Tennis Identity

New Year, New Look for Rafa?

Rafa has changed his on-court look for the new year! Well, at least in Abu Dhabi. Nadal hit the Capitala World Tennis Championship courts wearing a short sleeve polo. Yes, the guy is playing wearing sleeves. Is he testing the change prior to the Australian, or just showing us he's not as predictable or superstitious as we tennis writers have suggested?

Pictured here he's wearing the new Nike Dri Fit Bold Stripe Men's Tennis Polo, $60.00 USD in tour yellow, white, concord and chlorine blue. The shorts are Nike Dri-Fit Woven Long Mens Tennis Shorts, $55 in white. All are available at Nike. Image: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images

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