Were you aware of Nadal's butt-picking before it was pointed out to you?

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Were you aware of Nadal's butt-picking before it was pointed out to you?

  1. Yeah.....duhh......:)

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  2. No......but it's disgusting....:mad:

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  3. Maybe.......:(

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  4. *Meow* :D

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  1. A lot of people seem to despise Nadal because he picks at his tushy. :(


    Personally, I had no idea he was doing it until Soderling pointed it out to me at Wimbledon 2007. :)
     
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  2. DarthFed

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    I always noticed it..i mean he does it on every point. Watch vids of him when he was younger..he did it back then as well.
     
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  3. Lionheart392

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    I noticed the first match I watched him play I think.
    I actually don't think he has wedgies any more, it's just that it became a fixed part of his rhythm and now he just does it out of habit.
     
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  4. Wow......I guess I'm the only one who never looked at his butt.....:(
     
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  5. Lionheart392

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    Shame on you Serendipitous, and you call yourself a fan?
     
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  6. bolo

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    Noticed it. But upon noticing it I also never felt a desire to have a collection of nadal buttpicking videos bookmarked on my computer, like some of the other posters here. :)
     
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  7. Claudius

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    Serendipitous, I wonder what you're like in real life.
     
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  8. flyinghippos101

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    I was pretty obvious, it would hard to NOT spot something like that. One time, during Roger's cup a year or two ago, the massive screen showed Rafa picking his ass, everyone laughed.
     
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  9. Lionheart392

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    Including Nadal? :twisted:
     
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  10. namelessone

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    It was weird at first but I now take it as part of his OCD so it doesn't bother me anymore.At this point it would be weirder if he didn't do it.I don't think it's something he can control,it's part of his routines,just like the towel off,the water bottles bit,the sprint to the baseline and so on.
    He obviously knows that people mock him for it and he still does it so I think it's something that he can't really change because it is somehow important to him,for whatever reasons(and no I don't think those reasons are practical,no one get wedgies on every point).
     
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  11. TennisNinja

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    Yeah.... It's kind of hard to miss, I mean really.
     
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    They should do that again. This time for every single butt pick. I bet he would stop doing it after they showed him picking his butt few dozen times in the first 15 minutes.
     
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  13. Cyan

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    Impossible to not be aware. :twisted:
     
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  14. feetofclay

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    Yes I was aware that he tugged at his shorts. Just as I am aware of Roddick's habit, but I am informed that it's OK for guys to do this. I really think that those who constantly go on about Nadal's habit are the ones with a problem. Just watch the tennis.
     
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  15. Cyan

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    Are you a straight male?
     
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  16. FedFan_2009

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    Fact is I find Roddick using his T-shirt to wipe sweat off just as disgusting a habit.
     
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  17. feetofclay

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    I wasn't referring to his T shirt.
     
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  18. ~ZoSo~

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    Oh come on. Its a sport. In the 80's, when everybody didnt wear sweat Bands, it was commonplace for players drying sweat off on their shirts. They are competing in a sporting event, not participating in a fashion show.
     
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  19. GameSampras

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    Actually what I first noticed was Nadal's Obessive Complusive Disorder. He would go to the sidelines pick his water bottle up, take a sip, then put the water bottle in the same EXACT position he got it from and made sure it wouldnt fall or was out of place...


    Yea he aint all there.. I like it though. Its why he is who he is. Hes nuts
     
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  20. I'm enigmatic.....
     
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  21. crazylevity

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    You have to be inflicted with an enormous visual handicap to not notice.
     
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  22. Does that mean I'm going blind again? :cry::cry::cry:
     
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  23. crazylevity

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    ^ What do you mean AGAIN?
     
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  24. TheFifthSet

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    Of course, but it never really bothered me. It stil doesn't, but I guess I like to tease. :)
     
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  25. himynameisNIKE

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    hahaha i love your threads
     
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  26. tikkimonkey

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    No, because I don't watch Nadal play, :p
     
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  27. TheTruth

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    Noticed it. Yes.

    Cared about it. No.

    No different than Roddick's disgusting habit, or Agassi's rockets.

    Would never make a big deal about it.

    Too busy watching the tennis.
     
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  28. patty_mnouchkine

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    maybe he wears tight undies
     
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  29. mandy01

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    *Meow*
    Seriously yes..its hard not to notice.
    Dont care for it much though.
     
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  30. TheTruth

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    It may be more the h2h between him and a certain top player. Nobody is/ or should be that obsessed with a habit. That's why threads have never been dedicated to Roddick's or Agassi's habit in the time I've been on here. Those decidedly more disgusting habits are often revered.
     
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  31. mandy01

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    A Nadal fan started this thread so I really have no idea what you are talking about.:shock:
     
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  32. Baikalic

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    i didn't notice it because the friggin camera angle for most tournaments is so zoomed out.
     
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  33. MuseFan

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    Are you that oblivious to reality?
     
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  34. zagor

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    I wasn't aware he was doing it before this thread,Nadal picks his butt?!?
     
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  35. Baikalic

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    on second thought, nadal doesn't even "pick his butt", he just tugs at his shorts near his butt. I think that if he was actually picking his butt, it would look a lot more revolting than it in fact does.
     
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  36. vive le beau jeu !

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    well... when he is about to serve, there's no tennis during a significant amount of time. :rolleyes:

    only buttpicking (ok, it's true he immediately cleans his hands right after by rubbing his nose or his hair), and then ball bouncing, ball bouncing, ball bounching (and bad ball bouncing, nothing to do with joker's ball bouncing which is highly entertaining).
     
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  37. jazzyfunkybluesy

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    hahahahahahahah
     
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  38. Yes please....
     
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  39. crazylevity

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    :shock::shock::shock:
     
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  40. FELAND123

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    It's hard not to notice it but it doesn't bother me(don't enjoy it either):)
     
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  41. rommil

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    I wasn't aware of it until it was pointed out to me. By Rafael Nadal. The first time I saw him. On international TV.
     
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  42. sureshs

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    I wasn't aware till some stink started coming from the TV set
     
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  43. jrepac

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    Roddick?

    what is Roddick's "disgusting" habit?
     
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  44. inthemisosoup

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    serendipitous, is that your cat?? cos she he/is a real cutie. :) *meow*

    i noticed nadal's habit the second match i saw him play. so i guess i'm not as observant as everyone else here, but it sure struck me as, well, strange. but we all have those ocd habits. doesn't really bother me.
     
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  45. Ledigs

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    All the geniuses aren't all there. I bet Fed has some weird habits at home
     
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  46. Ledigs

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    I wonder how that habit started. He goes to his rear then to his hair/nose then to his pocket. I just wonder how it all began.
     
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  47. mandy01

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    It was a nervous tick from what I know..it later turned into a habbit.
     
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  48. norbac

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    Meow.......
     
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  49. defrule

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    He sways back and forth before his toss.
     
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  50. jazzyfunkybluesy

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    thats pretty funny.
     
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