Nike Tennis French Open 2014 Collection
Grand Slam, the French Open is just a few weeks away now and Nike have prepped the outfits and footwear for its star-studded sponsorship roster. The biggest story from the large collection is the new tennis sneaker silhouette to be worn by reigning champ and serial clay monster (dude has won it eight times!). It's called the Nike Lunar Ballistec and claims to offer unprecedented speed and control, and weighs in at just 13 ounces – this will be like baby Rafa playing in his bare feet on the clay from back in the day. Meanwhile, the legend still near the top of the rankings but no longer at the top of his game (age does that to ya), Roger Federer gets a lovely Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour in Swiss red and white with lots of grey in there too – an ode to the silver fox? C'mon, he's only 32! Maria Sharapova will lace up a pair of Zoom Vapors too, while Victoria Azarenka sides with Rafa and will take to the court in the Lunar Ballistec, but Serena Williams gets her own bright yellow sunshine pair of Nike Air Max Cages to defend her title in. There's also a ton of new apparel to complement the shoe releases, including some slogan wear with catch phrases like 'One Hot Drop Shot' and the McEnroe golden nugget, 'You cannot be serious'. There's shirts, shorts, jackets, headbands and ladywear in the mixer too, so if you're into any of it you can get yourself into it by copping from Nike.com.