PHOTOS: Here’s what Rafael Nadal will wear at 2019 French Open

Rafael Nadal will attempt to win an astonishing 12th title in Paris, while sporting the AeroReact Rafa Top in volt glow and light carbon, and the Flex Rafa Ace Short in light carbon and volt glow.

Rafa loves bright colours and his footwear will be highlighted by Nike Air Zoom Cage 3 in volt glow, white and light carbon.

Here are a few photos.

Source: NikeCourt


  1. I came across the following on Sneaker News:

    Rafael Nadal’s “What The” Nike Shoe Honors His Winning Footwear In Paris

    Ross Dwyer
    May 24, 2019

    Known as the “King of Clay,” tennis superstar Rafael Nadal has taken home a whopping 11 titles on the French Open’s clay courts, and he’ll now shoot for #12 in a new NikeCourt Cage 3 Glove “What The Rafa.”

    Honoring the footwear Nadal sported in his previous victories — ranging all the way from 2005’s Air Max Breathe Free II to 2018’s Air Zoom Cage III — the shoes feature a bold mix of patterns and colors for a look that’s almost as breathtaking as the Spanish savant’s play. The upper’s zip-closure shroud draws from the Nike Zoom Flight ’98 and provides function to go along with fashion, as it prevents the court’s malleable clay from working its way into the shoe’s laces. As “What The” makeups are usually reserved for Nike Basketball athletes like LeBron James and Kevin Durant, this Cage 3 Glove provides an interesting continuation of the Swoosh Brand’s recent efforts to draw parallels between the worlds of hoops and tennis, and they’ll release on May 26th. Get a first look here, and tune in to see if Nadal can continue to make history in his compelling new footwear over the next two weeks.

    NikeCourt Cage 3 Glove “What The Rafa”
    Release Date: May 26th, 2019

  2. Go Rafa. Win your 12th RG and 18th GS title.
    I will have my fingers cross for him.
    Although he isn’t No1 in the rankings, he is always No1 to us.


  3. VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) LOVE YOUR FRENCH OPEN OUTFIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU LOOK STUNNING AND HANDSOME IN ALL COLORS AND THIS HEAD TO TOE OUTFIT NO EXCEPTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WI…………WI……….WI……… THESE LIGHT BRIGHT FUN COLORS WILL BE AWESOME AND JUST RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) HANDSOME GOAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GO RAFA GO AND ENJOY EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WE WATCHED YOUR POST CHAMPIONSHIP LENGTHY INTERVIEW VIDEO AND WE VERY IMPRESSED BY YOUR WORDS OF WISDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE SUCH A BRIGHT PERSON INSIDE OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) SO REFRESHING TO ALWAYS HEAR YOUR DOWN TO EARTH INTELLIGENCE, AND LOGICAL, PRACTICAL OPINIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS SWEETHEART YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WE LOVE YOU AND SO PROUD OF YOU AND VERY HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE BEAUTIFULLY FIT AND SHARP, AND SPEEDY AND YOU COVERED THE COURT IN SUCH BRILLIANT ENERGETIC MANNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOUR BLESSED FEET DO THE TALKING AND YOUR HUNKY BODY DOES THE WALKING AND SMILING AND REACHING AND COMMANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOUR SERVE IS GORGEOUS SWEETHEART !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) PRECIOUS SERVE AND EFFECTIVELY WINNING YOU BEAUTIFUL MATCHES ONE POINT AT A TIME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WE LOVE ALL THE HIGHLIGHTS OF ALL YOUR MATCHES AND ENJOY OVER AND OVER AGAIN YOUR INTENSITY AND FOCUS ARE WHICH ARE SO SPECIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) HAVE A BEAUTIFUL TIME AND LOTS OF FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GOD BLESS YOU SWEETHEART AND SENDING LOTS OF LOVE AND HAPPINESS AND VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX KEEP SMILING! : )

  4. Rafa en Roma has tenido un nivel muy muy bueno sigue asi para tu trofeo d Rolang Garros… SIEMPRE CONTIGO

  5. Rafa always looks great but this is the first time I ever had to reach for my sunglasses. The chartreuse may just keep his opponents’ eyes on his shirt instead of the ball😄


    • Ha ha! I was thinking that too, Margo. A welcomed diversion for his opponents. Maybe the glare from Rafa’s shirt will be too much to bear. 😀😜

      • Lorna, you’re cracking me up…ophthalmologists are sure to see an increase in business from Rafa’s opponents.


  6. Rafael is always looking terrific in bright colours. Best co-ordinated player on tour. Love to see him
    confident and healthy.🎾💕

  7. I love this are my colors I’m use to play tennis love ,good Rafa any color is good on Rafa .👍👍👍👍💪💪💪💪😘🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🌎

    • I agree. There are no bad colors on Rafa. Love the chartreuse green–he’ll look like a yummy lime popsicle!

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