Tennis great Roger Federer once again obtains the rights to his “RF” logo, Tennis.com reports. The 38-year-old athlete was not allowed to use the logo for the past couple of years since he left Nike and signed a lucrative $300 million deal with Uniqlo. Nike had owned the licensing even after Federer’s departure from the brand, allowing for time to sell the remainder of its Federer apparel.
“The ‘RF’ logo is with Nike at the moment, but it will come to me at some point. I hope rather sooner than later, that Nike can be nice and helpful in the process to bring it over to me,” Federer said at a Wimbledon press conference in 2018. “It’s also something that was very important for me, for the fans. They are my initials. They are mine. The good thing is it’s not theirs forever. In a short period of time, it will come to me.”
Federer has continued to wear Nike sneakers in his matches since leaving the brand and signing with Uniqlo, as both sides have insisted there are no hard feelings. And while the current fourth-ranked player in the world has not worn his own “RF” logo in recent years, Uniqlo has yet to reveal if it plans to use it moving forward.