Above is Rafael Nadal on Day 7 at the 2014 French Open (May 30, 2014 – Source: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Europe)
Rafael Nadal will take center court at Roland Garros this year for a possible ninth win in Paris. Winner of eight French Open titles, the King of Clay will dominate in his new summer collection by Nike.
If you’ve been glued to watching Nadal this clay court season you’ll notice that this ensemble is very similar to what he is currently wearing. Rafa will change things up in the updated Nike Premier Crew in polarized blue that will offer a pop of color against the red clay. This crew features breathable knit mesh fabric and perforated holes located at the back panel for extra ventilation. The minimal seaming will offer a comfortable feel and bands skin irritation from happening.
For bottoms, he will wear the Nike Premier Gladiator Short that features a stylish graphic design and a shorter length for unrestricted movement. The innovated mesh-lined waistband and no-sew technology adds comfort in all areas. Rafa will also sport his signature Hero Print Bandana to control his sweat on court, which coordinates well with his shorts.
The Nike Premier Rafa Jacket is the last piece that will complete his French open look. My favorite thing about this jacket is that it’s super lightweight and perfect for throwing on when the weather gets cool. The mesh lining offers breathability and of course the dri-fit technology will keep him cool and comfortable.
The new Lunar Ballistecs in polarized blue and metallic zinc are Rafa’s shoe of choice.