Roger Federer 2018 Indian Wells Nike Outfit – World #1 Roger Federer, 20-time grand slam champion, returns to the Southern California desert as defending champion of the BNP Paribas Open. The Swiss maestro has begun 2018 in the same winning fashion he displayed last season. In his words, “the dream continues.” The 5-time champion in Indian Wells won his 20th grand slam in January at the Australian Open, followed by winning his third title at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, where he also reclaimed the world #1 ranking, becoming the oldest male player to do so.
This March, Federer will sport the latest gear from Nike in Indian Wells. Prominent colors include vast grey, bright citron (yellow), and black. The new, NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor X is the evolution of the iconic Nike Air Zoom Vapor shoe. The 36-year-old Swiss has been wearing them since the start of the year. Nike describes the new footwear to provide ultralight speed, a secure fit, responsive cushioning, and quick stability. Showcasing a special version for the tournament regarded as, the 5th slam, is the NikeCourt Vapor RF x AM95 Neon.
More about Federer’s NikeCourt Vapor RF x AM95 Neon shoe, via Nike:
The best in the game meets rarified Air. The new Vapor RF x AM95 “Neon” matches the lightweight innovation of Roger Federer’s NikeCourt Vapor X with the iconic Air Max 95. The sneaker features an unforgettable upper laced with bold neon hits and anatomically-inspired suede, all set atop the Vapor X’s performance-ready outsole. Built for Federer in honor of his love for Air Max, the Vapor RF x AM95 “Neon” is a fitting tribute to the top athlete in tennis just in time for Air Max Day.
The year’s first ATP Masters 1000 tournament runs from March 5-18, with main draw second round matches beginning Saturday, March 10.