Yer know when we call you a “bogan”, we don’t mean it as a compliment?

Did I say I was unhappy with Roger’s AO outfits? I take that back. It could’ve been worse …

Because Rafa’s Australian Open outfit takes retina-burning to a whole new level.


Southern cross jackets. Roast Salmon shirts. Barbecued pants.

Like Roger’s “Brideshead Revisited” ensemble at Wimbledon, Nike took this “Bondi Bogan” theme too far. The next thing we know, they’ll be trying to get Rafa to impersonate Corey Delaney.




Photoshop skilz.


Poor Rafa.

Seriously Nike, Who do you think you are? Adidas?! 



Oh …



I despair. 

xx doots


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18 responses to “Yer know when we call you a “bogan”, we don’t mean it as a compliment?”

  1. PJ says :

    Are those pants for REAL? Oh no oh no oh no

  2. TopSpin says :

    I know we’ve disagreed about Rafa’s attire in the past, and I think I could live with the shirt for two days of the week, but those shorts….did someone lose a bet at Nike!!?? (dunno if you’ve seen, they kinda look ok in white)

    Or at Adidas for that matter, whats with Dasco looking like a 70s garden parasol!?

  3. Ceeza says :

    I have to say dootsiez you’ve broke me down.. I surrender. I never comment on blogs but as a fedfan and a lover of a proper wordsmiths you’ve made me comment. I actually don’t mind rafas kits .. He’s the yin to Rogers yang… The simplicity and the flare compliment one another.

  4. pban says :

    Wasn’t the pink affair at RG enough,what is it with nike and their ridiculous ideas for Rafa.Ithought the checquered shorts were the limit but they have surpassed themselves with this abomination.Even Iwas forced to do something I have rarely done before on this blog….comment on player apparel. (other than my usual rant about Roger wearing blue at AO of course 😉 ).

  5. Ceeza says :

    Oh and dootz I must say… I kinda want to have sexy time with your mind… I’m a vulgar dirty American forgive me.. It’s just after midnight here and I had to visit your your site again.. Cheers .. Ok night got to sleep off my mid week drunk and wake up for work tomorrow ..

    • dootsiez says :

      Tsk tsk Ceeza, I’m glad I broke your lurking habits. Nice to know you’re visiting and enjoying the blog!

      As for Rafa’s yin and Roger’s yang, they’re both getting to the extent of overkill. I wish Nike would find them a midway point and come up with something fresh, interesting but without making me want to scratch my eyes out.

  6. flo says :

    You know, I think Rafa can pull it off and make it look ok, just you watch. Nike is too busy with the Tiger situation to worry about tennis. I don’t know what excuses the other companies have.

    • dootsiez says :

      That might be true, but the designs came out mid-year and would’ve been made almost at the start of the year. No excuse. Tsk tsk.

      As for pulling it off, I’m sure Rafa will. But he shouldn’t be “pulling things off”, he should be rockin it like Bon Jovi. Bring back the sleeveless and ditch the checkers I say!

  7. girl from michigan says :

    I like the shirts. But then again, I liked the pink of RG, too. The shorts are… not good. Not Good At All.

  8. Jack says :

    Those shorts need to be burned immediately!!! For some reason, they remind me of burberry and i HATE burberry!!

    Is it me or have Nikes outfit been a bit questionable for the past year?! And Rafa and Masha AO outfits are definetely…….unique!!!

    And as for Nando, I hope Adidas are paying him a lot of money to wear that shit!! 🙂

  9. jfk says :

    It looks like Nike is becoming the new addidas. They are getting very lazy with their Champs. Now I wonder if Roger should go to Fred Perry…..

  10. Gracie says :

    I thought the whole pirate pants look was ridiculous (that’s right, I said it), but if Rafa plans to continue with this year’s eyeball bending colors and…I can only think to call them as ‘golf shorts’, he deserves to keep losing. And the earlier in a tournament the better. Less matches to be blinded by hot pink or flourescent yellow sneakers. Geeez! Could his plan be to try and blind his opponent so they lose sight of the ball??

  11. pban says :

    Talking of yellow sneakers ,did anyone notice the ones Rafa was wearing during davis cup….I thought they were the height of eyesore, till Isaw Nando’s of course. Patriotism is a fine attribute but canary yellow and red sneakers ….. I rest my case. Jack is right Adidas should pay him double for all their efforts to make him look ridiculous.

  12. breadstix says :

    Plaid? o.O

    ’nuff said.

  13. theantibogan says :

    Those pants are like lattice. It’s hard not to picture Rafa’s thighs supporting climbing plants.

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