Rafael Nadal is known throughout the tennis world as one of the top pro players. To celebrate Nadal’s latest victory, Nike commemorated the tennis star by creating a clay statue that highlights the sport star’s victorious moment.
Because Nadal often plays his games on a field of clay and in a pair of Nike shoes, it only makes sense that Nike would commission a clay statue be made of the tennis all-star. The clay statue beautifully depicts Nadal crouching on his knees with his tennis racket up in the air and a victorious chanting face. The intricate detail of Nadal’s facial expressions, garments and even tennis racket really render this clay sculpture remarkably real. You know you’ve really made it in the pro tennis league if a sportswear company models a clay statue after you.