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The erm...ettiquette of rafael nadal.

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marjproops Wed 17-Apr-13 21:01:29

Watching tennis on sky sports. Am i the only one disgusted by Rafa? always with his hand up his bum pulling out the wedgy, in some change overs having a good old fumbly sctratch (in front of thousands of spectators not to mention the tv viewers who get a close up). not even putting a towel over him to 'hide' what hes doing.

then at the end of a match/tournament he's won with the same bummed scratching hand he shakes his opponents hand and the tournament officials...if i was them id tell him to wash his hands!

am i being too ...whats the word im looking for?

and one of his sponsors is an underwear company?????? buy some pants, Raf, you can afford a decent fitting pair.

puts me off watcing his matches, just as im put off by maria shoutapoves grunting.

and yes just as bad as footballers spitting on the pitch too.

marjproops Wed 17-Apr-13 21:10:38

and then there was Jimmy Connors and ANdy roddick pulling the front of their shorts hmm IYKWIM

Fisharefriendsnotfood Wed 17-Apr-13 21:15:25

This drives me insane! His shorts can't fit properly, it's crazy!

marjproops Wed 17-Apr-13 21:23:28

lol. he was okay when he first came on the scene, it seems a bad habit now. and bad shorts!! also, not ageing very well, was quite woooaaargh when younger.

marjproops Fri 19-Apr-13 12:14:57

oh for flip sake. he hasnt even started playing tennis yet yet there he is playing with his bits and ieces and his bum!


bet hes one of those people that never wash their hands when they go to the toilet either.

how can his girlfriend stand him touching her?!?

I know Im very 'monica from friends' with cleanliness and stuff but hes just too much!

Iheartpasties Fri 19-Apr-13 12:16:01


NotTreadingGrapes Fri 19-Apr-13 12:18:53

IIRC he has various OCD issues and that's prob why he is at himself constantly.

Or it might be superstition? Scratch my knackers 3 times before serving and it'll be an ace?

Fisharefriendsnotfood Fri 19-Apr-13 12:22:26

So many people fancy him, yuck yuck yuck

malinois Fri 19-Apr-13 12:31:50

Itchiness is a well-known side-effect of steroid abuse.

marjproops Fri 19-Apr-13 12:41:46

grapes grin. bad superstition if it is!!

but thing public??? one thing in private but.......

really really want to watch the match i like Dimitrov but i just cant. seriously makes me sick!

Fisharefriendsnotfood Fri 19-Apr-13 13:06:57

Surely they are well tested for any steroid abuse

marjproops Fri 19-Apr-13 13:19:13

Andre Agassi admitted taking 'stuff' in his tennis heyday and got away with it (its in his book).

I think his titles should have been stripped like lance Armstrong.

Also, I may be wrong but wouldnt be surprised if its true, Pat cash also took something in his heyday?

I know they got Greg rusetski for something a few years ago, and Martina Hingis.

I just hope if anything is going on with nadal or anyone else that the powers that be arent playing favourites IYKWIM

marjproops Fri 19-Apr-13 13:20:04

Grapes gives new meaning to 'new balls please' grin

malinois Fri 19-Apr-13 13:58:55

Surely they are well tested for any steroid abuse


<wipes tears from eyes>

Yeah, tennis is right up there with pro wrestling for the rigour of it's doping control...

Clawdy Fri 19-Apr-13 14:50:43

Sorry,but he is very fanciable...DD has a picture of him on her wall wearing tight boxers...mmm...

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