Am I the only person amazed that people care more about clothes than play?

#5
Different tastes I suppose, personally I couldn't care less, though there are a few people at my local club who are obsessed with what players wear and can remember all sorts of outfits and shoes from Federer over the years. I can only remember certain classics like Darth Fed or his early 05 gear.
 
#9
I could not care less what company is making Fed's clothes or the clothes of any other player. But I swear I read more today about Uniqlo or whatever the new company is than about who won and lost at Wimbledon.
It's a strange world. I've always ripped any insignia off any clothes I buy. Why would anyone be a walking billboard for a corporation that's not paying them...or have any emotional attachment to a brand?
 

HunterST

Hall of Fame
#10
I found this a little interesting because Federer was such an iconic Nike guy, but I agree it should not overshadow the play. I really don't get the people who look at and evaluate all of the different outfits at every tournament.
 

Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
#11
I could not care less what company is making Fed's clothes or the clothes of any other player. But I swear I read more today about Uniqlo or whatever the new company is than about who won and lost at Wimbledon.
I'm not

It's Federer and this is the centre of his cult.
 
#14
I could not care less what company is making Fed's clothes or the clothes of any other player. But I swear I read more today about Uniqlo or whatever the new company is than about who won and lost at Wimbledon.
I don't care about clothes, I think the players should play shirtless like in beach volleyball, boxing, ufc, swimming, etc. They are all fit and it would attract bigger ratings and tickets sold, tennis would rule the world. This was my 100th post :)
 
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#15
Quite a few people associate a person's image with brands. Uniqlo isn't nearly as popular as Nike and it's cheaper:eek: so many consider Roger's move a downgrade. Noticeably the change was an unpleasant surprise for most fans, and that's considering that people were saying that Nike's tennis outfits weren't good anymore.
 
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AM75

Professional
#19
There's nothing wrong with it, it probably makes noise all around media and recruits new audience. And sponsorships are important part of the game.

I still remember how Zina Garrison, who had no contract and played in MN (Navratilova designed outfit) dismissed it a day before the final against Martina and played in Reebok instead. It was discussed to death back then.
 
#24
No but how many times have you watched Day 1 of Wimbledon? And how many times has the biggest star of a certain sport switch FROM nike before?
This. It is extremely rare that a sport star so big like Federer dumps Nike for a different sport brand. Just for that, this day is special

It's a strange world. I've always ripped any insignia off any clothes I buy. Why would anyone be a walking billboard for a corporation that's not paying them...or have any emotional attachment to a brand?
Apple fans do not like this poAst :D

Quite a few people associate the person's image with brands. Uniqlo isn't nearly as popular as Nike and it's cheaper:eek: so many consider Roger's move a downgrade. Noticeably the change was an unpleasant surprise for most fans, and that's considering that people were saying that Nike's tennis outfits weren't good anymore.
Exactly - in sports, athletes are connected to the brand. Kaka, Ronaldo, were Nike icons until they retire or stop to being relevant in football. Same as Jordan, Lebron, Kobe, etc... probably this is why it is shocking.
And some Nadal fans are so hypocrites - if their idol does a similar move, they would talk about it a lot, specially his fangirls who die for his looks. Sorry to tell you that mates!
 
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li0scc0

Hall of Fame
#25
I don't care about clothes, I think the players should play shirtless like in beach volleyball, boxing, ufc, swimming, etc. They are all fit and it would attract bigger ratings and tickets sold, tennis would rule the world. This was my 100th post :)
If this is the case, I truly hope Nalbandian does not make a comeback
 
#30
I don't think it's a big deal that tennis nerds have to talk about it. That's what TTW is for. And as a community, we talk about a lot of stuff that don't mean squat in the grand scheme of things . . . so whatever.

As far as I'm concerned, it's Fed's business (literally and figuratively). I don't care how much he was getting paid or how much he's gonna get paid . . . cos I'm not getting a cut. Kudos to him.

Wimbledon-wise, I'll remember today for Stan winning his first round, which I wasn't expecting him to do. That, and I had a pretty dope Monday, which counts a helluva lot more to me than whatever Fed is wearing.
 

Yoneyama

Professional
#31
I could not care less what company is making Fed's clothes or the clothes of any other player. But I swear I read more today about Uniqlo or whatever the new company is than about who won and lost at Wimbledon.
I am with you there.

Too many people care about image!
 
#33
Chill out. The greatest player to ever live switched his sponsor after over 20 years. It warrants some press.
Exactly. When was the last time The Wall Street Journal had a tennis player on their front page? Almost surely never. The entire American media was consumed with this all day. So someone here doesn't give a damn, the fact that Fed switched clothes will be the biggest story of Wimbledon until the final. And if two duds contest the final, then the Uniqlo deal will be THE story of 2018 story of Wimbledon.

WSJ:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/federer-leaves-nike-snags-300-million-deal-to-wear-uniqlo-1530541948

Reuters:

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/02/roger-federer-walks-out-at-wimbledon-in-uniqlo-shirt-not-nike.html

Using this logic, I don't give a damn about Bouchard's boobs, but there are 30 posts a day about that topic.
 

cc0509

Talk Tennis Guru
#34
I could not care less what company is making Fed's clothes or the clothes of any other player. But I swear I read more today about Uniqlo or whatever the new company is than about who won and lost at Wimbledon.
Whether you care about Federer's clothes or not, the Uniqlo deal is huge and unprecedented--$300 million for a period of 10 years, that's $30 million a year whether Federer retires or not and it pushes his endorsement earnings to the highest by an athlete!

I know you are uncomfortable with Federer's success(you've posted that yourself) and I'm sure this doesn't help! ;) But it's a huge deal and there will be a lot of talk about it in the media and amongst tennis fans.
 
#36
Leaving Nike and getting an endorsement of 30m a year during 10 years is not interesting?
Oh well, lets continue talking about the Next Gen and Zverev success on Grand Slams... oh wait

Using this logic, I don't give a damn about Bouchard's boobs, but there are 30 posts a day about that topic.
LOL. Checkmate there, lady :D
 
#38
It is great! Now I can buy some of Nike products without the stupid, some massive RF logo. I love the material of some Nike cotton shirt but they always have RF logo printed...so annoying! More options for us now I guess;)
 
#43
It is great! Now I can buy some of Nike products without the stupid, some massive RF logo. I love the material of some Nike cotton shirt but they always have RF logo printed...so annoying! More options for us now I guess;)
In fact, you wont have those options anymore. You will stick, as before, to non-RF clothes
 

natalia

Professional
#45
So posting here makes you what?
I think you misunderstood : I wasn’t meaning this thread - I meant the topic about Roger’s change of outfit sponsor.
Endless threads started about this and discussed ad nauseam - which makes me pissed off, to answer your question.
 
#47
There's a reason Federer kept it hidden. Him and his people knew it would cause a distraction and he didn't need it going into Wimbledon. The speculation was enough already.He knew he would be fine if he could just get out on the court with it where no one could get in his face about it. I believe it was on his mind in Halle and contributed to the grumpiness. All of his own actions leading up to today and our own reactions show how big of a deal it is. We'll all get used to it eventually.
 
#50
Good Luck buying Uniqlo tennis wear. Easier to buy a Western Grip
I just noticed that they are out of stock of every tennis related clothing item

Even the entire Keith "has done nothing in over a year" Nishikori line

Do they even attempt to make these articles of clothing or just nah
 
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