I wrote a post for Sportsuntapped a while ago about Nadal’s habit to pull his pants out of his ass between points. Now this is a very hot topic, first and foremost because Nadal-lovers want to defend his habit and Nadal-bashers want to label it as something disgusting. Personally I think that what a man does to his ass is his own business, although I prefer not watching it.
So why does the great tennis God Nadal pull his pants out of his ass? Here are a few of my ideas:
1. He wants to prevent skidmarks (don’t we all?)
2. He doesn’t want too many women to stare at the shape of his ass.
3. He does it for good luck. (Pants in ass means bad, bad luck).
4. He doesn’t want to seem all perfect like this Federer-chap.
5. He wants to attract more attention to his ass.
Please write your own comments below. Go a bit crazy and make it fun! Pulling pants out of ass shouldn’t be seen as anything but fun.
Nadal was asked about his ass-pulling habit in an interview some time ago:
Why wear the Capri pants that you have to constantly pull out of your rear? Why not shorts? (he has since then changed to normal shorts, but still needs to pull them out of his ass of course.)
This is what Nadal replied:
[Laughs.] It’s not the fault of the clothes. It’s a habit that I picked up when I was competing when I was young. I am trying to break the habit, but it’s not easy.
It can’t be easy, because I don’t think Nadal enjoys discussions about his ass and prefers to let his tennis talk. And that he does in volumes.