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Men in black - how stupid can you get?

bjurra
01-15-2009, 01:46 AM
I have noticed that a surprising number of players use black clothing and even black caps in very hot weather. Yesterday, Tipsarevic looked like he was going to melt away in his black outfit. Federer today wears navy blue despite temperatures around 38 degrees in Melbourne (maybe he thought such things don't matter when you play Verdasco).

As a frequent tennis spectator, I know what a huge difference the colours of your clothes make for your wellbeing. Wearing black in these weather conditions is simply stupid.

Any 12 year old knows that black absorbs heat whereas white reflects the same. Can someone please tell the players?

elessar
01-15-2009, 01:50 AM
I thought it was only about 22 today :scratch:

Difficult to disagree with the rest of your post though

chammer44
01-15-2009, 01:52 AM
:worship:

Agree wholeheartedly. Sometimes It's all about the little things.

Kolya
01-15-2009, 01:53 AM
:lol:

No one really wears white anymore...

bjurra
01-15-2009, 01:56 AM
I thought it was only about 22 today :scratch:

Difficult to disagree with the rest of your post though

You are right, my mistake. It was very hot yesterday in Melbourne and it is 40 degrees in Sydney right now so I thought it was still as hot in Melbourne.

bjurra
01-15-2009, 01:57 AM
:lol:

No one really wears white anymore...

Well if you see a guy at a tournament with white shirt, white shorts, white shoes and white cap, come up and say hi to me! I understand Norwegian! ;)

drf716
01-15-2009, 02:05 AM
they warm-up right? so black is good.

VolandriFan
01-15-2009, 02:09 AM
Fer looks hot in those orange shorts. :drool:

the graduate
01-15-2009, 06:30 PM
I have noticed that a surprising number of players use black clothing and even black caps in very hot weather. Yesterday, Tipsarevic looked like he was going to melt away in his black outfit. Federer today wears navy blue despite temperatures around 38 degrees in Melbourne (maybe he thought such things don't matter when you play Verdasco).

As a frequent tennis spectator, I know what a huge difference the colours of your clothes make for your wellbeing. Wearing black in these weather conditions is simply stupid.

Any 12 year old knows that black absorbs heat whereas white reflects the same. Can someone please tell the players?
Tipsy is a dumbass,he spews the most ridiculous stuff coupled with ugly knock knees,he looked so hideous in black:bolt:

reggie1
01-15-2009, 07:11 PM
Hmm Men, Stupid? Surely not!

biological
01-15-2009, 07:31 PM
They look good in black and they're very vain :p

madmanfool
01-15-2009, 08:10 PM
http://sporza.be/polopoly_fs/1.450201!image/1812840737.jpg
One picture says more than a thousand words ;)

biological
01-15-2009, 08:31 PM
http://sporza.be/polopoly_fs/1.450201!image/1812840737.jpg
One picture says more than a thousand words ;)

:inlove:

reggie1
01-15-2009, 08:34 PM
Perhaps they want the slimming effect that Black gives :lol:

ivekinjo
01-15-2009, 08:57 PM
Black is in this season, look at the new nike collection

http://store.nike.com/index.jsp?country=US&lang_locale=en_US#l=shop,search,searchList-black

groundstroke
01-15-2009, 09:05 PM
It's "fashion" for tennis players to wear black. However, for the Aussie Open I am sure Federer will wear blue and white shorts in the day and dark clothing in the night.

Quakes
01-15-2009, 09:21 PM
I wondered about the same question. But then I thought they have Wimbledon when they could wear all the whites. :-)

bjurra
01-15-2009, 10:52 PM
I wondered about the same question. But then I thought they have Wimbledon when they could wear all the whites. :-)

That's ironic considering how cold SW19 can be in June. Would have been a nice opportunity to wear black!

The Pro
01-15-2009, 11:21 PM
I doubt cloth colour in SW19 makes much difference to how much a shivering player feels like they are shivering their butts off on a cool June evening.

My understanding is that light colours reflect more light, which is why they stay cooler, but inversely this doesnt mean that darker colours retain heat UNLESS they are being exposed to the suns rays and are being compared to lighter colours. So a cold June day in England wont see players being much warmer in dark colours unless the sun is out and it is STILL cold. Which is unlikely. I think the temperature difference would be marginal too.

Just y'know... saying.

valexie03
01-16-2009, 03:24 PM
They should all be focused on winning tennis matches instead of making fashion statements :rolleyes:

Igaarg
01-16-2009, 03:54 PM
[QUOTE=bjurra;8009017]I have noticed that a surprising number of players use black clothing and even black caps in very hot weather. Yesterday, Tipsarevic looked like he was going to melt away in his black outfit. Federer today wears navy blue despite temperatures around 38 degrees in Melbourne (maybe he thought such things don't matter when you play Verdasco).
QUOTE]

:lol:

Yes, itīs true. I always notice that, Moya is a guy who always wears black, itīs totally unhealthy, and I donīt think you can play your best feeling all the heat. It must be banned.

Albop
01-17-2009, 12:22 AM
Agree completly, what the hell are this guys thinking? :confused:

Xenosys
01-17-2009, 12:27 AM
Completely uneducated guess, but doesn't it make it sense for them to acclimatise to the scorching heat in preparation for the Aussie Open and for their bodies to be baking hot now rather than later?

So that if they do happen to get into a long five setter, wearing white, their bodies have still experienced that degree of heat during their preparation with black outfits earlier.

Henry Chinaski
01-17-2009, 01:01 AM
I have noticed that a surprising number of players use black clothing and even black caps in very hot weather. Yesterday, Tipsarevic looked like he was going to melt away in his black outfit. Federer today wears navy blue despite temperatures around 38 degrees in Melbourne (maybe he thought such things don't matter when you play Verdasco).



the last thing might be true. I remember when he wore black at the US Open in 07 he said he liked it (during night sessions) because he didn't normally get a chance to wear it during the regular season because of the heat. Or words to that effect. So it's something he's aware of.

Xenosys's theory makes a lot of sense

Tipsy, who pretty much collapsed of sunstroke a couple of years ago wearing it, well that's just beyond dumb.

Mateya
01-17-2009, 08:18 AM
Real spartans wear black clothes no matter how hot it is. :cool:

Yves.
01-17-2009, 09:06 AM
I tell my mum this too all the time, but she wont listen. She always buys black tennis clothes!

Daniel
01-17-2009, 03:50 PM
Roger looks good with black outfit .

biological
01-17-2009, 03:53 PM
Roger looks good with black outfit .

oh yes he does :inlove:

finishingmove
01-17-2009, 03:57 PM
black makes them look slimmer and sexier.

so it's justified

reggie1
01-17-2009, 04:04 PM
black makes them look slimmer and sexier.

so it's justified
Maybe the ATP have just realised what us ladies have known for years. ;) It will be the LBD next and heels to elongate the calf muscles! :haha:

VolandriFan
01-17-2009, 04:05 PM
black makes them look slimmer and sexier.

so it's justified

I disagree.

With white you get the advantage of added nippleage. Not to mention the visible underwear silhouette.

star
01-17-2009, 04:11 PM
:shrug: Bedouins wear black.

shotgun
01-17-2009, 04:13 PM
Tipsy, who pretty much collapsed of sunstroke a couple of years ago wearing it, well that's just beyond dumb.

You mean the match against Nalbandian? He was wearing a bright-coloured T-shirt then, though his shorts were black.

andreevforehand
01-17-2009, 05:49 PM
Just another reason to admire Ivo Karlovic (his fashion sense).

Quakes
01-17-2009, 07:38 PM
I doubt cloth colour in SW19 makes much difference to how much a shivering player feels like they are shivering their butts off on a cool June evening.

My understanding is that light colours reflect more light, which is why they stay cooler, but inversely this doesnt mean that darker colours retain heat UNLESS they are being exposed to the suns rays and are being compared to lighter colours. So a cold June day in England wont see players being much warmer in dark colours unless the sun is out and it is STILL cold. Which is unlikely. I think the temperature difference would be marginal too.

Just y'know... saying.

I agree. White is the most comfy color in most kind of weathers. But most people would agree that white is simply not 'hip' enough and it's tough on the laundry. :-)

Henry Chinaski
01-17-2009, 09:33 PM
You mean the match against Nalbandian? He was wearing a bright-coloured T-shirt then, though his shorts were black.

I didn't mean he was wearing black in that match, though the sentence reads that way because I missed a comma after "ago".

athie
01-17-2009, 09:34 PM
Black is in this season, look at the new nike collection

http://store.nike.com/index.jsp?country=US&lang_locale=en_US#l=shop,search,searchList-black

er.... YUK is all I can say to that

Henry Chinaski
01-17-2009, 09:35 PM
You mean the match against Nalbandian? He was wearing a bright-coloured T-shirt then, though his shorts were black.

I didn't mean he was wearing black in that match though it reads that way because I missed a comma after "ago".

See kiddies? Don't fuck with grammar

bjurra
01-18-2009, 02:20 AM
Another thing I don't understand is why anyone would play under scorching sun with no cap. Llodra, take a look at Lendl 1989 and maybe you will stop choking in hot weather!

andreevforehand
01-18-2009, 02:35 AM
Yeah the Lendl hat was sweet, it definitely deserves a comeback.