Full red-coloured outftit for Rafael Nadal in the North American hard-court season before US Open. In Toronto and Cincinnati the Spaniard will wear red t-shirt and shorts, also red and white shoes, the ones used at Wimbledon.
Nadal can earn a lot of points in the two Masters 1000s, as last year he reached the third round in Canada losing to the local hero Denis Shapovalov, who was just 18 years old, and in the quarter-finals to the Australian Nick Kyrgios in Cincinnati.
The Spaniard was disappointed after his Wimbledon semifinals loss to the Serb Novak Djokovic, but he quickly re-grouped and after enjoying a one-week holiday he cameback to practice in Mallorca with one of his coaches, Carlos Moya.
On most of the days, fans could attend his training sessions on the "Central Court" of the academy. Nadal will be followed by Francis Roig in Toronto and Cincinnati, like at Wimbledon.
This will be a very important part of the year for Grigor Dimitrov, who won his first Masters 1000 ever in Cincinnati last year beating Kyrgios.
The Bulgarian took a one-month break after his Wimbledon opening round loss to the Swiss Stan Wawrinka, and is now ready and excited to start competing again. In press conference at The Championships, Dimitrov had said: 'Stan is an incredible player.
I'm friends with him off the court. For sure, I wish him all the best that week. It's hard to come back after injuries, he's hungry, more determined, all that. On that end, absolutely. But still it's hard for me to just accept losing, period.
Especially at an event like this that I've done so well in the past. I've beaten big names on that Centre Court, played tough matches against big players. It's kind of in the same time tough pill to swallow. Again, in order to get to the trophy, you need to win seven matches.
Whoever is out there, you need to go.'