For this year’s Wimbledon Tournament, Nike will be outfitting the World’s number two tennis player, Roger Federer, with his own collection of apparel and footwear. Federer will be attempting to beat Pete Samprass’ Grand Slam record of 15 this 2009 Wimbledon Tournament. The Collection that Nike put together for RF includes a jacket inspired by the Nike Sportswear M-65 jacket, a polo that features Nike Dri-Fit’s moisture wicking technology, and lastly a vest and pair of trousers that can be worn accordingly with the weather at Wimbledon.
Janice Lucina is the Nike Tennis Design Director and had this to say about the collection, “This year we took inspiration from a jacket in the Nike Sportswear line, the M-65. Based on this modern interpretation of a classic military silhouette from 1965, we used the body as a starting point and created a tailored look for Roger to wear when walking on and off court. This contemporary piece is intricately hand-crafted and includes engraved zipper pulls with premium detailing throughout the garment that’ll give Roger a clean, understated look as he walks on court.”