Djokovic is cracked

RF-18

Talk Tennis Guru
what? He’s always been very skinny, by far the skinniest out of the big 3. My gf even noted he was a twig during Wimbledon
Obviously I'm joking about Hulk but he has definitely put on some muscle. He is in fantastic physical shape. It's been noticeable this year, even with his shirt on.
 
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Hayole

Rookie
what? He’s always been very skinny, by far the skinniest out of the big 3. My gf even noted he was a twig during Wimbledon
He had looked in very good shape past few years

Either way with his style no need to carry around extra weight when you're stretching for shots
 

TimHenmanATG

Hall of Fame
If you look at extant hunter-gatherer groups in places like the Amazon and PNG, you'll see that the body-type of Djokovic and Federer is the more "natural" human look.
 

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
what? He’s always been very skinny, by far the skinniest out of the big 3. My gf even noted he was a twig during Wimbledon
If you limit carbs, it's almost impossible to hold onto fat of any kind; hence the emaciated appearance of Nole! That was a big deal a decade ago which turned his life and career around, eliminating gluten from his diet and dealing with breathing issues! He took example of Ivan Lendl to new heights of conditioning! From the end of 2010 where Djokovic won Davis Cup singlehandedly for Serbia, he's been a machine; working very closely with trainers, doctors, and other experts to get the maximum effort needed to overcome the records and adoration of Fedal! It'll get harder for the naysayers since Nole's not only equaled their Major's count, he already has a significant H2H lead on both players; esp. vs Federer! Nadal got fat on a lot of clay match encounters, but did have significant HC victories at USO years ago! Djokovic finally returned the favor at 2021 FO, arguably elevating him to GOAT status! Taking Wimbledon (channel slam) was just icing on the cake without any real competition to thwart his CYGS goal! I was hoping he'd skip Tokyo; esp. since 50+ people running the Games have been found to be infected by Covid already! :unsure:
 

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
Just think about the fact that a lot of people considered Wawrinka fat for a tennis pro :-D
I think Nalbandian & Ferrer suffered from the same misconceptions! I always thought they just looked horrible in the clothes they wore; mostly ill-fitting or baggie! I think I was a bit like that; the barrel chest makes the shirt stand out a bit even if slim-waisted! Stan was part of ESPN Mag. "Naked Issue," & was as fit as any person I've ever seen!
 

Jokervich

Hall of Fame
Point to where on his body Nadal should lose weight/muscle please

That's a poor picture and no idea when it was taken. This is at AO this year:



Arms that size are unnecessary at his age. His movement has slowed as he's aged and dropping a few pounds would not hurt. People were commenting many times this year that he looked fat.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
I think Nalbandian & Ferrer suffered from the same misconceptions! I always thought they just looked horrible in the clothes they wore; mostly ill-fitting or baggie! I think I was a bit like that; the barrel chest makes the shirt stand out a bit even if slim-waisted! Stan was part of ESPN Mag. "Naked Issue," and was as fit as any person I've ever seen! ;-)
Stan is an absolute tiger.



:whistle::whistle::whistle::love:
 

socallefty

Legend
I think Nalbandian & Ferrer suffered from the same misconceptions! I always thought they just looked horrible in the clothes they wore; mostly ill-fitting or baggie! I think I was a bit like that; the barrel chest makes the shirt stand out a bit even if slim-waisted! Stan was part of ESPN Mag. "Naked Issue," and was as fit as any person I've ever seen! ;-)
I thought Tenys Sandgren was overweight too because he wears baggy clothes and has a stocky look. I saw a picture of him without his shirt on and he is ripped with six pack abs like Wawrinka.

Related to the OP, Djokovic looks like he did a lot more weight training to develop his upper body during the extended time off last year. I wonder if that is part of why his serve seems bigger these days as his technique itself doesn’t seem that different from 2019, but maybe he has increased his racquet head speed (RHS).
 

weakera

G.O.A.T.
That's a poor picture



Arms that size are unnecessary at his age. His movement has slowed as he's aged and dropping a few pounds would not hurt. People were commenting many times this year that he looked fat.
Idiots were commenting that he looked fat lol. The same people who call Stan fat.

It's just amazing that you think he has big arms. You're an ignoramus. Nadal has moderately sized arms that look "big" to the uninitiated because he's lean and vascular. The dead giveaway for Nadal not having big arms at all is that his left bicep is bigger than his triceps. Anyone who lifts for any kind fo size will have a triceps that is much bigger than his bicep. You're fooled by the fact that he is lean and has a good amount of separation between his bicep and forearm which is just genetics. And you're the one using convenient photos. Nadal has no muscle or weight to lose:





 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Idiots were commenting that he looked fat lol. The same people who call Stan fat.

It's just amazing that you think he has big arms. You're an ignoramus. Nadal has moderately sized arms that look "big" to the uninitiated because he's lean and vascular. The dead giveaway for Nadal not having big arms at all is that his left bicep is bigger than his triceps. Anyone who lifts for any kind fo size will have a triceps that is much bigger than his bicep. You're fooled by the fact that he is lean and has a good amount of separation between his bicep and forearm which is just genetics. And you're the one using convenient photos. Nadal has no muscle or weight to lose:





I guess they want him to look like Djokovic
 
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