Nadal is bald...

roger presley

Hall of Fame
Isn''t ''Davydenko'' a Ukrainian name?

He didn't exactly have the hair of Dolgopolov or Safin...
No, it's not.
Sadly, hair loss is almost entirely genetic.

Tennis players are amongst the upper echelon of men in terms of athletic ability and healthy diet, yet numerous top players are suffering from noticeable hair loss, in their 20's and 30's. Nadal, Murray, Federer, Gasquet, Dimitrov, Cilic, etc. - and that's just the guys who have hit their mid-20's. Even Djokovic has some slight temple recession, and lack of hair density, and has been sprouting premature grey hairs for quite a while.
Don't agree about Djokovic and Cilic.
 

every7

Hall of Fame
It doesn't seem like Rafa has gone completely bald at all.

If you look at the instagram pictures it is just a hairstyle that has shaved sides / back. This is quite a chic, fashionable European style (i.e. a slickback or similar style to Americans).

I don't see what all the fuss is about besides the fact that it is quite a departure from Rafa's normal style. I must admit the hat pics make it look like he has gone the full shave :eek:

I'm actually looking forward to seeing him on court with the shorter look when the time comes (possible late year exhibition matches.)
 

TimHenmanATG

Professional
No, it's not.
The guy actually is Ukrainian, and only became Russian around the year 2000.

As far as I'm aware, the -enko suffix is the Ukrainian equivalent of -ov/-ova.

Don't agree about Djokovic and Cilic.
Cilic has already entered the early stages of MPB. Djokovic may never go bald, but he doesn't have the amount of hair on his temples, nor the thick density on top, which he had 5-10 years ago.
 

BigM

Rookie
Why would a man with so much money need to be concerned with going bald ??
Going bald can be a very traumatic experience for a man especially someone like Rafa. Rafa losing his hair my be affecting him in other areas of his life , like his forehand. Hair for a man is seen as a mark of Virility and strength by some parts of society. You just have to look in this thread and see how some people think going bald is funny. Its not. There is nothing funny about it. I lost my hair when I was 22. Losing my hair had a profound effect on me. I lost all confidence which in turn led to a serious Anxiety disorder. I thought I was worthless, unattractive and had little to offer. I tried everything to save my hair. In the process I spent at least 20k on treatments and remedies. I wished I had taken that 20k and spent it on a psychologist to help boost my self esteem. I realised eventually that going bald is a natural process for some men. I accepted the fact that I was bald. Even with a transplant or other " Remedy" , I was still bald. I shaved my head and have never looked back. I wish going bald was taken more seriously in society.


Joe Rogan makes some great points on dealing with Hair Loss.

BigM
 

Noelan

Legend
Cilic has already entered the early stages of MPB. Djokovic may never go bald, but he doesn't have the amount of hair on his temples, nor the thick density on top, which he had 5-10 years ago.

Where did you come with such insightful thoughts about Djokovic hair density, reciding line, grayness. From your arse I guess:confused:
Really some people here and their omniscient theories:eek:
 

TimHenmanATG

Professional

Where did you come with such insightful thoughts about Djokovic hair density, reciding line, grayness. From your arse I guess:confused:
Really some people here and their omniscient theories:eek:
Well, he's obviously sprouting quite a few grey hairs, and has been for some time.

His hair on top is of a reasonable length, so it covers up the temple recession. If he sported the slicked back ''SS cut'', like Sergio Ramos, then it would be more obvious.

The loss of hair density is mostly noticeable when you watch him play. I don't think that a still image would do justice to that debate.
 

joekapa

Legend
Well, he's obviously sprouting quite a few grey hairs, and has been for some time.

His hair on top is of a reasonable length, so it covers up the temple recession. If he sported the slicked back ''SS cut'', like Sergio Ramos, then it would be more obvious.

The loss of hair density is mostly noticeable when you watch him play. I don't think that a still image would do justice to that debate.
Open the door, and go outside. Look at the trees and hear the birds sing. YOLO.
 

TimHenmanATG

Professional
It seems delusions aren't that surprising when you see his user name . ATG LOL
You people are misunderstanding me!

All I'm saying is that balding and hair quality is overwhelmingly genetic, and even young, athletic guys with great diets can't alter the inevitable.

I only mentioned Novak in passing, because he's usually famed for his quality, yet even he suffers from premature greyness, and a loss of youthful vibrancy and density in his hair.
 
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AllCourtHeathen

Guest
You people are misunderstanding me!

All I'm saying is that balding and hair quality is overwhelmingly genetic, and even young, athletic guys with great diets can't alter the inevitable.

I only mentioned Novak in passing, because he's usually famed for his quality, yet even he suffers from premature greyness, and a loss of youthful vibrancy and density in his hair.
Don't agree. I believe that there is a genetic "potential" for alopecia.
But lifestyle choices may accelerate or optimize that genetic potential.
Like choosing to use DHT derivative roids, for example.
Or having high levels of cortisone (trigger for rapid onset alopecia)
 

jga111

Hall of Fame
Am I the only that noticed his performances have declined proportionally with the number of hair strands he loses each day?
 

Purplemonster

Hall of Fame
Going bald can be a very traumatic experience for a man especially someone like Rafa. Rafa losing his hair my be affecting him in other areas of his life , like his forehand. Hair for a man is seen as a mark of Virility and strength by some parts of society. You just have to look in this thread and see how some people think going bald is funny. Its not. There is nothing funny about it. I lost my hair when I was 22. Losing my hair had a profound effect on me. I lost all confidence which in turn led to a serious Anxiety disorder. I thought I was worthless, unattractive and had little to offer. I tried everything to save my hair. In the process I spent at least 20k on treatments and remedies. I wished I had taken that 20k and spent it on a psychologist to help boost my self esteem. I realised eventually that going bald is a natural process for some men. I accepted the fact that I was bald. Even with a transplant or other " Remedy" , I was still bald. I shaved my head and have never looked back. I wish going bald was taken more seriously in society.


Joe Rogan makes some great points on dealing with Hair Loss.

BigM
There are more serious issues people have to deal with. Spare a thought for people who are diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, it's a death sentence from day 1 basically. My friend was born with it and is only still with us because he has someone else's lungs now, most people aren't that lucky. That's just one example. And you want society to take going bald more seriously ???
 

joekapa

Legend
There are more serious issues people have to deal with. Spare a thought for people who are diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, it's a death sentence from day 1 basically. My friend was born with it and is only still with us because he has someone else's lungs now, most people aren't that lucky. That's just one example. And you want society to take going bald more seriously ???
;)
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
There are more serious issues people have to deal with. Spare a thought for people who are diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, it's a death sentence from day 1 basically. My friend was born with it and is only still with us because he has someone else's lungs now, most people aren't that lucky. That's just one example. And you want society to take going bald more seriously ???
Baldness is easier to fix or cure. procedure is still expensive but it will be much more affordable in the future. Looks is very important to people. CF and other diseases get lots of research and will be cure soon as well
 

WhiskeyEE

Legend
There are more serious issues people have to deal with. Spare a thought for people who are diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, it's a death sentence from day 1 basically. My friend was born with it and is only still with us because he has someone else's lungs now, most people aren't that lucky. That's just one example. And you want society to take going bald more seriously ???
lol. No kidding. Try having multiple sclerosis and slowly losing the ability to move, function in almost any capacity, and eventually breathe. Slowly losing your hair won't seem so bad.

And it isn't like illness or disability are taken at all seriously. People care more about feminism.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
lol. No kidding. Try having multiple sclerosis and slowly losing the ability to move, function in almost any capacity, and eventually breathe. Slowly losing your hair won't seem so bad.
yea but Wig doesn't look good so that is not a good solution
 

WhiskeyEE

Legend
Baldness is easier to fix or cure. procedure is still expensive but it will be much more affordable in the future. Looks is very important to people. CF and other diseases get lots of research and will be cure soon as well
No... they won't. At the moment, we almost can't cure anything. I think it's more likely we go extinct before developing cures for most things.
 

joekapa

Legend
This is a non issue. Sure I can understand have inferiority issues as a young man, if you lose your hair early. Nothing that a bit of good therapy cannot fix.
 

Purplemonster

Hall of Fame
Baldness is easier to fix or cure. procedure is still expensive but it will be much more affordable in the future. Looks is very important to people. CF and other diseases get lots of research and will be cure soon as well
What a stupid post, baldness doesn't kill you.
 

joekapa

Legend
This is an amazing thread. A non issue, but evidence what affect media and advertising have on fandom, generally.

OK, let's get a few things straight here.

Nadal was never classically handsome. He has a weak chin, and baby features. His hair isn't gonna save him anyway.
Federer was NEVER classically handsome either. Big nose (he seems to have had work done on it), NO LIPS (You can barely see his teeth when he smiles).

Neither are ugly. But movie star looks they do not possess.

Neither would turn heads if they were normal people.

They also don't contain 1 milligram of cool in them. Not one.

The handsomest man, who's cool adds +2 to his looks, is Wawrinka, followed by Ferrer.
 

Gorecki

G.O.A.T.
I recommend the "Wall of sound"-piece. Provides a layered grunt noise with horn arrangements and will look even better with a bandana.
"A spector is haunting heads all over spain. the spector of whitefros. All the hairdressers and coiffeurs of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to impose this spector"
 

TheMusicLover

G.O.A.T.
There are more serious issues people have to deal with. Spare a thought for people who are diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, it's a death sentence from day 1 basically. My friend was born with it and is only still with us because he has someone else's lungs now, most people aren't that lucky. That's just one example. And you want society to take going bald more seriously ???
LOL yeah...

To put it this way: if getting bald (which happens to some 90% of all men at thirty-something) is the worst thing that has actually happened to you during your young life so far, you're a rather lucky bum.
Strange to see people getting upset by something perfectly normal happening to about everyone. It's called 'aging', and no, most of us don't become more handsome or prettier during the course of our lives.
 
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