Many top tennis stars around the world like Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, and many more wear Adidas shoes. The legendary Novak Djokovic also wore Adidas shoes before switching to Asics in 2018.

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Alexander Zverev

Adidas is the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe, and the second largest in the world, after Nike. Adidas AG is a German multinational corporation, founded and headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Bavaria, that designs and manufactures shoes, clothing, and accessories.

The popular brand has roped in various top sportspersons across various sports. Speaking about tennis, you must have seen or heard about the Adidas Bounce Tennis shoe. On the shoe, “3:6, 6:3, 6:2, 7:6” is printed. What does this signify? Don’t stress as we have got you covered.

Former tennis star Stanley Roger “Stan” Smith was the first one to have his line with Adidas. Stan Smith won the 1971 US Open by defeating Jan Codes 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 in the final. The Adidas Bounce Tennis shoe has the scoreline printed on it to pay homage to the legendary player.

A short summary of Stan Smith’s tennis areer

Stan Smith was born in Pasadena, California, US on December 14, 1946. He turned pro in 1969 and retired in 1985.

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Stan Smith

During his illustrious career, Smith won 2 Grand Slam singles titles – The US Open (1971) and Wimbledon (1972). In the doubles circuit, he won five Grand Slam titles – US Open (1968, 1974, 1978, and 1980) and Wimbledon (1970).

He claimed the No. 1 spot in both the singles and doubles rankings. The 75-year-old managed to win 64 singles titles and 54 doubles titles throughout the course of his illustrious career.

Since 2011, Smith has served as the President of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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