With the amount of skin on the ATP Tour growing larger by the minute (and, conversely, the amount of fabric worn on the court decreasing), the tour and its sponsors should consider taking a page from the AVP — beach volleyball players, that is — and stick some temporary tattoos on the guys. As it is, we’re already glued to the biceps of Rafael Nadal, Carlos Moya, Potito Starace, Gael Monfils, Juan Monaco, and Frank Dancevic (and some of them already have arm tats), so why not profit from it?
(Of course, WTA, you’re open to this, too. But I feel like you’re marketing the women just fine for now. Worry about the fate of on-court coaching first.)
What do you think about sponsor tattoos on the guys (or gals)? Tell us.
(Photos of Anthony Medel, Todd Rogers, and Stein Metzger at the 2007 AVP Manhattan Beach Open via AVP.com.)