Nike's new tennis collection pays homage to Andre Agassi and his bold and bold style that brought new energy to the world of professional sports.
Thirty years ago, tennis legend Andre Agassi shocked the sports world by wearing denim shorts and bright neon shirts. Today Nike pays homage to the former world No. 1 tennis player with a 30th anniversary collection of the same Nike Challenge Court collection that Agassi unveiled on the court during the 1990 US Open. The presentation took place on the eve of the next competition, which this year will be held without fans - the stadiums will remain empty due to safety requirements in the era of the coronavirus pandemic.
The new collection, created using denim, neon, spandex and other materials, will balance between sportswear and leisurewear. According to the company, the new collection will combine a recognizable image with the use of modern materials. Along with basic courtwear such as shorts and polos, the collection will also include a variety of accessories.
Nike signed Agassi to a multi-million dollar contract in 1988. The young tennis player quickly rose to fame, winning eight major singles championships, a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics, and 60 ATP titles. In 1995, he became the number one player in the world, earning tens of millions of dollars. After 17 years with Nike, Agassi left for Adidas in 2005. He stayed there for eight years before returning to Nike again in 2013.
Agassi is far from the only tennis player to collaborate with Nike. The company has supported many top athletes over the years, including Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer and Naomi Osaka.