With the Australian Open just around the corner, Nike has unveiled the on-court looks for its top tennis athletes—Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Juan Martin del Potro, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Li Na—as they prepare for the first major tournament of the year.
Each player will hit the iconic blue courts of Melbourne Park in head-to-toe Swoosh-branded attire. On the men’s side, Nadal will suit up in his signature Nike collection, including the redesigned Nike Premier Rafa Jacket, a 2014 Premier Rafa Crew, Nike Gladiator 10-inch SW Shorts. He will cap off the look with a pair of the recently unveiled Lunar Ballistec sneakers.
Federer will also hit the court in his own signature line from Nike, which includes the Nike Premier RF Cover-Up, Nike Premier RF Polo, Nike Gladiator Premier 9-inch Shorts and the new Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour sneakers. Juan Martin del Potro (who doesn’t have signature Nike attire) will wear the Advantage UV Crew and Gladiator 10-inch Plaid Shorts to go with his Nike Air Max Cage sneakers.
On the women’s side, each of the four players will take to the court in own signature looks. Most notably, Sharapova will debut her signature Maria Tunic Dress, while Williams will serve it up in the Serena Oz Open Dress. In the footwear category, Maria will lace up in a NikeiD version of the Zoom Vapor 9 Tour, and Azarenka will wear the Lunar Ballistec. From the looks of it, Nike has hooked Serena up with a pair of mystery sneakers that feature a mid-top sleeve construction reminiscent of the Kobe 9 basketball shoe. What it is—we don’t know. But we’ll find out soon enough.
The 2014 Australian Open kicks of Monday, January 13.