Saying Stan is good looking has confirmed that you really do need glasses. I have seen all the top players in the flesh up close several times. I have been to press conferences and spoken to them and I have seen the reaction of fans when they are around and Nadal is very attractive and gets the most attention. He is taller in the flesh and slimmer.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.
The first time I was going to see him up close I thought he wouldn't live up to the image i had of him but he more than did that. He is like the pied piper wherever he goes.