Great news for Swiss tennis player and twenty-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer. After about two years of big and tough battles in the courts, the Swiss tennis player, currently number 5 in the world, has regained his "RF" logo and signed a new lucrative contract with the Japanese brand Uniqlo.
Federer had long been in dispute with the American brand Nike, sponsor who dressed him for most of his career and who pressed for the RF logo. Through his social profiles Roger Federer has posted a video promoting his Uniqlo caps, on which the RF logo appears, which Roger has been using for many years and which has identified him over the best years of his professional circuit.
Roger Federer chose to switch to the Uniqlo brand in 2018, signing a record contract worth 300 million dollars and which led him to leave the brand he had worked with since he was only 13 years old, when he was just a great tennis player.
potential and changed after years where he became one of the best tennis players of all time. The Uniqlo brand has established itself in recent years as an important sponsor in the tennis world and in addition to Federer it has as another main exponent Kei Nishikori, an Asian tennis player who is certainly among the tennis players who receives more money from sponsors every year.
Now Roger Federer will be able to concentrate 100% on his return to the field even more calm: Roger has been stopped due to injury for months and will return, other problems permitting, to play the Australian Open 2021. Together with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, the Swiss champion is dueling to end his career as the tennis player with the most Slam titles in history: at the moment both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have 20 titles while Novak Djokovic is further behind with 17 titles.
This season with his recent victory at Roland Garros Rafael Nadal has reached Roger Federer in this extraordinary ranking. In a recent conversation with Podcourts, Roger Federer gave an interesting lesson on understanding body and injuries.
He also explained briefly how he dealt with pain and injuries during his matches.
Roger Federer on his mental games with injuries
“I think it’s important to recognize as an athlete to listen to the body and understand signs of the body… If you know that you could literally snap a tendon or you could break something by playing further, that’s gonna really damage the further of your career or take you out of the game for a long period of time" - Roger Federer said.
Federer has been careful with injuries. But that also means that he sometimes plays through pain and tries to negate the effect of the injury by staying positive. He said: “More often than not I always believe you can navigate through the pain and injury and I always tell myself maybe if I am hurt or not feeling well I tell myself maybe the other guy, my opponent is also carrying something. Or maybe its gonna start raining you never know you might get lucky”.