Earlier this month, 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer stunned the sports endorsement world when he left his longtime partners at Nike to join Japan-based Uniqlo. The move will reportedly pay Federer more than $300 million guaranteed over the next 10 years, along with the option of selling patches on his match shirts. Federer appears to be at peace with his decision to move on, but there's still something he hopes to obtain from Nike—rights to his iconic logo.
World Tennis USA reports that during a Wimbledon conference call earlier this month, Federer expressed optimism in eventually acquiring his branding.
"The RF logo is with Nike at the moment, but it will come to me at some point," he said. "I hope rather sooner than later that 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."
Though Federer wore Uniqlo clothing during his run at Wimbledon, he competed in Nike sneakers.
Nike created the famous 'RF' mark in 2010, which gives the company its rights. Federer reinforced his position of confidence in acquiring it in the future.
"It's not theirs forever," he said. "In a short period of time, it will come to me."