The Aussie Open
is still over a month away but the 2009 tennis fashions are already being revealed.
Top baller Rafael Nadal's
style continues to evolve even after the Spaniard's controversial US Open '08 Nike duds
caused an uproar amongst his most loyal Rafanatics
. The sports brand has moved away from his 'pirata' look and has infused streetwear elements such as bold colors, stripes, and checkers to create and new, inspired look for Rafa
The Mallorcan Matador
will be warming up for the season's first Grand Slam
in the Trend Long Sleeve Coverups
in charcoal + white
has decidedly dropped his trademark sleeveless this time around and has been given three different colorways of the new Short Sleeve Top
including turquoise + white
, white + classic charcoal
, and white + neo turquoise
don't despair: the shirt looks slightly fitted and the sleeves short enough to still show off that coveted buff body.
outfit would be complete, of course, without his trademark long shorts so Nike
has designed the Long Checked Short
in classic charcoal
, neo turquoise
, and white
And it seems the top baller has finally ditched his favored Cages
for some new, super cool Air Max Courtballistecs
in neo turquoise
, black/metallic silver/volt
, and black/volt/silver
Like I said last season, I'm excited Rafa
is moving in a new direction that still stays true to his individuality and larger-than-life personality. We'll see how the actual clothing looks when its released and I'll be sure to post images once I get my mitts on them.
What do you guys think of these Aussie Open duds?
(images via prodirecttennis.com)
*Via Down the Line!