Roger Federer: 'You cannot win a Slam in the first week but...'

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Roger Federer: 'You cannot win a Slam in the first week but...'

Eventually the RF logo returned. The historic brand, which distinguished all Roger Federer's clothing at the time of Nike, went on stand-by after the Swiss signed with Uniqlo in 2018. Roger, however, had always ensured that sooner or later the logo would reappear on merchandising and today here's the announcement: from 8 December the classic caps with the RF effigy prominently on the front are available again, in eight new colors, obviously produced and signed by the Japanese brand.

Federer believes playing with an injury during a Grand Slam could increase the risk of the injury getting worse.

Roger Federer on playing with an injury during a Grand Slam

During the interview with Courts Mag, Roger Federer spoke about the challenges of coming back from a five-set match, which he admitted gets tougher with age.

"I don’t think you can always put a finger on it and say it's the arm or the shoulder or the back or whatever it may be," Federer said. "Every body has a sort of a problem, that pops up after, for some it's the back, some the shoulder.

I think it's the overall energy that stems down just a little bit and that explosiveness maybe, that peak point-to-point mentality and sharpness that you have may have been shave off a little bit after a five-setter," he added.

"You have to give the extra effort to recreate the energy, it doesn’t come naturally anymore maybe." The Swiss also asserted that you need to be cautious while playing with an injury, especially at the Grand Slams.

"The problem is when you are playing five sets and are already carrying an injury, it will probably increase as the tournament goes on," Roger Federer continued. "That's why people do say, you cannot win a Slam in the first week but can definitely lose it."

Before the decision regarding quarantine, things were not looking good for the first Grand Slam of 2021. The ATP Cup, which was to be played before the Australian Open was canceled. This raised a lot of concern as to whether the event will take place or not.

Now that the issue regarding quarantine has been solved, things are looking better. There are still some questions that need to be answered, like the number of spectators that will be allowed. However, the organizers will respond to this soon and we should see a successful event next year.

Further in his message, Federer acknowledged how much the cap is adored by him and his fans. Since Federer switched to Uniqlo in 2018, the logo has been missing and fans have been wanting to see it back. “This hat has meant so much to me and to my fans over the years.

It has given us a way to visibly connect, and I have appreciated the opportunity to thrive off this supportive energy”.