pros are actually dogs in costume and like to rub each other's belly, it's like crack to them.

Fedace
06-18-2009, 05:29 PM
They want to say thanks to each other for last night.

Fandango
06-18-2009, 06:19 PM
notice federer is doing most of the belly rubbing

Lsmkenpo
06-18-2009, 06:23 PM
Must have been a heck of a match.

http://i42.tinypic.com/2akl3zn.jpg

random guy
06-18-2009, 06:29 PM
I heard if you rub Nalbandian's belly, you get good luck for 7 years.

Lol. We have a winner. Thread closed. :)

Lion King
06-18-2009, 06:32 PM
Must have been a heck of a match.

http://i42.tinypic.com/2akl3zn.jpg

I heard these two are best friends in real life...

skip1969
06-18-2009, 06:38 PM
you must rub the stomach as you recite the spell in order for the magic to work.

yes, master.

LetFirstServe
06-18-2009, 06:39 PM
Because on one side of the net when approaching for the handshake and going in, they cant pat on the back because they are both holding their raquets in their left hands after the handshake. The player on the left (relative to the umpire) is forced to do the belly rub while the one on the right can do the back pat.

alchn
06-18-2009, 06:46 PM
Must have been a heck of a match.

http://i42.tinypic.com/2akl3zn.jpg

They are European..... :)

Brned
06-18-2009, 06:46 PM
I heard these two are best friends in real life...

Whatever... they are french

alchn
06-18-2009, 06:48 PM
Because on one side of the net when approaching for the handshake and going in, they cant pat on the back because they are both holding their raquets in their left hands after the handshake. The player on the left (relative to the umpire) is forced to do the belly rub while the one on the right can do the back pat.

ic.. It makes so much sense now.

Lsmkenpo
06-18-2009, 07:05 PM
Maybe I will try the belly rub at my doubles match this weekend, and see how it goes over, not sure about the cheek kiss though.

Sentinel
06-18-2009, 08:13 PM
http://www2.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/2007-05/17/xin_56050417101689355908.jpg







ROTFL !!! This is totally doggy stuff!!!


The other pics belong to the ladies only section :twisted:

Douggo
06-18-2009, 08:14 PM
This is a great thread. I think the Internet is officially full now.

Mansewerz
06-18-2009, 08:21 PM
I heard if you rub Nalbandian's belly, you get good luck for 7 years.

I heard you owe him a meal for making him hungry.

Bud
06-18-2009, 08:22 PM
I heard if you rub Nalbandian's belly, you get good luck for 7 years.

Ummm no... that's the Buddha you speak of :grin:

Fedace
06-18-2009, 08:23 PM
I heard these two are best friends in real life...

I will bet they are best friends alright.......i am sure they are best buddies in the bedroom as welll....:)

snr
06-18-2009, 10:24 PM
Because on one side of the net when approaching for the handshake and going in, they cant pat on the back because they are both holding their raquets in their left hands after the handshake. The player on the left (relative to the umpire) is forced to do the belly rub while the one on the right can do the back pat.

Agreed so much sense hahah!

Toxicmilk
06-18-2009, 10:28 PM
Because on one side of the net when approaching for the handshake and going in, they cant pat on the back because they are both holding their raquets in their left hands after the handshake. The player on the left (relative to the umpire) is forced to do the belly rub while the one on the right can do the back pat.

I can't believe I've never thought of it like that. O.o....
And LOL at the Nalby rub...

Leublu tennis
06-18-2009, 10:30 PM
Not just the tummy, they practically rub all the nonsexual parts of the body. Head, back, shoulder, you name it.Does anyone rub N's butt?

Leublu tennis
06-18-2009, 10:31 PM
It is like dogs sniffing each other's behinds. The men are comparing abs, how is his six pack compared to mine? The women are comparing the size of the diamond in their navel rings.
Thats really funny. So NY on the size of the rings.

Gorecki
06-19-2009, 02:42 AM
They are European..... :)

and like any european they are very sure of their heterosexuality so they have no problems to show affection to other men...

what.. you are not? hum....

Sentinel
06-19-2009, 03:13 AM
Not just the tummy, they practically rub all the nonsexual parts of the body. Head, back, shoulder, you name it.

Darn! These guys make those bonobos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonobo#Sexual_social_behavior) look prudish !

dsa202
06-19-2009, 04:54 AM
I heard if you rub Nalbandian's belly, you get good luck for 7 years.

Hahaha. That's good.

icedevil0289
06-19-2009, 05:49 AM
http://dailycontributor.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/federer-nadal-australian-open.jpg



http://www.pcsportsbet.com/files/2008/09/roger-federer-and-rafael-nadal.jpg



http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3-j6DO-dk-k/SEqAsHtOXYI/AAAAAAAAAjQ/eZiomorSeaE/s320/p1_federer_nadal_1026.jpg



http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2008/0620/ten_u_federer_nadal_200.jpg

Now I know why a lot of the nadal fangirls dislike federer. Clearly they are jealous.

TheMusicLover
06-19-2009, 06:14 AM
Now I know why a lot of the nadal fangirls dislike federer. Clearly they are jealous.

I am jealous of BOTH of them. :p

cknobman
06-19-2009, 06:16 AM
Cause they're horny.

icedevil0289
06-19-2009, 06:17 AM
I am jealous of BOTH of them. :p

Lol. You poor thing. Lmao@ your location.

TheMusicLover
06-19-2009, 06:19 AM
Lol. You poor thing. Lmao@ your location.

I should change that, I've been fairly active over there lately, as you know. ;)

icedevil0289
06-19-2009, 06:24 AM
I should change that, I've been fairly active over there lately, as you know. ;)

Yes yes and I'm very happy about that as well. We need more rational and objective posters over there and over here as well.

malakas
06-19-2009, 06:33 AM
Yes yes and I'm very happy about that as well. We need more rationa and objective posters over there and over here as well.

Me too I'm happy!:D Welcome!!;)

icedevil0289
06-19-2009, 06:35 AM
Me too I'm happy!:D Welcome!!;)

Did you like the castle?

malakas
06-19-2009, 06:36 AM
Did you like the castle?

yeah!It was nice!But..now I don't remember any posters' names..:oops: :( :p

icedevil0289
06-19-2009, 06:38 AM
yeah!It was nice!But..now I don't remember any posters' names..:oops: :( :p

Haha. Come by more often and you will start to remember.

TheMusicLover
06-19-2009, 06:38 AM
Hi there people, nice to see some Castle Folks in this thread. Somehow I knew where to find you. :p

malakas
06-19-2009, 06:45 AM
Hi there people, nice to see some Castle Folks in this thread. Somehow I knew where to find you. :p

of course you did!!http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bagdaddy_2006/smilies/devil.gif


hehe yeah usha!I will..''man up" and make my appearance again!:p ;) it was nice!

TheMusicLover
06-19-2009, 06:49 AM
of course you did!!http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bagdaddy_2006/smilies/devil.gif

When you see a thread title like this one, I know I'm going to enjoy it.
And apparently... great minds think alike! :) :)

hehe yeah usha!I will..''man up" and make my appearance again!
it was nice!

Please do! :)

icedevil0289
06-19-2009, 06:51 AM
When you see a thread title like this one, I know I'm going to enjoy it.
And apparently... great minds think alike! :) :)



Please do! :)

Remember how I kept posting all the montages that I got from this forum. Well check it out. It's in the pro match section under "fed's coversation with nadal" or something like that. Lots of fedal for you.

Edit: Okay it's called fed's talk with nadal post match.

TheMusicLover
06-19-2009, 06:53 AM
Remember how I kept posting all the montages that I got from this forum. Well check it out. It's in the pro match section under "fed's coversation with nadal" or something like that. Lots of fedal for you.

Edit: Okay it's called fed's talk with nadal post match.

Hey, thankees Usha!
I will SURELY check out that thread... :-P:-P:-P

maximo
06-19-2009, 06:54 AM
I have always wondered the same thing...