Dan Evans plain clothes

norcal

Hall of Fame
Instead of showing a great contrast match with two interesting players (evans v fog), TC showed a boring baseline error fest between kenin and yastremska. :(
 

babaoh

Rookie
Glad that there are such people (not involved in all this social media craziness). For getting a contract tennis player should get some good sports results not to post smth on social media.
this isn't 1994. things have changed....IG/twitter followers are what shows a brand the value of an athlete these days, there are very few exceptions.
 

sp1derman

Semi-Pro
The kissing story, followed by a positive urine test (even in a small amount) is a highly improbable scenario, although I suppose not entirely impossible. Gasquet is one of a few professional athletes who have offered similar stories, under similar circumstances.

The evidence in Richard's case ended up being contradictory, which I imagine played a significant role in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision to reinstate him:

- The urine sample taken in Miami tested positive for cocaine metabolites and a small amount of unmetabolized cocaine
- The "B" sample also tested positive for cocaine metabolites
- A subsequent hair test was negative

All of that said, for me, the idea that a professional athlete out all night, drinking alcohol at a night club, making out with some acquaintance, bears absolutely no responsibility for the contamination of his own system...is a tough one.
It's not a performance enhancer. I say let them do any drug that's not a performance enhancer...
 

sp1derman

Semi-Pro
Instead of showing a great contrast match with two interesting players (evans v fog), TC showed a boring baseline error fest between kenin and yastremska. :(
Terrible, I agree. I think they rationalize this by saying we just showed nothing but ATP the past two weeks...I try to voice my complaint by changing the channel.
 

am1899

Hall of Fame
It's not a performance enhancer. I say let them do any drug that's not a performance enhancer...
True, this substance is not performance enhancing. But illicit substances are banned for different reasons.

Professional athletes are no more or less immune to developing an addiction to substance or behavior than the rest the population. Addiction has been pretty awful for countless athletes - Daryl Strawberry, Josh Hamilton, Josh Gordon, Erik Ainge...the list goes on.

I see no reason to condone this kind of behavior amongst any group of people - let alone professional athletes, who are often looked upon as role models by our youth. Would we want our young people to think it’s ok to do a little blow, because professional athletes are allowed to?
 

BorgCash

Legend
this isn't 1994. things have changed....IG/twitter followers are what shows a brand the value of an athlete these days, there are very few exceptions.
Yes, things have changed but a very wrong way. And a lot of not so smart people don't understand real situation. For me 1994 is nothing, like much better 1977-1988.
The situation you've described is a completely bs, it's about dumb people living in their mobiles (fb, twitter, etc) instead of real life and wrongly thinking that whole world turning around them. Among twitter and etc followers a lot more fake athletes who post every their step and counting likes. Sure that situation will be healthier in future, and people will be valued for their real acts not posts in Instagram.
 

Tennis_Hands

Bionic Poster
Yes, things have changed but a very wrong way. And a lot of not so smart people don't understand real situation. For me 1994 is nothing, like much better 1977-1988.
The situation you've described is a completely bs, it's about dumb people living in their mobiles (fb, twitter, etc) instead of real life and wrongly thinking that whole world turning around them. Among twitter and etc followers a lot more fake athletes who post every their step and counting likes. Sure that situation will be healthier in future, and people will be valued for their real acts not posts in Instagram.
It is about exposing the users to products that is valued, not about the posting on IG/FB itself. At least that is what the companies pay them those money. It is not different than in 94 or 77. The channels to do that are just different.

 

BorgCash

Legend
It is about exposing the users to products that is valued, not about the posting on IG/FB itself. At least that is what the companies pay them those money. It is not different than in 94 or 77. The channels to do that are just different.

Yeah, but this tendency is seems smth unnatural to me. "I thought that i'm very stupid before discover fb/twitter, etc... Especially i was glad about ig."
 

babaoh

Rookie
Yes, things have changed but a very wrong way. And a lot of not so smart people don't understand real situation. For me 1994 is nothing, like much better 1977-1988.
The situation you've described is a completely bs, it's about dumb people living in their mobiles (fb, twitter, etc) instead of real life and wrongly thinking that whole world turning around them. Among twitter and etc followers a lot more fake athletes who post every their step and counting likes. Sure that situation will be healthier in future, and people will be valued for their real acts not posts in Instagram.
I agree, in many ways it is making people less intelligent. Naomi Osaka is turning into more of a IG star than a tennis player.
 

D-Lite

Semi-Pro
I agree, in many ways it is making people less intelligent. Naomi Osaka is turning into more of a IG star than a tennis player.
This isn't just limited to female players like Osaka - there are plenty of male players to post tonnes on their accounts and you could argue they're not focused enough on tennis. I'd agree if people were spending all their time on these platforms, but say they spend 1 hour per day and their posts just give you the impression they're obsessed with this way of living. Many will train hard as their schedules dictate and then use social media for a little bit - the majority of players are doing this. I think for players like Osaka they become a brand when they're from what companies see as a niche market, and she's backed her ability up with a 2nd slam, plus a premier mandatory and premier title at the back end of last year. I'm not sure we can say she's lost her professionalism, I just think she's doing what everyone would do and striking while the iron is hot to grow her brand while still training and such.
 

haqq777

Legend
They looked like lulu to me as well.
You could tell by the small little square marking on the back of the shorts
To be honest those look like very standard black shorts (I own Lulu gear as well) and I didn't find any markings even after looking all through his Dubai matches. That's why I asked for pics or proof.
 

haqq777

Legend
So I finally dug out a good picture with both his shirt and shorts markings. Shorts are indeed Lululemon (y) - and shirt is clearly Uniqlo.



For the shorts you guys may have to zoom in a bit.



The reason shorts threw me off is because my black Lulu shorts have a different style of marking which is more round and very clear on the left thigh. Attaching a zoomed in pic



Either way, very comfortable shorts and the shirt.
 

BorgCash

Legend
This isn't just limited to female players like Osaka - there are plenty of male players to post tonnes on their accounts and you could argue they're not focused enough on tennis. I'd agree if people were spending all their time on these platforms, but say they spend 1 hour per day and their posts just give you the impression they're obsessed with this way of living. Many will train hard as their schedules dictate and then use social media for a little bit - the majority of players are doing this. I think for players like Osaka they become a brand when they're from what companies see as a niche market, and she's backed her ability up with a 2nd slam, plus a premier mandatory and premier title at the back end of last year. I'm not sure we can say she's lost her professionalism, I just think she's doing what everyone would do and striking while the iron is hot to grow her brand while still training and such.
I don't care how much time smbd spend on social media, i just think that all these social media hysteria is not good for people.
 

Squaity

New User
So I finally dug out a good picture with both his shirt and shorts markings. Shorts are indeed Lululemon (y) - and shirt is clearly Uniqlo.



For the shorts you guys may have to zoom in a bit.



The reason shorts threw me off is because my black Lulu shorts have a different style of marking which is more round and very clear on the left thigh. Attaching a zoomed in pic



Either way, very comfortable shorts and the shirt.
Thats the new lululemon logo they use for men's wear. They have been using this logo for men's clothing for a while now. His shorts look like Pacebreakers. They have a unique mesh line that starts from one leg and crosses to the other in thr back of thr shorts.
 

haqq777

Legend
Thats the new lululemon logo they use for men's wear. They have been using this logo for men's clothing for a while now. His shorts look like Pacebreakers. They have a unique mesh line that starts from one leg and crosses to the other in thr back of thr shorts.
Well, I purchased my shorts early last year. They don't have the mesh but have pockets and are stretchy and very comfy. Length is about the same as his shorts pictured above. If the logo has been like that for a while now for mens clothes, either the store handed me some from their previous stock, or I have been proudly sporting shorts from their ladies collection :X3:
 

haqq777

Legend
Nice footage, love watching that guy volley!
One of the reasons why I like Evans so much is that he is a very intelligent player (on court anyway). Builds up points nicely, great volleys like you said and just plays smart to his strengths.
 
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