Tennis Identity

Best of new Nike Summer 2016 tennis for men


Nike has rolled out a huge lineup for this summer (even though spring has just sprung, feel free to wear all these now. More details from our friends at Tennis Warehouse.) Before we get to the personalized lines of Swoosh’s two heavy hitters, I have to- no, I need to, show you these. The Nike Men’s Summer Court 9″ Plaid Short, in……


The lightweight Nike Court Plaid Short features an elastic waistband with internal drawcord, mesh inner waistband for comfort, mesh-lined side pockets, back pocket with Velcro closure, side vents at hem for greater mobility, and a heat transfer Swoosh on left leg. SIX different colors, too. Light Photo Blue w/White, Cool Grey w/Wolf Grey & White, Omega Blue w/Laser Orange & White, University Red w/Light Crimson & White, Rio Teal w/White, and then just plain ol’ White.

Match these with the Nike Men’s Summer Court Polo, please. (Note: have you ever wondered how they name colors at Nike?)

Nike Court Plaid Short

OK, here’s the Fed Group. Here’s The Man’s shirt, the Nike Men’s Summer RF Advantage Premier Polo. The shoulder seams are rolled forward for greater range of motion and finished with no-sew technology, and laser cut vent holes at back provide ventilation. This soft performance pique shirt also features a woven slim collar, woven covered three-button placket, ribbed sleeve cuffs, rounded side vents for comfort and range of motion, heat transfer RF monogram at left sleeve, and a high density Swoosh at left chest. Team Red w/Ocean Fog & White.

Curious, just one color scheme for The GOAT? Has to be others somewhere.

Nike Men's Summer RF Advantage Premier Polo

You’ll need a jacket for night matches, right? This looks a lot like the one that preceded it, no? The Nike Premier RF N98 Jacket comes in Obsidian Navy w/White. It features a ribbed inset on back of collar, contrast neck taping, two-way zipper with zipper garage, large RF printed on inside back, bonded zippered side pockets, ribbing at cuffs and back bottom hem, laser cut perforations at underarms, printed RF monogram at right chest, and a printed Nike logo at left chest.

Nike Premier RF N98 Jacket

Next, the Nike Men’s Summer Flex Gladiator Premier 7″ Short in Ocean Fog w/Midnight Navy & White. The Flex Gladiator Premier 7″ Short features a woven material, a mesh-lined flat elastic waistband with laser cut perforations on back, front darts at waist for a superior fit, mesh-lined side pockets, bonded seams at back for comfort, rounded side vents, and a high density Swoosh at left leg hem.

Nike Men's Summer Flex Gladiator Premier 7

Here’s the Nike Men’s Summer Roger T-Shirt. The cotton tee features a ribbed V-neck, printed stripes on front, RF monogram at chest, and a printed Nike court logo at left sleeve. Wear it in Ocean Fog w/Black & White, Team Red w/Obsidian Navy & White, Deep Royal Blue w/Dark Obsidian Navy & White, or White w/Wolf Grey.

Nike Men's Summer Roger T-Shirt

Here’s a summer color theme for RF’s Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour. Total Crimson/Dark Grey/Black/White. Also in Team Red/Obsidian/Ocean Fog/White.

Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour

And now let’s switch over to Rafa Stuff. Here is the Nike Men’s Summer Challenger Premier Rafa Crew. The new AeroReact material opens as you sweat to cool you off, and as you cool, it closes to keep you at an optimal temperature. This lightweight crew features a bonded chest seam for no abrasion comfort, laser cut vent holes down center back, color blocking, a heat transfer bull logo at right sleeve, and a high density Swoosh at center chest. It comes in Vivid Orange w/Midnight Navy, and we like that color combo a lot. Put me down for 2 of these.

Nike Men's Summer Challenger Premier Rafa Crew

Of course, to go with the crew, you’ll want Nike Men’s Summer Rafa Premier Jacket in Ocean Fog w/Obsidian Navy & White. It features ribbing at the collar and sleeves, raglan cut on sleeves for full range of motion, full-zip entry, mesh body lining, contrast stripe at back of neck, zippered side pockets, elastic binding at the bottom hem and sleeve cuffs, high density bull logo at right chest, and a high density Swoosh at left chest.

Nike Men’s Summer Rafa Premier Jacket

The Nike Men’s Summer Rafa soft cotton tee features a ribbed crew neck, screen print bull logo graphic on chest, and printed Nike court logo at left sleeve. Black w/White, Omega Blue w/White & Midnight Navy, Bright Ceramic (orange) w/White & Obsidian and White w/Anthracite.

Nike Men's Summer Rafa T.

And finally, a new color scheme for Nadal’s Nike Lunar Ballistec 1.5. His signature sneaker is now in Ocean Fog/Orange.

Nike Lunar Ballistec 1.5

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