The US Open is just days away! I get all caught up in the drama surrounding the US Open, perhaps because it’s the final Slam of the year and it’s the only one played in my home country. Night matches that can stretch past midnight, the loud crowd, the hot, humid play — it all adds up to an exciting two weeks.
Then there’s the fashion. New York is home to one of the most attended Fashion Weeks in the world so it seems appropriate that tennis’ biggest stars step out in style. Nike pulls out all the stops, outfitting them in day and night outfits that are head to toe ensembles. So let’s take a look at what we’ll be seeing out there on the court for the top two men’s seeds.
First up, No. 1 seed Rafael Nadal
For day matches, Rafa will sport the Fall Vamos Crew in Hot Lime with the Vamos Woven Short in Black. His Nike Air CourtBallistec 2.3 with be a white based shoe with Hot Lime and black accents. For night, he’ll step out in the same crew and short but all in black with a big hit of color coming from his Hot Lime 2.3s.
Now for No. 2 seed Roger Federer
During the day, Roger will wear the Victory RF Court Polo in Football Blue with Dark Obsidian (dark navy) and white accents. At night, he too goes for a darker ensemble with the same polo in the Dark Obsidian color. He will wear his Lunar Vapor Tours in a special colorway during the day and the same shoe in White/Dark Obsidian/Football Blue at night. You can get it all at Tennis Warehouse.
Next week we’ll take a brief look at what Maria Sharapova has in store for us in New York.