Searching for … The Changeover? Rafael Nadal’s hair, killer dreams and the greatest set of…what?

Welcome to the second installment of your bi-weekly look into what people type in that pesky Google box and somehow arrive to our site. If you missed the first episode, an Australian Open extravaganza, here you go.

Without further ado, let’s see what people have been up to in these past two weeks:

Existential Questions


He’s not THAT bad! Federer might be one of the great first serve returners in history! Though if you’re talking about second serve returns … I might see your point, anonymous Googler.


It’s called acne. It happens to a ton of people, and it’s not Barthel’s fault at all. What’s worse, I’m fairly certain that Barthel can’t even use anti-acne treatments because that kind of stuff messes with doping controls. More empathy is needed here, anonymous Googler. Yes, I’m judging you.


Because Safin hated playing on grass! He said so many times! Also, I love how nobody is asking why Safin never won the French Open, even though he grew up playing on clay and was a very decent clay-courter.


Sadly, that question is impossible to answer. It depends on the manufacturer, and then on the status of the player herself. But if your favorite WTA player is with Adidas, there’s a good chance she’ll be wearing the same thing for months and months. Especially if it’s a really ugly outfit.


I do! *insert evil laughter*


Eh … not at all! Indian Wells might be the most forward-thinking of all the Masters 1000s, particularly since Larry Ellison bought it. They’re the only tournament to have Hawk-Eye on every court! They want to give more prize money to the players! Maybe one of the other Masters 1000 tournament directors typed this into Google. I’m onto you, Guy Forget.




Are John Isner’s…


I think it’s better not to think too much about this one.

They say hope never dies…


It’s not happening, Dimitrov. And I know you were the one Googling that.


That’s either Galo Blanco or Raonic himself typing those three hilarious words in the same sentence. I’ll believe it when I see it, guys.

Rafael Nadal’s hair – an ongoing source of fascination




I guess a lot of people saw this ATP photo slideshow of Nadal’s visit to Chile and got alarmed. Yes, much like the Elves leaving Middle Earth, Nadal’s hair is indeed leaving his head. I wonder if Nike will try and get Nadal to talk to Wayne Rooney to learn what Manchester United’s star did to fix his hair problem.

Jo-Willy, get off the laptop


Factually incorrect: Tomas Berdych and Juan Martín del Potro have also beaten everyone in the top four. Oh, and Lleyton Hewitt. And David Nalbandián. And that’s just off the top of my head. Sorry, Jo!

The Outright Strange


That sounds scary.




I’ve never even BEEN to Portland! Feds, too? Sentence? *mildly freaks out*

The Changeover is NOT a porn site

It really isn’t – we write about tennis! We don’t have a stash of naughty pictures!


And this is just unpleasant:


Although this might be the GOAT of search terms:


Juan José loves a well struck backhand down the line, statistics that tell a story, a nice lob winner, and competent returns of serve.

One Response

  1. Louisa
    Louisa February 13, 2013 at 1:44 am |

    Very funny – you have some… interesting readers!

    If it makes you feel any better, I’m guessing that person was looking for the height of John Isner’s parents?

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