Federer News

oldmanfan

Hall of Fame
Going to a Uniqlo shop in the states this summer. Has anybody ever been? Do they have actual roger gear or no?
I don't know the answer to this as I haven't been to their stores. But their gear seems very affordable, cheap even, compared to Nike/Adidas and of course Lacoste. This WB19 kit, for instance, is just $39.90USD per shirt or shorts vs. the $100/each average for Fedr's/Nadl's Nike stuff (yes, even for the Nadl tanks of this year :eek:). The practice tees that Fedr wears range from $10-$20 on their website. As for general Uniqlo products, a relative of mines says that they are very comfy and affordable.
 
I don't know the answer to this as I haven't been to their stores. But their gear seems very affordable, cheap even, compared to Nike/Adidas and of course Lacoste. This WB19 kit, for instance, is just $39.90USD per shirt or shorts vs. the $100/each average for Fedr's/Nadl's Nike stuff (yes, even for the Nadl tanks of this year :eek:). The practice tees that Fedr wears range from $10-$20 on their website. As for general Uniqlo products, a relative of mines says that they are very comfy and affordable.
No more brown though. He works for FedEx not UPS. :p
 

Imperator

Professional
so apparently a person whose fav is not federer, but is complimenting federer in the federer news post is a crime now? :cautious:
For some people, it's a crime to post here if your fav is not Federer, whether you're actually a Federer fan or not. I got the same treatment many days ago (although people apparently don't care when it happens to someone that is not "famous" around here, but whatever).

WB19 kit, soon....

I'm not really a fan of the shirt, the collar is weird. The shorts look fine though.
 
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Deleted member 77403

Guest
The rule on News Threads is no trolling and @Hitman is not a troll. There is nothing preventing fans of other players posting on them. I've posted on Djokovic news if I've come across a nice photo or video that I think his fans would like and no-one's ever made it an issue.. I used to do the same on Nadal News until Octo made it plain that Fed fans were totally unwelcome. But no other Nadal fan seemed to have a problem with it.
I really appreciate the sincerity from you and others, it means a lot, honestly though, lets not drag this out any further. I only came here to congratulate Fed, if it stings someone, it is not my concern, and I don't wish for this thread to deviate into something it shouldn't. Thanks @Fedforever
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
Love it, the man has a natural talent for it. He has to be the most business savvy tennis player (or someone really knows what they are doing in his camp, and he listens).
I think Tony Godsick gets most of the credit for steering Roger in the right direction for his advertising income. He was the one who secured the Uniqlo, Barrelli, Mercedes, Netjets, Moet and Rolex deals. Swiss media says he's in negotiations with Nike to get a longer term shoe deal from them.

 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
I really appreciate the sincerity from you and others, it means a lot, honestly though, lets not drag this out any further. I only came here to congratulate Fed, if it stings someone, it is not my concern, and I don't wish for this thread to deviate into something it shouldn't. Thanks @Fedforever
Hitman also posted a nice and sincere mention on the Rafa News Thread today, which was accepted with grace and good will.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
I like the short hair cut but not keen on the cut of the outfit. Looks like an accountant about to play village cricket
Exactly, it's the cut of the Uniqlo kits which bugs me. They make Roger look fat because the shorts are baggy and not form fitting, nor is the shirt. The Uniqlo clothes make him look older than he is, IMO.

Compare one to the other. The pic on right is fro FO 2015.

 

NBP

Hall of Fame
Exactly, it's the cut of the Uniqlo kits which bugs me. They make Roger look fat because the shorts are baggy and not form fitting, nor is the shirt. The Uniqlo clothes make him look older than he is, IMO.

Compare one to the other. The pic on right is fro FO 2015.

I prefer longer shorts. It was only in 2013 when Nike started with the short shorts, and then took it way too far in 2015. Let's be honest, apart from AO17 (which is iconic, if he didn't win we wouldn't like it), when was the last time Nike gave Fed good outfits consistently? You'd have to go back to 2011-12 times.
 

NBP

Hall of Fame
Interview with Fed from the 23rd of June translated - https://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1squ881

I'l just copy one part of it, the rest you can read off the link...

Do we see you on July 14th in Wimbledon with the trophy?

That would be wonderful of course. When there has been a moment in my career where I have been the most disappointed it was last year in Wimbledon. The loss against Kevin Anderson, after I already had MP. That was a horror scenario for me as Wimbledon is every year my main goal. Back then even my family had problems to cheer me up. I just went on my room, lay on the bed and thought: This is tough. But that‘s a part of it. And he played good. I had to accept it. When you miss your goal you have to question yourself – and then it even has to hurt a bit. But Wimbledon is and stays the big goal. I am well prepared and therefore I travel to Wimbledon this time with a big confidence.

Man, I said it last year, that loss to Anderson killed him. For the rest of the season he played as bad as he had since 2013. You can count on one hand his good performances after that (Nishikori, Shanghai. Medvedev, Basel. Djokovic, Paris). That's it. Even the Nishikori match is a stretch. People say injury and that could be true, but that loss was way bigger than the del Potro one. I maintain and will maintain for the rest of time - he takes that MP, he beats Isner in 3 or 4, plays Nadal who beats Djokovic outdoors and then beats Nadal in 4 sets or so.
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
Interview with Fed from the 23rd of June translated - https://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1squ881

I'l just copy one part of it, the rest you can read off the link...

Do we see you on July 14th in Wimbledon with the trophy?

That would be wonderful of course. When there has been a moment in my career where I have been the most disappointed it was last year in Wimbledon. The loss against Kevin Anderson, after I already had MP. That was a horror scenario for me as Wimbledon is every year my main goal. Back then even my family had problems to cheer me up. I just went on my room, lay on the bed and thought: This is tough. But that‘s a part of it. And he played good. I had to accept it. When you miss your goal you have to question yourself – and then it even has to hurt a bit. But Wimbledon is and stays the big goal. I am well prepared and therefore I travel to Wimbledon this time with a big confidence.

Man, I said it last year, that loss to Anderson killed him. For the rest of the season he played as bad as he had since 2013. You can count on one hand his good performances after that (Nishikori, Shanghai. Medvedev, Basel. Djokovic, Paris). That's it. Even the Nishikori match is a stretch. People say injury and that could be true, but that loss was way bigger than the del Potro one. I maintain and will maintain for the rest of time - he takes that MP, he beats Isner in 3 or 4, plays Nadal who beats Djokovic outdoors and then beats Nadal in 4 sets or so.
it was a horror scenario for me too fed. I was scoreboarding it at work and was like alright, I can get back to my work and be at peace because he was up 2 sets and had mp so i was like this is a done deal, then i see he lost the 3rd and I'm like okay its just a blip, fine we'll do it 4 he took the scenic route. Then when Kevin won the 4th and i was legit sweating at work, I was like wtf are we doing federer why are we in a 5th set...and then my heart rate would go up a bit with each game in the 5th. I may have took an extended lunch break that day.
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
Well, Rog has creative input/control on what he wears. Maybe that's how he wanted it lol.
honestly im starting to think some of the "fashion" disasters is fed's doing. he's always been a fan of more of the "classic" looks. Kei's uniqlo outfits have always been generally better, a little more exciting...fed's while not bad tend to be on the dull side and im like the old man just seems to like that stuff i guess.
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
Exactly, it's the cut of the Uniqlo kits which bugs me. They make Roger look fat because the shorts are baggy and not form fitting, nor is the shirt. The Uniqlo clothes make him look older than he is, IMO.

Compare one to the other. The pic on right is fro FO 2015.

Fat?

You know, most people that actually grew up with decent clothing in their wardrobe know that "form fitting" is not the best look, and certainly not the most appropriate, if one wants to focus the attention on what he is doing, rather than on his body. Federer is way past the time when he was prancing around and he was actually never the model type, although he is very athletic looking. I have the outfit, and I can testify that it is very comfortable to play in, it does a stellar job and actually looks very classy with it slightly fitted polo, and almost straight shorts. Actually, in his best years as a tennis player and early years in his Nike contract he was wearing exactly the same type of shorts, and I have never heard at the time someone to say that they make him look "fat".

Federer at Wimbledon 2007:



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MeatTornado

Legend
I think Tony Godsick gets most of the credit for steering Roger in the right direction for his advertising income. He was the one who secured the Uniqlo, Barrelli, Mercedes, Netjets, Moet and Rolex deals. Swiss media says he's in negotiations with Nike to get a longer term shoe deal from them.
That part's actually a pretty big black mark imo. The fact that the biggest tennis player on the planet still doesn't have a shoe contract a year and a half after his last one expired is a bungle of epic proportions.
 

AceSalvo

Legend
Interview with Fed from the 23rd of June translated - https://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1squ881

I'l just copy one part of it, the rest you can read off the link...

Do we see you on July 14th in Wimbledon with the trophy?

That would be wonderful of course. When there has been a moment in my career where I have been the most disappointed it was last year in Wimbledon. The loss against Kevin Anderson, after I already had MP. That was a horror scenario for me as Wimbledon is every year my main goal. Back then even my family had problems to cheer me up. I just went on my room, lay on the bed and thought: This is tough. But that‘s a part of it. And he played good. I had to accept it. When you miss your goal you have to question yourself – and then it even has to hurt a bit. But Wimbledon is and stays the big goal. I am well prepared and therefore I travel to Wimbledon this time with a big confidence.

Man, I said it last year, that loss to Anderson killed him. For the rest of the season he played as bad as he had since 2013. You can count on one hand his good performances after that (Nishikori, Shanghai. Medvedev, Basel. Djokovic, Paris). That's it. Even the Nishikori match is a stretch. People say injury and that could be true, but that loss was way bigger than the del Potro one. I maintain and will maintain for the rest of time - he takes that MP, he beats Isner in 3 or 4, plays Nadal who beats Djokovic outdoors and then beats Nadal in 4 sets or so.
Injury or not, that match was so messed up.
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
Maybe the issue is in the RF logo. Does Nike get to use it on the shoe? Do they not? Is this why Uniqlo won't or can't use it? Usually these things come together.

My guess, Fed signs a Nike shoes deal within a year and the RF logo is on it.
IMO, those two things have nothing to do with each other. The RF logo is a legal issue, the contract is a business/sponsorship issue. Unless both parties are behaving unprofessionally these two issues will stay separated.

Currently Nike use it on Federer's personal shoes, but is not selling anything with it, so I assume that the legal dispute is ongoing and the parties have agreed that both can profit from having it at least on Fed's shoes.

Uniqlo stated already that they are not interested in using the logo. It might be that they don't want to be associated with any developments in that legal dispute and want to keep a "clean sheet" so to speak, and not enter as a third weaker party, only because they sponsor Federer. They are smart and know that they have a lot to lose, if something goes wrong and Nike finds itself in a position to win the logo, thus finding themselves in an disadvantageous position in any negotiations. My guess is that if Federer gets it back it will appear on his personal apparel at least.

As for the shoe contract, Federer won't remain without one and isn't without one now. Such a high profile athlete doesn't need to promote for free, regardless of how long he has been with the brand. My guess is that both parties will settle their disputes and he will get a long term contract. In the unlikely event that they don't Federer will IMO switch his shoe sponsor.

:cool:
 
IMO, those two things have nothing to do with each other. The RF logo is a legal issue, the contract is a business/sponsorship issue. Unless both parties are behaving unprofessionally these two issues will stay separated.

Currently Nike use it on Federer's personal shoes, but is not selling anything with it, so I assume that the legal dispute is ongoing and the parties have agreed that both can profit from having it at least on Fed's shoes.

Uniqlo stated already that they are not interested in using the logo. It might be that they don't want to be associated with any developments in that legal dispute and want to keep a "clean sheet" so to speak, and not enter as a third weaker party, only because they sponsor Federer. They are smart and know that they have a lot to lose, if something goes wrong and Nike finds itself in a position to win the logo, thus finding themselves in an disadvantageous position in any negotiations. My guess is that if Federer gets it back it will appear on his personal apparel at least.

As for the shoe contract, Federer won't remain without one and isn't without one now. Such a high profile athlete doesn't need to promote for free, regardless of how long he has been with the brand. My guess is that both parties will settle their disputes and he will get a long term contract. In the unlikely event that they don't Federer will IMO switch his shoe sponsor.

:cool:
You really thin Fed will not have the RF logo on the Nike shoe? If it is (I assume it will be), Uniqlo could not use it, at least likely wouldn't want to.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
It's that tremendous time of the year again, ya know. It's like Christmas at the Federer wonderland. Can he be the guy again? Absolutely. Will he be the guy again? Absolutely. hahaha Only time will tell.
 
It's that tremendous time of the year again, ya know. It's like Christmas at the Federer wonderland. Can he be the guy again? Absolutely. Will he be the guy again? Absolutely. hahaha Only time will tell.
I always tell myself to chill, and relax, as he has accomplished more than I could ever had hoped. After AO17 I said I would never ask for another Fed win.

Yet my wife knows I will enter FBPD starting round one. I have a problem and can't help it. :p
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
You really thin Fed will not have the RF logo on the Nike shoe? If it is (I assume it will be), Uniqlo could not use it, at least likely wouldn't want to.
No, I don't assume that. The RF logo was on his black and white shoes, so I can only assume that Nike still has the permission or the right to use it. I don't see that changing going forward, if Federer stays with Nike, which he probably will. If that is the case Uniqlo might not want to "share" the logo with a competitor, but, on the other hand, if it is Fed's logo, I don't see why they wouldn't personalise his own apparel. It really is a very complicated issue, and there are multiple scenarios what could happen and how. I think that for the fans that is only tangentially interesting, as that is simply business, but, of course, it is interesting to know what will happen. Personally I think that the best use for the logo is for his Foundation and that is it.

:cool:
 

FedFan97

New User
No, I don't assume that. The RF logo was on his black and white shoes, so I can only assume that Nike still has the permission or the right to use it. I don't see that changing going forward, if Federer stays with Nike, which he probably will. If that is the case Uniqlo might not want to "share" the logo with a competitor, but, on the other hand, if it is Fed's logo, I don't see why they wouldn't personalise his own apparel. It really is a very complicated issue, and there are multiple scenarios what could happen and how. I think that for the fans that is only tangentially interesting, as that is simply business, but, of course, it is interesting to know what will happen. Personally I think that the best use for the logo is for his Foundation and that is it.

:cool:
IDK, but where's the conflict? If ole boy Nole can sport his wannabe logo on his Adidas kicks and simultaneously his Uniqlo/Lacoste apparel then surely Nike can be persuaded to do the same... I believe that's called precedent. Heh, unless Fed really mucked it up with the beginnings of his logo then...oh well!


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Fedr and Mirka snucked into a Uniqlo store. They got caught, causing a commotion so huge, the police has to escort them to their car.... but not before giving some fans their much sought after selfies :D.

That's is awesome. I am sure that is about the most frustrating thing ever, but the way he handles these things is amazing.

But what was he doing? The picture looks like they are trying to find his size.

Fed: honey, do you see any XL's?
Mirka: no, just Large
Fed: did you check the other rack?
Mirka: maybe they have some in the back, I will ask an associate
 

oldmanfan

Hall of Fame
Yes or no. Because Limited stores have Federer items and usually sold out within a few days.
Really? :-D

Uniqlo is a funny bunch. Spending millions on Fedr that they could've easily recouped, yet they say nah. I mean, if they just make all of their t-shirts that Fedr wears to practice available and shipped everywhere, that's $100K's if not $millions right there over the course of a year, even if only priced at $10-$20 each.
 
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