Rafael Nadal

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.

Next opponent for Nadal: last year surprising runner-up Jerzy Janowicz.

Rafa’s interview after the match:

More videos of Nadal’s second round match.

Videos of Rafa warming up before his second round match against Marcel Granollers:

And his interview after the win:

Serena night dress:

Serena night outfit

Rafa night outfit

Rafa night outfit

Roger night outfit

Roger night outfit

Nike claim the night pack

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

Nike Tennis Vapor Flash

Rafael Nadal jacket

Nike Tennis Vapor Flash

Nike Tennis Vapor Flash

Nike Tennis Vapor Flash

Roger Federer jacket

Nike Tennis Vapor Flash

Nike Tennis Vapor Flash

Shoes pack

The Nike footwear in this pack includes the Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour and the Nike Air Max Cage footwear for men and women as well as the Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4.3 for men.

Nike Tennis Vapor Flash shoe

Nike Tennis Vapor Flash shoe

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.

Nadal US Open outfit 2013

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.

Rafael Nadal


Nadal’s footwear choice is the Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4.3:

Nike Air Max Courtballistec

Nike Air Max Courtballistec