Nadal, Kyrgios, Dimitrov and del Potro’s US Open 2016 NikeCourt apparel & footwear availability

August 24, 2016

The culminating Grand Slam of 2016 at the US Open is set to bring forth record crowds and high-intensity tennis. Led two-time former winner Rafa Nadal, the NikeCourt team of Nick Kyrgios, Grigor Dimitrov and Juan Martin del Potro are all ready to debut their latest collections in Flushing Meadows.

Displaying his fight during the recent Olympic Games, Nadal’s competitive spirit has always been embraced by the New York fans. Here what the Spaniard is set to wear in NYC:

Day Shirt: Fall Rafa Challenger Crew in light photo blue, total orange, black and total Orange

Day Short: Fall Flex Rafa Gladiator 7″ Short in white, light photo blue and total Orange

Night Shirt: Fall Rafa Challenger Crew in black, total orange, light photo blue, light photo blue

Night Short: Fall Flex Rafa Gladiator 7″ Short in black, light photo blue, light photo blue

Day Shoe: Lunar Ballistec 1.5 in white, total orange, blue glow, black

Night Shoe: Lunar Ballistec 1.5 in black, rage green and blue glow

Day Jacket: Fall Rafa Premier Jacket in white with stealth and black

Night Jacket: Fall Rafa Premier Jacket in black with light photo blue

Winning his second title in Atlanta this summer, Kyrgios enters Queen’s in good form. Will the Aussie make a deep run on his favourite hard-court surface? Here’s what the 21-year-old is slated to wear.

Top: Dry Advantage Polo in volt and black

Bottom: Ace Short in volt, white, black

Shoe: Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour in white, total orange and volt

Continuing to rebuild his game in order to reenter the top 10, Dimitrov soars into the Big Apple with his eyes on a deep run. The Bulgarian will look extra sharp in the following look:

Top: Dry Advantage Polo in black and volt

Bottom: Ace Short in black and volt

Shoe: Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour in black, volt, bright cactus, pink blast

Last but not least, Argentine Juan Martin del Potro will begin his journey in what he hopes will his second title in New York. The Tower from Tandil will be ready for a memorable showing in the following gear.

Top: Dry Advantage Polo in volt and black

Bottom: Ace Short in volt, white and black

Shoes: Zoom Cage 2 in black, pink blast, volt

For you Federer fans that will be missing your man, here’s what the 17-time Major winner was scheduled to wear during his campaign in NYC.

Day Top: Advantage RF Polo in hyper pink, black and white

Day Bottom: Flex Gladiator 7″ Short in hyper pink and white

Day Shoe: Zoom Vapor 9.5 Flyknit in white, total orange and white

Day and Night Jacket: RF Men’s Jacket in black and hyper pink

Night Top: Advantage RF Polo in white and black

Night Bottom: Flex Gladiator 7″ Short in black with hyper pink

Night Shoe: Zoom Vapor 9.5 Flyknit in black, hyper pink and volt

The rest of his NikeCourt team, which is led by Bernand Tomic, Jack Sock, Borna Coric, Taylor Fritz, Franics Tiafoe and Ryan Harrison, will all be highlighted in the latest Fall 2016 Nike looks for the US Open.

For our North American readers, the following TennisWarehouse.com link will take you to the latest Fall 2016 Group from Nike. For our European readers, you can shop from the same great selection through the following TennisWarehouse-Europe.com link. Here’s to a great fortnight in NYC!

Federer, Nadal, Kyrgios & Dimitrov’s Toronto, Cincinnati and Olympics NikeCourt Fall 2016 apparel and footwear availability

July 18, 2016

Primed for an action-packed Summer of tennis around North America and Brazil, the NikeCourt team of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Nick Kyrgios and Grigor Dimitrov are ready to debut their latest collections for the US Open Series.

Hoping for a healthy return to the Tour, Nadal jumps into the hard-court season sporting his Fall Rafa Challenger Crew in hyper jade with midnight turquoise, black and volt, which will be paired with the Fall Flex Rafa Gladiator 7″ Short in white with turquoise. The Spaniard’s warm up jacket in Toronto and Cincinnati will be the Fall Rafa Premier Jacket in midnight turq with black and hyper jade, while his footwear on the asphalt will be the Lunar Ballistec 1.5 in hyper jade and turquoise.

Featured as the next generation of star players, both Kyrgios and Dimitrov are set to wear the Fall Dry Advantage Premier Henley in rio teal, and midnight turquoise, which will be matched with the Fall Flex Gladiator 9″ Short in white. Both Kyrgios and Dimitrov are set to race around the court this Summer in the Vapor 9.5 Tour in white and black for Kyrgios and rio teal for Dimitrov.

Federer’s slated kit before he was forced to end his 2016 season:

With the Rio Olympics penciled in as his first event this summer, Federer will aim to win his first title of the year in the Fall Dry RF Advantage Polo in light photo blue with black, volt and white, which will be complimented by the Fall Flex Gladiator 7″ Short in white with black. Federer’s warm-up jacket during the US Open Series will be the Fall Premier RF N98 Jacket in light photo blue with black and finally his legendary Vapor 9.5 Tour will be featured in the white with photo blue.

The rest of his NikeCourt team, which is led by Bernand Tomic, Jack Sock, Juan Martin del Potro, Borna Coric, Taylor Fritz, Franics Tiafoe and Ryan Harrison, will all be highlighted in the latest Fall 2016 Nike looks during the US Open Series.

For our North American readers, the following TennisWarehouse.com link will take you to the latest Fall 2016 Group from Nike. For our European readers, you can shop from the same great selection through the following TennisWarehouse-Europe.com link. Here’s to a great lead up to the US Open!

Federer, Kyrgios and Dimitrov’s NikeCourt Wimbledon 2016 apparel and footwear availability

June 22, 2016

The lawns of Wimbledon are calling and the NikeCourt team of Roger Federer, Nick Kyrgios, Grigor Dimitrov and Juan Martin del Potro are set to unveil the apparel and footwear that they will wear at SW19.

Looking for his eighth title at the Championships, Federer flies into London sporting the Advantage RF Polo in white, which will be paired with the Gladiator Premier 7″ short in white. Constructed of superior fabric, Federer’s top features a soft polyester blend with a slim fit cut. The Swiss master will complete his kit with the Zoom Vapor 9.5 QS in white and his warm up jacket prior to his matches will be the Premier RF Jacket in white.

Hoping to recreate his form of 2014 in London, Kyrgios enters Wimbledon with his highest career ranking. Set to debut the Advantage Premier Polo in white, Nick’s collection in London will be completed with the Gladiator Premier 9″ short in white. The Australian’s top features a trendy blade collar and a split hem, which allows for outstanding range of motion. The hard-serving youngster will also sport the Zoom Vapor 9.5 QS in white, and the NikeCourt Bomber Jacket in white and gold.

Hoping to kick-start his season on his favorite grass surface, Dimitrov will also look to wear the Advantage Premier Polo and the Gladiator Premier 9″ short in white. The Bulgarian’s shoe of choice at SW19 will be the Zoom Vapor 9.5 QS in white and his pack-able, light-weight jacket will be the NikeCourt Bomber Jacket in white and gold.

The rest of his NikeCourt team, which is led by Bernand Tomic, Jack Sock, Juan Martin del Potro, Borna Coric, Taylor Fritz, Franics Tiafoe and Ryan Harrison, will all be highlighted in the latest Summer 2016 Nike Wimbledon looks.

For our North American readers, the following TennisWarehouse.com link will take you to the latest Summer 2016 Group from Nike. For our European readers, you can shop from the same great selection through the following TennisWarehouse-Europe.com link. Here’s to a fantastic fortnight in London ahead!

Nadal, Dimitrov and Kyrgios’ NikeCourt French Open 2016 apparel and footwear availability

May 18, 2016

The City of Lights in Paris is ready to welcome the world’s best players to the year’s second Grand Slam event at the French Open. After a grueling clay-court campaign, the likes of Rafael Nadal, Grigor Dimitrov and Nick Kyrgios will all be adamant on beginning their journey toward the toughest title in tennis.

Aiming for what would be an unprecedented 10th title in France, Nadal will roar into Roland Garros full of confidence after a successful clay-court season. Slated to wear the Challenger Premier Rafa Crew in omega blue and midnight navy, Nadal will complete his kit with the Gladiator Premier 7″ Short in white. Nadal’s shorts will for the first time include his “Bull logo” on the right leg. The Spaniard’s jacket in Paris will be the Premier Rafa Jacket in ocean fog, obsidian and white, and the latest color way of his Lunar Ballistec 1.5 shoe will be featured in omega blue with obsidian and will have a “9″ at the back of the sneaker to represent Nadal’s title count at the event.

Hoping for a good result in France, Dimitrov will look his best when decked out in the Advantage Premier Polo in obsidian, deep royal blue, black and white, which will compliment the Gladiator Premier 9″ Short in game royal and white. The flashy Bulgarian will complete his look with the Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour in obsidian, hyper cobalt, total crimson and white.

Coming off his best clay-court season to date, Kyrgios will be eager to use his powerful serve and mighty forehand to create havoc on the singles draw. Scheduled to wear the Advantage Premier Polo in hyper cobalt, deep royal blue and white, the Australian will also be outfitted in the Gladiator Premier 9″ Short in game royal and white. Entering Roland Garros with a career high of No. 19 in the world, Kyrgios competes his look with the Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour in obsidian, hyper cobalt, total crimson and white.

Here’s what Roger Federer was slated to wear, prior to his withdrawal:

The Advantage RF Polo in deep royal blue, dark obsidian and white, which will be paired with the Gladiator Premier 7″ Short in deep royal blue, dark obsidian and white. The former No. 1 would’ve completed his chic French look with the Premier RF Jacket in obsidian and white, while covering the court in his Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour in obsidian, hyper cobalt, total crimson and white. Get well soon, RF!

The rest of his NikeCourt team, which is led by Jack Sock, Borna Coric, Taylor Fritz, Franics Tiafoe and Ryan Harrison, will all be highlighted in the latest Summer 2016 Nike French Open looks.

For our North American readers, the following TennisWarehouse.com link will take you to the latest Summer 2016 Group from Nike. For our European readers, you can shop from the same great selection through the following TennisWarehouse-Europe.com link. Here’s to a great French Open ahead!

Federer, Nadal, Dimitrov & Kyrgios’ Summer 2016 NikeCourt collection for Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome

March 22, 2016

The ferocious competition of the clay-court season is on the horizon and the #NikeCourt team of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Grigor Dimitrov and Nick Kyrgios are set for six weeks of terre battue action.

Adjusting his schedule accordingly toward his knee surgery, Federer will compete at the Monte Carlo Masters in the Summer RF Advantage Premier Polo in team red with ocean fog and white, which will be paired with the Summer Flex Gladiator Premier 7″ Short in ocean fog, midnight navy and white. Roger’s warm-up for the clay-court season will be the Summer Premier RF 98 Jacket in obsidian navy with white, and his legendary footwear on the dirt will be the Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour in team red, obsidian, ocean fog and white.

The best clay-courter in history is back on his favourite surface and Spaniard Nadal will begin what he hopes is the road to his 10th French Open title. Donning the Summer Challenger Premier Rafa Crew in vivid orange with midnight navy (picture to the right), Rafa will complete his look with the Summer Flex Gladiator Premier 7″ Short in ocean fog, midnight navy and white. The Mallorcan will prepare for his matches in the Summer Rafa Premier Jacket in ocean fog with obsidian navy and white and split step around every center court in the Lunar Ballistec 1.5’s in laser orange, vivid orange, ocean fog and midnight navy.

Born on clay but well adapted to every surface, Dimitrov enters the clay season wearing the Summer Advantage Henley in university red with night maroon and white, which will be matched with the Summer Flex Gladiator 9″ Short in midnight navy with white. The Bulgarian’s footwear on the red clay will be the Zoom Vapor 9.5 in total crimson, dark grey, black and white.

Continuing to entertain his wide fan-base, Kyrgios will be adamant on scoring as many wins as possible on the clay this Spring. Set to wear the Summer Summer Henley in night maroon, white and ocean fog, the Australian will complete his kit with the Summer Flex Gladiator 9″ Short in midnight navy with white. Look for Kyrgios to also sport the ever-popular Zoom Vapor 9.5 in team red, obsidian, ocean fog and white.

The rest of the NikeCourt team, which is comprised of Juan Martin del Potro, Jack Sock (wearing the all-new AirZoomUltraFly), Borna Coric and Taylor Fritz will all be outfitted in the latest Summer 2016 apparel and footwear.

For our North American readers, the following TennisWarehouse.com link will take you to the latest Summer 2016 Group from Nike. For our European readers, you can shop from the same great selection through the following TennisWarehouse-Europe.com link. Let’s get the clay-court season started!

Reviewing the 2016 Nike Air Zoom UltraFly

March 16, 2016

by: Nima Naderi

The highly anticipated Nike Air Zoom UltraFly is finally available, and fans of #NikeCourt will be impressed with the most technologically savvy tennis shoe ever released on the market.

Our first impressions of seeing the Air Zoom UltraFly were that it looks like nothing ever seen on the court before. With proven winners like the Vapor Zoom 9.5 and the even newer Lunar Ballistec 1.5, Nike has eclipsed all previous models with this latest offering. Fitting true-to-size, the Air Zoom UltraFly does have a slight arch near the plantar fascia, which is likely brought forth by suction-like Flyknit ankle cuff that has become ever-popular in the Mercurial SuperFly and the recently released LunarEpic FlyKnit MP. It certainly looks like the FlyKnit cuff is here to stay and we can expect more premium models to include this technology moving forward.

Made to improve the on court speed of players, while cutting off sharp angles that include directional changes with ease, the snug fit and stability of Air Zoom UltraFly is comparable to the Zoom Vapor 9.5 and much better than the Lunar Ballistec 1.5. With that said, it distances itself from both of the aforementioned due in large part to the Pebax ® propulsion plate, which offers uncompromised responsive cushioning. The addition of the Pebax ® propulsion plate, which was first inspired by R2 Zoom SuperFly R2 track shoe, does require some break-in time that was not needed in the other previous flagship shoes in the NikeCourt family.

However, after that initial break-in period was completed, the Air Zoom UltraFly was simply a beast on court. Ripping through every dimension of play with efficiency, the Air Zoom UltraFly allows for precise lateral and horizontal movement, while assuring your footwork is in check every step of the way. Made to compliment the NikeCourt Elite Crew Tennis sock because of the security and snug nature of the shoe, we wouldn’t recommend using a thicker sock unless you are looking for an ultra tight fit.

Other highlights of the Air Zoom UltraFly include increased durability on the medial and outside of the foot, courtesy of the ultralight Kurim © and mesh upper. Keeping in mind that the Air Zoom UltraFly is a speed-oriented shoe, the durability provided in specific wear zones couldn’t be better considering the light-weight nature of the sneaker.

Also featured in a sleek all-black color-way, the Air Zoom UltraFly comes in unisex sizing and a modified herringbone sole pattern that provides optimal traction on hard-courts but also works well on clay. Priced at $295 CAN and $220 US, the Air Zoom UltraFly is now available on Nike.com.

Available in future color-ways throughout the year, you can step up your game and stay up-to-date with all of the latest news from the NikeCourt team by following them on Twitter here.

Federer, Nadal, Dimitrov, Kyrgios and del Potro’s Indian Wells and Miami NikeCourt Spring 2016 apparel and footwear availability

February 24, 2016

March madness on the professional tennis scene hits the courts at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California, which will be followed by the excitement that South Beach has to offer at the Masters event in Miami. Stepping up their game in a nice way this season, the NikeCourt team of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Grigor Dimitrov, Nick Kyrgios and Juan Martin del Potro will be eager to unveil their latest on-court collections.

Entering the Miami Open after skipping Indian Wells with an injury, Federer will be seen in an all-new color-way of the Spring Premier RF Polo in light crimson with black, which will be paired with the Spring Gladiator Premier 7″ Short in black with white. Federer will complete his look with the Premier RF Jacket in white with deep royal blue with black, and finally his footwear for the Miami Open will be the Vapor 9.5 Tour in white, total crimson, university red and black.

Attempting to win his fourth title in Indian Wells and first in Miami, Nadal will look to have full crowd support when he debuts the Spring Challenger Premier Rafa Crew in omega blue with white and black, which will be matched the Spring Gladiator Premier 7″ Short in omega blue with white and obsidian. Rafa’s warm up jacket in California and Miami will be the Rafa Premier Jacket in white with stealth and black, while his footwear will be featured as the Lunar Ballistec 1.5 in omega blue with white and obsidian.

The smooth strokes of Grigor Dimitrov will once again be highlighted by the Spring Challenger Premier Crew in lucid green with white, which will be worn with Spring Gladiator Premier Breathe Short in midnight navy with white. Dimitrov’s shoes in California and Key Biscayne will be the Vapor 9.5 Tour in white, voltage green, gorge green and black.

Entering the first-two Masters events of the year after winning his maiden title in Marseille, Kyrgios will continue his sleeveless look with the NikeCourt Premier Challenger Crew in light photo blue with white, which paired with the Gladiator Premium Breathe Short in white with black. The entertaining Australian will continue to wear the Vapor 9.5 Tour, but will opt for the white, blue and black color combo.

The rest of the NikeCourt team, which is highlighted by Juan Martin del Potro, newly acquired Jack Sock, who will debut the AirZoomUltraFly, Borna Coric and Taylor Fritz, will also be outfitted in the latest 2016 Spring collection for Indian Wells and Miami.

For our North American readers, the following TennisWarehouse.com link will take you to the latest Spring 2016 Group from Nike. For our European readers, you can shop from the same great selection through the following TennisWarehouse-Europe.com link.

Federer, Nadal, Dimitrov and Kyrgios’ Nike Tennis Australian Open 2016 apparel and footwear availability

January 13, 2016

Fresh and ready to compete after the 2015 season offseason, the likes of Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Grigor Dimitrov and Nick Kyrgios will not only be excited to begin their fortnight Down Under, but they will also have the all-new Spring 2016 Nike Tennis collection to debut as well.

With his sights set on his first Major title since Wimbledon 2012, Federer will fly around Rod Laver Arena in his latest NikeCourt Premier RF in lucid green, which with obsidian, which will compliment his NikeCourt Premier 7″ Gladiator short in white with lucid green and obsidian. Known for using top-notch fabrics in the RF line, Nike provides a bold yet chic pallet to Federer’s latest collection. The Swiss star will complete his look in the Zoom Vapor 9.5 in white, voltage green, gorge green and black and will warm up for his matches by wearing the Nike Premier RF Jacket in grove green and white.

Always learning from the ups and downs that pro sports provides, Nadal will be eager to start 2016 in the best possible fashion. Set to debut the Challenger Premier Rafa Crew in yellow and bright crimson, Nadal’s shorts in Australia will be the NikeCourt 7″ Gladiator Short in white with bright crimson. A great addition to Nadal’s top for 2016 is the introduction of AeroReact technology. The responsive, lightweight bi-component yarn senses moisture vapour and opens its structure to maximize breathability. Finally, Rafa’s explosive footwork will be amplified in the Lunar Ballistec 1.5 in white, vivid sulfur and black, and his pre-match warm will be featured as the NikeCourt Premier Rafa Jacket in white, stealth and black.

Bringing rock and roll tennis back to the forefront of the sport, both Dimitrov and Kyrgios’ charges Down Under will be as massive as ever. Putting together a special ensemble for both fans favorites, Nike will have the duo in the eye-catching NikeCourt Premier Challenger Tank in light crimson with white, while completing their look with the 9″ Gladiator Premium Breathe Short in white with midnight navy. Dimitrov and Kyrgios’ footwear in Oz will be the Vapor 9.5 in white, total crimson, university red and black.

The rest of the Nike Tennis team, which is highlighted by Borna Coric, Taylor Fritz and Alexander Zverev, will also be outfitted in the latest 2016 Spring collection for the Australian Open.

For our North American readers, the following TennisWarehouse.com link will take you to the latest Spring 2016 Group from Nike. For our European readers, you can shop from the same great selection through the following TennisWarehouse-Europe.com link. Bring on the Aussie Open and another great fortnight of tennis!

Federer and Nadal’s ATP World Tour Finals Nike Court 2015 apparel and footwear availability

November 11, 2015

Ready to finish the 2015 tennis season on a high note, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are slated to debut the Holiday 2015 collection by Nike.

Returning to the ATP World Tour Final, Federer will look to set himself up for a another great year in 2016 when he unveils his latest Winter Premier RF Crew in midnight navy with black and white, which will be paired with the Winter Gladiator Premier 7″ Short in midnight navy with black and white. The Swiss great will also wear the Winter Premier RF N98 Jacket in white with copa and black and finish his kit with the Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour in (camo) black, squadron blue and anthracite.

Looking to regain the form that saw him become No. 1 in the world, Nadal heads into the O2 Arena decked out in the Winter Challenger Premier Rafa Crew (pictured to the right) in copa with black, which will be paired with the Winter Gladiator Premier 7″ Short in black with copa and white. The Spaniard will look extra sharp in the latest colorway of the Lunar Ballistec 1.5, which is featured this season in tumbled grey, phantom, copa blue and black. Rafa’s signature hoodie will be the Winter Premier Rafa Windrunner Jacket in black with white and copa.

For our North American readers, the following TennisWarehouse.com link will take you to the latest Winter 2015 group from Nike. For our European readers, you can shop from the same great selection through the following TennisWarehouse-Europe.com link.



Previewing the Fall 2015 Nike Tech Fleece Hoodie for Grigor Dimitrov

September 21, 2015

by: Nima Naderi

Locked and loaded for the final quarter of the 2015 season, Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov is set to unleash his powerful serve along with his all-new Nike Tech Fleece Hoodie during his upcoming events.

Continuing in the recent tradition of bringing the consumer topnotch quality combined with unparalleled warmth and style, the Fall 2015 Nike Tech Fleece Hoodie in medium ash and black will surely be one of the hottest sellers this season. Packed with the same great technology that we have come to love with the Tech Fleece line, Nike has stepped up their game nicely this season by adding a great overall camo print to the collection. Built to help any tennis player fight off the elements during an early morning run or pre-match hit, the Nike Tech Fleece Hoodie features a great oversized, adjustable hood, ergonomic sleeves that do not hinder the range of motion on ground strokes or serves, plenty of storage in the kangaroo pockets for tennis balls or your mobile, and a great cotton to polyester ratio that allows for a light weight feel.

Fitting true to size, Dimitrov’s latest hoodie will provide comfort to and from the court, while being a great statement piece for pre and post match layering.

Available in three colors, the Nike Tech Fleece hoodie can be purchased by Canadians at Nike store locations for $230 CAN and through retailers including Sporting Life.

For the latest that Nike has to offer for Fall 2015, make sure to hit them up on Twitter @NikeToronto, @NikeSportsWear as well as on Instagram: NikeSportsWear.

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Nima Naderi is the Editor in Chief of TennisConnected.com. Being a Head Teaching Professional with over 18 years of coaching experience, Nima is also an award winning coach with the USPTR (United States Professional Tennis Registry) rated in four categories.


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