Tennis Identity

Day and night at the US Open. Rafael Nadal in new Nike.

Nike Rafael Nadal US Open Day Tennis shirt and shorts

 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. 

Nike US Open Night Rafael Nadal Pictured left is Rafa's US Open day look, the Ace Rafa Court Crew in treasure blue $65, and white short. Both are replicated for night play in white (right) with sonic yellow and solid black shorts.

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:

Nike Rafael Nadal US Open shirt detail_stripes

The shorts are mens Ace woven, long, like Rafa likes 'em, $66. 

Nike US Open Rafael Nadal Tennis Shoes _Air Max Court Ballistic 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. 

Find it all at Nike, Tennis-Warehouse and tennis retailers worldwide.

Click here for a video on Rafa's US Open 2011 look.

Nike Air Court Ballistic Vamos detail