Nike Tennis x 2014 US Open Key Looks
With the final Grand Slam Tournament of the year kicking off today, Nike Tennis has provided innovative footwear and apparel for Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov. After winning a historic ninth title on the clay of Roland Garros, champion Rafael Nadal will wear the 2014 Nike Advantage Premier Rafa Sleeveless, classic Nike Premier Rafa Jacket and the Nike Premier Gladiator Shorts. Key elements of the Rafa Sleeveless include the use of lightweight Nike Dri-FIT fabric and laser perforations in major sweat zones while the Nike Premier Rafa Jacket delivers warmth in a laminated poly-knit exterior fabric and functionality with its bonded zip chest pockets for small items.
In contrast, World No. 4 Roger Federer will wear the Nike Advantage Premier RF Polo, Nike Premier RF Sweater, Nike Gladiator Premier Shorts and the Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour (part of the Nike NYC Night Collection footwear). Crafted from a cotton-blend knit, Federer’s Nike Premier RF Sweater has a scuba hood design in addition to side pockets for ball storage. The Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour remains the athlete’s footwear of choice with a gold Swoosh, textile upper, flex grooves, supportive TPU foot frame and Dynamic Fit for a cushioned, high-performance ride.
Now world No. 8, Grigor Dimitrov will sport the Nike Advantage Polo and Nike Freestyle Short. The Nike Sphere Tennis Jacket includes stretch mesh panels and an articulated sleeve design.
Both the day and night men’s footwear and apparel looks are available at Nike and select Nike Tennis retailers.