Tennis legend, Roger Federer is set to reclaim his famous ‘RF’ logo from Nike after the American sportswear brand stopped selling merchandise featuring the mark, according to a report by Tennis Now.
Last year Federer switched from Nike to Japanese label Uniqlo, announcing the move on the first day of Wimbledon by walking out to play in his new outfit.
However, despite his Nike deal expiring in March 2018 Federer was not able to immediately bring over the ‘RF’ logo as Nike had registered its trademark and owned the rights to it.
Now Nike has apparently stopped selling the all ‘RF’-branded merchandise, meaning that, according to the report, Federer will regain control of his initials and logo.
At the time of his move to Uniqlo, a deal reportedly worth US$300 million over ten years, the Swiss was confident Nike would eventually hand over rights to the logo.
Federer, 37, said at the time: “[I hope] Nike can be nice and helpful in the process to bring it over to me. It’s also something that was very important for me, for the fans really.”
Adding: “The good news is that it will come with me at one point. They are my initials. The good thing is it’s not theirs forever. In a short period of time, it will come to me.”
The 20-time Grand Slam champion recently won his 101st ATP Tour title, beating American John Isner in the final of the Miami Open.