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Rafael Nadal and the Curse of the Pinkish Shirt

Johnny Groove
05-29-2012, 01:40 PM
As I realize Rafa playing his 1st round match, he is wearing a pinkish shirt.

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/523197_417298024960873_278612362162774_1412771_128 5622153_n.jpg

As a Nadal fan, I am a bit fearful. We all know what happened last time he wore pink at RG back in 09.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01413/rafael-nadal_1413975c.jpg

Not to mention in the Australian 2011, more red than pink, though.

http://gototennis.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Rafael-Nadal-2011-Australian-Open-outfit_1.jpg

Or Toronto 2010.

http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/rastudio/rastudio1108/rastudio110800054/10186289-toronto-august-12-rafael-nadal-plays-against-kevin-anderson-in-the-rogers-cup-2010-on-august-12-2010.jpg

Point is, these red/pink outfits really ain't the best for Rafa.

So Rafa in RG 2012 is aiming to:

1. Win the title and pass Borg for most RG's in the Open Era with 7.
2. Reverse the curse of the pinkish shirt
3. Reverse the double Simon Reed jinx. One after Monte Carlo, one after Rome.

Lot of work on Rafa's hands this fortnight.

buzz
05-29-2012, 01:46 PM
He even has pink shoes! Soderking with mono could beat this guy!

Federer in 2
05-29-2012, 01:47 PM
Perhaps RG is getting more and more boring for him. Everybody wants a challenge.

reery
05-29-2012, 01:48 PM
He's wearing a pink shirt?:haha:

Thanks Nike.:yeah:

Adri89
05-29-2012, 01:51 PM
I thought the same :lol:
Rafa isn't that supersticious after all... I think he can't win in pink RG sadly :( (yes I'm supersticious :D)

rinnegan
05-29-2012, 01:53 PM
Piggy theme :shrug:

tripwires
05-29-2012, 02:26 PM
Hope OP is right. :D

delpiero7
05-29-2012, 02:32 PM
Curse only applies when the player in question is ranked #1.

WTA #1 Vika Azarenka only narrowly avoided the curse of pink yesterday.

Thunderfish8
05-29-2012, 02:36 PM
what's even more spooky is that each of his shocking losses while wearing red/pink (referring to post 1) occurred while he was seemingly on top.

FO 2009, he had won three of the last four majors
AO 2011, he had won the last three majors
Toronto 2010, immediately following a flawless clay court and grass court season

right now, having beaten Djokovic in both Monte-Carlo and Rome, Nadal is seemingly on top again
we all know that Fed can't beat him right now, and Djoko is on a 2 match losing streak
in addition, with both Fed and Nole in the other half of the draw, Nadal is more favored than ever

dont wanna be superstitious but maybe he should swap to green, or some color very far from the red/pink end of the rainbow

Chirag
05-29-2012, 02:55 PM
he wants to break the jinx :shrug:

hiperborejac
05-29-2012, 03:03 PM
The thing is that with that wild colour Rafa becomes easier target for his opponent. Attracted by his pink shirt they become irritated and hit the ball harder in all anger. That's why he loses important matches wearing pink :p

Johnny Groove
05-29-2012, 03:09 PM
what's even more spooky is that each of his shocking losses while wearing red/pink (referring to post 1) occurred while he was seemingly on top.

FO 2009, he had won three of the last four majors
AO 2011, he had won the last three majors
Toronto 2010, immediately following a flawless clay court and grass court season

right now, having beaten Djokovic in both Monte-Carlo and Rome, Nadal is seemingly on top again
we all know that Fed can't beat him right now, and Djoko is on a 2 match losing streak
in addition, with both Fed and Nole in the other half of the draw, Nadal is more favored than ever

dont wanna be superstitious but maybe he should swap to green, or some color very far from the red/pink end of the rainbow

Well he did play his best in green in 2008.

http://media.nowpublic.net/images//45/b/45bcf637ad0b5c267b502cb086152cf2.jpg

It will be a massive hurdle for Rafa to win RG 2012.

timafi
05-29-2012, 03:11 PM
let's pray to Gawd that someone plays God tennis and takes Nadal out

peribsen
05-29-2012, 03:50 PM
We already knew '09 was all about the pink shirt...

Looner
05-29-2012, 03:53 PM
He wants to break the pinkish shirt jinx, the Reed jinx, the Nole domination jinx. What a GOAT, what a fighter, what a warrior, what a clay king this Nadal.
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

MTwEeZi
05-29-2012, 04:27 PM
09 was about the collar, not the color.

hipolymer
05-29-2012, 04:39 PM
Nadal lost to Soderling in Round 4. Slated to be Rafa's round 4 opponent this time is Raonic...

Looner
05-29-2012, 04:42 PM
Nadal lost to Soderling in Round 4. Slated to be Rafa's round 4 opponent this time is Raonic...

Do you seriously believe Raonic will get that far? I mean he's been improving but if the weather becomes colder, he's cooked. He needs fast conditions for his monster serve.

superslam77
05-29-2012, 04:42 PM
this looks more red than pink unfortunately.

i honestly think opponents feel insulted with the pink shirt and they think "he is vulnerable after all and i can defeat this pussy".

Nole Rules
05-29-2012, 04:43 PM
Nadal lost to Soderling in Round 4. Slated to be Rafa's round 4 opponent this time is Raonic...

Oh i see....
Roanic is the new Soderking after all.

:speakles:

Just like heaven
05-29-2012, 04:45 PM
Nike says the colour is "scarlet fire".

Clay Death
05-29-2012, 04:59 PM
the color is red.

Xristos
05-29-2012, 05:10 PM
Rafa dominates in green.

*bunny*
05-29-2012, 05:13 PM
I like the colour, it's bright rose red I think. Much more striking colour than the 2009 pink.
And the shirt design is cool, black on that red.

Sri
05-29-2012, 05:29 PM
MTF being silly as always. Hard to see who can beat Rafa, especially after Rome finals.

Mr. Oracle
05-29-2012, 05:36 PM
lol @ nadal being so bored with winning these things he's starting to dress in drag...next round is the high heel shoes (pumps). he could probably still make the finals with pumps.

Nr 1 Fan
05-29-2012, 05:56 PM
The Reed jinx alone just wasn't enough.

ZaZoo)
05-29-2012, 06:16 PM
Piggy finally showing his true colors. :shrug:

reery
05-29-2012, 06:20 PM
Rafa dominates in green.


Not anymore.

Green shirt wasn't enough to win at the AO this year.:bigwave:


http://gsuryalss.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/1-djokovic-nadal-australia-open-2012.jpg

abraxas21
05-29-2012, 06:24 PM
high quality thread

xdrewitdajx
05-29-2012, 06:27 PM
The Reed jinx alone just wasn't enough.

Reed is in excellent form though - Serena comes to mind...

reery
05-29-2012, 06:29 PM
Reed is in excellent form though - Serena comes to mind...

Affirmative, his jinxing is impressive.

xdrewitdajx
05-29-2012, 06:57 PM
i feel like i simon reed'd simon reed's jinxing

...this is crazy

nole_no1
05-29-2012, 07:07 PM
This is all because Simon Reed :devil:

Corey Feldman
05-29-2012, 07:56 PM
no Soderking here to squash him this time :awww:

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01413/rafa_nadal_1413742c.jpg

:lol: Robin Bo Carl :worship:

r2473
05-29-2012, 08:05 PM
This used to be a fun house. But now its full of evil clowns.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiX3f9pcfOg

Mjau!
05-29-2012, 08:15 PM
So many signs that Nadal will fall this summer. :yeah:

Commander Data
05-29-2012, 08:33 PM
Stars lining up again for Fed

Clay Death
05-29-2012, 08:36 PM
i see everybody here continues to have recurrent nightmares of those endless, unremitting topspin cyclones of death that never ever stop coming.

i am liking it.

hipolymer
05-29-2012, 08:49 PM
i see everybody here continues to have recurrent nightmares of those endless, unremitting topspin cyclones of death that never ever stop coming.

i am liking it.

We might be stuck in nightmares but you're stuck in a pipe dream.

Clay Death
05-29-2012, 08:52 PM
6-0 in the finals and soon to be 7-0 in the finals looks like a nice pipe dream to me.


did i say you can talk to me?

Looner
05-29-2012, 08:55 PM
Nadal is vulnerable on surfaces that are non-clay. On clay, he's the favourite until his opponent wins the MP against him. And I can't stand the guy or his game.

r3d_d3v1l_
05-29-2012, 10:22 PM
As a Nadal fan

Damn, i´m good.

@Sweet Cleopatra
05-29-2012, 11:06 PM
It's Fuchshia not pink.

Kat_YYZ
05-30-2012, 04:33 AM
This thread misses SdG :sad:

BroTree123
05-30-2012, 05:24 AM
Actually come to think of it, has anyone won a title wearing a pink outfit? I remember Federer was close in Toronto 2010 and he still lost the final :o

Edit: No wait, he won Cinci with it. He is GOAT :rocker2:

Allez
05-30-2012, 06:31 AM
What a load of superstitious crap :lol: I love the pink shirt. I just wish it would have been the sleeveless swashbuckling kind :armed:

Mimi
05-30-2012, 06:46 AM
i hate this pink shirt, its womanish and also brings him bad luck :shout: :shout:

Raferminator
05-30-2012, 08:54 AM
Rafa is wearing RED! :mad: For all those reckless, sweaty-palmed and panicky Fedtards, is the Foreshadowing in Rafa's Shirt actually: ONE MOOOORE RED Nightmare!? :shrug: I doubt Muger will even get a glimpse of the Clay Warrior this year, as I am anticipating a REAL Final between Rafa and Nole. Frauderer is Finished!

The Ball Girls and Boys are wearing Orange at Roland Garros this year. Perhaps this photo will help the color blind! Here's a hint for the Fedtards: Red is DARKER than Orange or Pink! :mad:

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/01Z9ahk8OB7dL/x610.jpg

Carly440
05-30-2012, 09:16 AM
Rafa's shirt is hot pink. I was at his match at Roland Garros yesterday and the shirt matches his shoes and pink laces. When you see it on tv it does look red though.

Roger the Dodger
05-30-2012, 09:28 AM
Nadal has been impervious to colour threats since RG 2009.

rafa_maniac
05-30-2012, 09:29 AM
It's more red than pink if you ask me, either way I like it, especially compared to that 09 monstrosity.

duchuy89
05-30-2012, 09:47 AM
No no. Nadal will win!

reery
05-30-2012, 09:38 PM
I can see another RG title for Rogie happening this year. Like in 2009.

Pink shirt.:wavey:

karool
05-30-2012, 09:49 PM
Nadal is wearing a red shirt. And for what I can recall, he never lost a best of five match on clay while using red.

LeChuck
05-30-2012, 10:01 PM
Nadal is also fighting the curse of Borg. So far the likes of Nadal, Federer and Sampras have managed to equal several of Borg's records but failed to break them.

This particular record he is trying to break is not a consecutive sequence one though so he will get more than one opportunity at it.

Sunset of Age
05-30-2012, 10:26 PM
Nice troll thread, Jonathan. :wavey:

As if Nadal's 2009 loss at RG had anything to do with him wearing a pink shirt! :lol:

Pretty disappointing to see certain folks dismiss wearing pink as being 'womanish' (huh? :scratch:), btw.
1) - Real Men Dare to Wear PINK!
2) - what's so wrong with appearing 'womanly' or 'womanish' in the first place? Are women a kind of second-grade human species? Judging on certain comments in this thread, I somehow get that impression... come on, folks, we're not living in the Middle Ages anymore, at least not in the more civilized parts of the world. Get over yourselves.
3) - that shirt of his isn't pink, it's a rather nice hue of stoney red. Me loves it. :hearts:

Telegram Sam
05-30-2012, 10:36 PM
http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/large/b_05-29-Nadal-Rafael02.jpg

If that's pink(ish), I'm Boba Fett.

Like last year, this is an amazing outfit, I'd wear that for sure.

(Except for the shoes. Those shoes are awful.)

MaxPower
05-31-2012, 12:12 AM
It's not as bad as this shirt that became a running joke in last years WTF (Ferrer also played like crap after the shirt change)

http://betting.betfair.com/tennis/ferrerinpink.jpg

Got to wonder what the spanish players are thinking sometimes. Maybe they all ask Verdasco for fashion-tips an he trolls them. Or they have a secret all pink room where they play with dolls and watch tv about ponies to pump themselves up

Sunset of Age
05-31-2012, 12:14 AM
^^ Nope, it's just me being their costume designer. :angel: :p

Judging on the comments in this thread I wonder how much longer it will take for some to request WTA players to show up wearing burka's. :tape:

Mimi
05-31-2012, 02:12 AM
Nice troll thread, Jonathan. :wavey:

As if Nadal's 2009 loss at RG had anything to do with him wearing a pink shirt! :lol:

Pretty disappointing to see certain folks dismiss wearing pink as being 'womanish' (huh? :scratch:), btw.
1) - Real Men Dare to Wear PINK!
2) - what's so wrong with appearing 'womanly' or 'womanish' in the first place? Are women a kind of second-grade human species? Judging on certain comments in this thread, I somehow get that impression... come on, folks, we're not living in the Middle Ages anymore, at least not in the more civilized parts of the world. Get over yourselves.
3) - that shirt of his isn't pink, it's a rather nice hue of stoney red. Me loves it. :hearts:

i certainly was not dissing woman as I am also a woman, so why to diss myself too? I just prefer a man to dress more "manly" and woman more "womanly" in the angle of beauty, not to mean disrespectful.

Kat_YYZ
05-31-2012, 03:19 AM
Actually come to think of it, has anyone won a title wearing a pink outfit? I remember Federer was close in Toronto 2010 and he still lost the final :o

Edit: No wait, he won Cinci with it. He is GOAT :rocker2:

:D
http://www.pattayadailynews.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/381.jpg

leng jai
05-31-2012, 03:46 AM
Rogi is the manliest player on tour. It's not even debatable. Everyone knows I am the authority when it comes to this topic.

tripwires
05-31-2012, 04:23 AM
I agree.

BroTree123
05-31-2012, 05:07 AM
No one should ever wear pink if they want to win a tournament. Hell, even though Federer won, he almost lost to fucking Fish of all people :o

Telegram Sam
05-31-2012, 07:17 AM
Got to wonder what the spanish players are thinking sometimes. (...) they have a secret all pink room where they play with dolls and watch tv about ponies to pump themselves up

http://cdn2.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/535203/gyi0061367582.jpg

Allez
05-31-2012, 07:52 AM
:haha: Rafa was asked what the colour of his shirt is at the presser and he hasn't a clue :lol: Says he'll try and find out from Nike. He was wearing a pink shirt at the presser and I have to say it looks nothing like the one he has on court so I think it's probably red and not pink so all the tards/ haters can just relax :yeah:

Telegram Sam
05-31-2012, 08:13 AM
Rafa was asked what the colour of his shirt is at the presser and he hasn't a clue :lol: Says he'll try and find out from Nike.

It's officially called "Scarlet Fire w/Anthracite & White." Who'd remember that? :D

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Nike_Mens_Summer_1_Rafa_Finals_Clay_Crew/descpageMANIKE-NMSRFCC.html#

70 bux! But I love it.

Last year's was the best one he ever wore tho:

http://lovetennisblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/nadal.jpg

MIMIC
05-31-2012, 09:02 AM
ESPN commentators just referenced the "pink shirt" curse :lol:

"Make no mistake, it's scarlet fire"

:haha: :haha:

Time Violation
05-31-2012, 09:30 AM
What's this doing in GM anyway? :o And someone ban JG from posting threads while at it

arm
05-31-2012, 10:50 AM
I actually think pink looks good on him. :dance:

But I prefer the other color, peach/salmon whatever.

karool
05-31-2012, 10:33 PM
Fed will play at AO 2013 wearing a pink shirt. Wait and see. The catalogs must be out in a few days.