Janko Tipsarevic's Glasses

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  1. thetenniskid07

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  2. pNoyr3D

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    Hm.. I really don't know but those are sports glasses, maybe he can't use contacts for some reason.

    Anyways your 2nd and 3rd pics don't work :D
     
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  3. tandayu

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    I was going to ask the same question.

    It looks like the handle goes around the back of the ear, and continue all the way to the wrap the chin and neck. Maybe the purpose is to hold the glass firmly.

    I also wear glass which slip from time to time, and Janko's glass looks like a good idea
     
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  4. Duzza

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    Aren't they just sunglasses with a clearer, white lens?
     
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    maybe he's like most NHL hockey players.....extremely superstitious???

    hey...whatever it takes to help you win.
     
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  6. Fred The Red

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    I wear exactly the same when i play tennis.
    Oakley Half Jacket with prescription glasses.
    I can't stand contacts
     
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  7. J-man

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    They don't look half bad. If you look at previous pictures he is not wearing them. My guess is that he broke/misplaced his contacts and wore his back up pair of glasses
     
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    i hope that you figured out by now that the thing around his chin and neck would be his necklace....................
     
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  9. croatian sensation

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    Why would you doubt that? I doubt he would wear them if he had perfect vision. And he probably can't wear contacts.
     
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    Sorry, I know this old, but wearing contacts are HORRIBLE when playing tennis.
    Does anyone know if his glasses are prescription or just sun glasses? I really want to find a pair w/ my prescription, but I haven't had any luck finding any. :/
     
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  11. babyhagrid

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    I recently picked up a pair of Oakley Half Jacket XL's. The opticians were able to order them with my prescription. Oakley do a wide range of frames that can accept a prescription. As for Janko T, im not sure if he wears contacts. He does wear shades all the time while on court though. Sam Stosur does too.
     
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    Because he is trying to appear intelligent
     
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    Thanks for the info. :)
     
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    Tennis is about the only time I wear contacts as my glasses get too sweaty. I'd be curious if these glasses ventilate better to not have a sweaty build up.
     
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  15. babyhagrid

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    Oakley put a coating on their lens to help with moisture build up and fogging. Bolle do an anti-fog spray too.
     
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    I just tried out a prescription pair of Oakley half jacket frames and was very very happy with the result. I've never been able to play with sunglasses, but there was little to no issue with these. To be fair though I have a low prescription and don't ever wear corrective lenses, so part of the happiness could be due to this.
     
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    I have a strong prescription for my glasses, i can asure everyone that they work brilliantly for tennis. The only issue is the way Oakley produce their lenses, they use a technique called HDO or High Definition Optics. It does take some getting used to but it could also be down to my bad eyes :)
     
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  18. novak.20v

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    I also have a very strong prescription, so thanks for your input. I think I'm going to bite the bullet and get a pair.
     
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    Ok, here's the deal...
    Oakley glasses, depending on which lens you use, can sharpen the environment. Day or night. Perscription lenses are available, but that's not why some players use them. Try yellow lenses at night, they make a huge difference in being able to see the ball.
     
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    Just to let you guys know that the model Janko wears (the Fast Jacket I think) doesn't go up to certain prescriptions. Bit of a pain if your after that particular model, but that's life I guess.

    Glad to be of service to you Sir novak 20v.
     
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  21. West Coast Ace

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    They must be pretty good. I remember watching Arnaud Clement - he had to dry his almost every point. Tips - rarely see him taking them off to dry them between points. Good luck.
     
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    Tipsy is near-sighted and wears corrective lenses because he is uncomfortable with contacts and prefers to avoid laser correction.
     
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  23. Fuji

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    I wear the Flak Jacket's during outdoor play in the summer, and I don't think I've ever had to wipe them down. They really do manage to stay dry somehow haha.

    -Fuji
     
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    I once saw him reading Shakespeare in between points.
     
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    I think I heard a commentator mention during the AO that he is alergic / can't wear contacts and that therefore he is wearing glasses.
     
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    Try that in a indoor hall in the winter and we'll speak again...

    To me i'm very dissapointed in the glasses, if i knew they fog up that fast i would never bought them in the first place. (Too expensive)
     
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    Outdoors, I've worn perscription m frames (you can get a vented lenses which helped) but i alwas wear some sort of sunglasses and not had a problem misting up.not really tried them inside though.
     
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    That's unfortunate! I use mine for outdoor play during the summer, and I haven't had an issue. That being said, I don't wear them for vision correction. Only to keep the sun out of my eyes.

    -Fuji
     
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    Sorry, late to the party and not reading all the replies, but I'll guess he wears the goggles instead of getting lasik corrective surgery is because someone is paying him to wear the goggles. Just a guess.
     
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  31. mctennis

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    I wear prescription glasses/goggles when I play tennis. These are the same ones you use to play racquetball. The place where I get my prescription glasses has a few racquetball/sports goggles to choose from. I like the head strap so I don't drop them or if I do get hit in the face /head they don't go popping off and breaking on me. They weren't too expensive and since I have not had a different prescription in years they have lasted me for about 10+ years.
     
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  32. KineticChain

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    That and he probably wouldn't want to risk any possible complications with surgery
     
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    I need to use glasses almost all the time when playing, except on night matches... my eyes are very photosensitive, and my prescription is very high (almost -10). When at night, I use only contacts.
     
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    If you have bad vision with a stigmatism, contacts are quite uncomfortable.
     
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