Uniqlo Australian Open 2017 outfits

Uniqlo unveiled Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori outfits for the upcoming Australian Open.

Novak Djokovic Australian Open kit

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The outfits will be available online from January 13, and at selected stores, stay tuned for more details.

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Snauwaert racquet

Early New Year’s resolution for me, as I decided to play tennis again after a long long long … very long time.

First step: to buy a brand new racquet.
My first ever racquet was a blue Slazenger racquet, looking like this one but with blue grip and frame. Do you remember your first racquet?

After a few searches online I’ve decided to give a chance to a brand that is reborn from its ashes: Snauwaert.
Snauwaert was founded in 1928 by two Belgian brothers-in-law Valler Snauwaert and Eugeen Depla. The company went out of business in 1994. Milos Mecir, Mikael Pernfors and Vitas Gerulaitis used to play with Snauwaert racquets back in the days.
The company is now back to business thanks to new investors. Former top 20 Xavier Malisse is a brand ambassador while Dominique Monami is Snauwaert’s communication manager.

They currently sell four different models, available each in two weight and balance combinations:
– Grinta 98 for attacking players, provides control and spin
– Grinta 100 for creative allcourters, provides an all-round mix of control, power and spin
– Vitas 100 for explosive allcourters, provides extra power and spin
– Vitas 105 for players just getting into the game

When ordering you can also choose between three kind of strings:
– black beam for extreme spin and durability
– white beam for balacnced power and control
– sunny core for extreme power and control

I opted for the Vitas Snauwaert 105 265g with sunny core string for €210. It’s quite expensive but when you have the racquet in hand, you feel that’s a really high quality product.

An early Christmas present, a Snauwaert Vitas 105:

Snauwaert racquet

Snauwaert racquet

Snauwaert racquet

Snauwaert racquet
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adidas Novak pro

adidas Novak pro

Novak Djokovic switched from adidas to Sergio Tacchini in 2009 (and then signed with Uniqlo in 2012), but he still has a shoe contract with the German brand. adidas has even created a special edition of the adidas Barricade 7, the adidas Novak pro.

Novak’s face on the tongue reminds of the classic Stan Smith logo, the dove on the medial side represents peace and freedom for his home nation of Serbia, while the mountain printed on the insole is Mt. Kopaonik where Novak met his first tennis coach.

Here’s the new version of the adidas Novak pro:

adidas Novak pro

adidas Novak pro

adidas Novak pro

adidas Novak pro

Photo credit: adidas

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adidas and Novak Djokovic: the one that got away
Novak Djokovic 2016 US Open outfit

Angelique Kerber, 2016 US Open

Angelique Kerber defeated Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets and booked her third Grand Slam final of the year, she will also become the new world number one on Monday.

Angie is adidas‘ top tennis star, she wears adidas multifaceted pro top and skort:

Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber 2016 US Open outfit

Angelique Kerber 2016 US Open outfit

Angelique Kerber 2016 US Open outfit

adidas US Open collection is available at adidas.com/tennis

Photo credit: Luis Fonseca, adidas

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Stan Wawrinka, 2016 US Open

In 2012, Yonex signed Stan Wawrinka to a full contract including racquets, apparel, shoes and bag. Two years later, the Japanese brand agreed to re-sign the Swiss champion in a record US$20 million deal for four years. The deal is reported to be the most most lucrative contract in Yonex´s history.

Here’s the outfit he’s been wearing at this year’s US Open:

Stan Wawrinka

Wawrinka 2016 US Open outfit

Wawrinka 2016 US Open outfit

Photo credit: Marianne Bevis, Yonex