Nadal Rogers Cup outfit

Rafael Nadal made his return to competition in Montreal on Wednesday, a few weeks after his semifinal lost to Roger Federer in Wimbledon.
In the absence of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, Nadal will be the favourite for the title, one year after his victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas in Toronto last year.
He has already won the Rogers Cup trophy four times, twice in Toronto (2008, 2018) and twice in Montreal (2005, 2013), and will be looking to add a record 35th Masters 1000 event as well as gain confidence for the US Open.

Here’s a look at Rafa’s outfit for the Canadian Open, a kit he’ll also wear in Cincinnati next week (if he decides to play):

Nadal Rogers Cup outfit

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Alison Riske and Ashleigh Barty, Wimbledon 2019

All fourth round matches are traditionally played on the second Monday of the tournament, called Manic Monday. And as often in the women’s draw, upsets followed upsets as the three highest seeds left lost.

First, world number one Ashleigh Barty fell to Alison Riske. The unseeded American who’s enjoying a superb grass court season (wins in Surbiton and ‘S-Hertogenbosch) rallied from a set down to win 3-6 6-2 6-3. Barty had won her last 15 matches.

Then, Karolina Pliskova, winner in Eastbourne, lost to Karolina Muchova after a marathon match 6-4 5-7 11-13.

And finally, Johanna Konta prevailed over two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 4-6 6-2 6-4. She will face Barbora Strycova for a place in the semi-finals.

Simona Halep who ended Cori Gauff’s fantastic run in straight sets will face Shuai Zhang who had never won a match in her previous 5 appearances in London. This year she defeated Caroline Garcia and Caroline Wozniacki on her way to the quarter-finals.

Elina Svitolina and Serena Williams made a quick work of Petra Martic and Carla Suarez Navarro.

Ladies quarter-finals:
Alison Riske vs Serena Williams (11)
Barbora Strycova vs Johanna Konta (19)
Elina Svitolina (8) vs Karolina Muchova
Simona Halep (7) vs Shuai Zhang

Djokovic and Nadal made their way to the quarters dispatching Ugo Humbert and Joao Sousa respectively.
No problem either for Federer who ousted Matteo Berrettini, recent winner in Stuttgart, 6-1 6-2 6-2.

Kei Nishikori booked his place in the last eight with a four-set win over Kukushkin 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4.

Mens quarter-finals:
Novak Djokovic (1) vs David Goffin (21)
Guillermo Pella (26) vs Roberto Bautista Agut (23)
Sam Querrey vs Rafael Nadal (3)
Kei Nishikori (8) vs Roger Federer (2)

More to follow…

Rafael Nadal, Wimbledon 2019

A few weeks after his 12th Roland Garros title, Rafael Nadal will start his quest to a third Wimbledon crown against Yuichi Sugita. He could next face Nick Kyrgios in the second round, Denis Shapovalov in the third, Marin Cilic in the fourth and Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals, before a semifinal showdown against Roger Federer, and an eventual final against Novak Djokovic.

Rafa will be wearing the NikeCourt AeroReact shirt and NikeCourt Flex Ace shorts.

His shoe of choice is the NikeCourt Zoom Cage 3:

Rafael Nadal Roland Garros 2019 outfit

Rafa’s outfit for this year’s Roland Garros is similar to the one he wore in Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid and Rome but in a different colourway, volt glow/light carbon:

Roland Garros 2019: Rafael Nadal outfit

Roland Garros 2019: Rafael Nadal outfit

Roland Garros 2019: Rafael Nadal outfit

Roland Garros 2019: Rafael Nadal outfit

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NikeCourt Cage 3 Glove “What The” Rafa 
Guide to Roland Garros 2019

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.