- Roland-Garros

To celebrate Rafael Nadal’s 10 Parisian victories, Babolat has launched an exclusive equipment range for RG18.

Babolat Decima Rafael Nadal

As you look around the courts of your local tennis club or wander around Roland-Garros stadium this spring, you might spot a new accessory with punchy, colourful graphics: the Pure Aero Decima racquet.

The company behind this collector’s item is Babolat, the official equipment supplier for Roland Garros.

They have designed a new equipment range exclusively for this year's tournament that is sure to delight fans of the Pure Aero racquet, players in general and, above all, Rafa’s unconditional supporters.

Babolat: official equipment supplier

An official supplier of the Parisian Grand Slam since 2011, Babolat each year produces a collection of Roland Garros-branded equipment. Recognised as the world’s longest-serving specialist sports racquet manufacturer, Babolat offer a comprehensive range of equipment suitable for all players, including racquets, trainers, balls, shuttlecocks, bags, clothing and accessories.

Innovative and pioneering, the Lyon-based equipment manufacturer invented tennis strings in 1875, the year the company was founded, and, always ahead of the game, recently launched the world’s first ever connected racquet. Every year, the brand supplies racquets to a host of star players – such as Rafael Nadal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Dominic Thiem, Garbine Muguruza and Caroline Wozniacki – for the Roland Garros tournament.

Babolat Decima Rafael Nadal
A player, a racquet, a legend

Babolat chose to launch a unique racquet exclusively for Roland Garros 2018: the Pure Aero Decima. Designed and developed for Rafael Nadal to mark his historic 10 titles - and perhaps those yet to come - the Decima has been customised for the occasion and offers the same characteristics and technologies as the standard Pure Aero.

Representing the relationship between the Spanish champion, his equipment sponsor Babolat and the Roland-Garros tournament, the Pure Aero Decima racquet boasts a daring design in an eye-catching palette of colours. Its flamboyant aesthetics pay tribute to Nadal, who is considered the best clay-court player in the history of tennis.

Symbolising a passion for tennis and high performance, the Decima is proudly decorated with the 10 Musketeers’ Cups won by Rafa at the Porte d’Auteuil. It displays the number 10 on the racquet frame and the inscription Decima, to proudly celebrate this highly impressive list of titles.

Technically sophisticated, the Decima racquet provides optimum power and performance. Its aerodynamic frame and Cortex Active and FSI SPIN technologies increase the speed of the ball and optimise its spin. Lightweight, accurate and powerful, this exclusive racquet, which is numbered and signed by the maestro of clay, is perfect for fans of tennis, of Rafa and of Roland-Garros.

Babolat Decima Rafael Nadal
A comprehensive range

The 2018 Babolat x RG range offers tennis equipment for all the family. To enable you to perform at your highest level and with added panache, the collection boasts the Pure Aero Decima, Decima Lite and Decima Junior racquets, as well as tennis balls, grips and other essential accessories. The Babolat French Open Decima bag features the same eye-catching design as the Pure Aero Decima racquet and can hold up to 12 racquets. A backpack, racquet bag and hybrid tote bag complete this exclusive collection.

The Babolat x RG 2018 capsule collection can be found in all specialist tennis stores, and in the Roland-Garros Eshop.