Tougher match than expected for Rafa who needed two tight sets to defeat countryman Marcel Granollers.
Nadal struggled to find his rhythm and made a lot of unusual forehand errors.
Rafa’s interview after the match:
Videos of Rafa warming up before his second round match against Marcel Granollers:
And his interview after the win:
Serena night dress:
Rafa night outfit
Roger night outfit
Nike Tennis has revealed a limited-edition Claim The Night pack that includes footwear and jackets specially created to dominate under the lights in New York over the next two weeks.
The pack utilizes Nike’s innovative Vapor Flash fabric, seen most recently in the Nike 21st C. Windrunner jacket that US medal winners wore on the podium in London last year. The reflective surface is comprised of tiny class beads that are able to produce 400-candelpower reflectivity when lit.
Serena Williams jacket
Rafael Nadal jacket
Roger Federer jacket
The Nike Tennis Claim The Night footwear is available globally on www.niketennis.com and from select retail partners.
The Nike Tennis Claim The Night jackets are only available in New York City at Niketown New York, 21 Mercer, Masons Tennis and the Nike Store at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Rafael Nadal makes his return to New York after a year’s absence. The Spaniard will wear the Nike Premier Rafa Jacket as he walks on court and compete in the Nike Premier Rafa Crew and Nike Premier Woven Shorts.
Nadal’s footwear choice is the Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4.3: