RAFAEL NADAL'S 2011 WIMBLEDON COLLECTION BY NIKE
words // Brandon Richard
Earlier this month, Spain's Rafael Nadal sealed the deal on his record sixth French Open title at Roland Garros. Next up, the most famous tennis tournament in the world, as the ATP moves on to the All England Club for the 125th edition of Wimbledon. Nadal is looking to maintain men's tennis supremacy by advancing to his fifth Wimbledon final and claiming his third overall title.
To defend his Wimbledon crown, Nadal will be outfitted in an all-new apparel and footwear collection by Nike. The new look consists of his signature Ace Lawn Crew shirt, Ace woven short and Air Max Courtballistec 3.3 sneakers. Each item in the collection is white-based with blue accenting.
Rafael Nadal's Nike Ace Lawn Crew and Nike Ace Woven Short offer bold looks that directly reflect Rafa's on-court personality. Nike's Dri-FIT fabric is used to reduce the overall weight of the kit, in addition to enhancing ventilation. On the back of the shirt sits Rafa's bull logo, a tribute to the dynamic tennis pro. The long short is included to provide lightweight coverage and modern aesthetic. Rafa's signature bull logo sits on the back in tribute to the dynamic tennis pro. The great-fitting long short provides lightweight coverage and a modern look.
Once again, Nadal will play in a new colorway of the Nike Air Max Courtballistec 3.3, Nike's most durable tennis shoe to date. A Max Air heel unit and Lunarlon foam in the forefoot deliver responsive, lightweight cushioning, ideal for his aggressive playing style. The dual-density TPU material called DragOn 2X provides maximum durability, flexibility and support with superior ventilation.
Look for the 2011 Wimbledon Nadal Collection to be available over at NikeStore.