Nadal wearing shorts?

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  1. sharapova4lyfe

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    on the front of atptennis.com, it shows Nadal and Feliciano Lopez playing doubles, and Nadal looks like he's wearing shorts! Is this the first time he hasn't worn his capris in the past 2 or so years?
     
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  2. westside

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    I thought he wore shorts for the U.S summer
     
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  3. helloworld

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    Dude, it's the english people. What do you expect ?
     
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  4. FarFed

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    Yeah man, seems like it! Don't know if it's the first time in many years or not.
     
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  5. jamumafa

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    The last time I remember him playing in shorts (And I'm not counting those short things he worse at the USO season last summer) Was Madrid 05 where he beat Lljubo in the final
     
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    What does that mean?
     
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    I now fully support Nadal and any due actions he takes.
     
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  8. NebAce1

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    Yea I never got why he wears those capri things. Seriously, what's the benefit of wearing those things?
     
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  9. BHStennisplayer

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    How do you play in capris?
     
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  10. origmarm

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    There is this weird trend at the moment for "sporting" capris for men. Everyone looks ridiculous wearing these. From a functional point of view I'm sure its not much different to wearing the full length version

    As for the English comment I have to say that recently half the time when I see a proper chav, especially on holiday abroad that these seem to be the outfit of choice for the scum of our nation. Capris are going the way of Burberry
     
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  11. TheTruth

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    I like the capri pants. It gives him a swashbuckling look and differentiates him from all of the other clones on the tour. Why can't people accept differences? Why can't I be me and you be you. Never understood that. We live in such a cookie cutter world? I guess we can blame Everybody for this. "but Mom, I have to go, Everybody is going to be there." Silly!
     
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    Agreed. I actually like them. People will constantly hate on whatever Nadal does so I guess we have to get used to it.
     
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  13. arnz

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    I neither like nor dislike them. But everyone should wear what they want to wear, regardless of what other people think. If he is being trendy or just plain ridiculous, its his right :)
     
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    he wears them because nike pays him big buck to wear them. i thought seeing johnny mac in the capris was very funny!
     
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    No big news, he does that all the time in training.
     
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    I have no problem with capris, but I do have a problem with watching Nadal picking out wedgies all the time. Other than that, he looks great in them. The problem is when people who lack ... fitness, shall we say, are wearing them. Couple ground rules would fix that right up:
    No capris if you are:
    1. Over the age of 32
    2. Are even slightly overweight, and have at least one roll of fat hanging over the top


    tenniswithattitude.blogspot.com


     
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  17. WhiteSox05CA

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    He's wearing capris at Queen's club isn't he?
     
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    he wears them for doubles

    he only wore them for doubles. later he played del potro and was wearing capris.
     
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  19. sapient007

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    he still has his finger up the arse tho.
     
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  20. Morrissey

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    I agree too, I also like them. Hey to each their own. You don´t like it? Don´t wear it and that´s the end of the story.
     
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  21. J-man

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    It's doubles so he'll wear just whatever
     
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    If you don't like the capris -- and I wouldn't wear them -- then accept the fact that Nike isn't "targeting" you. Simple as that. Your objections are meaningless.

    (I don't watch reality TV, eat at McDonald's, nor care about Paris Hilton. But that hasn't slowed down any of those marketing efforts either.)
     
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  24. TheTruth

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    True! But it doesn't matter. His popularity is soaring. My non-tennis watching friends are now suddenly glued to the TV watching Nadal. He's a beast!!!
     
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    Yeah it's incredible. I've never seen anyone make Federer run as much as Nadal in that final. :D The high looping shots to Fed's backhand or the flatter and harder forehand shot down the line to keep Fed honest was great.
     
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    Maybe he has really ugly legs?

    I admit I wear capris...

    ...out on the town, with cute strappy heels. ;)
     
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    Nah that's the thing - he has good legs and looks good in regular tennis shorts, that's why I am surprised he's become the capris poster boy, especially since they are apparently not comfortable for him, considering that he needs to adjust them frequently.
     
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  29. princess bossass

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    Adjust, LOL! I like your euphemism.
     
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    then why dont you just wear a skirt then? if you want to be different just for the sake of being different. you can mix and match and put together a hundred different outfits and thats not being cookie cutter but men just shouldnt wear shirts, capris, halter tops, tube tops, blouses, high heels or a number of other clothing items on a tennis court. thats not being a sheep thats just being a man with some class...
     
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  31. WillAlwaysLoveYouTennis

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    Totally another subject. And again IMO the adage should apply: "To each his own.." Doesn't make anyone less of a man to do or wear what they want. For that reason alone, I should think that made them at least more of an individual.

    >>>>I added the question marks, as men are required to wear shirts on a tennis court at tournaments.
     
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  32. TheTruth

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    Calm down! I do wear skirts. I'm a woman! And I just happen to believe that he can wear whatever he wants to wear. He doesn't need your approval and never do I! Wear a skirt! that's funny!
     
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  33. tennishead93

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    he wore shorts throughout wimby 06
     
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    Nadal_Freak

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    What did you think about the way our boy was playing? It didn't look like he was even trying that hard to me. It was like, just enough, but not too much. I'm sure he would have raised his game if he had to, but I don't know. It looked pretty effortless to me. I've watched it over and over. I still can't make out what happened. Was it competitive? Were they both kind of lackadaisical. I mean, there were some good points, but...I don't know. I can't put my finger on it!
     
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  35. Nadal_Freak

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    It seems like Federer gives Nadal a great rhythm. He gives Nadal plenty of floating backhands in the middle of the court and that is what gives Nadal a great rhythm. Davydenko probably would've been a bigger threat as he takes the ball early on both sides and has a great backhand. Nadal through the first 2 sets was making more unforced errors than he normally does. I guess the conditions were much different and it took some time for Nadal to get used to plus he was a bit nervous at times. At the end, it felt very routine for Nadal again. The conditions really helped Nadal with the ball jumping higher on Federer's backhand than normally.
     
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  37. pound cat

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    Now, if Federer had been wearing longer panrs he would have been able to run faster.

    Can you imagine it..Federer in capris. As Dick E would say, "oh my."
     
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  38. rasajadad

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    FWIW, he practices in shorts. I have picutures of him at the US Open on a side court wearing them. The bigger observation is that he did not have to pull them out of his behind after every rally!
     
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  39. TheTruth

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    Thanks! Great analysis!
     
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