Roger Federer Continues Quest for Eighth Wimbledon Win in Custom Nikes

Roger Federer is back after sitting out the French Open.

The 35-year-old tennis star won the Australian Open earlier this year, but chose not to play the clay courts of the French Open to focus on training his best surface: grass. Federer is already through to the third round of Wimbledon, and this year he’s aiming to win his eighth Wimbledon title. He beat Dusan Lajovic 7-6(0), 6-3, 6-2 today on Centre Court.

The 18-time Grand Slam champ, a Nike-sponsored athlete, often commemorates the number of titles he’s won at a tournament on his shoes. In 2016 he wore Nike shoes featuring the London skyline and the number 7. This year, he’s wearing a similar pair that’s all-white aside from the bright red lining — also with the number 7. U.K. native Andy Murray won the Wimbledon title in 2016.

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Roger Federer’s Nik shoes for 2017 Wimbledon.
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Federer will next play Mischa Zverev on Saturday.

Click through the gallery to see more of Federer’s Grand Slam shoes through the years.

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