Pros Wearing Headbands
If you’re curious about the different players wearing headbands or looking for some style inspiration, this section is for you.
I’ve pulled together some of the best-known tennis players who wear headbands on the pro tour so you can explore them yourself.
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Earlier in his career, Roger Federer didn’t always wear a headband, but it became a staple of his attire for most of his time as a pro.
Federer uses a tie headband, which used to be Nike. However, in 2018 he joined the Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo.
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Rafael Nadal has used a Nike headband for the vast majority of his career, and typically he’s folded a bandana to be used as a tie headband.
However, looking closely at photos throughout his career, he sometimes uses a tie headband that’s not a bandana.
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At one time, Alexander Zverev wore Nike headbands, but these days he’s sponsored by adidas, so you’ll find him wearing their tie headbands instead.
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Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas is an adidas athlete, so you’ll see him using their tie headbands to keep his long hair in check.
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Austrian Dominic Thiem is one of the few male tennis players to wear thinner headbands to hold his hair out of his face. However, he will switch it up from time to time and wear a thicker tie headband.
Like Zverev and Tsitsipas, Thiem is an adidas athlete, so he wears their headbands exclusively.
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Up-and-coming Russian tennis star Andre Rublev also wears a tie headband to help control his hair. He’s a Nike athlete, so you’ll find him wearing their headbands in various colors.
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Fognini used to rep luxury Italian sportswear from Hydrogen, but he switched to Emporio Armani’s athletic clothing line, which has the EA7 logo you may have seen him wearing. The ‘7’ in the logo is a nod to their Ventus 7 technical fabric. Fabio wears a tie headband from the brand.
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Like many other players on our list, Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov hasn’t always worn a headband, but he does most of the time these days.
Grigor is a Nike athlete, so he wears their headbands in competition.
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Known for her foray into fashion as much for her success on the court, Serena Williams often wears a headband but often switches up the style.
The two most common headbands you’ll find her wearing are skinny headbangs and tie headbands. However, regardless of the style, one thing that is always consistent is the brand, which is Nike.
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You’ll virtually always see Victoria Azarenka wearing a tie headband from Nike when she hits the court. However, one unique thing about her style of wearing them is that she usually wears them longer.
Tie headbands can be shorter, so there’s not much extra length in the headband once tied. However, you can purchase some that are longer, so the headband hangs down in the back once secured.
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Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka is a mixed bag when it comes to headbands. She often wears a tie headband when playing, but she’ll often opt not to wear one in her matches.
As a Nike athlete, Aryna wears its headbands exclusively.
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Hailing from Tunisia, the northernmost country in Africa, you can always spot Ons Jabeur wearing a headband in her matches. Her clothing sponsor is Lotto, so you’ll see her wearing their tie headbands.
Like Azarenka, she prefers to wear a longer headband, which hangs down further once tied back.
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Although she mixes it up between tie headbands, visors, and hats, Sloane Stephens is another player to check out for style tips.
Nike sponsors Sloane, so she’s always wearing their gear. I’ve spotted her wearing a skinny headband on a few rarer occasions.
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Earlier in her career, Coco didn’t always wear a headband. She’d often opt for a visor or nothing at all. However, since her debut on the WTA tour, she’s regularly worn a tie headband.
New Balance sponsors Coco, so you’ll find her sporting their tie headbands, which feature an ‘NB’ on the front.
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Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova is a Nike athlete who you’ll frequently see wearing a tie headband, but not always. She regularly switches it up, so you may see her wearing one or nothing at all.
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Caroline Garcia of France used to wear a visor, but she’s wearing a tie headband more often than not these days.
She prefers hers longer, so it hangs down in the back, and although she used to wear Nike, Asics now sponsors her, which she wears regularly.