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Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Rafa and Roger Take on Clay Court Season in Nike

By Brandy Jules

The clay court season begins with a change of surfaces and a change of clothes. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will showcase new threads from Nike’s 2014 summer collection. This season is all about blue hues before heading into the French Open.

Rafa aka the “King of Clay” will be sporting his signature Premier Crew in military blue that’s loaded with functional features. The ultra lightweight fabric features Dri-FIT technology and made with a knit mesh material that makes it super breathable. The perforated holes on the back panel provide the extra ventilation. The color detail on the neckline and the grey taping at the sides give this a modern take on the classic crew.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Clay Court season

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Clay Court Season

Rafa will serve up style in the Dri-FIT Gladiator Premier shorts, featuring a modern graphic print and side pockets for ball storage. The 7-inch length allows optimal movement while the mesh-lined waistband keeps him comfortable. The soft taffeta fabric provides a cooling effect against the skin which is a plus in heated conditions.

Nadal will top off his ensemble with the Premier Jacket to complete his clay-court look. The feel of this jacket is super lightweight, perfect for throwing on when the weather gets cool. The mesh lining inside offers breathability while the Dri-FIT fabric keeps him cool and comfortable.

Federer will be switching up his look this season, showcasing the Premier Crew in lite nite factor heather instead of his signature polo. It features lightweight Dri-FIT fabric that is super soft to the touch making this a winner in my book. Who doesn’t love a soft comfortable shirt? You’ll find ventilation holes on the sides and back panel, allowing air circulation and added breathability. The crew has a slight V in the neckline with contrasting colors as well as color-blocking sleeves. A definite change for Roger!

roger federer and rafael nadal, clay court season

roger federer and rafael nadal, clay court season

His short of choice is the Gladiator Premier, featuring an all over triangle graphic print for a modern look with side pockets. The mesh-lined waistband creates a comfortable feel as well as added ventilation. The stretch fabric will allow him to have full mobility on court while keeping him cool and dry.

Now that you’ve seen a glimpse of Rafa’s and Roger’s look, what do you think? You can find each of their styles and Nike’s 2014 summer collection now at tenniexpress.com.

roger federer and rafael nadal, clay court season


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