Wimbledon is just around the corner, with the greatest names in tennis set to descend on the All-England club by June 28. But once again, all eyes will be on the legendary Roger Federer as he returns to his favourite Slam, looking to notch up his first major tournament victory in more than 12 months.
And it seems the Swiss maestro intends to do it in style, with the Roger Federer and UNIQLO collaboration dropping just in time for Wimbledon. The relationship between Roger Federer and UNIQLO began in 2018 when Federer parted ways with Nike (unheard of!) and instead signed a ten year, 300 million dollar deal with the Japanese retailer.
Since then, Roger Federer and UNIQLO have teamed up for several drops but none more mouth-watering than this pre-Wimbledon offering. In addition, UNIQLO has revealed two all-new Game Wear styles for this year.
The new game wear items were designed in collaboration with Roger Federer and fellow UNIQLO ambassador Kei Nishikori. Both players will rock the fresh fits at Wimbledon.
The 2021 Wimbledon Championship models feature green and blue trim, a shout out to the famous colours of the Wimbledon grounds. The Roger Federer and UNIQLO model mirrors Federer’s style of play: sleek, clean and classy, with a delicate line check pattern on a fresh white base.
“For Wimbledon, I feel the green, and blue trim is a nice accent to the iconic grounds and helps me feel right at home with the tournament so close to my heart. I want to thank the team at UNIQLO for their support in making this happen,” says Federer.
But arguably, the most exciting element of the Roger Federer and UNIQLO release is the return of the hotly anticipated “RF” caps. The “RF” cap has become a Federer trademark – literally.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion first released the “RF” caps when still signed to Nike. They quickly developed into a style must-have, with “RF” caps becoming the summer staple for men around Europe. But when Federer left Nike, he found out just how valuable his initials were. The RF logo was registered both by Nike and a Federer company back in 2008. But, unfortunately, the “RF” didn’t go to Uniqlo – until now.
To sweeten the deal, Roger Federer’s iconic “RF” cap is available in eight new colourways, as well as a special Wimbledon edition off-white cap sporting a deep green logo.
The collections range from $8 to $40 USSD and will be available in both kids and adult sizes in select UNIQLO stores and online.