“SIMPLE YET CLASSY”: Nike Unveils Rafael Nadal’s Outfit for Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 06/15/2021, 2:41 PM EDT
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates during his Gentlemen’s Singles third round match against Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 28, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


After bowing out of the French Open semi-finals against a resilient Novak Djokovic, Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal looks to compete at his best once again at the upcoming Wimbledon Championships.

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Even though Nadal’s record on grass is not as sound and compelling as clay, the 20-time grand slam champion has a win percentage of 78 on grass with four titles to his name, including two Wimbledon crowns(2008 & 2010).

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 12: Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts in his Men’s Singles semi-final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during Day eleven of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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Also, the Spaniard was responsible for producing memorable matches against fellow players like Juan Martin del Potro, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, etc. over the years.

However, there were a few heart-breaking losses for the Spaniard against few players like Dustin Brown, Lukas Rosol, and Nick Kyrgios. Despite grass not being his suitable surface, Rafael Nadal successfully adapted to the courts to earn victories.

Nike reveals the outfit of Rafael Nadal for Wimbledon

Ahead of Wimbledon 2021, Nike, which is Nadal’s clothing partner over the years, revealed the Spaniard’s outfit for the grand slam event.

Following the Wimbledon tradition, Nadal will be sporting all-white with touches of black on it. Along with Nike logo, the famous ‘raging bull’ was also designed in black.

As there isn’t anything fancy to try on, the makers of the outfit kept it simple and opted for black as a perfect fit. The outfit is simple and classy, thereby matching the grace of Wimbledon.

Rafael Nadal’s 2021 season has been a mixed bag so far. He was defeated by Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Australian Open quarter-finals. Even on clay, the Spaniard was outlasted by Andrey Rublev and Alexander Zverev in Monte Carlo and Madrid Masters respectively.

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Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 16, 2021 Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates with the trophy after winning his final match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

But, Nadal bounced back with two trophies at Barcelona and Rome, where he defeated Tsitsipas and Novak Djokovic in the finals. As the Spaniard prefers to directly play the Wimbledon without any pre-tournaments in between, his performance at the event remains to be seen.

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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