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03/24/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rafael Nadal: Bring Back the Capri Pants...Stat!

Rafael Nadal won his third-round match at the 2010 Australian Open on Friday in a four-setter against Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany by the score of 6-4, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.

With those formalities out of the way, let's get to the meat of this article. Nadal's attire. Have you seen the handsome Spaniard's latest tennis togs from Nike?

Orange striped shirt with a white banded collar on top of cream shorts with a window-pane design and tangerine accented shoes. Anyone think it's a good look for him? I don't and I doubt that his female audience is pleased.

Where's the heat? Where's the in-your-face animal appeal? Nike has neutered this guy who plays tennis in a way that makes these outfits incongruous.

He snarls, sweats profusely, gets dirty and exudes the sex appeal of a character in a Harlequin Romance novel. Give him back the clothes that carry it all off.

Check out the new Nike clothing and a slide show of the old Nadal, right here. Can't imagine why anyone would think he looks better than his signature pirate look including sleeveless shirts and those capri pants.

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