Let’s face it—tennis just hasn’t been the same without Rafael Nadal. But now, seven months after going down with a knee injury, Nadal is back, and he looks better than ever.
Over the weekend, Nadal secured his third title of the year, beating Juan Martin del Potro (4-6, 6-3, 6-4) at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. It was his first hard court victory since 2010, and the 600th overall of his magnificent career.
As he’s done for many of his recent wins, Nadal rocked a pair of Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4.3 tennis sneakers for his latest victory—the perfect shoe to compliment the Spaniard’s fast-paced style of play. The Courtballistec 4.3s are designed to be used on all surface types, everything from Nadal’s preferred clay courts to the hard courts like the ones at Indian Wells.