In 2010, the American brand Nike created the "RF" logo and they own its rights. But now that the Swiss player split with Nike and started wearing Uniqlo products, things could change. During a conference call at Wimbledon, the 36-year-old Roger Federer said: 'The RF logo is with Nike at the moment, but it will come to me at some point.
I hope rather sooner than later, that Nike can be nice and helpful in the process to bring it over to me. It’s also something that was very important for me, for the fans really. Look, it’s the process. But the good news is that it will come with me at one point.
They are my initials. They are mine. The good thing is it’s not theirs forever. In a short period of time, it will come to me. Obviously, we also need to figure out with Uniqlo when at one point we can start selling clothes for the public as well.
All this has just gotten underway. We’re hopeful the beginning of next year people can also start buying my stuff. For the moment, as fast as retailing as they are, as great as they are, it just needs a bit of time.’ Federer wore Nike shoes at the All England Club, as he doesn't have any contract with other brands.
'I don’t have a shoe deal. I’m looking forward to seeing what shoes I will be wearing in the near future. For now, I will be wearing Nike. They have shown interest to have a shoe deal with me, as well. Ties are not broken there.
I have deep roots with Nike. I’ve had a great relationship over the last 20 years. But everything is open. Yeah, it’s very exciting also again to see what’s out there, who wants to do something with me,' said Federer, who first became a Nike ambassador in 1994 at the age of 13. ALSO READ: John McEnroe predicts Roger Federer domination will soon end