Rafael Nadal will start his quest for a 12th Roland Garros tomorrow against qualifier Yannick Hanfmann. To honor his prior 11 titles, Nike has unveiled a limited edition of the Cage 3 Glove dubbed “What The” Rafa that Nadal will be wearing during the games.

Nadal Roland Garros 2019 shoes

Visual details from each of the shoes Rafa Nadal wore in his past triumphs are incorporated into the volt glow/white colorway. A zipper shroud, nodding back to the Nike Air Zoom Flight, prevents clay from lodging into the shoe and the laces.

Rafa’s winning shoes in Paris:
• 2006: Nike Air Max Breathe III
• 2007: Nike Air Max Breathe Cage
• 2008: Nike Air Max Breathe Cage II
• 2010: Nike Air Max CourtBallistec 2.3
• 2011: Nike Air Max CourtBallistec 3.3
• 2012, 2013, 2014: Nike Air Max Court Ballistec 4.3
• 2017: Nike Lunar Ballistec 2
• 2018: Nike Air Zoom Cage III

NikeCourt Cage 3 Glove “What The” Rafa

NikeCourt Cage 3 Glove “What The” Rafa

NikeCourt Cage 3 Glove “What The” Rafa

NikeCourt Cage 3 Glove “What The” Rafa

The NikeCourt Cage 3 Glove “What The” Rafa will release May 26 in limited quantities on nike.com and at select retailers.

Rafael Nadal's outfit for the 2019 clay court season

Rafael Nadal is back on his favorite surface after a break due to a knee injury sustained at Indian Wells. Winner in Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome and Roland Garros last year, he has a massive amount of points to defend in the upcoming weeks . But he started his clay court season pretty well with an impressive 6-1 6-1 victory over Roberto Bautista Agut in the second round of Monte Carlo.
Here’s the outfit Rafa will be wearing in Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid and Rome:

Rafael Nadal's outfit for the 2019 clay court season

Rafael Nadal's outfit for the 2019 clay court season

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2019 ATP clay court season guide

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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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Rafael Nadal Roland Garros outfit

Rafael Nadal wears NikeCourt AeroReact Rafa top, Flex Ace shorts and Air Zoom Cage 3 footwear as he competes for his 11th title in Paris. The designers chose bold blue that contrasts with the orange clay.

“As a design team, we wanted Rafa to feel powerful on the clay, and the flooded color really helps that because it’s overwhelming; it makes him look like a force of nature,” says Abby Swancutt, Apparel Design Director for NikeCourt.

Rafael Nadal Roland Garros 2018 outfit

Rafael Nadal Roland Garros 2018 outfit

Rafael Nadal Roland Garros 2018 outfit

The NikeCourt Paris Tennis collection is available now on nike.com and at select retailers.