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

Rafa should wear these shirts for matches.

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That’s what the old guys at my club with the forearm straps and Hyper Hammers wear
 
watched highlights of Shelton vs. Safiullin and it's funny cuz with Safiullin's plain attire you'd think his game would be meeker as well and he's such a clean striker of the ball.

Shelton's kits have been fine. the old Nadal kits make him look like a martial arts fighter but if he'd had more form fitting attire sooner it would've worked out better. maybe not for him because he'd be picking at his wedgie
 

gqnelly

Rookie
This falls under the "basketball jersey" etiquette treaty of 1997. You know who gets to wear a tank top or a basketball jersey in public? A high school kid wearing one is like a 55 year old woman dressed in a mini skirt and cowboy boots going to a Taylor Swift concert. A little past appropriate and certainly not in good taste. Now toss in being a grown *** man? I dont care how buff you are...its hillbilly. Now here is the catch...your clothing manufacturer wants to sell things. Nike wouldnt make it if they didnt they could sell it...so there are partly to blame but Rafa and others have a say so in their kit.
 
This falls under the "basketball jersey" etiquette treaty of 1997. You know who gets to wear a tank top or a basketball jersey in public? A high school kid wearing one is like a 55 year old woman dressed in a mini skirt and cowboy boots going to a Taylor Swift concert. A little past appropriate and certainly not in good taste. Now toss in being a grown *** man? I dont care how buff you are...it’s hillbilly. Now here is the catch...your clothing manufacturer wants to sell things. Nike wouldnt make it if they didnt they could sell it...so there are partly to blame but Rafa and others have a say so in their kit
Or you mind your own business. No one wants to see your basketball shorts, white dad shoes and polo ensemble that look like they were handpicked from the lost and found at The Villages’ pickleball courts
 

KC!

Hall of Fame
I guess he came from the gym and didn’t have time to change into tennis clothes.
His ball striking was phenomenal this past week in Dallas! The sleeveless shirts don’t bothering me. Get use to them with Alcaraz liking them, they will become popular.
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
His ball striking was phenomenal this past week in Dallas! The sleeveless shirts don’t bothering me. Get use to them with Alcaraz liking them, they will become popular.
They didn’t become popular when Rafa wore them and won’t now. Look better at the gym than playing in a tournament.
 

KC!

Hall of Fame
They didn’t become popular when Rafa wore them and won’t now. Look better at the gym than playing in a tournament.
5 of the top 20 wearing them, time will tell. I get where you’re coming from though, my club growing up you had to have a collared shirt.
 
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socallefty

G.O.A.T.
Old guys won’t wear them because they know they will look ridiculous with their flabby, overweight bodies. Maybe some kids will wear them.
 
I actually look good in them but I’m not interested in upping my skin cancer risk even further, especially as Oz leads the world in that statistic. I play tennis & bike in long sleeved tops most of the year - tennis wise I’ve still got a bunch of the Agassi ones & some others - as well as MAAP long sleeved jerseys for the bike.
Sleeveless for the gun show in the gym though - lol!
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
5 of the top 20 wearing them, time will tell. I get where you’re coming from though, my club growing up you had to have a collared shirt.
Everyone looks ridiculous on the tennis court with them. When I played ITF tournaments there was a player meeting before the first matches and they used to tell us how this was professional tennis and they don’t allow t-shirts at this level. I agree all these guys wearing t-shirts look unprofessional and the ones wearing sleeveless t-shirts look ridiculous
 

KC!

Hall of Fame
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Everyone looks ridiculous on the tennis court with them. When I played ITF tournaments there was a player meeting before the first matches and they used to tell us how this was professional tennis and they don’t allow t-shirts at this level. I agree all these guys wearing t-shirts look unprofessional and the ones wearing sleeveless t-shirts look ridiculous
Now this was ridiculous!
 
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