It's not often that two superstars from different sports come together for a collaboration. Now, tennis legend Rafael Nadal and golfing legend Tiger Woods have reportedly collaborated on a new Nike shoe design.
Rafael Nadal and Tiger Woods collaborate on a new Nike shoe design
The Spanish tennis legend Nadal and the American golfing legend Woods have come together for the Nike Men’s Rafa X Tiger Vapor Cage 4 Tennis Shoes, which will be released as a limited edition offering.
The shoe is said to be released on August 24th as a limited edition shoe and will feature Nadal’s logo on the right shoe and Woods’ logo on the left shoe and will come in a combination of black and silver. As per the Tennis Express site, the Nike Men`s Rafa X Tiger Vapor Cage 4 Tennis Shoes "features signature design elements that hone in on these great champions...
it's built to last so you can play hard on court while maintaining an excellent blend of traction, stability, and response." Nadal is known to be a keen golfer as well and Woods was seen cheering for the Spaniard at last year's US Open.
Nadal had said that playing in front of Tiger Woods at the US Open was very special. “It’s a huge honor to play in front of all of [New York fans] but to play in front of Tiger is a very special thing. I’ve always said that I don’t have idols, but if I did I would have to say that one idol is him."
Rafael Nadal is a 19-time Grand Slam champion in tennis - which is the second most in men's tennis history behind Roger Federer, who has 20 Grand Slam titles.
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The Spaniard has decided to skip the upcoming US Open in New York due to concerns about travelling during the current global crisis. Rafael Nadal won the French Open and US Open last year an is currently ranked No. 2 in the world.
The Spaniard has said he will take a call on the upcoming clay court season closer to time but many feel he is likely to play at Roland Garros where he will be aiming to win his record-extending 13th French Open title. (Image Credit - Tennis Express Twitter account)