Neat Idea, Bad Attention to Details

The tennis blogs have all been abuzz lately with the newest types of shirts* that are available through Novak Djokovic’s website. Most of them are pretty sweet. But then there’s this one, cleverly designed so that the image wraps around to the back:

It’s a neat idea, but try looking at just the front or just the back. They both look a little odd without the other. But here’s the real kicker: Djokovic appears to be just about to hit a backhand, but yet the ball is way off to his left. Which means he was not only lined up completely wrong but is also swinging way, way too late.

Don’t the people who design tennis shirts know things about tennis?


*Authors note: two typos, one very embarrassing, have been corrected here. I bet you can guess what one of them was :-P



About Colin West
Colin West is a graduate student in quantum information theory, working at the Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook University. Originally from Colorado (where he attended college), his interests outside of physics include politics, paper-folding, puzzles, playing-cards, and apparently, plosives.

3 Responses to Neat Idea, Bad Attention to Details

  1. Moominmamma says:

    Neat blog post idea, bad attention to detail: better check that first sentence again.

  2. Colin West says:

    Holy cow… Would you believe I just didn’t think there was enough irony in the world and wanted to do my part to increase it?

  3. derek says:

    unless he is lined up to hit the ball on the other side of the shirt? follow his swing all the way around the front and then hitting on the back?

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