Why do most players rub each other's stomach at the end of the match ?

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  1. nothingfails

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    Almost every player does this to his opponent now while shaking hands at the net. Where does this habit come from ?
     
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  2. dennis10is

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    It is like dogs sniffing each other's behinds. The men are comparing abs, how is his six pack compared to mine? The women are comparing the size of the diamond in their navel rings.
     
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  3. thebuffman

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    can honestly say that i've never done that
     
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  4. Camnation

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    They do it to make female viewers happy. :)
     
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    wow they must be gayssssssssss!!!:shock:
     
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  6. Frodo Baggins

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    Can Someone Rub Mine?? ;) (Loves tummy rubs.. ) ;) wouldn't mind rubbing Tommys Or Davide,Or Feds tummy!!! ;)
     
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  7. Golden Retriever

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    Not just the tummy, they practically rub all the nonsexual parts of the body. Head, back, shoulder, you name it.
     
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  8. nothingfails

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    Makes me wonder what parts they rub in the locker room...
     
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  9. wangs78

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    It's just a way to express camaraderie, nothing more.
     
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  10. Gorecki

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    just asking each others:

    So.. lets have lunch?
     
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  11. vive le beau jeu !

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    and did some players ever do that at the end of a match ?
     
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  12. Blinkism

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    I heard if you rub Nalbandian's belly, you get good luck for 7 years.
     
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  13. Federiffic

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    It is a bit much, IMO, all we do in my area after a match, is a fist bump at the net.
     
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  14. Fandango

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    its like reaction formation. one guy is real pissed that he lost and another is happy so it would be faintly unusual if one guy showed his true feelings and was real anal while the other is all like yea yeah yeah
     
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  15. malakas

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    hahahaha we should make a picsam of this!:mrgreen:
     
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  16. BoomerangX

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    LOL this is a pretty funny thread. They give each other a hug sometimes too, slap each other's butts, etc. Habit of some sort?
     
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  19. varsity8993

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    It's a show of sportsmanship that contrasts their natural human body language (and any pro athlete is pretty much an alpha male) that also says 'don't get too close.' It's like when you have to hug someone at a wedding or funeral and you tap their back as a signal of 'okay, that's enough now.'

    :)
     
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  20. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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    Turns out that most pros are actually dogs in costume and like to rub each other's belly, it's like crack to them.
     
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  21. Fedace

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    They want to say thanks to each other for last night.
     
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  22. Fandango

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    notice federer is doing most of the belly rubbing
     
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  23. Lsmkenpo

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    Must have been a heck of a match.

    [​IMG]
     
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  24. random guy

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    Lol. We have a winner. Thread closed. :)
     
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    I heard these two are best friends in real life...
     
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  26. skip1969

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    you must rub the stomach as you recite the spell in order for the magic to work.

    yes, master.
     
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  27. LetFirstServe

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    Because on one side of the net when approaching for the handshake and going in, they cant pat on the back because they are both holding their raquets in their left hands after the handshake. The player on the left (relative to the umpire) is forced to do the belly rub while the one on the right can do the back pat.
     
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  28. alchn

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    They are European..... :)
     
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  29. Brned

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    Whatever... they are french
     
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  30. alchn

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    ic.. It makes so much sense now.
     
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  31. Lsmkenpo

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    Maybe I will try the belly rub at my doubles match this weekend, and see how it goes over, not sure about the cheek kiss though.
     
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  32. Sentinel

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    ROTFL !!! This is totally doggy stuff!!!


    The other pics belong to the ladies only section :twisted:
     
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  33. Douggo

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    This is a great thread. I think the Internet is officially full now.
     
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  35. Bud

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    Ummm no... that's the Buddha you speak of :grin:
     
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  36. Fedace

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    I will bet they are best friends alright.......i am sure they are best buddies in the bedroom as welll....:)
     
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  37. snr

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    Agreed so much sense hahah!
     
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  38. Toxicmilk

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    I can't believe I've never thought of it like that. o_O....
    And LOL at the Nalby rub...
     
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  39. Leublu tennis

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    Does anyone rub N's butt?
     
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  40. Leublu tennis

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    Thats really funny. So NY on the size of the rings.
     
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  41. Gorecki

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    and like any european they are very sure of their heterosexuality so they have no problems to show affection to other men...

    what.. you are not? hum....
     
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    Darn! These guys make those bonobos look prudish !
     
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    Hahaha. That's good.
     
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    Now I know why a lot of the nadal fangirls dislike federer. Clearly they are jealous.
     
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    I am jealous of BOTH of them. :p
     
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    Cause they're horny.
     
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  47. icedevil0289

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    Lol. You poor thing. Lmao@ your location.
     
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    I should change that, I've been fairly active over there lately, as you know. ;)
     
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  49. icedevil0289

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    Yes yes and I'm very happy about that as well. We need more rational and objective posters over there and over here as well.
     
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  50. malakas

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    Me too I'm happy!:D Welcome!!;)
     
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