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French Open Fashion: Nike’s Matching Men

Let’s face it—when it comes to choosing coordinating ensembles, most guys could use a little help. French Open favorites Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Juan Martin Del Potro will be hitting the clay in the hottest new color combos. Luckily, these dashing dudes had a little help from Nike.

Roger Federer: Anthracite + Black + Cyber

Fed’s ultra-cool monochromatic look is highlighted with Cyber accents. The bright touches add a little spark to this understatedly stylish ensemble. The Nike Smash Clay Polo features a smooth, seamless design, allowing great range of motion with zero irritation. Also equipped with Dri-Fit UV fabric, this powerful polo wicks sweat and protects skin from harmful UV rays. He’ll pair this lightweight top with the Match Woven Shorts and the Smash Jacket. But what really ties this look together is Nike’s brand new edition of the Zoom Vapor 9 Tour SL. A synthetic leather upper replaces the mesh of the original Vapor 9—leather holds up better on clay—while still offering adaptive fit technology and a speedy running-inspired design. Add the Hybrid Cap or the Swoosh Bandana for a complete look.

Rafael Nadal: Scarlet Fire + White + Anthracite

This Spaniard is sizzling in Scarlet Fire. Embossed graphic print adds a touch of bold style to his signature Dri-Fit tee. Nike Finals Clay Crew is equipped with lightweight Dri-Fit fabric, micro-perforated side panels for ventilation, and smooth, seamless shoulders. From red hot to cool grey: add the Nike Finals Jacket, also featuring printed insets across the shoulders and sleeves. In Anthracite with Cool Grey accents, this breathable Dri-Fit jacket will keep Rafa feeling as cool as he looks. He’ll also wear the Rafa Finals Shorts in White and the Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4.3 Tennis Shoes. A combination of fused elements and durable rubber compounds placed in high-wear areas makes this tough shoe a force to be reckoned with. To top it off, expect to see Rafa rocking a matching Swoosh Bandana.

Juan Martin Del Potro: Cyber + Anthracite + White

Wear your shades if you plan to watch a Delpo match. He’ll brighten up the court in a flashy shade of Cyber. The Nike Advantage Tread Crew also features embossed graphic print on the front, and innovative shoulder seam construction, designed to enhance range of motion and minimize irritation. He’ll pair this top with the Advantage Woven Shorts in Anthracite. The Nike Zoom Breathe 2K11 Tennis Shoes in a subtle shade of Neutral Grey add balance to this bold look. Equipped with Lunarlon technology and a Nike Zoom cushioning system, these shoes deliver the ultimate combination of power and speed. Delpo will sport the Swoosh Bandana in White, but the Anthracite/Cyber version—like the one Fed is wearing—would also be a great option.

Watch our 2012 French Open Gear Guide videos below for a closer look at each player's gear and apparel!

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