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.

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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

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Serena Williams Roland Garros catsuit

4 facts about Serena‘s much talked-about catsuit:
– the original design was blue.
– it was intended to be a power suit (meant to help her recover).
– when Serena received the first sample, the waist sash was red — it was supposed to be black. But she loved it and made sure it remained part of the final design.
– it took two years to take the suit from ideation to the court this week.

Roland Garros 2018: Serena Williams' catsuit

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