Teasing someone via social media is nothing particularly unusual, even if the persons involved are top class sportsmen. But when Andy Murray tweeted Rafael Nadal taunting him about his hair loss, things were a little different.
“Who loses their hair first out of me and rafa?” mused Murray publicly via Twitter on Friday night. Murray was apparently picking up on media observations that Rafael Nadal’s hair appears to be thinning, resulting in patchy bald spots appearing on his head.
In July last year, The Belgravia Centre Blog covered Andy Murray’s hair, and suspicions that a receding hairline may be affecting his form. Since that time, Murray’s hair appears to have begun re-growing suggesting that his hair had grown thicker, and that much of the loss spotted in 2012 had been replaced by the beginning of this year.
It is possible then that Murray could be taunting Nadal for not following suit and seeking hair loss treatment to resolve his own thinning hairline. If Murray is receiving treatment for hair loss, it is more than likely he will be the winner of his tweeted question.
Maintaining the Spanish Sexy
Voted as one of the world’s sexiest sportsmen on several occasions, 27-year old Rafael Nadal’s hair is an important part of his image. However over recent years his once lustrous black locks have thinned dramatically, leaving his scalp clearly visible underneath.
At Nadal’s age, over a quarter of men will have experienced significant hair loss. This may take the form of a receding hairline, balding at the crown or even a combination of both. Although several factors play their part in hair loss, male pattern baldness remains the most common cause of thinning hair across the world.
Some good news
As Murray himself may perhaps demonstrate, hair loss treatments are extremely effective, particularly for men in their twenties and thirties experiencing the first stages of receding hair. With expert help, Nadal still stands a very good chance of regrowing any hair that he has already lost, giving him a chance of beating Murray in the hair stakes and on the court.