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Rafa Nadal emoji tees celebrate the King of Clay

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OK, so he won’t be adding to this shirt with another pose- Rafa Nadal has had to withdraw from the French Open due to a wrist injury. But you can wear  Rafa’s new “emoji” t-shirt (are these really emoji’s? You be the judge but that’s what Nike is calling them). The graphics commemorate his NINE wins in Paris. The back is blank except for a small NikeCourt logo, and his signature bull logo adorns the left sleeve. (It also comes in kids and women’s sizes.)

Nadal Nike emoji shirt

The inspiration for this shirt: (image from @BBC Tennis)

Nadal at French Open

Personally, I like the Federer version better due to its more cartoony graphic – which IS more emoji like. I need to own one of those.

They also made a new shirt with the graphic of Nadal tying his headband on. I saw him wearing this on the practice court- from a distance but couldn’t tell what it was.

Hopefully we’ll see both injured Nike emoji stars back on the court in London, no? (Here’s Rafa wearing the t-shirt at today’s presser:)

Nadal Nike headband shirt

…and one with his trademark “Vamos.” Thankfully bucking the poly trend, these are all 100% cotton!

Nadal Nike Vamos shirt




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