Why does every latino player have long hair and wear a headband?

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  1. tonyg11

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    Why does every latino player have long hair and wear a headband? Today I was watching Monaco play Ferrer and I couldn’t tell them apart because their style was the same.

    Verdasco (previously)
    Lopez
    Moya
    Nadal
    Monaco
    Ferrer
    Canas
    and probably many others that i can't recall.

    At least Verdasco went form some originality and cut that **** off and at least Coria wore a CAP instead of a poser bandana
     
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  2. mutantducky

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    because it restrains their spanish sexiness. Without it females would be storming in from the stands. DUH!!!!!
     
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    Robredo is exception.
     
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  4. skip1969

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    well, maybe not every latino player.

    but i see your point. monaco/ferrer today was the battle of bad hair and bandanas. i'm not knocking bandanas. i wear them. and i'm not a poser, tonyg. heh

    if you think tennis is bad, trying watching that game where the guys kick the ball around.
     
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  5. Dutch-Guy

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    Are those guys Latinos? Btw aren't Lations South Americans? Maybe you meant Hispanic.
     
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  6. tonyg11

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    i just googled a pic of him with long hair and a bandana... I assume he recently bucked the trend. Thank God
     
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  7. Swissv2

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    Because if they don't have that style, their spanish "tennis brothers" would shun them as "unhip" or "ungroovy" - and this greatly impacts their latin mojo. They simply cannot cut their hair and tell the latino ladies "Ahm a Stallion, no? Ahm a stallion u cannot reseest." It just doesn't work that way.
     
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  8. tonyg11

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    I don’t know how they do it. When I played competitively I eventually grew my hair to shoulder length and just couldn’t stand it anymore. Had to chop it off. Doing anything athletic with long hair is just plain annoying for me.
     
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  9. tonyg11

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    I think you really nailed it. It's about the mojo... It's always the damn mojo. Cut the hair, lose the mojo.
     
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    Good observation/ post...have wondered about it myself. Actually the Italians have that going on too.

    Its something thats been a never ending trend...probably made popular by movie stars and singers...still remember the 1978Argetine soccer team; all of them had long hair.

    I think if Nadal cuts his hair and wins another 5 Slams...this trend will end!!!
     
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  11. tonyg11

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    Semantics. To me, latino is anyone that descends from a latin speaking country. Italy, Spain, Portugal, Romania etc.
     
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    spaniards and men from countries which were former colonies/possessions of the kingdom of spain.

    how's that?
     
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    Not good since is excludes Portugal and Brazil.
     
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  14. skip1969

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    they aren't serial offenders. italians and spanish-speakers are.
     
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    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    I once mistook Fernando Gonzales for Rafa-and upset a few fans. I think latinos/Hispanics are the only guys who can pull off the look.
     
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  17. I'm Puerto Rican and it is my duty to inform you that I would look horrible...just awful.
     
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  18. cucio

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    Because all the latino guys want to look like Bjorn Borg. Now you know it.
     
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  19. danb

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    From the webster:

    latino

    Main Entry:
    La·ti·no Listen to the pronunciation of Latino
    Pronunciation:
    \lə-ˈtē-(ˌ)nō\
    Function:
    noun
    Inflected Form(s):
    plural La·ti·nos
    Etymology:
    American Spanish, probably short for latinoamericano Latin American
    Date:
    1946

    1 : a native or inhabitant of Latin America 2 : a person of Latin-American origin living in the United States
    — Latino adjective


    From the freedictionary.com:

    ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
    Noun 1. LatinoLatino - a native of Latin America
    Latin American
    Latin America - the parts of North America and South America to the south of the United States where Romance languages are spoken
    spic, spick, spik - (ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent
    American - a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country
    transmigrante - a Latin American who buys used goods in the United States and takes them to Latin America to sell
    2. Latino - an artificial language based on words common to the Romance languages
    artificial language - a language that is deliberately created for a specific purpose
    Latino sine flexione - Latino without inflectional morphology
    Adj. 1. Latino - related to a Spanish-speaking people or culture; "the Hispanic population of California is growing rapidly"
    Hispanic


    It looks like latino can mean both "native south american" and "of latin/spaniard origins"...
     
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  20. Gorecki

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    huh? you need to go back to Geography 3rd grade and stay there for 2 years!
     
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  21. skip1969

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    thanks for the suggestion. i'll take it under advisement.

    italians and spanish-speakers are the worst long hair offenders. that's all i was saying.
     
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  22. Gorecki

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    oh sorry... misunderstood your post... my bad!
     
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    lol se calhar o gajo pensa que os italianos e os espanhois são tartaros ou o caralho...
    Tinha um prof de geografia que dizia: 'Deus criou a guerra para que os americanos pudessem aprender Geografia'.

    Agora tenho a confirmação da veracidade das sabias palavras do homem :)
     
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  24. Gorecki

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    he\she didnt mean that we are not Latin's... she refered to the hair lenght!

    percebi mal...

    mas ainda assim o teu post está coberto de razão!
     
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  25. Gugafan

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    Some of the guys look better with shorter hair especially Robredo and JCF.

    They should take a leaf out of Safins book and go for a change of look occasionally....I remember that one year, where Safin turned up at the FO with that samurai hairstyle.
     
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    Italians never could touch the Portuguese in terms of colonizing other countries. The Portuguese had Brazil, parts of Africa, and a few other Caribbean islands to their name. The Italians tried to invade one East African country after WW1, and that didn't go so well.
     
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  27. NickC

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    A Latino is anyone who considers themselves a native speaker of any of the 5 modern dialects that derived from ancient Latin: Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian and French.

    In the USA, the term "Latino" has been hijacked by Central-Americans (or descendants of Central-Americans) as their favorite way to be labeled. Calling someone "Hispanic" is a big no-no around here.
     
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  28. Gorecki

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    this guy knows his stuff...

    ps: one mimor detail.. please include Goa, Damão and Diu in India and that's about it!

    Edit: after post 27 Nick is officialy our geographer...
     
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  29. skip1969

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    a) if you're gonna insult me, do it in english.
    b) you are assuming that i am american.
    c) and that all americans are geographically impaired. many are, but not all.
    d) as gorecki said, i was referring to guys who like to wear their hair long, not making a geographical reference
    e) and even if i was, wouldn't it serve you better to inform me of the real facts, instead of blessing me with cute, little disparaging quotes from your professor?

    i'm just sayin . . .
     
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    And East Timor! My SO is there at the moment and he has had to learn the language a little to deal with a few of his patients.
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    Robredo hasn't been the same since his haircut. :)
     
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  31. Gorecki

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    yes.

    Brazil, Guinea, Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, S.Tome, Timor, Indian state cites refered, and some small caribean islands!
     
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  32. Gorecki

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    for the record and the sake of the argument my fellow country man TSPistol did not insult you personaly although it may look like that...

    in the context of the conversation he refered to some of the issues you posted as:

    "maybe he thinks Italian or Spanish are Tartars or some bs like that"
    and then you got the bigger picture...

    anyway, i was the cause for the smal turbulence and i must apologise again...
     
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  33. Love Game

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    "headband AND long hair" = both, sooooo...

    also acasuso is exception.
    also ferrero is exception.
    also del potro is exception.
    also gil is exception.

    also feliciano lopez is exception for several months now.

    also gonzo cut his hair about same time as feli.
     
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  34. Love Game

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    lol ... so is calling someone "anglo" :lol:
     
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    This is a lame post.

    Additionally, the last time I heard someone talk about another being a "poser" was in middle school, and the topic of that discussion was a 14 year-old skateboarder.
     
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    You forgot CHucho and Gaudio ( in some matches)
     
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    last time i saw el gato he had a little ponytail goin on ala nalby ..... did he cut his off?
     
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    because that looks gay.
     
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    montanes does not keep long hair
     
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  40. OliverSimon

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    no but at france 07 he had a head band:):)
     
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    I don't know, many of the guys with short hair look like dorks. Djokovic - yes. Verdasco - absolutely. Andreev cut his hair and now looks like the Karate Kid villain.
     
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  42. tonyg11

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    Yes, Joko looks like a dork, but Verdasco just looks like a ******bag. Speaking of bad hair, every ******bag in the city that goes out to clubs/bars on a friday night has that ******bag fake gelled up mohawk "doo” that Verdasco so proudly sports.
     
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