Rafael Nadal, a sandstorm and his new Nike kit for the French Open

Chris Chase
May 17, 2011

Either they're making a new "Mummy" movie starring Rafael Nadal or Nike has released the world No. 1's kit for the upcoming French Open.

In this four-minute video, the creative director of Nike Tennis describes the elements in Nadal's outfit, including the Moorish designs on the back that extend to the 11th century and reference a previous time that a Spanish warrior tried to go into France to claim a title. (It didn't work out so well for either side in "The Song of Roland.")

The shirt and shorts are basic, but major props to the "¡Vamos Rafa!" stitched into the collar of the shirt. It's probably just like his mom used to do when he would go to summer camp!

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