Monday, May 30, 2011

Rafael Nadal, a sandstorm and his new Nike kit for the French Open

Either they're making a new "Mummy" movie starring Rafael Nadal or Nike has released the world No. 1's kit for the upcoming French Open.

In this four-minute video, the creative director of Nike Tennis describes the elements in Nadal's outfit, including the Moorish designs on the back that extend to the 11th century and reference a previous time that a Spanish warrior tried to go into France to claim a title. (It didn't work out so well for either side in "The Song of Roland.")

The shirt and shorts are basic, but major props to the "�Vamos Rafa!" stitched into the collar of the shirt. It's probably just like his mom used to do when he would go to summer camp!

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