ELEGANT: Uniqlo Unveils Tennis Whites That Roger Federer Will Don at Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 06/15/2021, 2:01 PM EDT
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates victory following his Men’s Singles third round match against Lucas Pouille of France during Day six of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 06, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)


Global apparel giant Uniqlo has teased the outfit that will be donned by Roger Federer at this year’s Wimbledon Championships.

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The shirt is pearly white in line with the wardrobe convention at All England but has a slip of green on both the collars.

The Wimbledon outfit doesn’t have the trademark logo of Roger Federer

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While the signature logo of the Japanese retail brand appears prominently in red on the shirt, Federer’s trademark ‘RF’ logo is conspicuous by its absence.

The ensemble consists of the shirt, shorts, headband, socks and wristband — all in flawless white.

The apparel major had recently put together two exquisitely designed pieces for the 20-time Grand Slam champion ahead of his return to clay court action in Geneva.

Crafted by noted designer Christophe Lemaire, the creative brain behind Uniqlo U, the set of tennis wear for the Swiss was complete with a signature headband embossed with the Uniqlo label, caps bearing his trademark initials ‘RF’, wristbands and socks.

The tennis shirts, in faded crimson and dull blue, were also sported by him at Roland-Garros.

Federer withdrew after reaching the third round at French Open

Apart from the obvious difference in color scheming, one major departure that the Wimbledon ensemble has from the clay pieces is the absence of the Federer logo.

After a delayed start to the season on account of recovery from a knee surgery he underwent last year, Federer had just one win from three Tour matches going into the French Open.

However, the new outfit seemed to have brought new luck to the 39-year-old Swiss as he recorded three wins on the bounce to reach the tournament’s last-16.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Roger Federer of Switzerland in action during the Men’s Singles Final against Novak Djokovic of Serbia ( not pictured) at The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club at Wimbledon on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Simon Bruty/Anychance/Getty Images)

But just when it seemed that Federer was in the mood to make a serious dash for the title, he withdrew from the men’s draw on the advice of his team.

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Reports suggested that he felt some pain in the knee where the surgery was performed during his hard-fought win in the third round over German Dominik Koepfer and wanted to rest it well before going into Wimbledon.

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The champion launched his campaign at ATP Halle 2021 with a straight-win over qualifier Ilya Ivashka of Belarus on Monday.

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Priyabrata Chowdhury is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. He has been a print journalist for a decade, producing news pages for leading national dailies such as the Hindustan Times and The New Indian Express. His passion for sports eventually drove him to tennis writing.

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