EVERYONE owes Babolast an apology

fundrazer

Legend
@NuBas said it was happening before babolast did. BUt yeah...Thursday/Friday everybody was getting a bit carried away. We didn't get the announcement we were supposedly getting, but waddaya know, Fred's wearing Uniqlo today.
 
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SQA333

Hall of Fame
He did an amazing job keeping it under wraps. Can anyone spot an RF logo on his shoes or the 7 icon?

Note none of Fed's team have RF caps on anymore.
 

FedEx23

Semi-Pro
Confidential information leaks all the time with little to no consequences. I guess something did get leaked since we knew it was Uniqlo if there were to be any change at all.
 

hurworld

Hall of Fame
Searched Uniqlo's UK website and no new Federer stuff has been put up yet. Nishikori's apparels are still available.
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
Kinda oversight on Uniqlo's part. They should make the stuff available to purchase (at least online) as soon as the news break.
Good luck with that. As I and others have mentioned unless they’re going to change strategy they aren’t interested in making tennis clothes; Fed will be ‘brand ambassador’ to get the word out about their reasonably priced casual/business clothes.
 

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
Searched Uniqlo's UK website and no new Federer stuff has been put up yet. Nishikori's apparels are still available.
They had the henley Fed is wearing in a press release not too long ago. It was them announcing the Wimbledon clothes with Kei's gear on Kei... and the shirt fed was wearing is on a wheelchair tennis player. They were teasing us. I will try and dig up a link.

edit: I was wrong. It was a shirt I still don't see anywhere:
 

Kenny022593

Professional
No one should apologize to him. When the rumor first came out he attacked another poster and said it would “never happen.” He has attacked posters for years with no repercussions and should not be given special treatment.
 

NuBas

Legend
@NuBas said it was happening before babolast did. BUt yeah...Thursday/Friday everybody was getting a bit carried away. We didn't get the announcement we were supposedly getting, but waddaya know, Fred's wearing Uniqlo today.
Thank you man! Good memory!

I think Roger looks great in Uniqlo. Its a fresh look and we are gonna see some sensible kits from them. He looks more like the global athlete he is with Uniqlo. Honestly he looks good whatever he wears.

https://www.businessoffashion.com/community/people/christophe-lemaire
The designer who worked on his Wimbledon kit used to work for Lacoste.
 
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Tennis Rules

Semi-Pro
cmon...babolast seems like he got a big ego....i don´t like his behaivor when he thinks he knew somthing but dont talk about ist. instead of this he often answers really unfriendly...

so, no need for this thread....

plus....nadal signed with joma about 2 years ago....said babolast....
 

Tee1Up

Rookie
I don't know why everyone owes him an apology. He said early on in the Federer Line topic that "it will never happen", so he changes his position and everyone else is wrong.
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
Thanks, I appreciate that.

I got a lot of slack and not the nicest things were said to me but it is what it is.
Flak.*

;)

I agree though, you were totally right on this one. I don't recall saying anything disparaging or unkind to you, but on behalf of the TW forum, I'll say I'm sorry and you are a gentleman and a scholar. :D

 

Babolast

Legend
Flak.*

;)

I agree though, you were totally right on this one. I don't recall saying anything disparaging or unkind to you, but on behalf of the TW forum, I'll say I'm sorry and you are a gentleman and a scholar. :D

Thank you. I'm not in the business of saying "I told you so" but it feels good for sure. I trust my sources are they are spot on most of the time.

Also in Australia we say "cut me some slack" :)
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
Thank you. I'm not in the business of saying "I told you so" but it feels good for sure. I trust my sources are they are spot on most of the time.

Also in Australia we say "cut me some slack" :)
That's a pretty common expression here as well. It usually is the equivalent of "give me a break." :)

But I've never heard of getting a lot of slack lol, well at least not the way you used it. I figured you meant flak or heat. As in, I took a lot of flak for my comments.

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/take+flak

I do like the Australian expression "good on ya." That sometimes sounds better than good for you. :)
 

Sookas27

New User
Good job Babolast! But can you tell us what happens next in your opinion? Is there any chance that we will get leaks of new Uniqlo apparel in the future like we had from Nike or these good old days are over when everyone was looking forward to see what Federer is going to wear next?
 

Babolast

Legend
Good job Babolast! But can you tell us what happens next in your opinion? Is there any chance that we will get leaks of new Uniqlo apparel in the future like we had from Nike or these good old days are over when everyone was looking forward to see what Federer is going to wear next?
Leaks will be extremely hard to come by. Even I will have a hard time knowing what his I outfits will look like. We will know 2-3 days before the start of the slam.

I won’t know 9 month so beforehand anymore which is a shame.

I spoke to someone and that’s person assured me that the Uniqlo flagship in Melbourne will sell his 2019 outfit so that that is good news.

Regarding the shoes, I know that Wilson desperately wants Roger to wear a new model coming out in 2019.
 

Pistol Pete

Semi-Pro
Leaks will be extremely hard to come by. Even I will have a hard time knowing what his I outfits will look like. We will know 2-3 days before the start of the slam.

I won’t know 9 month so beforehand anymore which is a shame.

I spoke to someone and that’s person assured me that the Uniqlo flagship in Melbourne will sell his 2019 outfit so that that is good news.

Regarding the shoes, I know that Wilson desperately wants Roger to wear a new model coming out in 2019.
HAHAHAHAHAHA, I mean their website (uniqlo) sucks. No mention of RF anywhere. This is not going to be as great as everyone thinks. The best indication of future behavior is past behavior. They sucked with Novak and they will be maybe marginally better with Fed.

In regards to the shoe this is more interesting because RF has sensitive feet and the shoe is just as important as the racket. I would be shocked if this late in the game he leaves his sneaker but this is a crazy time. I will stand by my opinion that he will resign with Nike in 10 years and it will be for a fraction of what he was getting with them beforehand.

Babolast, I stand by my view, you are a good dude!
 

Pistol Pete

Semi-Pro
Leaks will be extremely hard to come by. Even I will have a hard time knowing what his I outfits will look like. We will know 2-3 days before the start of the slam.

I won’t know 9 month so beforehand anymore which is a shame.

I spoke to someone and that’s person assured me that the Uniqlo flagship in Melbourne will sell his 2019 outfit so that that is good news.

Regarding the shoes, I know that Wilson desperately wants Roger to wear a new model coming out in 2019.
Also, look for On (swiss sneakers, they only do running for right now :) but Godisck, Mirka and Robert have been sporting them and they have made prototype tennis sneakers!
 

li0scc0

Hall of Fame
Also, look for On (swiss sneakers, they only do running for right now :) but Godisck, Mirka and Robert have been sporting them and they have made prototype tennis sneakers!
ON shoes are known for the pods, which, although they work nicely for running, would be problematic for tennis. Unless the pods are removed for tennis, which is altogether possible.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
@Babolast got any inside intel on the shoe deal...Adidas, Asics, Nike?

Hoping he sticks with Nike or goes with Asics. Adidas suck and will destroy his feet.
 

Aneto

Semi-Pro
@Babolast For me Babolast is the Greatest TalK Tennis Member of all Time. He created epic threads like: "Nike Spring", Nike Summer", "Nike Fall", "Nike Winter" and lots more!!
 

arthurli22

New User
All I know is Wilson are very keen and doing everything in their power to sign Roger to a shoe deal.
This makes sense. And I am curious on how Nike will deal with all the designs of Fed's outfits in coming seasons. Will Nike simply scrap those designs or simply remove the RF logo and let say, Dimitrov, wear them?
 

RFRF

Semi-Pro
I called both uniqlo stores here in Melbourne Australia and nobody had any uniclue about anything. I also emailed the help centre with no response. Not a good way to start. Should have released 50 or so tops or hoodies to every store to kick things off imo.
 

Babolast

Legend
This makes sense. And I am curious on how Nike will deal with all the designs of Fed's outfits in coming seasons. Will Nike simply scrap those designs or simply remove the RF logo and let say, Dimitrov, wear them?
This is what I think could happen. Time will tell...
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
HAHAHAHAHAHA, I mean their website (uniqlo) sucks. No mention of RF anywhere. This is not going to be as great as everyone thinks. The best indication of future behavior is past behavior. They sucked with Novak and they will be maybe marginally better with Fed.
Agree 1000%. A lot of anti-Nike, anti-US sentiment in all these threads, coupled with a healthy dose of wishful thinking that Uniqlo is going to get serious about tennis and not just use Fed as a brand ambassador.
 

li0scc0

Hall of Fame
Agree 1000%. A lot of anti-Nike, anti-US sentiment in all these threads, coupled with a healthy dose of wishful thinking that Uniqlo is going to get serious about tennis and not just use Fed as a brand ambassador.
Anti American I don't like. But anti Nike is fine with me. After Nike's promotion of, and solidarity with Black Lives Matter on their website immediately after one of the many instances of policemen being killed by BLM, Nike is anathema to me.
 
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