The time has come for world’s best tennis players to descend on Melbourne for the 2016 Australian Open, which kicks off next week. And more often than not, these tennis stars attract as much attention for their chic outfits as for their powerful backhands.
This year will be no different, with Nike set to raise the style stakes. Nike athletes Roger Federer, Nick Kyrgios, Rafa Nadal, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Genie Bouchard will be armed with some of the most fashionable and functional tennis gearyet.
Spanning over three tiers which includes Practice, On Court and Off Court, the 2016 Nike Court collection will give nod to Melbourne’s love of sport and incorporate the player’s personal style.
For Practice and On Court, you can expect to see a range of new, flattering silhouettes and high-tech fabrications decked out in vibrant hues and patterns inspired by the tournament’s host city. While, Nike’s innovative Dri-FIT technology is built in to every garment to help tackle the sweltering Aussie summer conditions. For the Off Court gear, think dip-dye prints and waved stripes, which pay tribute to the past winners.
Here’s a sneak peak at Nike Court’s Australian Open Outfits
Nadal’s iconic tennis look has been updated with Nike AeroReact technology. The Nike Challenger Premier Rafa Crew Tennis Shirt features the responsive, lightweight bi-component yarn, which senses moisture vapor and opens its structure to maximize breathability.