Nike RF....Life after Federer?

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Cooper_Tecnifibre4, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Cooper_Tecnifibre4

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    Hey TT.

    Just wondering if RF polos, Vapors and other various RF products will continue production after Fed retires?

    The line doesn't necessarily have to have the RF initials on it, But will they keep the same RF polo molds (I cant think of another word for clothes shape).

    Any thoughts......
     
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  2. Babolast

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    Yes, much like Jordan Brand.
     
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  3. Cooper_Tecnifibre4

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    Cheers mate.

    That's great news.
    So they will keep making awesome RF polo colourways I presume.
     
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    they should :D the rf polos are much more in style than the rafa's
     
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    I saw the new Federer training tees and man they are ugly! Cooper you reckon they will continue the Six.One Tour line?
     
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  6. Big_Dangerous

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    It won't be for a couple year minimum though, and who knows maybe he'll play for another couple years after that as well.
     
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    Maybe he will join the Champion's Tour!
     
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    GD.... Grigor Dimitrov lol
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    Agreed......
     
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  10. bezs

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    Don't bother coming up with new stuff they should re-release some of his great old outfits
     
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  11. forthegame

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    What would be cool would be if they released a whole new line with an iconic silhouette of him instead of RF. Like Mike Jordan's.

    I would buy that!
     
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    they could also take another cue from Jordan Brand and retro old federer shoes. Jordan Brand has made some really cool retro versions of the original Air Jordans, some are exact colorway recreations while others have a few newer updates that look really cool (e.g. cool grey 11's)
     
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  13. Cooper_Tecnifibre4

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    Re-realease the Vapor 6 and 5, Some of his many famous polos.
    Nike could gain a hella alot of money for a swift move like that.


    Yes i would like to know if they will continue the Six-One-Tour line of racquets?
     
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  14. mtommer

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    The RF brand is nowhere near that of the Jordan brand. I wouldn't be surprised if just one year of Jordan shoes has grossed more than the entire run of all RF branded merchandise. 'Course, that be all spek-u-lay-she-on! :D

    Anyway, I don't really see the RF brand continuing after Roger retires unless he sticks around in the senior circuit except for one possible exception, there is no one else getting noticeable press on the Tour circuit.
     
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  15. Admerr

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    This.

    Nike will obviously continue making polo style shirts for the tennis line. They have been doing it for years before Federer came along.

    As for the the RF logo- It will probably be retired along with Roger himself. I highly doubt that sales will stay consistent after he has called it quits. The Jordan brand is just an entirely different animal. The Jordan-Nike relationship was one of freakish proportions in relation to how it affected athletic endorsements of all sports. It's not going to be rivaled in our lifetime.
     
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  16. lidoazndiabloboi

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    they would probably go back to just having regular outfits without the RF like in 07 and before.
     
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  17. MaxNo3

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    they have Rafa :) RF is OUT :)
     
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  18. Cooper_Tecnifibre4

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    Hmmm yes, And Rafa is OUT of the Aussie open.
     
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  19. El Diablo

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    If you examine the RF logo you see it was deliberately designed to be spare and incomplete so that it could be easily modified. My source at Nike tells me that after Fed retires they feel that with a little additional embroidery they can modify whatever inventory is left over into "KF" and sell them to women as Kirsten Flipkens hats.
     
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  20. MaxNo3

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    Hmmm yes, Rafa is out of AO, but Fed is OUT of career :):)
     
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  21. Cooper_Tecnifibre4

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    Hmmm yes, And you are OUT of good jokes.


    I keed I keed.
     
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    Really? The world #2 who's won 5 out of his last 9 tournaments has no career?

    What does that say about the rest of the players careers?
     
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  23. the mania

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    Wish Jordan would make some tennis shoes, those would be epic and knock the rf brand off the shelves. Imagine air Jordan tennis shoes, so long rf and bull logos
     
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  24. MaxNo3

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    And last 4 GS - 0 Win + 0 final :D:lol:
     
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  25. Cooper_Tecnifibre4

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    I know how terrible. He has only made it to the GS finals.

    How hard can it be to win one, Jeez. :-|


    'SARCASM INTENDED' for all the 'slow' people
     
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  26. baseline_monster

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    Not a chance they will take of big style. I wouldnt ware another players logo if I was a pro
     
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  27. Badger

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    Maybe when he retires he will have a broader role as a Nike representative throughout different sports and RF lines will branch into other sports? Like a general RF line that produces clothing for many sports. Just a thought. Unlikely though.
     
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  28. accidental

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    Isnt there a MacEnroe line? I cant see the RF line completely disappearing, but after a while they will probably just release special edition shirts or shoes or whatever every now and then the way Fila does with Borg
     
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