Roger Federer: 'What we created way back when was...'



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Roger Federer: 'What we created way back when was...'

Former World No. 1 Roger Federer remains the only player in tennis history to have won at least five consecutive titles at two different Grand Slams. Federer, 40, became a Grand Slam champion after defeating Mark Philippoussis in the 2003 Wimbledon final.

That was just the beginning of Federer's dominance at the All England Club, as the Swiss also went all the way at the 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 Championships. In the 2008 Wimbledon final - considered by some to be the greatest match in tennis history- Federer suffered a five-set loss to Rafael Nadal.

Federer's second big streak began at the 2004 US Open, when he defeated Lleyton Hewitt in the final. After winning his first US Open title, Federer went on to win four more titles at Flushing Meadows in the following four years.

Federer's career at the US Open came to an end in 2009, after losing the final against Juan Martin Del Potro. 19 years later, Federer is a record eight-time champion. Sadly, Federer will not compete at Wimbledon this year as he is still recovering from knee surgery.

Federer last played at Wimbledon, where he was beaten by Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinals. "I knew [my knee operation and recovery] would be a long process, but the operation was necessary, I couldn't have played like this after Wimbledon.

Now I hope to be able to return to the Laver Cup in September," Federer said. When Federer returns, he will make changes and adjustments to his schedule. "[Whether my family will travel with me again for tennis tournaments] is a problem I would very much like to have."

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Roger Federer fans can once again buy clothes featuring his iconic 'RF' logo for the first time since he switched brand partners from Nike to UNIQLO in 2018. "I know a lot of you have been asking about the RF logo and I am here to tell you that RF logo is here on the UNIQLO t-shirt for the first time.

And I really, of course, hope you like it," Federer said. "In the beginning, it came through a conversation I had with my wife Mirka. We thought we needed a logo. At the time, initials were not that popular quite yet, it was more symbols," Federer said.

"What we created way back when was very similar to this one. It also had the floating R with the floating F and it is very light. I think it is very elegant."