How did we ever go from this to THIS????

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by BreakPoint, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. BreakPoint

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    How did we ever go from this being appropriate tenniswear.......

    http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=1233316&cdi=0

    .....to this? :confused:

    http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=71752231&cdi=0


    I think if I ever saw a guy on the next court dressed like this, I'd go over and pull the tennis racquet out of his hand and give him a basketball instead, and tell him to go find a basketball court since he's dressed for the wrong sport. :eek: :mrgreen: LOL
     
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  2. BigServer1

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    HAHA! I was suprised as well when Monfils showed up dressed like that today. Well, at least we know what gang he is partial to. ;)
     
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  3. Lleyton Hewitt

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    its showing his cool gangster look (wants to be better than everyone else)
     
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  4. Lakoste

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    I have a polo that looks just like the one Borg's wearing, can't say the same for the shirt Monfils is wearing
     
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  5. AJK1

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    Looks like a stupid basketballer.
     
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  6. drakulie

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    Don't hate on Monfils...I mean Buttwheat. He was a Borg fan OTAY!!!..

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  7. MTXR

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    Thats all Nike tennis clothes right? Blame Nike.
     
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  8. Steven87

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    ....Racists much?

    Thats how he dresses, and I think you all should judge him on how he plays. Not how he dresses.
     
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  9. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    ... what's wrong with the way he dresses? What makes me turn off my television is how a player act on the court, not what's on his or her skin.
     
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  10. BreakPoint

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    Huh? What does it have to do with race? It only has to do with his clothes. Nadal wore almost the same outfit and I think he looked just as ridiculous. What an eyesore.

    http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=71749054&cdi=0

    I just think that outfit is more appropriate for basketball than it is for tennis IMHO.
     
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  11. alcap26

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    First off I would rather wear something loose versus the nut huggers of 20 years ago
     
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  12. Steven87

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    Yea, tennis isnt a sissy lookin sport now thanks to these guys
     
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    I don't like the male cameltoe pants of the 70's and 80's either, nor did I like Agassi looking like a pirate circa 1995. But I do think it's a little amusing that younger guys like Nadal and Monfils are not at all afraid to wear outfits that are...loud. Am I racist? I don't think so, and if Federer showed up decked out in bright crip blue, then I would say that he looked just as funny.
     
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  14. Offshore

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    D-Bag post
     
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  15. BiGGieStuFF

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    I like it all :). I wore the tight stuff and the loose stuff. As long as I'm comfortable that's all that matters.
     
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  16. Alley Cat

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    With posts like this one I just can't understand why this guy has become a joke on the board?? Don't hate on drakulie, he just licked lead paint as a child :)
     
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  17. TenS_Ace

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    It's ONE BILLION times better than the shorts that Borg,MAC and Conners all wore....those dewds shoulda been ARRESTED for wearing stuff like that!!
     
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  18. WChiang

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    What's wrong with the outfit? I think the complainers are just wannabees that wish they had game.
     
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  19. Craig Carter

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    This from a guy with over 1,100 posts and yet to make a contribution :(
    Get a life sparky.
     
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  20. BreakPoint

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    I'm guessing that you never wore those tennis shorts from the 70's-80's so you have no first hand experience to make a fair comparison? :rolleyes:
     
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  21. Alley Cat

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    Someone put drakulie out of his misery; or at least find him a woman that wasn't paid for.
     
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  22. WChiang

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    LOL....I'd love to see this drakulie guy make that type of statement in a non-white or non safe internet (his mother's basement?) environment - "feet don't fail me now!"
     
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  23. BreakPoint

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  24. Freedom

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    Even with those baggy shorts, Monfils and Nadal are faster than any of us. :D
     
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  25. hummer23

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    i completely agree. How he dresses is up to him (and his sponser) don't judge him by anything except his game, and his demeanor on/off the court. Monfils is a perfectly nice guy, and a fiesty competetor. Secretly, im sure many people who have denouced his attire might not mind wearing it, but are too afraid becasue of what the guys on the nest court would think or say. Credit to monfils: he dessnt care, he just comes to play.
     
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  26. supersmash

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    BP, if Nike ever found out you started this thread, I think they'd have you shot. =D

    Monfils is still young, he can enjoy rap and hip-hop and whatnot. G-g-g-g G UNIT!
     
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  27. need2paint

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    See, this is how arguments get started. Breakpoint was judging the clothes, not the man.

    I think Lendl looks sharp in that pic. The best tennis shorts I've found recently are Nike running shorts--Not too tight not to baggy, and the pockest are perfect.
     
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  28. mileslong

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    i hate those tight shorts and the extreme baggy shorts that nadal and monfil wear, they are equally stupid....
     
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  29. Mick

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    I think Monfils looks alright in the clothes that he was wearing.

    He would look weird if he wore the 70's super tight Fila shirt and low cut short.

    Just imagining him wearing them and you'll see what i mean.
     
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  30. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I still cant believe radio didnt ban that phrase "skeet skeet skeet" in one of Lil Jon's songs...
     
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  31. c_zimma

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    Yeah, no clue where you guys got the racist idea from. BP was addressing the clothes.
     
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    probably because it isnt an actual word. i can invent a slang word with another meaning, but that doesn't mean that it's going to be considered a word by anyone else.
     
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  33. BaseLineBash

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    That's just the point, it's hidden.
     
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  35. BreakPoint

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    That's exactly right. Thank you need2paint. :D
     
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  36. BreakPoint

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    Exactly! Thank you, c_zimma! :D
     
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  37. Punisha

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    sorry guys but i like monfuls outfit :D
     
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  39. TN1

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    I think Monfils outfit looks okay. I don't like the super bright all red look, but that's just me. I think the baggy shorts are cool and so are the sleeveless shirts. I think most people that have problems with his attire are a part of different generation than Monfils. Hopefully, more upcoming players will adopt a cool style to their attire. Tennis desperately needs some attention right now. The only thing I can't stand about Monfils is the way he "struts" around the court after points.
     
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  40. need2paint

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  41. need2paint

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    Seeking attention is a feminine trait.
     
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  42. superman1

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    It's very easy to tell who the older guys on this board are. "In my day, we had real men like Don Budge who showed off with their games, not their clothes. They had respect for the sport, dagnabit. They relied on talent back then, not brute force. And only whites were allowed to play. And it was good."

    Nah, I see what you're saying. The only player whose clothes bother me is Nadal. His hair, his capris, butt picking, sock picking, everything about him bothers me. He dresses like that, but he doesn't have the rebel "image is everything" personality to back it up. Instead he's very mellow and polite. It's peculiar.
     
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  43. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Nadal is a pioneer at that, he wants attention before the match ever starts. If i ever catch him tripping when he cris-cross his way to the baseline for the warm-ups, that'll make my day! I bet it'll even get #1 on SportsCenter!
     
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  44. Turning Pro

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    YOU MAD !?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    No-one said anything of the kind you paranoid fool.Again.

    YOU MAD !?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
     
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  45. Nadal46

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    For me the wear of monfils is not bad...I like it and I wera myself like Nadal...
     
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  46. onkystomper

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    Personally i prefer blakes or feds outfit. That is just too much red and too baggy
     
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  47. 95nCode95

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    noononon.... how did this:

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    to this?

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    TO THIS!!?!??!?!?!

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    !?!?!?! ....god forbid the next generation will b worst than this!
     
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  48. BreakPoint

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    All I have to say is that I'm glad I wasn't alive 100 years ago, as I'd probably have been celibate. ;) :(
     
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  49. mctennis

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    I agree.....sloppy street garbage. as they say "ghetto gear"
     
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  50. mctennis

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    I'd take the top and bottom garb before I'd like to see Serena booty again...gawd.
     
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