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For this year’s US Open, Nike athletes will take the court in their own unique looks and general “team” apparel.

The overall apparel construct for US Open is neo-classic inspired with an expressive retro sport nod. You’ll see unexpected color blocking and print stripes while still being of the game and the culture.

Innovation in the apparel pieces is of course inherent. The apparel was designed to move with the body, at the forefront of technology, but foremost in comfort for the athlete.

One of the key team looks for the female athletes is the NikeCourt Zonal Cooling Slam Dress, a lightweight, fly away dress that opens at the side to reveal a ball pocket in NikeCourt Power Short.

On the men’s side, the team tennis look includes the NikeCourt Dry Advantage Men’s Tennis Polo featuring a tie-dye like sublimation graphic on the front and back. The polo is made of Nike Dry fabric to help keep athletes dry, comfortable and focused.

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For an athlete exclusive look, Maria Sharapova will be exclusively wearing the NikeCourt Maria Dress featuring a stretch-knit fabric with a racerback silhouette made for mobility and comfort. The dress also features flared sunburst pleats in the skirt and a cutout panel on the back adding a bit of style to the look.

Nike’s US Open Athletes:

Women (42)

Serena Williams; Simona Halep; Sloane Stephens; Elina Svitolina; Caroline Garcia; Petra Kvitova; Madison Keys; Daria Kasatkina; Venus Williams*; Barbora Strycova; Maria Sharapova; Dominka Cibulkova*; Ekaterina Makarova*; Belinda Bencic; Maria Sakkari; Donna Vekic; Elena Vesnina; Lucie Safarova; Ajla Tomljanovic; Sara Orribes Tormo; Yafan Wang; Catherine Bellis; Carina Witthoeft; Dayana Yastremska; Saisai Zheng; Natalia Vikhylantseva; Marketa Vondrousova; Victoria Azarenka; Olga Danilovic; Katie Boulter; Eugenie Bouchard; Svetlana Kuznetsova; Marta Kostyuk; Anastasia Potapova; Fanny Stollar; Sofya Zhuk; Katie Swan; Bianca Andreescu; Sabine Lisiki; Elena Rybakina; Francoise Abanda; Amanda Anisimova
*Footwear only

Nike Men’s Tennis Athletes (34)
Rafael Nadal; Juan Martin Del Potro; Grigor Dimitrov; Jack Sock; Nick Kyrgios; Kyle Edmund; Kei Nishikori*; Borna Coric; Hyeon Chung; Adrian Mannarino*; Denis Shapovalov; Filip Krajinovic*; Nikoloz Basilashvili*; Karen Khachanov; Frances Tiafoe; Andrey Rublev; Nicolas Jarry; Julien Benneteau*; Jared Donaldson; Taylor Fritz; Pierre Hughues Herbert*; Elias Ymer; Corentin Moutet; Nicolas Mahut*; Felix Augur Aliassime; Dudi Sela; Quentin Halys; Thanasi Kokkinakis; Miomir Kecmanovic; Ernesto Escobedo; Duck Hee Lee; Rudolf Molleker; Stefan Kozlov; Tommy Paul
*Footwear only

Breakdown of Athlete On-Court Looks

Rafael Nadal

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Grigor Dimitrov

Juan Martin Del Potro

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Nike Team (Men)

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Maria Sharapova

Sloane Stephens

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Genie Bouchard

Nike Team (Women)

Serena

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The latest US Open collection for NikeCourt can be purchased at the following TennisWarehouse.com link or in Europe at TennisWarehouse-Europe.com.

 

7 COMMENTS

  1. I wish Shapo and K Edmund would dump Nike. The Australian Open pink was the most horrific stuff I have ever seen. Are the designers stoned when they put this stuff together?

    Now they want the guys with fair skin to wear this yellow-orange garbage? they look like crap. Sales have got to be way way down.

  2. Is Nike just lazy these days? Simona Halep is the #1 player on the WTA and she is still not given her own kit. Meanwhile, the likes of Stephens, Dimitrov, and Bouchard all get their own kits. That makes not one shred of sense. Bouchard is ranked outside the top 100, and she’s not even getting paid by Nike anymore. Dimitrov has been a trainwreck this season. Halep has been the most consistent player on the WTA and she’s won a GS. It is a total disrespect to her to have her lumped in wearing the same outfits as almost every other player with Nike. She is the #1 player in the world and it’s about time she gets treated like it by her clothing company.

  3. I know there’s been some mixed reviews on this line but honestly Nike can never win. If they feature Halep it’s why isn’t Serena featured. If they feature simple clothing, it’s boring. If it’s too flashy, it’s tacky. I think they made good choices here and the line will do well.

  4. What would stop them from featuring both? Serena is the legend, obviously, but Halep is not some scrub player. There are players who haven’t done nearly as much, like Dimitrov, and most notably Bouchard, and they’re getting their own kits. Bouchard isn’t even getting paid by Nike anymore because her results are so bad. But the world #1 has to wear the same thing that lower-ranked Nike players have to wear? That is an insult.

  5. Well first off Halep will have her own look within the Team line but I see your point. These decisions are made well in advance and there are other factors clearly than just results that go into who Nike supports and hypes up. That is clear. Otherwise Bouchard and even Dimitrov as-of-late wouldn’t be on the map for them. I’m not justifying anything. I’m just telling you how the business works because I know many members of NikeCourt.

  6. Hahaha, What are all you lot freeing out about? I’m not one to comment on things like this, but I just feel like I need to point something out since I actually have eyes and work for Nike. You’re all freaking out about Sloane, Genie, and others having their own kits when in fact they don’t. If you look at what they will be wearing, you’ll see that it’s the same as what all the others will be wearing. They may get to choose different colors for their shirt or shorts, but most players have that option (take a look at Khachanov for example). There are only four players that have their own specific kits, Rafa, Serena, and Sharapova, and possible the new addition of Juan Martin. Grigor has chosen to wear different shirts from other players over the past few years, but they’re actually from Nike’s general line of Tennis Court styles. It seems he just likes to stand out so he goes for the different, and might I add, cheaper option of clothing. Anyways, that’s my two pence.

  7. Thanks for the comment, Sebastian. I couldn’t agree more. With Federer gone from the Nike rotation now, it will be interesting to see where NikeCourt turns to in the coming years.

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