Federer with non-RF line polo against Istomin!!!

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  1. alexfed

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  2. ollinger

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    ^^ how did it make you feel? Seems to have really affected you, enough that you feel a need to discuss it.
     
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    i just mention it because it is strange..I thought a problem with nike or something else..The fashion isn't the topic..
     
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    Quite strange....
     
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    It looks ugly! don't know why he changed but at least its making him play better. The shirt is too loose.
     
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  7. BreakPoint

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    So it looks like the problem with Federer has not been his racquet all along like so many here think it is. It's been with his RF line of shirts! He lost the first set wearing his RF shirt and then switched to a non-RF regular Nike shirt after that and look what happened. :shock: :)
     
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  8. TennisAddiction

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    I think Fed needs to hit with a larger shirt size. The smediums he typically wears look too constricting. Obviously a larger shirt size would help him complete against the modern game.
     
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  9. BreakPoint

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    I think you're right. The tight RF shirts are too small and constricting and making him shank the ball. A larger shirt would be more forgiving and give him more margin for error and allow him to swing more freely for more power. :)
     
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  10. Vlad_C

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    I know you're joking, but that actually makes a lot of sense to me.
    I used to be a big fan of Andy Roddick's XXL shirts.
     
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    Regardless of the reasoning, I thought the shirt looked awesome.
     
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    Federer in Basilea wore this shirt:
    Nike Men's Winter Advantage UV Graphic Polo
    very strange...
     
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  13. Bobby Jr

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    There's no way this was an accident. Like his blacked-out frame when clothing/racquets look different to the norm it is deliberate. He wore non-retail colourway shoes for most of the Aussie Open, basically to promote Nike ID.

    Perhaps they want to promote the other range.
     
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    if It was a nike move, I feel like the shirt would have fitted him better instead of looking so baggy.
     
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    Middle aged man waist line is a curse to the RF Premier line.
    [​IMG]
     
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    With all the pun intentions?:)
     
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    I'm sure Nike does his laundry for him.
     
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    Fed uses a new shirt out of the plastic bag each time. No need to do laundry
     
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    He could auction off the shirts after he's worn them instead of washing them. I'd bet his shirts are worth more after he's worn them than when they were new in the bag. :shock:
     
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    Which is utterly sad, but quite true.
     
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    Ahahah, My Friend I do enjoy your posts. So, he should go back to his more hip 2005 style maybe ( well, I personally think the AO 2005 shirt Fed wore - the blue w/white shaded back ) was one of the most beautiful line Fed ever wore.

    Or

    We might just have a little fun w/the board and say maybe he should go back to his old setup - ProStaff 85 , Ponytail+Bandana , Loose Nike shirts w/black rounded cutouts , more S & V ? What do u say BP ? Lets screw w/the board. lol ?
     
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    BTW Fed wore same shirt against Dimi, NO WAY this is an accident.
     
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    but why is he using it?
     
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    It's a Paint-Job of his RF line shirt that he has been wearing for like last 10 years , He has never changed it - just like his racquet.:twisted:
     
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  26. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I think Nike told him he can't wear stuff that hasn't been released yet. That gold WTF polo has not been released yet.
     
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    I thought Federer 'owns' Nike... :neutral:
     
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    Because Is More Confortable I Think
     
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    That is one way to boost the sale of a dead stock.
     
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  32. Vlad_C

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    That shirt looks very fishy.

    But, you can't argue with results!
     
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  33. Rusty669

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    Come on guys, it's obvious he is peeved with nike's latest shirts..
    i mean gold shirt?jeez...no wonder he changed,at least it matches his shorts!!
    Nike need to find a new fashion expert
     
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  34. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    The sides of the current "RF" polos made him look like he had a sweatspot around the armpits.
     
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    The outfit is already available at TWE.
    Moreover, how could someone from Nike told him not to wear the golden polo after the first set ?

    The dark blue polo was meant to be worn at some point (i.e. it was ready to be used, in his bag). I guess Nike use a smaller tournament to promote other stuff (just like the sweater vest he wore during one set in Hamburg).
    They can't do that in M1000 or Slams where the RF outfits have to be worn and seen.
     
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  36. Bobby Jr

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    It looks like Federer put the WTF shirt on for the trophy presentation at Basel.
     
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    yes, he did. I found it strange... was't him supposed to be using his shanghai shirt during these competitions?
     
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    ^
    "Shanghai" grey/red polo is meant to be worn at least for the Shanghai and Paris M1000.
    But maybe he's free to wear what he want for 250 and 500 tournaments (switching polo, or go back to a previous one as he did for Rotterdam and Abu Dhabi in 2012 with the black top, worn earlier in Doha).
     
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    WTF?? Now he is wearing the same Shirt of Basel, but now with the RF logo and well adjusted for him... But it's not from his line... hahahaha what is going on?
     
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    Quoting myself...
    I was wrong !
     
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    I would much rather have the grey shirt he's wearing now over that Gold-necked travesty!
    I personally think the 2013 WTF shirt is the worst shirt i've seen Nike release in a while.
     
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    gold and blue polo does not looks so bad, kind of reminds me of his old wim polos. the red polo that he has for right now though is not so great.
     
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    The shirt now is really better on him... before was baggy, looked like he got it borrowed from someone.
     
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    It even has the RF logo on the left sleeve.
     
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    Ok I think I know why he's wearing that shirt. I'm guessing he did away with the Shanghai outfit because he was disgusted and annoyed. Brought the WTF outfit to Basel. Nike told him to wear that only in the WTF because of promotions and what not and Fed decided to wear this for the rest of the tournament.

    If you look at this shirt, he has the RF logo in the side and the bandana and sweatband is black where as last week the shirt was too big and the bandana and sweatshirt matched his WTF outfit.
     
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    I think there is a pretty slim chance that he doesnt reuse shirts. Like why in hell would he need a new one every time. To me that would just seem insane
     
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    I will quote myself on this one,it's obvious!
    Now nike have buckled down and tailored the shirt
    to his normal size and details...
    either he is getting picky like haas or he really disliked the other shirt
     
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    I don't think he disliked that shirt, I think he is sparing it to the WTF as it was supposed to be.
     
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    ^
    Sure, but why didn't he use the grey/red polo for Paris instead, as it was also supposed to be ??
     
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    It's the same "armory blue" bandana (with teal swoosh) than last week.
    Picture 1 in Basel, picture 2 in Paris :

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    I guess the new wristband is "armory blue" too, but not sure, as it looks a little bit darker. Maybe an older "armory navy" from USO gears.
     
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