Gear Spotting in Melbourne

Gear spotting some of our favourites from the courts in Melbourne, available in-store. Trusted by the pros, loved by our staff. With over 700,000 spectators in attendance, the Australian Open kicks off the years Grand Slam events, providing brands a unique stage to break from tradition and showcase bold and eccentric designs for 2020. From abstract Australia-inspired designs to traditional silhouettes, the Aussie Open lineup displayed a combination of both style and performance.   

 

ASICS Gel Court FF

The ASICS Gel Court FF on the defending champ himself, Novak Djokovic.   Combining the best of all the ASICS Court models, the Court FF provides an unwavering amount of support and cushioning without compromising the lightweight feel. Grab them while they're still here.  

Racket: Head Speed Anniversary Cosmetic 

Apparel: AO Lacoste Line in-store soon

Yonex EZONE 

Unveiled at the Australian Open by the defending Champ herself, Naomi Osaka, the 6th generation EZONE features the largest sweet spot in Yonex history. With new cross sections and a wider frame at 3 and 9 o'clock positions, the latest EZONE is able to achieve optimal power and comfort. Focusing on easy power and unmatched comfort the EZONE series is designed for players of all levels.

Racket: Yonex EZONE 100  

New Balance 996v4

American 15-year-old tennis prodigy, Coco Gauff, upset the reigning champ Naomi Osaka, donning one of the lightest shoes on the court, the New Balance 996v4. Featuring Fuel Cell technology in the midsole and accessible in multiple widths, the New Balance 996v4 is a staple tennis shoe in our lineup.

Racket: Head Speed Midplus

The New Balance Lav

We all love a good comeback story. After an injury plagued 2019, we saw vintage Milos Raonic leading the Canadian contingent in full force, hitting 89 aces to make it to the quarters. The Lav is back.

Racket: Wilson Blade 98 18/20

Footwear: New Balance Lav

Head Prestige

Croatia's Marin Cilic spotted playing with the brand new Head Prestige Midplus racket. The latest innovation from Head's iconic line features Graphene technology making it stiffer than its predecessors providing more control and a modern feel. 

Racket: Head Prestige Midplus

Footwear: ASICS Gel Resolution 8

The Nike Melbourne Collection

The line boasts bright and abstract patterns designed by Australian-born artist Cassie Byrnes.  Inspired by the natural tropical beauty of North Queensland, Byrnes designed a series of exclusive prints combining watercolour paper, pigment inks and gouache that is seen across the men's and women's line.   Nike's always been known to push the boundaries of sport and this line certain achieves that effect. 

Czech tennis star Petra Kvitova, dawning the Nike Melbourne Collection into the quarter-finals before losing to Ashleigh Barty. 

Footwear: Nike Vapor Tour X 

Racket: Wilson Pro Staff 97

Grigor Dimitrov rocking the Nike Melbourne Collection, attracting a lot of criticism early on in the tournament for his warm up attire. Love it or hate it; it all caught our attention. 

Footwear: Nike Vapor Tour X

Racket: Wilson Pro Staff 97

 

Adidas Heat.RDY Line

With the Australian Open being one of the hottest grand slams of the year, Adidas came up with HEAT.RDY performance apparel for their pros to wear.  Featuring a clean 90s print, the fabric is updated with KeepCool AeroReady technology to help players feel cool and dry on court. 
 

Dominic Theim, headlining the Adidas HEAT.RDY FreeLift Tennis Top, shocked world no.1, Raphael Nadal, to book his ticket to the Australian Open semis. The 26 year-old Austrian player won a grueling 4 hr match to beat Nadal 7-6(3), 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-6(6). 

Apparel: HEAT.RDY FreeLift Tennis Top

Racket: Babolat Pure Strike 18/20

 
Unseeded Spaniard, Garbi Muguruza, upsets fourth seed Halep 7-6(8)-7-5 and is eyeing her first Grand Slam final since 2017 Wimbledon. The HEAT.RDY dress from Adidas features KeepCool technology, an integrated bra and compression short, and a Y- elastic back to allow for perfect swinging mobility. 
Apparel: Adidas HEAT.RDY Tennis Dress
Racket: Babolat Pure Drive

Keep your eyes on American Caty McNally,  2018 French Open juniors doubles champion and 2018 French Open singles runner up - showing off the Adidas Game Set Heat.RDY Tank. The 18 year-old McNally partnered with 15 year-old Gauff, made a big charge into the doubles quarter-finals and are sure to turn heads in the near future.    
Racket: Wilson Ultra 100
Apparel: Adidas Game Set Heat Ready Y-Tank    

 

Trusted by the pros, loved by our staff, available in-store. 

 

All images sourced from Australian Open Twitter