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treo
04-30-2005, 08:34 AM
Now that were in the middle of clay court season and there is a lot of Nadal on TV, I wish he would change brands of underwear so he stops that annoying habit of picking his crack between points. What is even more annoying is after the pick he will rub his nose like he's taking a whiff. Ugh! He can't blame it on the capri pants because he had the same problem last year.

aj_m2009
04-30-2005, 08:41 AM
According to www.vamosrafael.com/faqs.html(fifth question down) he is picking at his pants(not undies) because it is a nervous habit.

Craig Sheppard
04-30-2005, 10:25 AM
Yeah, It's a bit annoying to see him de-wedgie himself all the time... wish he'd get some looser pants as well.

VamosRafa
04-30-2005, 01:18 PM
Yeah, It's a bit annoying to see him de-wedgie himself all the time... wish he'd get some looser pants as well.

Again, it's not his pants. It's something he's done since he was little. His father says it's a "nervous habit," where Rafa just says, "It is something that Iíve been doing since I was small. But it does not guarantee me victories."

POGO
04-30-2005, 01:31 PM
Now that were in the middle of clay court season and there is a lot of Nadal on TV, I wish he would change brands of underwear so he stops that annoying habit of picking his crack between points. What is even more annoying is after the pick he will rub his nose like he's taking a whiff. Ugh! He can't blame it on the capri pants because he had the same problem last year.
I dont think he is wearing any underwear. I heard he goes commando.

Thomas
04-30-2005, 02:25 PM
Gross. Just gross.

Boy Wonder
04-30-2005, 02:27 PM
Ya just a nervous habit, it may give him a bit of good luck. At least it's working this season. I don't find it annoying, it's kind of a habit of mine also.

VamosRafa
04-30-2005, 02:29 PM
I always thought Pete wiping his brow with his sweat was gross, too. But we got used to it.

And Pat Rafter used to always do this nose thing that wasn't particularly attractive.

They all have their quirks, and this is Rafa's. I'd rather have him show his nervousness by picking at his pants than in missing his shots.

I think it's a habit that won't die a quick death. He's been doing it too long.

At least he's stopped drinking water and spitting it out. That's what he did in the first few tapes I saw of him back in 2003. As one British commentator said, at the time, rather drily, "He has a few rather unattractive habits."

NoBadMojo
04-30-2005, 02:51 PM
any guy who wears capri pants must actually be wearing panties underneath....................;O

VamosRafa
04-30-2005, 02:55 PM
any guy who wears capri pants must actually be wearing panties underneath....................;O

Obviously, NoBadMojo, you haven't read Sports Illustrated item on the claycourt stud, with his stylish pants.

Boy Wonder
04-30-2005, 02:58 PM
NoBadMojo, I like the "surfer-inspired clam diggers" as tennis magazine calls it.

USCfan
04-30-2005, 03:09 PM
Obviously, NoBadMojo, you haven't read Sports Illustrated item on the claycourt stud, with his stylish pants.

It was nice to see rafa in SI. This thread is cracking me up...

K. Wilson Moose
04-30-2005, 03:25 PM
any guy who wears capri pants must actually be wearing panties underneath....................;O

Yes, and most likely G^Y ;>).

VamosRafa
04-30-2005, 03:31 PM
Yes, and most likely G^Y ;>).

Wishful thinking, perhaps. ;-)

doriancito
04-30-2005, 03:31 PM
I nadal ***?

doriancito
04-30-2005, 03:32 PM
hey they dont let me say g a y! so ill say is nadal ****sexual?

VamosRafa
04-30-2005, 03:32 PM
It was nice to see rafa in SI. This thread is cracking me up...

There's a reason we have this question answered in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) part of of VR.com. *lol*

I can't tell you how many e-mails I get from people asking me to tell Rafa to stop doing that. Sorry, but I'm going to let you all tell him. *lol*

gmlasam
04-30-2005, 03:33 PM
Hhahahaha....Nadal's habbit is picking his butt cracks? If that is a nervous habbit, imagine if he won a grandslam and doing a speech under 1000s of people. I can see one hand holding the trophy and the other hand deep inside his butt crack :) God knows what he pulls out of there ;) Perhaps Jimmy Hoffa?

Frodo Baggins
04-30-2005, 03:54 PM
doriancito: Watch what you say please.. an please be respectfull to the Boards an us an mods please..An Welcome..

K. Wilson Moose
04-30-2005, 03:58 PM
Wishful thinking, perhaps. ;-)

OK Susan, I know you are infatuated with Nadal, and he is one heck of a tennis player, but show me a guy who is straight and wears freaking capri pants.

USCfan
04-30-2005, 04:02 PM
Hey, Nadal's awesome, leave him alone.

VamosRafa
04-30-2005, 04:17 PM
OK Susan, I know you are infatuated with Nadal, and he is one heck of a tennis player, but show me a guy who is straight and wears freaking capri pants.

Rafael Nadal.

If you can speak French, you may want to check this out:

http://vamosrafael.smugmug.com/photos/19713703-M.jpg

Otherwise, I can provide a translation. *lol*

USCfan
04-30-2005, 04:31 PM
I have a feeling that thanks to Rafa, a ton of guys are gonna start wearing the pirate pants...

Boy Wonder
04-30-2005, 04:34 PM
Yep, Rafa's started the trend. I actually want a pair for playing, no kidding. Are they comfortable to play in though? Maybe there's some feedback on the main site.

USCfan
04-30-2005, 04:36 PM
Me too, maybe if they come out with some different colors...

K. Wilson Moose
04-30-2005, 04:45 PM
Perhaps you guys should start a poll and see how much intrigue there is for guy's capri pants for tennis ;0).

Misiti99
04-30-2005, 05:17 PM
It's not *** Wilson Moose.....It's European...everyone in Italy, Spain..and France...wear Capri Pants....it's Euro...stylish..actually for the past 2 years everyone in New York wear Capri's to the club..preferably white ones with white Diesels....Nadal didn't start the trend..and it's not ***!

gmlasam
04-30-2005, 05:41 PM
I have a feeling that thanks to Rafa, a ton of guys are gonna start wearing the pirate pants...
That or more guys going commando :)

Frodo Baggins
04-30-2005, 05:55 PM
As for me I'd wear the Capri's.. Anything But Spandex.. Did you know Aggassi Wore Bright pink Spandex when he played tennis.. yepp he Did.. in his early youth when he Had that crazy long hair thing....You know the Spandex Biker shorts..Now thats a Shocker..

gmlasam
04-30-2005, 05:58 PM
As for me I'd wear the Capri's.. Anything But Spandex.. Did you know Aggassi Wore Bright pink Spandex when he played tennis.. yepp he Did.. in his early youth when he Had that crazy long hair thing....You know the Spandex Biker shorts..Now thats a Shocker..
Hhahahha...I remember that. In fact, he once wore just the spandex while practicing without a shirt on. OMG the fashion of th late 80s and early 90s were so bright. Remember the mullet also? ;)

elquien
04-30-2005, 06:06 PM
When I first picked up tennis my brother bought me an instructional tape. A Aggasi and Bolliteri collaboration. All spandex all the time in the video. It is pretty funny.

gmlasam
04-30-2005, 06:16 PM
Look at agassi wearing only spandex here. Note: click refresh in your browser after you click on the links to view the pics.
http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/51040988.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DE7F9CD95D11365232208C5A568E64 86F1621B2AC3A62513D3

Here is Agassi wearing pink spandex under shorts.
http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/51040984.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DE7F9CD95D11365232E300AB43E016 9123621B2AC3A62513D3

mistapooh
04-30-2005, 08:52 PM
^thxs gmlasam for the agassi pics! The old vintage Agassi pics are so hard for me to find, thxs for sharing and share more if you can =D

gmlasam
04-30-2005, 08:54 PM
^thxs gmlasam for the agassi pics! The old vintage Agassi pics are so hard for me to find, thxs for sharing and share more if you can =D
Thanks...but they weren't my pics. You can find more old agassi pics at gettyimage website. I will post some older agassi pics when I find them.

VamosRafa
05-01-2005, 11:05 AM
I have a feeling that thanks to Rafa, a ton of guys are gonna start wearing the pirate pants...

Where to buy the pirates pants is also on our Frequently Asked Questions page. Answer: Tennis Warehouse. I wonder how many they have sold? *lol*

I also get a lot of inquiries from Europe regarding them.

gugafanatic
05-01-2005, 05:04 PM
I'm thinking about investing in capris, but they only have the plain black ones in the UK. I dont think Capris, make one look ***. They are cool looking providing you wear them for tennis and not going out.

Haka Boy
05-01-2005, 06:39 PM
Poor Nadal, hes not alone in this. Have any of you noticed that Hewitt also has this thing of unpicking his "atomic wedgie" in between points along with his fixations to his necklace, hat, hair etc etc etc....it's definetly a nervous habit

apothnyc
05-01-2005, 10:58 PM
I'd rather watch the Rafa "wedgie-pull" over the Agassi "snot-rocket" any day. And cut the guy some slack----the guy has a pretty big butt (not that I am looking at it---and not that there is anything wrong with that).....but the bigger the butt the more wedgies....at least that seems to be my experience.

tennisadict
05-01-2005, 11:35 PM
Look at agassi wearing only spandex here. Note: click refresh in your browser after you click on the links to view the pics.
http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/51040988.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DE7F9CD95D11365232208C5A568E64 86F1621B2AC3A62513D3

Here is Agassi wearing pink spandex under shorts.
http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/51040984.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DE7F9CD95D11365232E300AB43E016 9123621B2AC3A62513D3
haaaaaaaaa back in the days when spandex and jeans were cool. Still i saw one guy still wearing agassi old spandex and jeans at the local park. very funnny

VamosRafa
05-02-2005, 05:59 PM
If you guys look like this in your capris, I don't think you have a thing to worry about. Ahoy, matey. *lol*

http://vamosrafael.smugmug.com/photos/16436382-M.jpg

POGO
05-02-2005, 06:08 PM
If you guys look like this in your capris, I don't think you have a thing to worry about. Ahoy, matey. *lol*

http://vamosrafael.smugmug.com/photos/16436382-M.jpg
Look at gmlasam's profile. http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/member.php?u=7245

Do you think he will look good in a capri? :)

VamosRafa
05-02-2005, 06:10 PM
Look at gmlasam's profile. http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/member.php?u=7245

Do you think he will look good in a capri? :)

Hmmm. He does have the pirate look going. I think he can wear it and look very masculine in the process. Go for it!

In fact, he and Rafa could make wearing shorts look sissy. What do you think???

Real guys wear almost-pants on court. And they would wear full pants, except it would be too hot???

POGO
05-02-2005, 06:20 PM
Hmmm. He does have the pirate look going. I think he can wear it and look very masculine in the process. Go for it!

In fact, he and Rafa could make wearing shorts look sissy. What do you think???

Real guys wear almost-pants on court. And they would wear full pants, except it would be too hot???
Hhahahaha...gmlasam does have the bandana going already. :)

ScottinTX
05-02-2005, 06:22 PM
I'd rather watch the Rafa "wedgie-pull" over the Agassi "snot-rocket" any day. And cut the guy some slack----the guy has a pretty big butt (not that I am looking at it---and not that there is anything wrong with that).....but the bigger the butt the more wedgies....at least that seems to be my experience.

If this is true, can you imagine the wedgies possible on Serena?

ShooterMcMarco
05-02-2005, 06:25 PM
nadal also likes to fix his socks a lot too.

Ronaldo
05-02-2005, 06:27 PM
Scott, think THOOOOOOOOONGGGGGGGG

Superior_Forehand
05-02-2005, 06:41 PM
Hhahahha...I remember that. In fact, he once wore just the spandex while practicing without a shirt on. OMG the fashion of th late 80s and early 90s were so bright. Remember the mullet also? ;)

Dude, we know you wear the same thing man. I remember your post in shoes and apparal.

VamosRafa
05-02-2005, 06:42 PM
nadal also likes to fix his socks a lot too.

Now, that needs to be the discussion of a whole different thread. That's a soccer habit. *lol* He's got one tick because of tennis and another because of soccer.

One uncle is a tennis pro, the other is a soccer pro. So he develops bad habits from both of them (and maybe some good ones, too *lol*).

gmlasam
05-03-2005, 05:04 AM
Dude, we know you wear the same thing man. I remember your post in shoes and apparal.
Oh man!!! OMG you remember that? Hhahahaha!!! ;)

gmlasam
05-03-2005, 05:07 AM
Hmmm. He does have the pirate look going. I think he can wear it and look very masculine in the process. Go for it!

In fact, he and Rafa could make wearing shorts look sissy. What do you think???

Real guys wear almost-pants on court. And they would wear full pants, except it would be too hot???
Nah!!!! I think I will pass up the capri shorts. But, I do wear long shorts when I play tennis. I wear long basketball type shorts that are just above my knees.

SMASHER
05-03-2005, 05:25 AM
How can digging cheese be a nervous reaction. Did he sh*t himself during a match when he was younger. I don't buy that nervous thing. I've seen him do it when he's up 5-1. He obviously needs to switch to boxer briefs or some other support besides the Victoria Secrets he's rocking. He's a great player and will be for some time. Maybe him and Serena should go in and sell 3/4 length cat suits with matching boots!

suk98009
05-03-2005, 09:32 AM
I don't buy the fact that the guy is "picking his pants" since it is on a fansite. It is annoying, just like him yelling "vamos", etc. when an opponent makes an unforced error and he is winning easily is annoying, but what are you going to do? The guy is on fire, I will give him that. Unfortunately, the similarities between him and Hewitt (hehe, in more ways than one) are too bad. At least he's not wearing boxers to play tennis in like it seems about 75% of the boys in the US are doing. Now, that is a stupid idea.

Dopke
05-03-2005, 11:57 AM
Don't kid ourselves here. It's definitely the capris he wore. They are like a disease, once you put them on, you'll forever have wedgies.

VamosRafa
05-03-2005, 12:40 PM
Don't kid ourselves here. It's definitely the capris he wore. They are like a disease, once you put them on, you'll forever have wedgies.

Well, you'll be glad to see that they come in black now:

http://tinypic.com/4twz6b

As for his nervous habit, he has talked about it in interviews (which is the quote I posted). Here's what he Dad said about it in an interview in 2004. Just coz it's on a fansite, doesn't mean we make up the information: *lol*

His father, Sebastian, explains how he could never understand how a boy as nervous as Rafael can be so fond of fishing. He never misses an opportunity to go out with the boat of a friend or pass some hours at the rocks of Portocristo hoping for a good catch, while he loves speed in all the other things he does. Sebastian says he has never given him trouble and that he was always more nervous before a football match than before going out to the court, where his unrest reflects in his constant fidgeting with his pants.

Full article:

http://www.vamosrafael.com/articles/art165e.html