On Monday, the girlfriend of the American tennis player Frances Tiafoe posted a video from what she called a “fashion show.” In it, Mr. Tiafoe, ranked 17th in the world, tried on a kit sent to him by Nike, his sponsor, as he readied for the Australian Open.
“It’s definitely a lot, but I’m here for it,” his girlfriend, Ayan Broomfield, a tennis player from Canada, says as Mr. Tiafoe walks to a mirror to see the outfit: a sleeveless top and shorts covered in multicolored waves, like an oil slick rainbow or a lava lamp. (According to Nike, the pattern was inspired by Australia’s terrain.)
“Nah, that’s dope,” says Mr. Tiafoe, who is wearing sneakers with a cherry blossom design. Ms. Broomfield laughs.
She shared the video on Twitter the day after Mr. Tiafoe debuted the outfit on the court, as a sort of tongue-in-cheek mea culpa in response to some spirited reactions from…