Monsterstruck, I have never had the pleasure of a manicure or pedicure and I don't foresee that occurring in the near future
Soderking, I went to University in Wales, and I found the locals old-fashioned but generally liberal when dressing is concerned.
I feel Federer is just more fashionably expressive than, say, Soderling. Both are European, but have different outlooks towards fashion but rather similar 'cool' demeanour on the court.
Federer is more urbane and comes from a multi-ethnic background, which undoubtedly, plays a role in him being multi-lingual. I myself, like Safin and Rafa for their forthrightness and aggression. Roger, however, is supremely skilled as well as tough-as-nails. Moreover, he is a polished personality. Yes, his fashion sense is more unconventional than the norm (the golden kit bag was blindingly glitzy
I like his blazers, they suit the old-world charm surrounding Wimbledon.
Anyways, Robin Soderling, is a strapping, young man, going places on the tour. I am sure his girl does not figure what all this hoop-la is all about.
Will there come a time when the men will copy the women and demand they play best-of-3 set matches in Grand Slams, if they favour flashy, designer clothes, make-up and jewelry?