FEDERER WILL NEVER SIGN WITH UNIQLO!!!

om panda

Rookie
In Asia Uniqlo has sell athletic gear since last year. Their stuff is cheap, replaceable, but still has good quality. Their basic athletic gear is cheaper but on par in terms of quality with Adidas and Nike basic line.
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
That should not be too hard. The quality of Nike gear is just one notch above junk.
I have several polos that are not all too bad, but it has been downhill for them for some time, and in general, there are really nice materials that sports and casual lines can benefit from.

Cheap looking and feeling polyester is not one of them.

I was shocked when I saw the Henley from this year's AO.

:cool:
 

martini1

Hall of Fame
You can forget about them pushing a "Federer line". Federer's stuff will have similar distribution to what Novak, and Nishi have.

He is a "Brand Ambassador". What that entails is some product development, especially in casual wear, and a lot of advertising work. Their business is casual wear......not sportswear......
They will try, but they won't be able to sell enough to cover the fees paid to Federer easily! Even Nike had a hard time justifying the paid check to Federer in the last few year or so.
 

Sander001

Hall of Fame
STOP THE NONSENSE!!!

Does anyone here really think he'll sign with them?! I'm willing to bet my life savings that he will not. Hell, I'll even throw in a kidney. Not sure what I'd do with an extra kidney though.
You need to make a video showing you donating your life savings(probably $47 or so) to charity.

Also live operating room procedure of doctors removing your kidney.
 
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EllieK

Professional
All of that hot pink and black from the hard court swing at the beginning of the year was enough to scare off any male athlete. Never seen anything more hideous.
 

navigator

Hall of Fame
I've never owned an article of Nike clothing in my life. I've rarely seen any Nike clothing that interested me. I doubt I'll ever buy an article of Uniqlo clothing. I've seen stuff that looks decent but... why bother.

I simply do not understand why adults buy clothing and equipment based on the fact that some pro uses the same stuff. Children, I understand; they're dumb and impressionable. But adults... I don't get it.

I wore Slazenger for several years (only ok quality but very inexpensive) and now I've converted to Fred Perry (expensive, but very high quality) - zero pro tennis sponsorship for either brand (that I'm aware of).

Good luck to Roger... that's a lot of dough. I suspect Uniqlo overpaid given Roger's age and the tendency for a "winner's curse" in these types of negotiations. But, hey, you never know. Maybe they've got some long-term marketing angle that will make this work. Nike... good lord... it surprises me how many folks support the Evil Empire of Sportswear.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I've never owned an article of Nike clothing in my life. I've rarely seen any Nike clothing that interested me. I doubt I'll ever buy an article of Uniqlo clothing. I've seen stuff that looks decent but... why bother.

I simply do not understand why adults buy clothing and equipment based on the fact that some pro uses the same stuff. Children, I understand; they're dumb and impressionable. But adults... I don't get it.

I wore Slazenger for several years (only ok quality but very inexpensive) and now I've converted to Fred Perry (expensive, but very high quality) - zero pro tennis sponsorship for either brand (that I'm aware of).

Good luck to Roger... that's a lot of dough. I suspect Uniqlo overpaid given Roger's age and the tendency for a "winner's curse" in these types of negotiations. But, hey, you never know. Maybe they've got some long-term marketing angle that will make this work. Nike... good lord... it surprises me how many folks support the Evil Empire of Sportswear.
Fred Perry ?? LOL that is the most expensive clothing there is. try Puma, those are cheap
 

navigator

Hall of Fame
Fred Perry ?? LOL that is the most expensive clothing there is. try Puma, those are cheap
Yeah, it's expensive but... the cost is irrelevant, so...

Anyhow, I'm going to pass on taking sartorial advice from folks who p1ss themselves over pros' clothing. Clearly we have different priorities.
that looks so good, I am peeing in my pants. I am going to order 10 of each
You sure you're an adult? Good lord...
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
Murray did wear Fred Perry for quite a while and, along with Lacoste, they are the two most tennis-oriented fashion houses, so that's some fashion pedigree for someone not so much interested.

I've never owned an article of Nike clothing in my life. I've rarely seen any Nike clothing that interested me. I doubt I'll ever buy an article of Uniqlo clothing. I've seen stuff that looks decent but... why bother.

I simply do not understand why adults buy clothing and equipment based on the fact that some pro uses the same stuff. Children, I understand; they're dumb and impressionable. But adults... I don't get it.

I wore Slazenger for several years (only ok quality but very inexpensive) and now I've converted to Fred Perry (expensive, but very high quality) - zero pro tennis sponsorship for either brand (that I'm aware of).

Good luck to Roger... that's a lot of dough. I suspect Uniqlo overpaid given Roger's age and the tendency for a "winner's curse" in these types of negotiations. But, hey, you never know. Maybe they've got some long-term marketing angle that will make this work. Nike... good lord... it surprises me how many folks support the Evil Empire of Sportswear.
 

navigator

Hall of Fame
Murray did wear Fred Perry for quite a while and, along with Lacoste, they are the two most tennis-oriented fashion houses, so that's some fashion pedigree for someone not so much interested.
Interested in what? I said I wasn't interested in wearing tennis clothing simply because some pro wore the same brand. Murray and Fred Perry... probably well before I even started playing tennis again (five years ago). My interest in Fred Perry is more mod-related than tennis-related.
 

Slightly D1

Professional
STOP THE NONSENSE!!!

Does anyone here really think he'll sign with them?! I'm willing to bet my life savings that he will not. Hell, I'll even throw in a kidney. Not sure what I'd do with an extra kidney though.
I need your kidney ASAP, already sold for $250k on the black market.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
See this:

https://www.**************.org/tennis/news/Roger_Federer/57421/surprising-details-emerge-about-roger-federer-s-contract-with-uniqlo/

Some important details about the split between Roger Federer and Nike and the start of the Swiss player's co-operation with Uniqlo have emerged. According to the Sports Business Journal reporter Daniel Kaplan, Federer's earnings are fewer than what the media had earlier reported.

'Federer-Uniqlo deal (is) nowhere near $30 million a year,' Kaplan revealed on Twitter.'It's $10 million a year, Nike offered $5 million a year and only if he was playing. Uniqlo guaranteed for a decade.' Kaplan also added: 'The $5 million is a guarantee, then I am sure Nike had built in bonuses for performance.
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
See this:

https://www.**************.org/tennis/news/Roger_Federer/57421/surprising-details-emerge-about-roger-federer-s-contract-with-uniqlo/

Some important details about the split between Roger Federer and Nike and the start of the Swiss player's co-operation with Uniqlo have emerged. According to the Sports Business Journal reporter Daniel Kaplan, Federer's earnings are fewer than what the media had earlier reported.

'Federer-Uniqlo deal (is) nowhere near $30 million a year,' Kaplan revealed on Twitter.'It's $10 million a year, Nike offered $5 million a year and only if he was playing. Uniqlo guaranteed for a decade.' Kaplan also added: 'The $5 million is a guarantee, then I am sure Nike had built in bonuses for performance.
Nice find!

Makes sense. If Uniqlo offered that much in March, Nike would have laughed uncontrollably and Fed would have signed with Uniqlo then and started pocketing the loot.
 
Nice find!

Makes sense. If Uniqlo offered that much in March, Nike would have laughed uncontrollably and Fed would have signed with Uniqlo then and started pocketing the loot.
why would nike pony up for serena? i've never seen any lady in so cal sport anything that serena wears, looks at or peddles. the ladies all wear maria's gear despite the annoying grunting.
 
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