Curse of Uniqlo

Rhino

Legend
If Federer doesn't win another tourney this year can we say it's official?

Never seen him look such a sweaty mess (in over 1400 matches) as he did against Millman.

#BringMeDri-Fit
 

Rhino

Legend
As if you haven't seen soaking wet Nadal in his Nike outfit...
Nadal sweating is the norm.

Federer however is known for barely sweating. There have been threads here asking why he doesn’t sweat. There have been articles in the Guardian about it.

Just saying I’ve never seen Fed look like he did the other night.
 

JoelDali

Talk Tennis Guru
If Rogi had worn his Nike Indian Wells navy blue v-neck crew he would have destroyed the journeyman.

When I played at the same venue on humid days I wore this classic Nike shirt and I wasn’t soaking wet. This soaking wet condition affects stroke production.

The UniQlo material disrupted Rogi’s backhand, high volley and serve the most. I know how it feels to have a soaking wet heavy non Nike dri-fit shirt at the same courts and I lost every match.

Nike is what Rogi wore for all those slams.

I hate to admit it but I don’t see a UniQlo slam.
 

David Le

Hall of Fame
If Federer doesn't win another tourney this year can we say it's official?

Never seen him look such a sweaty mess (in over 1400 matches) as he did against Millman.

#BringMeDri-Fit
Mary Jo on ESPN mentioning how she saw Roger after his match, in the holding area, and noticed that "he was not well, he was laying down and trying to get his breath back fully"
"Midway through the second set, I realized there was something wrong, and like Bethanie (Mattek Sands) said, noticed he was sweating way more than usual. He never hits that many UFE, never hits that many double faults, and didn't have his legs"- Mary Jo
"After the match, he didn't make it to the locker room, but went to the holding area to the right of the entrance. He was checked out by the medical staff, and had to lay down to catch his breath"- Mary Jo
 

Rhino

Legend
Mary Jo on ESPN mentioning how she saw Roger after his match, in the holding area, and noticed that "he was not well, he was laying down and trying to get his breath back fully"
"Midway through the second set, I realized there was something wrong, and like Bethanie (Mattek Sands) said, noticed he was sweating way more than usual. He never hits that many UFE, never hits that many double faults, and didn't have his legs"- Mary Jo
"After the match, he didn't make it to the locker room, but went to the holding area to the right of the entrance. He was checked out by the medical staff, and had to lay down to catch his breath"- Mary Jo
Thats crazy! Poor Fed, I hope this isn't a sign of things to come.
 

David Le

Hall of Fame
Thats crazy! Poor Fed, I hope this isn't a sign of things to come.
Well he’s 37 and is healthy but still age doesn’t matter in this situation Even a younger player could’ve been in his situation and still suffer like he did. Hopefully he can get back into full health from here on out.
 

dnguyen

Hall of Fame
Nobody get the message that RF doesn’t care about your opinion here because he’s happy he got a $300 million dollars deal.
 

BorgCash

Legend
Mary Jo on ESPN mentioning how she saw Roger after his match, in the holding area, and noticed that "he was not well, he was laying down and trying to get his breath back fully"
"Midway through the second set, I realized there was something wrong, and like Bethanie (Mattek Sands) said, noticed he was sweating way more than usual. He never hits that many UFE, never hits that many double faults, and didn't have his legs"- Mary Jo
"After the match, he didn't make it to the locker room, but went to the holding area to the right of the entrance. He was checked out by the medical staff, and had to lay down to catch his breath"- Mary Jo
It's funny to blame apparel in his condition that day.
 

bigserving

Hall of Fame
Struggling a bit to understand it, but if $30 million for ten years is a curse, bring on the kool-aid, I want to drink that all day long.
 

Phantasm

Semi-Pro
Novak Djokovic had so much success in Uniqlo apparel. There's no "curse."

I guess we should say the same about Nike and every other apparel company. The nike apparel got too wet and heavy with Nadal's sweat, weighing him down even more so the extra weight from his drenched clothes contributed to his knee flair up so he had to retire against Delpo.

Yes, please blame the clothes and not the actual grueling conditions the players had to play in...
 
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West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
Nadal sweating is the norm.

Federer however is known for barely sweating. There have been threads here asking why he doesn’t sweat. There have been articles in the Guardian about it.

Just saying I’ve never seen Fed look like he did the other night.
Agree.

And he trains in Dubai. It’s humid. And hot.
 

Rhino

Legend
Novak Djokovic had so much success in Uniqlo apparel. There's no "curse."
Oh gosh. Look I don't actually believe in 'curses' ok? It's just a way for me to enjoy the irony of Federer being paid $300M to switch sponsors, and then turning into a sweaty mess and never winning another tournament. It's kind of funny, no? And I enjoy calling it a curse.

Nobody get the message that RF doesn’t care about your opinion here because he’s happy he got a $300 million dollars deal.
You are right. Massive amounts of money are seen largely as the most important things in the world. Even when you earn more than a million dollars a week, 300 more million is still the most important thing, right? Which is why you never see Federer looking upset after a loss. Because he has more millions than he had before, so it's fine.

News flash: Excessively rich people are no happier than you are (although I'm making an assumption here because I don't know you), and they care very much about what people think of them, probably even more than you do.
 
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Phantasm

Semi-Pro
Oh gosh. Look I don't actually believe in 'curses' ok? It's just a way for me to enjoy the irony of Federer being paid $300M to switch sponsors, and then turning into a sweaty mess and never winning another tournament. It's kind of funny, no? And I enjoy calling it a curse.
well thank you for your explanation and continue to call it a curse of the clothing. I'm gonna blame it on the Barilla pasta fattening him up after all these years then.
 
Oh gosh. Look I don't actually believe in 'curses' ok? It's just a way for me to enjoy the irony of Federer being paid $300M to switch sponsors, and then turning into a sweaty mess and never winning another tournament. It's kind of funny, no? And I enjoy calling it a curse.



You are right. Massive amounts of money are seen largely as the most important things in the world. Even when you earn more than a million dollars a week, 300 more million is still the most important thing, right? Which is why you never see Federer looking upset after a loss. Because he has more millions than he had before, so it's fine.

News flash: Excessively rich people are no happier than you are (although I'm making an assumption here because I don't know you), and they care very much about what people think of them, probably even more than you do.
Money are definitely higher on the list with priorities in life than is brand w******g.

:cool:
 

JoelDali

Talk Tennis Guru
It’s not a curse. It’s a real effect. It’s hard to perform with confidence when your outfit is unflattering.
Eggs act Lee.

The donkey blood colored sweat kit was so disgust.

How could Anna Wintour look at that brick red horrid color and look at Rogi and say to him, I love it. There’s no way. It was beyond disgust.

Look at the classic Nike Fedr kits. No comparison. You cannot deny this. It’s open and closed case.

UniQlo is a joke. It’s sad.
 

smboogie

Semi-Pro
Please don't start a trend that what Federer wears dictates his skills or level of play? In no way does wearing Uniqlo mean his game changed, the simple fact is that in NY for the US Open the humidity was very high and had a big effect throughout the day. Heat is one thing to deal with but high humidity is much worse.

He played great earlier in the tourney just that last match, he admitted, the humidity was tough and he couldn't catch his breath. Uniqlo has been making great apparel for years and honestly at their price point I'm glad I can finally start buying more Fed gear, Nike pricing was just stupidly high, $100+ for a shirt? Nike produces in such numbers that is probably close to a 300% mark up if not more.

On both tourney's there is a new generation making moves and as it's all cyclical - the new champions are going to start emerging from the chaos. I plan to sit back and enjoy the ride either way.
 
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