Naomi Osaka signs with Nike

Nike just announced the signing of world number one Naomi Osaka.

“As we continue to inspire millions of athletes to chase their crazy dreams, Naomi is an incredible talent to add to our roster and help drive our commitment to inspiring a new generation of female athletes,” says Amy Montagne VP, GM of Global Categories. “We are thrilled to have her join our team.”

Her first official competition in Nike gear will be the Stuttgart tournament, beginning April 22.

“I’m proud to become a member of the Nike family and excited about getting involved in all of the opportunities Nike has to offer,” says Osaka. “Nike has a legendary track record of writing history and I look forward to being a part of those moments for many years to come.”

Naomi Osaka signs with Nike

Rafael Nadal Australian Open outfit

Some pics of Rafa’s kit from his first round victory over James Duckworth on Monday. Nadal’s Nike collection is available on nike.com and at select retailers.

Kei Nishikori NikeCourt Vapor X

The NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor X LTR PE “Nishikori” pays tribute to Japan’s Kei Nishikori, the most successful male Japanese tennis player in tennis history.
The wave print on the upper references Nishikori’s hometown of Matsue, which translates roughly to “Water City.” The sock liner print is an ode to Japanese cherry blossoms. “NikeCourt” appears in Katakana syllabary on the shoelaces.

Kei Nishikori NikeCourt Vapor X

The NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor X LTR PE “Nishikori” will release globally October 1 on nike.com and at select retailers.

Source: Nike

Federer leaves Nike for Uniqlo

There had been speculations for a few weeks, and we had the confirmation today: after 24 years with Nike, Roger Federer signed a clothing-contract with Japanese brand Uniqlo.

Roger Federer leves Nike for Uniqlo

“I am deeply committed to tennis and to winning championships,” Federer said via the press release. “But like Uniqlo, I also have great love for life, culture, and humanity. We share a strong passion to have a positive impact on the world around us and look forward to combining our creative endeavors.”

He may love humanity but I’m sure he really likes the money too: it’s rumored that the deal is worth $300 million and will run for over 10 years.

I read a comment on instagram stating: Federer wearing Uniqlo is like Cristiano Ronaldo wearing Li-Ning.

What do you think of Federer’s signing? As a Federer fan would you buy Uniqlo’s matchwear?

Nadal Roland Garros 2018 shoes

Rafael Nadal‘s shoe of choice is Air Zoom Cage 3 Clay, Nike’s most durable and supportive tennis shoe.

Nadal Roland Garros 2018 shoes

Nadal Roland Garros 2018 shoes
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