Wimbledon’s tradition begs for classic on-court style, a look NikeCourt and Roger Federer prove more than happy to oblige.
As the white-filled fashion of Wimbledon approaches, NikeCourt unveiled a few of its athlete looks for the tournament, including a mix of Federer apparel that will take him from off-the-court to the practice grass to in match.
On the court, the seven-time champion has the option of a RF-signature Henley shirt with no collar. A new sew design on the Henley aims for minimal seams to up the comfort quota. While the Henley look proves different for Federer, he’ll also have a simple white polo with thin stripes on the sleeves at his disposal. Expect white shorts and a pair of white Nike ZoomVapor Tour 9.5 shoes, without the splash of color that was frowned upon two years ago when he wore an orange-soled sneaker.
Off the court, Federer’s style ups the ante with a pair of jackets. He’ll don one jacket specifically for walking onto the court and another for between matches. He’ll also go with a different short and a tee for practice time.
Australian Nick Kyrgios will where a polo sans stripes, a look we instead see on his shorts. Look for his shoes to incorporate a “safari print to add a fresh dimension to the traditional looks.”
On the women’s side, London’s Laura Robson stands as Nike’s featured athlete, wearing a tank and flouncy skirt, both in all-white for what Nike calls a highly breathable combination that allows freedom of movement. Robson will wear the relatively new Zoom Cage 2 shoe.
We’ll have to wait until other stars take the court at The All England Lawn and Tennis Court before we see the mix of white-heavy apparel Nike has chosen for the likes of Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams.
Tim Newcomb covers stadiums, design and gear for Sports Illustrated. Follow him on Twitter at @tdnewcomb.
GALLERY: 2014 WIMBLEDON FASHION
2014 Wimbledon Fashion