Rafael Nadal takes 10th victory at Roland Garros with this Nike shoe – Footwear News



Rafael Nadal’s dominance on clay is undeniable.

The tennis icon won the French Open again today, taking his 10th victory at the event. Nadal defeated Stan Wawrinka in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1. The victory gave Nadal his 15th career Grand Slam title.

Rafael Nadal during his 10th victory at Roland Garros.

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Nike-sponsored Nadal has dominated the championship from the start, best exemplified by his thunderous forehand return to close the line in the second set, which drew a deafening response from the Parisian crowd.

In the victory, Nadal wore a special edition of his clay-ready Nike Lunar Ballsitec 1.5 style. The shoes featured a “9” on the heels, signifying the number of victories at Roland Garros before the 2017 victory.

Rafael Nadal Nike Lunar Ballistec 1.5

Rafael Nadal’s special Nike Lunar Ballistic 1.5 sneaker with “9” on the heel, for his victories at Roland-Garros before 2017.


The performance sneakers feature a plush Lunarlon midsole, Flywire cables for a dynamic fit, and the brand’s Drag-On technology for lasting lateral support. The model is available through nike.com with a price of $ 165.

Nike Lunar Ballsitec 1.5


Nike Lunar Ballsitec 1.5, $ 165; nike.com

On the women’s side, Saturday, non-seed Jelena Ostapenko dominated Simona Halep, third overall, for her first career Grand Slam victory. To claim the surprise victory, Ostapenko wore the Adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade 2017 in bright orange, white and infrared colourways (the sneakers are available through adidas.com on sale for $ 110 – normally priced at $ 130).

With both men’s and women’s finals in the books, check out ready-made styles from today’s top tennis stars.

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