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Sexy Spanish tennis star Feliciano Lopez really doesn’t like being described as a metrosexual

Feliciano LopezIt’s no surprise that one of the nicknames tennis pro Feliciano Lopez has is “deliciano,” I mean, this dude is deliciously handsome.

But he’s apparently also a little thin-skinned. During his recent upset victory over Andy Roddick at Wimbledon, tennis announcer Justin Gimelstob said: “I think Feliciano is a great player, but he certainly loves to look in the mirror. And it’s okay to do it, he’s a very attractive man. People always talk about women, but he is tall, handsome, with a good body. Very metrosexual, yes. But not only him, his style of tennis is also attractive.”

Lopez replied via Twitter:

Lopez angered by Gimelstob’s ‘metrosexual’ comments

UPDATE: Gimelstob has responded with his own tweets to Feliciano: “I’m very sorry, my comments were taken completely out of context, I have complete respect for you, on and off the court … CONGRATS on a GREAT match today, you played amazing, good luck in the 4rth round”

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3 Remarks

  1. This is totally misleading. I believe Lopez is not pissed about being called “metrosexual.” It’s Gimelstob saying that Lopez “cares more about his looks and not his tennis… if (Lopez) spent less time looking at the mirror, he would be a better tennis player.” (source: DPA). Who wouldn’t be insulted by that?
    And people who are familiar with tennis knows what an idiot Gimelstob could be. He needs to think before he opens his mouth.

  2. Oddly enough, I never attached heterosexual to him! His tennis is OK, he does not have the weapons or the mindset to actually challenge many of the top 10 payers.

  3. um… the truth hurts I guess.

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