Professional tennis is all about big money and fame. Contestants are a treat to advertisers, too, who offer the best of them really attractive compensation in exchange for advertising their brand, product or service.
As you may already know I am a big fan of watches. This is why during the last Great Slam tournaments I tried hard to see what timepieces sit on the wrists of the best players. And I succeeded. Here is a short list of watches worn by top tennis players.
Rafael Nadal and his Richard Mille RM27-03 (USD 685,000)
Rafael Nadal loves luxury products and this is best exemplified by the watch he wears. The beginnings of the collaboration of the top Swiss brand and the Spanish player date back to 2010. Ever since then Nadal is often seen wearing the ultralight (just 20 g) and incredibly durable (withstands shocks up to 10,000 G) timepiece that was manufactured in only 50 pieces.
Rogerer Federer and his Rolex GMT-Master II (13 750 USD)
It is no surprise that a Swiss wears watches by a Swiss brand. Being a Swiss national Federer is the best ambassador of Rolex. The player was seen wearing different timepieces, among others Datejust II, GMT-Master II or Daytona 6263 from 1981 which was gift for his 30thbirthday.
Andy Murray and his Rado Hyperchrome Automatic Chronograph Match Point (4 200 USD)
Andy Murray is a very modest man. So is his watch. We have had a good opportunity to see it up close when he won the Wimbledon finals 3 years ago. The watch is a Rado Hyperchrome Automatic Chronograph Match Point. Unfortunately, ever since then Andy has been battling injuries and we cannot admire him on the court and see him scold himself for a bad move.
Novak Djokovic and his Seiko Astron GPS Solar Dual-Time (1 680 USD)
Although Novak is one of the best and most affluent contemporary tennis players, his watch is a relatively cheap timepiece by Seiko. Why is that? It is simple – the Serbian player is the ambassador of this brand and signed a lucrative 6-year contract with Seiko. This particular model is a limited edition with elements plated with rose gold and a black ceramic bezel.