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Nike, Fila or Adidas? What tennis shoes do stars like Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Williams wear on the courts?

Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were some of the best tennis shoes in the world
Roger Federer,Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic all wear top tennis shoes

Nike and Adidas are two of the most popular tennis shoe brands

A physically demanding sport such as tennis requires the right kind of equipment, such as shoes, in order to play at the highest level.

We have been seeing the best players in the world use the best tennis shoes available in the market as it is a major factor that affects their performance.

Serena Williams normally wears Nike shoes on the tennis court
Serena Williams of the US ties her Nike tennis shoelaces during the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne last year. (Getty Images)

Tennis stars such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Serena Williams have been proponents of the best brands available.

Lets now take a look into the tennis shoes preferred and worn by some of the best players on the planet.

Roger Federer shoes

For Federer, his shoe obsession started when he signed his first deal with sports manufacturing company Nike as a teenager.

Since then the Swiss maestro has always been seen wearing a Nike shoe let it be the Majors or any other ATP tournament. Until recently Federer was seen wearing Nike tennis shoes at the recently concluded Australian Open.

The Swiss legend also has his initials ‘RF’ on almost all the tennis shoes he wears.

Roger Federer also wears Nike tennis shoes on the courts
Roger Federer’s Nike tennis shoes with ‘RF’ initial during the 2020 Australian Open. (Getty Images)

However, for the upcoming Tokyo Games, Federer is considering to wear ‘On’ footwear – a Zurich based company in which he has bought some stakes. The exclusively designed shoes will be called, ‘THE ROGER’ or ‘ROGER’.

Rafael Nadal shoes

For years the American company has been sponsoring Nadal and one of the most appealing part of his on-court gear has been his Nike shoes.

Exclusively made for him, his shoes always carry his logo – the raging bull. He was last seen wearing NikeCourt Air Zoom Cage 4 at the 2020 Australian Open.  The Spaniard had signed a 10-year deal with Nike back in 2008.

Nike is the brand of shoes that Rafael Nadal sports
Rafael Nadal wearing his Nike tennis shoes with the raging bull logo at the 2020 Australian Open. (Getty Images)

The details of his new deal, however, are unknown.

Novak Djokovic shoes

The current World No.1 until 2018 was spotted wearing German sports manufacturing company Adidas. However, in January the same year, he switched to Japanese footwear brand ASICS.

He has collaborated with the research and development team of ASICS for six months and now has exclusively made shoes just for him. The Serbian currently wears the Asics Court FF 2 Novak. The shoes were made to honour Novak for his successful career.

Novak Djokovic bucks the trend by wearing Asics tennis shoes
Novak Djokovic of Serbia seen wearing his Asics tennis shoes at the 2020 Australian Open. (Getty Images)

For the clay season, Djokovic will switch to the Asics French Open Court FF 2 Novak.

Serena Williams shoes

Like Federer and Nadal, Serena has been for years now wearing Nike shoes. She currently uses the Nike Flare 2 HC – her own signature shoe made to celebrate her achievements both on and off-court.

She signed her initial deal with Nike back in 2004 and has since then been regularly using them until recently at the Australian Open this year.

Apart from these big stars, many other upcoming tennis players use many other brands. ‘Next Gen’ star Alexander Zverev, Australian Open runner up Dominic Thiem use Adidas tennis shoes.

Dominic Thiem wears Adidas tennis shoes
Austrian Dominic Thiem wearing his Adidas tennis shoes at the 2020 Australian Open. (Getty Images)

Meanwhile, some others like American John Isner, Croatian Marin Cilic, Ashleigh Barty wear South Korean brand Fila.

Another popular sports brand that has lost popularity among tennis players these days is Puma.

Serena and former tennis player and legend Boris Becker used to don Puma tennis shoes.

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