Federer leaves Nike for Uniqlo

There had been speculations for a few weeks, and we had the confirmation today: after 24 years with Nike, Roger Federer signed a clothing-contract with Japanese brand Uniqlo.

Roger Federer leves Nike for Uniqlo

“I am deeply committed to tennis and to winning championships,” Federer said via the press release. “But like Uniqlo, I also have great love for life, culture, and humanity. We share a strong passion to have a positive impact on the world around us and look forward to combining our creative endeavors.”

He may love humanity but I’m sure he really likes the money too: it’s rumored that the deal is worth $300 million and will run for over 10 years.

I read a comment on instagram stating: Federer wearing Uniqlo is like Cristiano Ronaldo wearing Li-Ning.

What do you think of Federer’s signing? As a Federer fan would you buy Uniqlo’s matchwear?

Roger Federer, Wimbledon 2017

Roger Federer defeated an injured Marin Cilic in straight sets 6-3 6-1 6-4, to win a record eight Wimbledon title, his 19th overall.

To honor his victory grace, Nike is releasing a limited number of all-white NIKELAB Oscillate Evolve RF shoes (the style pays homage to 1997’s Tinker Hatfield-designed Nike Air Oscillate, which is one of Federer’s favorite Nike Tennis silhouettes) customized with a laser-etched 8 on the heel. The shoe will be available July 17 at NikeTown London and 21 Mercer.

Roger Federer Nike Air Oscillate

Roger Federer Nike Air Oscillate

Roger Federer Nike Air Oscillate

Roger Federer Nike Air Oscillate

Additionally, Nike will release two commemorative T-shirts. The first proudly displays the Ro8er logo, representing his record-breaking eighth title at SW19.

Roger Federer shirt

The second, pictured below, celebrates Federer’s 19th major and features an RF logo crest on the chest surrounded eight ivy leaves (one for each of his London wins).

Roger Federer shirt

Both shirts will be available July 17.

Source: Nike

Kei Nishikori Wimbledon outfit

Check out Kei Nishikori‘s Wimbledon outfit. Kei’s kit is available in selected stores in Japan and on Uniqlo’s Japanese website.

Kei Nishikori Wimbledon outfit

Kei Nishikori Wimbledon outfit

Kei Nishikori Wimbledon outfit

Kei Nishikori Wimbledon outfit

Kei Nishikori Wimbledon outfit

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Roland Garros 2017: Kei Nishikori at practice
Kei Nishikori Roland Garros outfit

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Angelique Kerber Wimbledon outfit

adidas Tennis unveiled the London Line in anticipation of the 2017 Wimbledon Tournament. Players including Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep, Kristina Mladenovic, Dominic Thiem and Sascha Zverev will debut this collection on the iconic grass courts of Wimbledon.

Inspired by insights of tennis players and the uniqueness of the game, the London Line Collection represents the personality shift that players experience when they step onto court; unleashing their ‘evil twin’ during Grand Slam performances.

When designing the collection, adidas started with the conflicting duel personalities of a tennis player – friendly off court but a fighter on court. Achieved through the inclusion of contrasting fabrics, as well as technical design features of the performance collection; the pieces in the collection have a solid opaque front and an open mesh construction back.
The London Line is the first of a striking two part collection. With the Wimbledon range reflecting the light and controlled personality on court, the traditional white apparel used athlete insight to produce a sleek and elegant collection. Part 2 and the dark side of the ‘Evil Twin’ range will be promoted on court later in the season, helping you unleash your evil on court.

The adidas London line is available online at http://www.adidas.com/tennis.

Angelique Kerber

“When you step on court, see the crowd and you hear your name, something happens. Something takes over and it’s all about the win. You know in that moment that you will do whatever it takes, give all you have for every point. It’s what gets you to the top.”

Angelique Kerber Wimbledon outfit

Angelique Kerber Wimbledon outfit

Angelique Kerber Wimbledon outfit

Simona Halep

Simona Halep Wimbledon outfit

Simona Halep Wimbledon outfit

Simona Halep Wimbledon outfit

Kristina Mladenovic

Kristina Mladenovic Wimbledon outfit

Kristina Mladenovic Wimbledon outfit

Kristina Mladenovic Wimbledon outfit

Follow our Wimbledon 2017 coverage.

Dominic Thiem Wimbledon outfit

adidas unveiled the London Line in anticipation of the 2017 Wimbledon tournament. London Line is Part 1 of the ‘Evil Twin’ series launching in Fall/Winter 17, this collection represents the personality shift that players experience when they step onto court; unleashing their ‘evil twin’ during Grand Slam performances.
With the Wimbledon range reflecting the light and controlled personality on court, the traditional white apparel used athlete insight to produce a sleek and elegant collection. Part 2 and the dark side of the ‘Evil Twin’ range will be promoted on court later in the season, helping you unleash your evil on court.

The adidas London line is available online at http://www.adidas.com/tennis.

Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem Wimbledon outfit

Dominic Thiem Wimbledon outfit

Dominic Thiem Wimbledon outfit
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