Sleeveless muscle shirts just look …unprofessional to me in a tennis tournament.

Curtennis

Semi-Pro
Your club sound like a dictatorship, wearing sleeveless and having problem with people who wear sleeveless goes to show how trashy your club is.
Remind me of RG administration which made rule what Serena should wear .
Trashy club, Trashy slam , trashy follower of dictatorship
Your club doesn’t have any dress code at all?
 

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
Your club sound like a dictatorship, wearing sleeveless and having problem with people who wear sleeveless goes to show how trashy your club is.
Remind me of RG administration which made rule what Serena should wear .
Trashy club, Trashy slam , trashy follower of dictatorship
Far from a trashy club. Doubt you could afford it. It’s to keep the trash out and to have some dignity and class. But you can wear your chains and wife beater.
A shirt one wears regardless of sleeves has nothing to do with how trashy they are or aren't. Get your head out your ass. Both of you actually.

Appropriate court shoes for sure... but everything else is just preference. Its a sport of sweaty amateur struggle... not a board room you goofs.

Can Zverev pull it off? I don't think so. But he is so much better than any of us at tennis we cant really say anything and mean in.
 

romdj

Rookie
Reminds me when everyone was making a fuss about Wawrinka's shorts.
Maybe the fact he won made it acceptable :unsure:

Btw I strongly disagree with the cliché that assuming that because a club is snob/posh and expensive excludes their members from being potential wife beaters and vice-versa.
 

NAS

Hall of Fame
A shirt one wears regardless of sleeves has nothing to do with how trashy they are or aren't. Get your head out your ass. Both of you actually.

Appropriate court shoes for sure... but everything else is just preference. Its a sport of sweaty amateur struggle... not a board room you goofs.

Can Zverev pull it off? I don't think so. But he is so much better than any of us at tennis we cant really say anything and mean in.
I clearly said a person can wear anything he want
 
Man I thought I was the only one to notice how Zverev lifts his damn shirt to reveal his abs after every single f*****g point. No dude, I don't want to see your abs at all! What a narcissist...I respect his game but not his antics. The wife beater clothing fits in well with his 70s 'stach and gold chains galore. Never mind his alleged assaults...
 
Man I thought I was the only one to notice how Zverev lifts his damn shirt to reveal his abs after every single f*****g point. No dude, I don't want to see your abs at all! What a narcissist...I respect his game but not his antics. The wife beater clothing fits in well with his 70s 'stach and gold chains galore.
He doesn't do it for that. He does it out of habit, and I bet that some of it is linked to just getting directly a bit of air. It is literally impossible that on every point end he thinks "now I am going to show the spectators my abs".

BTW, Zverev's "guns" look just fine. There are two reasons why they wouldn't work as well as someone like Blake or Nadal: He is just so damn tall, that he would literally need to have 40 lbs arms to create the same impression, and that is impossible for a high level tennis player. The other thing is that, due to his huge shoulders, his arms are "hanging" with a separation from his trunk, which makes them look smaller than they are. For example, Nadal has a small chest, so his biceps are a kind of always pressed by his trunk and made more prominent (not to speak that most Nadal pictures given around here are of him hitting the ball or vamoosing himself, which implies a flexed bicep). I have seen Nadal many times up close, and, while he is a muscular type, his arms never look huge as they do on pictures like the ones posted here.

On a separate note, Adidas is not doing a good job of the design of their tank tops for Zverev (and others). The scye is too big and the fit is not athletic enough. They should use their Techfit Sleevless fitted T-shirt, like so:



:cool:
 

aldeayeah

Legend
Only people I've seen pull off the sleeveless look are Nadal, James Blake, Monfils, and surprisingly Del Potro even though he's kinda skinny. Zverev just looks too lanky and try-hard to pull it off
Moya too back in the day. And it kinda suited Hewitt too.
 
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onehandbh

Legend
A wife beater we call them, because every guy getting arrested on tv for beating his wife….is in cuffs wearing one.
This is such a bad stereotype. The blue collar guy in a white tank top. Abusers come in all shapes and sizes, social & economic status, jobs, etc. You'd be surprised.
 

stingstang

Professional
If he find sleeveless most comfortable, least sweaty / restrictive etc that’s what he should go with. I’m sure he won’t lose sleep over some geek on the internet thinking it looks trailer park!

He has actually strengthened a lot recently. Building muscle with his build and constant cardio is not easy.
 

Ace of Aces

Semi-Pro
Like it or not anything that makes playing tennis look more like an athletic sport and less like a status symbol is good for the popularity of the game. The same way Mac and Connors being asses made the game become more popular for public court players who may not have always known which fork to use first.
 
Like it or not anything that makes playing tennis look more like an athletic sport and less like a status symbol is good for the popularity of the game. The same way Mac and Connors being asses made the game become more popular for public court players who may not have always known which fork to use first.
Giving Mac as an example of the "people's champion" is absurd.

:cool:
 

Devilito

Hall of Fame
His shoulders are actually huge. I dont think he is getting enough credit for that.
The guy is also 6'-6" He's looks way bigger in person than in pictures without comparisons. Just like bulked up turbo manlets look huge in pictures until they stand to a normal person and look like their child. Like, Joe Rogan looks pretty jacked by himself, but look at him getting mogged by someone barely over 6' tall. Imagine Zverev next to him

 
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KineticChain

Hall of Fame
"ee gads Jeevs! would you look at the clothing on that plebeian? tennis is an elite game for the elite people. we must wear collared shirts to show that we are not poor scum. i wish these plebeians would get out of my sight." this thread
 

Rosstour

Legend
I have the orange sleeveless Rafa top from a year or two ago. It works on me, but you need some kind of shoulder and arm definition to make it work.

It does have a bit of an unclassy look, but only compared to a polo shirt IMO. Crew-necks look just as unprofessional IMO.
 
Far from a trashy club. Doubt you could afford it. It’s to keep the trash out and to have some dignity and class. But you can wear your chains and wife beater.
1. No amount of money can buy dignity or class.
2. People who have to brag about how expensive their things are or how snooty their clubs are in order to demonstrate how classy they are end up doing the exact opposite. I can't tell if your posts are serious or are a deliberate parody of Caddyshack.
3. I'm sure people said the same about players who started wearing shorts back in the days when they wore long pants and long sleeve shirts and cardigans.
4. Do you also have a problem with women wearing sleeveless tops?
 
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norcal

Hall of Fame
If you have a gut and pencil arms it's a bad look. If you have an athletic build it can be a very good look (and professional looking for a pro player imo).

I don't think it's fair to equate wife beaters (cotton undershirts, often stained, ill-fitting) with modern sleeveless athletic-fitted shirts. Rafa looked great, Blake looked good, Zed looks ok.
I imagine there was lots of hand wringing with the trend away from polos to crews (never understood having collars on athletic shirts but whatever floats your boat!).
 
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