IN PICTURES: Rafael Nadal’s Dazzling Outfit at Monte Carlo Masters 2021

Published 04/14/2021, 3:21 PM EDT
Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Monte Carlo Masters – Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France – April 14, 2021 Spain’s Rafael Nadal in action during his second round match against Argentina’s Federico Delbonis REUTERS/Eric Gaillard


Rafael Nadal is back on the tennis court at Monte Carlo Masters 2021. He last played at the Australian Open 2021. Now in the second round, Nadal easily beat Federico Delbonis, 6-1,6-2. But what dazzled in the fabulous win is his proper color-coded outfit.

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Rafael Nadal wearing a mask before his second round match against Argentina’s Federico Delbonis. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Nadal has always played with color and style. Traditionally, he brought back the sleeveless shirt to the tennis scene. This year at Australian Open 2021, Nadal featured with a quite simple and sober orange shirt and white shorts. But at Monte Carlo, Nadal has turned heads.

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Rafael Nadal in screaming purple and guava at Monte Carlo Masters 2021.

Nadal wore a ‘screaming purple’ t-shirt. The t-shirt is a V-neck one and has the usual Nadal logo on the right and the Nike logo on the left. The neckline and logos are guava-colored. As the name of the purple, Nadal looked in screaming form at Monte Carlo where he has won 11 titles.

Rafael Nadal in action during his second round match against Argentina’s Federico Delbonis. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Next, Nadal wore guava-colored shorts. Now, these are plain shorts, but with a bottom dotted strip that has the Rafa logo and Nike logo. Nadal’s outfit reportedly has a totally new design and fabric technology.

Moreover, to footwear, Rafa is sporting his usual Nike pair, which are in the screaming purple color. The shoes have Rafa written on their back. Rafa’s socks are guava-colored ones with a thin strip of screaming purple.

The other accessories that Rafa wore were his armbands and headband. The armbands were of screaming purple-colored, and the headband was guava-colored.

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The color-coding by Nadal on his outfit has been well thought about. Each piece of clothing and its specific color combination gives Nadal a brilliant look.

Rafael Nadal in action during his second-round match against Argentina’s Federico Delbonis. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

At Monte Carlo Masters, Nadal is really the king. He has won 11 titles in Monaco and now is looking at a 12th. But this year he could be made to work hard as the 2021 draw is difficult. He is slated to face the likes of Grigor Dimitrov and Andrey Rublev. Let’s see how he can continue his magic in Monte Carlo.

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Bhavishya Mittal

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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