As the tennis world turns to Paris for the French Open, Nike Tennis has equipped its roster of athletes in footwear and tech infused apparel for the tournament. Check for the gear through Nike Tennis dealers and Nike.com (USA / Europe) as the start date of the French Open approaches.
Former champion Li Na will be competition-ready in a Nike Dri-FIT Tech Polo. Featuring empire and princess seams, the Polo is contoured to provide a flattering, feminine fit for a history-making player. Subtle tech features â€” an invisible zippered placket, laser perforations for increased ventilation, and motion-friendly raglan sleeves â€” offer an updated take on a classic sports silhouette.
2012 Womenâ€™s Singles champion Maria Sharapova will display her characteristic on-court style in the Nike Premier Maria Dress. Crafted in Dri-FIT jersey with flattering ‘princess’ seams, the dress combines a fluid silhouette with unbeatable performance. An Inner Definition bra provides discrete coverage, while four-way stretch straps offer comfort, support and a pop of distinctive color. The Premier Maria Dress is a blend of style and performance.
Victoria Azarenka will pair the Nike DF Vaportouch Tank with the Novelty Knit Skirt for maximum comfort and style. Combining a Dri-FIT jersey body with tricot mesh inner straps, the heather-look racerback Tank facilitates a wide range of motion. Designed with a â€œLove Tennisâ€ elastic waistband, the skirt offers a supremely flattering fit. Built-in jersey shorts provide the support and coverage required by a fast-paced, high-energy player like Vika.
Federer will wear the Nike Premier RF Crew: a Dri-FIT jacquard fabric top that uses cutting-edge technology inspired by a true tennis legend. The bonded design of the Crew incorporates sonic-welded side seams for a comfortable fit.
Federer will also wear the Nike Premier RF Knit Jacket, designed to provide both water-resistant protection from the elements and enhanced ventilation in high-heat areas. The ribbed stand-up collar and â€˜RFâ€™ monogram screen-print on the left arm are stylish details befitting a tennis great.
Last yearâ€™s winner Rafael Nadal will seek victory once again in the Nike Premier Rafa Crew. Designed for maximum comfort, the crew features flatlock seams to minimize potential irritation caused by friction; Dri-FIT mesh panels at the underarm and back for unparalleled ventilation; and perspiration-wicking Dri-FIT jersey fabric with UVA and UVB protection. Featuring a flattering, curved hem, the simple, no-darts Nike Premier Rafa Crew is a perfect fit for the King of Clay.
Juan MartÃn del Potro
Juan MartÃn del Potro will don the Nike Advantage UV Stripe Crew, which offers UVA and UVB protection during long sets under the sun. The bold striped design reflects del Potroâ€™s confident style of play, while the Dri-FIT jersey fabric ensures the player stays dry and comfortable, The non-restrictive crew neck and raglan sleeves enable uninhibited motion for a player with a powerful serve.
Nike Air Max Cage (Women’s)
The Nike Air Max Cage features Max Air units for impact protection and comfort. The Drag-On Cage technology features a unique, data-informed pattern created specifically for tennis. Itâ€™s a balanced mix of flexibility, support and durability in one lightweight package.