Day and night at the US Open. Rafael Nadal in new Nike.
When you play high voltage tennis like Rafael Nadal you need a bright kit. This one's hot. I like that it doesn't have the look of a uniform.
The print is a sublimated graphic that resembles shot-spot hits clustered into court lines. The back and sleeves of the shirt are set with fully breathable mesh – no print on back. A thin line of sonic yellow runs down each side.
Here's a detail pic on the crew:
The shorts are mens Ace woven, long, like Rafa likes 'em, $66.
Nadal's tennis shoes are the Air Max Court Ballistic 3.3, $125, extra durable in the toe area and branded with Rafa's signature bull and battle cry. They come in a variety of colors including the blue that matches the day shirt.
Click here for a video on Rafa's US Open 2011 look.