cnbc on nadal’s “wardrobe malfunction”


We had a chance to weigh in on Rafael Nadal‘s new Nike look when CNBC’s Darren Rovell put it under the business microscope.

So did the sports giant make the right move with this sartorial switch? Rovell thinks so. In fact, it’s the only way to make their relationship with this tennis thoroughbred financially viable.

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  1. says

    Note: an earlier version of this post had it saying that Rovell was against Nike’s move. That was TSF’s mistake. Our apologies to Mr. Rovell.

  2. Karen says

    Rafa looks good in nearly anything, but I have to say I think Nike is way off base. I don’t think Rafa wanted to make changes but has gone along with it. I don’t mind the shorts but the shirts and the colors of the head and wrist bands are awful. Clearly Nike wanted to make more money, I just wish Rafa didn’t have to get hurt from that. It feels like he sold out.

  3. says

    I don’t understand why it’s always assumed that Rafa likes the clothes that were made for him before he was in a power position with Nike and he’s said he had nothing to do with more than the stuff he’s wearing now that were made for him when he was world #1 and very popular.

    He wasn’t happy with the shirts as made for him before the US Open – the sleeves were showing marks from his racket grip – so he didn’t wear them during the tournament and Nike went back to work. If you look closely, the sleeves on the current shirts are made of a different more mesh like material than the bulk of the shirt. He also clearly didn’t like the new shoes and isn’t wearing them – instead, Nike made his old shoes in the new colors. All of that doesn’t point to someone “going along with” to me – it sounds like someone getting things made to their specifications.

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