Too much of a good thing: Rafael Nadal made his 2008 debut this week competing at the Chennai Open. The World No. 2 has had an easy time of it, reaching the quarterfinals after defeating American qualifier Rajeev Ram 6-4, 6-1.
Rafa arrived wearing the Nike threads we questioned when images of the gear began floating around tennis sites. Now that we've seen him competing in the new gear, we have to admit our minds haven't changed. This outift is a mess of confusing patterns and over-the-top graphics.
We get it - Rafa's a swashbuckling rebel (though apparently he'd like to change that image.) But we'd prefer to let the Spaniard's personality speak for itself.
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