Inspired by NYC and one of the most anticipated moments in Tennis, Nike offers a unique collection that is fit for any enthusiast to express their loyalty to the mavericks of the court and sheer love for the game. Nike Tennis presents the Tribute Collection.

The collection features Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer hoodies and shirts:

2011 US Open  Nike Tribute Collection

2011 US Open  Nike Tribute Collection

The 2009 US Open was the start of everything for Juan Martin Del Potro: glory and misery, triumph and disaster, it all began after that dramatic five-set final against Roger Federer in New York, which put him on top of the world. But he paid a high price: an eight-month right wrist injury sidelined him for most of 2010 and, since that final, we’ve barely seen the youngest and most promising prospect of future tennis at his best. Two years later, an evocative second round in Cincinnati fields the 22 year old Argentine against the Swiss maestro again. A blockbuster that could be another turning point in Delpo’s young and restless career.

Nothing has run according to plans in Juan Martin Del Potro’s life: had someone told him, as a fifteen year old boy making his way in junior tennis, that five years later he would fulfill his dream of becoming a US Open champion dethroning the legendary Roger Federer, he probably wouldn’t have believed it. Had someone told him that some months after that success, right in its blossom, his career would even be in doubt because of a lingering right wrist injury that required surgery in May 2010, he surely wouldn’t have believed it. Too high, too low in the blink of an eye.

At the age of 22, with a Grand Slam title already under his belt, the Argentine has become the biggest enigma of today’s tennis. After his stunning win in Flushing Meadows in 2009 he was appointed by tennis commentators and experts as “the next big thing” of the game. Today, at the eve of another edition of the US Open, the entire tennis world celebrates Novak Djokovic’s kingdom and the guy from Tandil is hardly mentioned when one wonders who, in the future, could stop what might become one of the most impressive dominations in the history of the sport.
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This was the moment when the Wimbledon baton was passed from me to him

Roger Federer - Pete Sampras

Roger Federer - Pete Sampras

From Sampras‘ autobiography ” A champion’s mind”:

” I got a great draw at Wimbledon. I had, in successive matches, Francisco Clavet, a clay courter, Barry Cowan, a British long shot in through a wild card, and Sargis Sargsian. Beating those guys brought me up against a young Swiss guy I’d already heard good things about, Roger Federer.
From what I’d been told, he was very talented, but he ran a little hot and cold. I expected to win, but very early in the match I realized that I was up against a kid with a complete game and talent to burn.”
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Wilson introduces the exclusive limited edition racquet bag that is being carried by Roger Federer during the 2011 Wimbledon tournament. Designed specifically for Roger Federer and ideal for serious players of every level, this super six pack has been produced in limited quantities and is an opportunity to own a rare memento of Roger’s 16 Grand Slam titles.

The bag features the latest Wilson technology including Thermoguard and Moistureguard compartments to protect your racquets and gear from the elements. It also contains a large pocket to hold shoes and apparel as well as an accessory pocket for cell phone and keys. There are backpack straps with plush padding and lined for added comfort. The bag is sized to hold up to 12 rackets and is PVC free for lower environmental impact.

Buy a Wilson Roger Federer bag and you have a chance to win Roger’s gear! Go to for more information.

High precision grooming on a grand scale. Gillette created and then shaved a giant image of tennis ace Roger Federer in a field in London.

The 2,800 square meter image has been created in grass using laser guided robots with high-precision technology to plot over 14,000 mapping points required to bring the environmentally friendly image to life. 7 different shades of green specialist grass paint were used to create Federer’s features resulting in the unique portrait.

Not only is the design a feat in its own right, but Federer’s face was also treated to a genuine shave. The image was blasted with bio-degradable foam before lawnmowers set to the task of getting him looking his best ahead of what is set to be a busy week. Over 3,000 litres of diluted paint were used to create the masterpiece as well as 1,000 diluted litres of black and white paint to create a 5 o’clock shadow for the tennis superstar. A 1,000 litres of environmentally friendly and biodegradable foam were then used to lubricate the high-precision shave and in total 210 man hours went into the whole process.