We are right in the middle of the Shanghai Rolex Masters tournament, and it has already been filled with heartbreak, excitement, and drama. Even though players and fans are still hungover form the exciting play of the US Open just weeks ago, there has been no shortage of inspired tennis over the three introductory days of the perennial hardcourt tourney. You can find awesome articles about this tournament over on Tennis Now, but here I’m going to tell you about some of the fashion trends of the tournament so far.
Above is Alexander Zverev on Day 5 at the 2016 ATP Shanghai Masters (Oct. 12, 2016 – Source: Kevin Lee/Getty Images AsiaPac)
Mischa Zverev, older brother and doubles partner of Alexander Zverev, played his way out of the qualifying stages all the way to the round of 16. He wore the adidas Men’s Pro Tennis Tee and matching Short Flash Red and Tech Steel Pants. This particular style is one we have seen from some other the younger adidas players in this tournament such as Lucas Pouille and Alexander Zverev. Even Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the highest ranked and one of the most distinguished adidas wearers wore this shirt to advance to the Quarterfinals.
Above is Nick Kygrios on Day 4 at the 2016 ATP Shanghai Masters (Oct. 11, 2016 – Source: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images AsiaPac)
Let’s go to the other the side of the court in that Zverev v. Krygios bout. Although Australian young gun Nick Kyrgios did not paint himself in a particularly good light, he was wearing some great colors. Nike released its recently this month, and we are seeing an interesting combination of the flashy new colors from a variety of players. Kyrgios has chosen to wear the Bright Citrus Crew with the Purple Dynasty 9 Inch Shorts. American Jack Sock is sporting a similar look, but adding in the Featherlight Cap.
Above is Rafael Nadal on Day 4 at the 2016 ATP Shanghai Masters (Oct. 11, 2016 – Source: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images AsiaPac)
Rafael Nadal’s early departure from the tournament at the hands of Viktor Troiki has been the biggest news of the tournament so far. His play looked shaky in the 6-3, 7-6(3) loss to the Serbian veteran, but his Rafa Challenger Tennis Top dazzled. This battle ready piece of clothing features not Dri-FIT, but AeroReact technology. The AeroReact material will expand when you are hot and tighten up when you are cold, making sure you are always at the optimal temperature.
There are a lot more shocking style statements of the tournament, including what Murray and Monfils were wearing, so be sure to check those things out in the Quarterfinals, Semis, and the Grand Finals on October 16th. You can find all of the current and past styles at great price at Tennis Express.com! See you there.