Beset by injuries and heat advisories, 16 players prevailed to move on to this week's Quarterfinals round of the Australian Open. One of those watching the game's progress with some vested interest is Andre Agassi, whose win at the 2003 Australian Open was also his last Grand Slam title. As a salute to his achievements on and off the tennis courts, Nike brought back the Air Tech Challenge II, the shoe long identified with Agassi, this year. And to mark the 10th anniversary of his win Down Under, the sportswear giant just launched a new "Australian Open" edition. In a progression Vivid Blue and reflective Solar Orange against a white backdrop, the colorway denotes the tournament's emblem. Embroidered on the tongue tag are the numbers "95 00 01 03", each marking the years Agassi won at the event. Another embroidery, this time the number "1036" on the heel panel, highlights the total games won by the former World's #1 Player in his 20-year-long career.
Designated as a "Tier-Zero" release, the Nike Air Tech Challenge II SP "Australian Open" is available now at select Nike and Nike Sportswear retailers worldwide.
Nike Air Tech Challenge II SP
Color: White/White/Vivid Blue/Solar Orange