As the new tennis season begins with the Australian Open 2017, adidas Tennis revealed the latest performance wear to be worn by the best in the game. Players including Angelique Kerber, Dominic Thiem and Sascha Zverev will be equipped with brand new Melbourne and Barricade performance wear, designed to maximise performance at the first Grand Slam of 2017.
The Melbourne collection has been re-imagined with a fresh new look inspired by the city of the first Grand Slam of the year. The blue of the ocean combines with pops of bright orange to deliver a look matching the heat and environment of Melbourne. Wearing the new Melbourne men’s collection will be Sascha Zverev, current world number 24 and the youngest player in the ATP top 50. Performing in the women’s collection will be defending champion, Angelique Kerber.
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:
Photo credit: adidas
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:
adidas US Open collection is available at adidas.com/tennis
Photo credit: Luis Fonseca, adidas
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wears the adidas Polo Barricade (€65) and Short Bermuda Barricade (€55). adidas eye-catching US Open collection is available online.
Photo credit: adidas, Venkki Ram
German wunderkind Sascha Zverev switched from Nike to adidas earlier this year, here’s his outfit for the final Slam of the year:
Photo credit: adidas, Marianne Bevis