Posted on May 29, 2012
NIKE TENNIS: WHAT THE ATHLETES ARE WEARING IN PARIS
LAUNCHED ON: May 29, 2012
What do you get when you combine four of tennis’s greatest stars—Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova—with the clay courts of Paris? The answer is two exciting weeks of tennis, with the biggest stars on the planet vying for one of the sport’s most prestigious titles.
Defending champ Rafa Nadal demands a shoe with the durability, cushioning and support to handle the rigors of the game. Look for him to take to the clay in the Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4.3, a shoe designed for—and worn by—a champion. Shop the Rafael Nadal Tennis Collection
Roger Federer will be wearing the Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour SL as he strives to dominate in Paris this year. Federer has very specific requirements for his shoes, so he collaborated with renowned Nike designer Tinker Hatfield on this version of the Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour. With a personalized fit and outstanding support, the shoe has an amazingly responsive feel on the court. Shop the Roger Federer Tennis Collection
In search of the only major tennis crown that has eluded her, Maria Sharapova will be wearing the Nike Lunar Speed 3 Women’s Tennis Shoe when she takes the court in Paris. Like Sharapova, the Nike Lunar Speed 3 is fierce yet feminine, with excellent support and lightweight, springy Lunarlon cushioning. It’s a responsive shoe built for Sharapova’s hard-charging, high-impact game. Shop the Maria Sharapova Tennis Collection
Serena Williams doesn’t do anything at half-speed. Power is her game, and she needs a shoe that’s up to the task. This year in Paris she’s wearing the Nike Air Max Mirabella 3. It combines stability, durability and Max Air cushioning for nonstop support and comfort. Shop the Serena Williams Tennis Collection