Roger Federer 2017 Indian Wells Nike Outfit – The Swiss maestro makes his return to the southern California desert, for the 2017 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. The 4-time champion missed the first Masters 1000 tournament of the season in 2016 due to recovering from his knee injury, but enters the event this year after winning his 18th grand slam, at the Australian Open in January. Federer will sport all-new Nike gear under the desert sun, with stadium green, black, and volt as prominent colors. The new outfit is part of the NikeCourt Spring 2017 line, including the flagship NikeCourt Zoom Vapor 9.5 Flyknit shoes, an evolution of the iconic Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour shoes.
The new Flykit models feature breathable, lightweight Flyknit fabric that wraps the foot for a second-skin fit. Nike Zoom Air provides stability and responsive cushioning. The NikeCourt Zoom Vapor 9.5 Flyknit shoes retain the vintage characteristics of the previous Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour, having phylon foam midsole with Zoom Air heel unit for responsive cushioning, TPU midfoot shank for lateral support and stability, and XDR rubber at heel and forefoot for durable traction.
With titles in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2012, the 35-year-old Swiss will seek his fifth title at the BNP Paribas Open when main draw action begins Thursday, March 9. The draw ceremony will be held on March 7, at 3:00 p.m. Federer will be seeded #10 and will receive a first round bye, playing his first match (second round) either March 11 or March 12.