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Players That Shave Their Legs

Perfection
01-19-2008, 05:30 PM
Last night I noticed Tipsarevic shaves his legs. Mardy Fish does as well. Ferrero use to back in his heyday.

I find it intriguing and slightly mysterious. Like maybe a special breed of human?

Anyone else?

FedererSlam
01-19-2008, 05:33 PM
I saw this alot when I went to Madrid. Players like Canas, Nalbandian who you would think like hair on their legs but shave. Apparently my coach told me it's cause it helps the massage afterwards if they have no hair. But then Federer has hairy legs so? It confuses me too.

Perfection
01-19-2008, 05:52 PM
I saw this alot when I went to Madrid. Players like Canas, Nalbandian who you would think like hair on their legs but shave. Apparently my coach told me it's cause it helps the massage afterwards if they have no hair. But then Federer has hairy legs so? It confuses me too.

Yeah, a bit too much hair. :scared:

Burrow
01-19-2008, 06:03 PM
Safins leg to me have always looked pretty bald. I wouldn't be shaving my legs, even if it helps the massage or whatever.

Lleyton_
01-19-2008, 06:13 PM
Shaved legs look disgusting. Like chicken legs. Glad Roger doesn't shave.

~*BGT*~
01-19-2008, 06:52 PM
Federer could take a buzz saw to his and it wouldn't do anything. :lol:

Wannabeknowitall
01-19-2008, 07:10 PM
I dpn't care what Tipsy does to his body. He's hot.

safinalium
01-19-2008, 07:13 PM
I don't see anything wrong with players shaving their legs. It even looks better! ;)

juninhOH
01-19-2008, 07:14 PM
if they shave their legs they should shave everythign

can you imagine someone like federer (and myself) who has hairybelly with shaved legs? rofl

Adler
01-19-2008, 07:17 PM
Calling J'Torian and alfonsojose...

Perfection
01-19-2008, 07:44 PM
Federer could take a buzz saw to his and it wouldn't do anything. :lol:

:spit:

Kitty de Sade
01-19-2008, 07:47 PM
Doesn't seem like an issue either way- maybe some do it because they feel better if they sweat a lot? Competitive swimmers and cyclists will, as well.

Except for Fish, everyone looks fine. :)

Euge_Aguilera
01-19-2008, 07:50 PM
Do They shave their arms, as well?:confused:

~*BGT*~
01-19-2008, 08:03 PM
I dpn't care what Tipsy does to his body. He's hot.

:drool:

Mateya
01-19-2008, 08:22 PM
All the cyclists are shaving them, but I dont know why...aerodynamics maybe? :confused:

I tried it once and its the most weird feeling :lol: I couldnt wait to get some hair back. And some friends were making a fool out of me. :silly:

Lisbeth
01-19-2008, 09:48 PM
I heard that it's also because if the leg needs to be taped for support, it's more effective and a lot less painful to remove the tape with no hair.

Bremen
01-20-2008, 12:25 AM
All the cyclists are shaving them, but I dont know why...aerodynamics maybe? :confused:

I tried it once and its the most weird feeling :lol: I couldnt wait to get some hair back. And some friends were making a fool out of me. :silly:

I don't know about cycling but I do know speed skaters and swimmers shave for aerodynamic purposes.

Mrs. Fabregas
01-20-2008, 01:22 AM
I don't know about cycling but I do know speed skaters and swimmers shave for aerodynamic purposes.

:scratch: Speedskaters too :confused:??

They're wearing long suits, why do they need to shave their legs??

Bremen
01-20-2008, 01:35 AM
:scratch: Speedskaters too :confused:??

They're wearing long suits, why do they need to shave their legs??

Speedskating is a sport where milliseconds matter, athletes will take any advantage they can get. I knew a guy in junior high whose brother competed and he shaved his legs. Incidentally, he went on to win an Olympic medal in Turin.

alfonsojose
01-20-2008, 04:16 PM
Calling J'Torian and alfonsojose...
I'd never shave my legs. I would feel like a woman. I'm a guy :D, who happens to like another guys :angel:

Or Levy
01-20-2008, 04:57 PM
Do they really shave it? Rather than Wax or Laser?

I mean, they would have to do it at least once every two days, otherwise it would look awful.

And I prefer Roger's hairy belly anyhow...

theMEESH
01-20-2008, 06:42 PM
And I prefer Roger's hairy belly anyhow...

Personally, I always get a little sick when I see Roger take off his shirt.

madmanfool
01-20-2008, 08:06 PM
Does help with taping though
i know, i once taped my wrist and when i took it off..ouch

zookeeper
01-20-2008, 11:11 PM
I heard that it's also because if the leg needs to be taped for support, it's more effective and a lot less painful to remove the tape with no hair.

My husband and I were talking about this last summer when we noticed a lot of players were shaving their legs. We also think it's because it's less painful to remove tape or bandages.

kerrie1981
01-20-2008, 11:50 PM
Doing it for massage purposes (or for removing bandages) is pure bullshit. They do it for the same reason that male porn stars do it: aesthetics.

And Gonzales, by the way, shaves his arms too.

zookeeper
01-20-2008, 11:53 PM
Do men's legs and arms really look better shaved? Or is it because they think it shows off the muscle definition more?

R.Federer
01-21-2008, 01:06 AM
There was a recent pic of Youzhny on Funny Fotos I think, where his legs looked very shaved. Not sure though.

binkygirl
01-21-2008, 06:48 AM
I dpn't care what Tipsy does to his body. He's hot.

Hell, yeah.

Leo
01-21-2008, 07:02 AM
Calling J'Torian and alfonsojose...

Homophobic remark?

I think it works for some guys on the tour, but not most. For instance, Fish has one of the weirdest pairs of legs. Ferrero actually looked good for a while with shaven legs when he was younger.

I would never want to deal with shaving my legs, and mine are hairy. I live with it!

Grenouille
01-21-2008, 08:27 AM
I think Hewitt is shaving everywhere. The guy is 26 or 27 and doesn't have any hairs !

martine2
01-21-2008, 10:39 AM
I think Hewitt is shaving everywhere. The guy is 26 or 27 and doesn't have any hairs !

You have to grow up and be a man before you can start shaving :tape:

Arcadia
01-21-2008, 03:56 PM
You have to grow up and be a man before you can start shaving :tape:

love it!

Burrow
01-21-2008, 04:00 PM
I've had hairy legs since I was really young but some idiot at a party recently started shaving them when I was sleeping, looked a mess so I shaved both mine, it's a pleasant change of the norm I guess.

Mrs. Fabregas
01-21-2008, 05:20 PM
Speedskating is a sport where milliseconds matter, athletes will take any advantage they can get. I knew a guy in junior high whose brother competed and he shaved his legs. Incidentally, he went on to win an Olympic medal in Turin.

Long distance or sprint?? Gold, silver or bronze??

:p

Grenouille
01-26-2008, 04:18 PM
You have to grow up and be a man before you can start shaving :tape:

hmmmmm, the man has a daughter. so it implies he has sperm in his bulge so i think he's a man:rolleyes:

charlie666
01-26-2008, 05:05 PM
For instance, Fish has one of the weirdest pairs of legs.

He does! And it looks even more weird because he wears those little socks.

Del Potro also shaves his legs.