Rafael Nadal made his highly-anticipated return to the ATP World Tour last night in Montreal.
The former top baller, who hasn't played an official match since going down to eventual finalist Robin Soderling at Roland Garros, faced compatriot David Ferrer in the second round. The match was short but not sweet for Ferru who had to retire, ironically enough, because of a knee injury with the first set at 4-3.
Rafa was asked about the state of his knees after the match and he told the press:
My knees are OK. Maybe I need more days to do a real test, but good.
Phew. But with the US Open right around the corner let's hope former semifinalist Ferru has a speedy recovery!
The Matador also debuted his newest latest style from Nike's Fall 2009 collection - the Men's Fall Double Bold Polo ($60) in glass blue with white + black (the images here look more like teal unfortunately.) The most prominent design element here is the printed dot stripe graphic across the chest which adds some nice texture. I'm also loving the contrast yellow head and wrist bands he's wearing - nice touch.
I figured the sleeveless he wore for his doubles play wouldn't last. Drats.
UPDATE: Thanks to reader Tony for the info on the actual color Rafa's wearing here - Hyper Blue. You can find it here and here!
(images via getty, tenniswarehouse)