In an interview to Vogue, Roger Federer commented on what he likes the most about the US Open. The Swiss is playing in the Grand Slam for the second time wearing Uniqlo. "New York City is always a favorite stop on the tour.
I wanted to bring something elevated to the U.S. Open, and feel the black is a strong finale look for the Grand Slam. It also resonates with memories I have of playing here in the evening under the lights", said Federer, who expects to shine also in terms of look: "The pressure is always on.
I do feel an elevated sense of style here. I'm lucky to work so closely with Christophe Lemaire, the artistic director of Uniqlo’s Paris R&D Center, and the consideration that goes behind the aesthetic or traditions of each tournament location paired with my style preferences.
"Comfort is always number one", admitted Roger. "The Uniqlo design team is committed to ensuring every last detail is perfect, and I spend time testing out different cuts and fabric technologies to ensure what I'm wearing moves with me.
I love the accessibility of Uniqlo. With it not being a typical sportswear brand, it brings a wider audience to the world of tennis. And at the same time, introduces tennis fans to some amazing everyday essentials the brand is known for.
It's great to see fans get as hooked on it as I am." Federer trained with the German Alexander Zverev on Sunday. The German is set to join the Team 8 management company founded by the Swiss.