SI.com Staff
Monday November 24th, 2014

The 2014 season may be over, but tennis will keep on giving throughout the holiday season with SI Tennis' Holiday Gift Guide. We scoured the depths of the internet to search for a handful of memorable and thoughtful gifts for the everyday tennis fan, as well as a unique gift for the fan of every WTA and ATP top-ten player. Can't get enough of Rafael Nadal? We've got the perfect present for you. Is Eugenie Bouchard your sister's favorite player? You'll definitely want to take a look at the perfect t-shirt we've selected for her.

Check out our round-up of holiday cheer below! 

For the all-around tennis fans:
 
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    StickIt Wear
    For the die-hard who wears their heart on their sleeve
    The company makes fantastic t-shirts that may or may not be generic homages to very specific and distinctive players. Click through their offerings (men and women) and see if you can guess who is who.

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    Racket Demos
    For the weekend warrior in need of an upgrade
    Hey, if Roger Federer can upgrade a racket to get with the times, so can you. But just like Federer, you need to play-test your rackets to find "The One". Many online tennis shops, like Tennis Warehouse and Tennis Express, offer racket demo programs. Just pick a few rackets you want to try and they'll send them to you for a week. All you have to do is pay the shipping.

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    Nike Zoom Vapor Air Jordan 3
    For the sneaker head

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    Come on. These were the coolest kicks of the year.

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    Uniqlo sweatbands
    For the sweaty
    Forget those Nike ones that seem to go the length of your arm. These Uniqlo ones are simple and kind of retro.

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    John McEnroe t-shirt
    For the endearingly angry little brother or sister

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    Commemorative towel
    For the fan of a player who won a Slam in 2014
    For the fans of Li Na, Stan Wawrinka, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, Petra Kvitova, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Marin Cilic, you can get this towel in different colors and you can even personalize it.

 

 

For the fans of each Top 10 player:

Simply drag the slider to reveal the gift for each player.

 

Serena Williams


An Ironman onesie

Serena loves her comic books and comic book movies, and her love for Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man knows no bounds. So get her No. 1 fan an Iron Man onesie, tweet Serena the selfie, and I bet she'll get a retweet.

Maria Sharapova


Sugarpova

Alright, we know: this isn't particularly creative. But you could do worse than pick up a couple of bags of Sugarpova for the Sharapova fan in your life. Besides, isn't gifting unnecessarily-overpriced sweets the whole point of the holidays? Alternatively: A subscription to Vogue. Her biggest fan might as well read what Maria reads.

Simona Halep


Romanian pride gear

No one loves Romania more than Halep. Help her No. 1 fan show his or her support by draping them in questionably sourced "Romanians are My Homies" gear.

Petra Kvitova


A "Spell Czech" t-shirt

This shirt is as close are you're going to get to finding a "Pojd!" shirt.

Ana Ivanovic


The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

It was a six-year process for Ivanovic to work her way back into the top five and she credits Tolle's book for helping her along the way.

 

Agnieszka Radwanska


A ninja costume

It's her unofficial nickname and she loves it. So how better for her No. 1 fan to show their support but by showing up to her matches dressed as a stealthy assassin. Actually, maybe I didn't this through....

Eugenie Bouchard

A Belieber t-shirt

Did you know Bouchard and Bieber were born in the same year? Anyway...

 

Caroline Wozniacki


Garrett's Popcorn

Popcorn was the fuel behind her fantastic marathon performance -- well popcorn and her world class athleticism -- so give her No. 1 fan some of America's best, Garrett's Popcorn.

 

Angelique Kerber

A Care Bear

 

A Care Bear is a great cute and cuddly reminder so you never pronounce her name wrong.

Dominika Cibulkova

An item from the Domi fashion line

Cibulkova launched her own clothing collection Domi in February, so her biggest fan would love nothing more than an item from her namesake designer line. You can choose from graphic tees, sweatshirts, hats and even this cute keychain. Pome!

Novak Djokovic

 

A gluten-free starter pack

 

Regardless of how you feel about the gluten-free diet approach, you can't deny the fact that it transformed Djokovic from a guy who everyone made fun of for being soft, into tennis' No. 1 player. So give his most worthy fan a taste of what it's like to be Djokovic for a day. Bonus points if you can also bundle this with a poodle, a newborn son and Jelena Ristic.

 

Roger Federer

 

A Sweaterer

 

The best thing about gifting RF's warm-up sweater it works both as an earnest gift and an ironic gift. The worst thing is the price.

 

Rafael Nadal

 

A 2015 Cat Calendar

 

Nadal famously said he didn't like dogs because he "doubts their intentions." So get his No. 1 fan a calendar full of cats, which should also serve as a reminder that, like a cat, the ever-injured Rafa has nine-lives. Is there any doubt he's going to tear it up next season when he's back to 100 percent health?

 

Stan Wawrinka

 

Nohow On by Samuel Beckett

 

The collection includes Worstward Ho! This is obvious, right? (See Wawrinka's tattoo.)

 

Kei Nishikori

 

Prince of Tennis DVD Box Set

 

It's been impossible for us to shake the Prince of Tennis protagonist's resemblance to Nishikori. Setting that aside, it's a pretty fun show about a Japanese tennis academy. Oh, and last week Nishikori was presented with a limited edition Jaguar bearing his name (which you can buy if you have the coin) and a mock-up of him as the Prince of Tennis, by the animator himself.

 

Andy Murray

 

Pressure is a Privilege book

 

There is no player on the ATP who speaks as highly of his female counterparts. Chalk it up to having Judy Murray as a mom or just his innate willingness to see sports without a gendered lens, but Murray is a feminist in ATP clothing. He doesn't blink in hiring Amelie Mauresmo, got excited when Spain hired a woman as Davis Cup captain and has surprisingly deep knowledge of what's going on on the WTA tour. So make sure his No. 1 fan grows up the same. Or you can gift Mario Kart or Pro Evolution Soccer. That'll work too. 

 

Tomas Berdych

 

Portishead's "Dummy" or that shirt.

 

Portishead is of Berdych's favorite bands, so his super fan should listen to the same tunes. But if your Berdych fan is already too cool for school, Berdych's iconic Hawaiian shirt should bring him or her down a few notches. 

 

Milos Raonic

 

A huge tub of hair gel and a pair of scissors

 

Tennis isn't a sport with too many player-specific jerseys, so looking like your favorite player is the next best thing. Your Raonic fan will spend hours in the bathroom trying to get that Raonic hair just right. (A tip from the man himself: "The secret is to not make it look like too much effort, but to know how much effort it really takes.") Be sure to top off the look by cutting off one shirt sleeve. Voila! You are now Milos Raonic's doppelganger.

 

Marin Cilic

 

A "I Heart NY" t-shirt

 

This iconic t-shirt is the best way to show your love for a city and Cilic surely loves New York. Throw in a CD of Frank Sinatra's greatest hits for added effect for the U.S. Open champion's biggest fan.

 

David Ferrer

 

A terrier

 

You can't get through one broadcast of a Ferrer match without some reference to his terrier-like relentlessness. So go down to your local dog shelter, find yourself an indefatigable little pup, name him "Ferru" and unleash him on your Ferrer-loving pal. Lotto headband optional.

 

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