STYLISH: Nike Unveils the Outfit of Rafael Nadal For French Open 2021

Published 05/18/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
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


World No.3 Rafael Nadal will head straight to Paris for the French Open 2021 after achieving his La Decima at the Italian Open 2021. The Spaniard defeated World No.1 Novak Djokovic in the finals of the Rome Masters 2021 to clinch the title. The finals scoreline of the match was 7-5, 1-6, 6-3.

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The French Open 2021 will kick off from May 30, 2021, after a delay of one week due to the pandemic’s condition in Paris. In spite of the delay, Rafael Nadal will not be playing any lead-up tournaments and will practice for Roland Garros.

Recently, Nike unveiled Rafa’s new outfit that he’ll be wearing at the French Open 2021. Unlike his outfit at the Italian Open, it is no longer pink-purplish but is something even more attractive and distinctive.

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At Roland Garros, Nadal will wear a light-green, V-neck t-shirt. Fans haven’t seen Rafa wear green that often and thus, it’ll be something different for them as well. To complement the t-shirt, he’ll be wearing blue-violet shorts on the court.

His shoes are, as always, special as well. They’ll be a mix of white and green- going completely in contrast with his jersey.

Rafa has surely got a great color combination in his outfit this time. It’ll be intriguing to see if it brings that extra bit of luck and charm to him in Paris or not?

Rafael Nadal in the 2021 tennis season so far

Rafa has been incredible this season so far. Even though he didn’t get off to a great start at the Australian Open 2021 as he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarters, he’s fared well in the clay-court tournaments.

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Spain’s Rafael Nadal in action during his final match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

After getting eliminated from the Monte Carlo Masters early, Rafa struck back and won his 12th Barcelona Open title this year. After this, he suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Alexander Zverev at the Mutua Madrid Open 2021. However, he made an incredible comeback at the Italian Open 2021, crushed the German in the quarters, and then defeated Novak Djokovic to seal the title.

Rafa will surely be starting as the favorite at the French Open 2021. He’ll be eyeing his 14th title in Paris this year and looks extremely dangerous on the court after his recent run. Will Rafa be able to surpass Roger Federer’s Grand Slam tally at Roland Garros this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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