Before returning to play, Federer got what he wanted. The RF trademark dispute is finally over and the logo returns to ownership of Roger Federer.
Trouble arises when the Swiss tennis player changed sponsor from Nike to Uniqlo in the summer of 2018. Federer is not allowed to bring RF trademark copyright when switching to another sponsor contract.
Federer signed a contract with Uniqlo worth $ 300 million and a term of 10 years. That allows “Express Train” to still have a large source of income even after retiring. Nike has sold out of RF logo caps for a long time, but the RF brand logo has only recently been returned to owners.
“After a long dispute, Uniqlo and I are happy to announce that the hats with the RF logo are finally back, from December 8 in eight different colors,” the Swiss player announced on Twitter.
Regaining the RF trademark will be a huge boost for the 39-year-old before returning to play in the new 2021 season.
Last season, Federer attended only one tournament and stopped in the semi-finals of the Australian Open 2020 (lost to Novak Djokovic). After that, he went to the knee surgery table and was scheduled to return in June but ended up failing to plan. Federer announced the end of the season to focus on recovering from injury.
During the “Express Train” absence, Rafael Nadal has caught up with Federer’s 20 Grand Slam record thanks to the 13th Roland Garros championship in his career. Coming back to the field from the new 2021 season is expected to be a lot of challenges and difficulties for FedEx.
However, age – Federer will turn 40 in August 2021, which will be a heavy burden and risk for the Swiss player, especially playing five sets at the Grand Slam tournaments.
After winning Wimbledon 2012, Federer had a period of four years without winning a major title. But thanks to sensible adjustments to his gameplay and schedule, he won the 2017 Australian Open, before adding two more Grand Slams to set a record 20 Grand Slam titles.