Check out some of the recent inseam lengths on Nike men's shorts. Last summer, Nike featured a 10" inseam on the short the pros wore during the US Open series (I don't know the names of these things). This year, the featured short sported by Federer until recently (now being liquidated by TW) has an 11" inseam (for most men, that covers your knee caps at rest). Now, Nadal's Wimbledon pant with the lightning strike geometric is actually SHORTER than his typical clam diggers, in that Nike considers it a short but with a 13" inseam. By my estimation, a 13" inseam "short" would fall 2" below the knee, or the upper regions of the shin - maybe that passes for a short at the West 4th St. summer b-ball league, but for tennis? Nadal's typical capri pant doesn't bother with an inseam length, 'cause it's not considered a short, so 13" is definitely something different. Just wanted you all to know that somebody out here is watching this (disturbing? wonderful? jury's out?) trend by the imagemakers and styledefiners at Nike. It's funny, maybe we're not laughing that much at Rafa's pants anymore - there are at least 2 guys at my local courts who have no business wearing them but do wear them regularly. We'll all be playing in pants soon.