Hello FedExpressers. My thanks to Jonathan, for allowing me the space on his platform to write to you.
I wrote a fan-story back in 2013 from the ATP Finals that year. If you remember me, you’re clearly one of the real OGs here.
As we’re missing Roger terribly, I have something for you to lighten this period of waiting. I’m going to show you my RF shirt collection that I’ve built up for a decade now.
It gets better. With the madness of Covid, I’m in need of raising funds. This is your chance to own some of Roger’s best shirts, many of which are in peRFect condition.
I won’t be spending the money on pointless rubbish either. I got married last year and the money will go towards keeping my wife and I afloat as I’m between jobs this month. You’d be getting yourself a great RF shirt and supporting a young family. Now that’s an ace down the T.
If you’d like to enquire about any of these shirts, you can message me on eBay or email me here: [email protected]
- all the shirts are UK size S unless stated otherwise.
- shirts pre-2014 are quite big and are true size M
- post-2014 shirts are smaller and are true size S
- Shipping is global via the eBay global shipping program
- these shirts had a retail price of £50-60 on their release
- I will accept a fair price, which is not necessarily the retail price
- the shirts’ condition and the chances of finding them, as well as an owner who is open to selling, are about the same as dying of Covid
- If you’re thinking of sending a cheeky offer of a fiver, expect a similarly cheeky reply! 😉
All shirts are on eBay which you can see here. Some may have sold by the time you look.
Doha, Rotterdam & Dubai 2012
Absolute perfect condition. Peak Roger 3.0 right here, especially the Dubai win.
Shanghai 2017 – Hopman Cup 2018
One small thread has snagged, but it’s not noticeable when it’s on. Highlights include Fed’s second Shanghai crown over Nadal and arguably his best Basel final against Del Potro in a gripping three-setter.
Considering tennis whites are a bit tricky, this is in good knick. This was the time Fed almost won Wimbledon on one leg. Underrated shirt, especially if you love the traditional collar.
Indian Wells & Miami 2017
The third Sunshine Double shirt in perfect condition. You could frame this thing. Still not sure how Roger won Miami that year.
Australian Open 2010
Roger’s 16th major. This shirt is XS, but is a true size S. For a 10 year-old shirt, which was the first Fed shirt I got at 15, I have looked after it well. Absolute classic collar. This is also the shirt Fed wore in Virtua Tennis 4 and Topspin 4, if you’re into that sort of thing.
US Open Day 2011
Not the best memory with the SF vs. Djokovic, but it was still an epic match. I also remember a Jura coffee advert when Fed wore this. It’s in immaculate condition and the shade of deep red looks great in the sun. It deserves a good bid.
Roland Garros 2011
Yes I have this finger-wagging god-tier shirt, in the conversation as one of Fed’s best ever. After 9 years it can now be your turn to own it. Annoyingly, it came with some strange Nike sticker on the neck (none of the others ever did, weird) which never bothered me, but I expect a buyer would want it removed. I am halfway through getting the thing off as you can see, very carefully of course so not to damage the shirt.
Australian Open 2012
Completing the Swiss red hattrick, this shirt is a homage to Roger’s first AO title in 2004. This is one of the biggest shirts, despite still being size S. Goodness knows what the XL is like. It looked so cool with the ProStaff 90 Roger used that year, which is still my favourite racquet Roger has played with.
White AO 2012 Variant
Roger never wore this in an official match. There was the red, white and blue he wore at Indian Wells on sale at the time. Clearly, I should have got the blue! But this is quite a cool shirt, to be honest. Did Roger ever wear this in training? Would be good to find a photo.
Roland Garros 2012
An underrated number this one, even if Roger didn’t play his best wearing it. It’s fitted with a pocket_RF on the front, although goodness knows what you’d put in there. Maybe one of the RF coins?
Shanghai 2014 – Brisbane 2015
Roger wore this for a long stretch, winning 3 titles and it’s easy to see why. The first Shanghai title is one of the most epic Masters 1000 crowns Roger has won. It’s in great condition and I’ve been personally complimented wearing it.
US Open Day 2014
I expect this one to have the least amount of interest. Roger did get thrashed by Cilic in the SFs, one of the rare times that ever happened in a slam. As a variant of the Shanghai red shirt, it still looks decent on.
Shanghai – ATP Finals 2015
The Fedal in Basel shirt, a match that delivered on the hype with an emotional 3 set win for Roger. Can you believe that match was almost 5 years ago? This is a very cool look in time for winter, where I expect we’ll be spending a lot of it indoors.
Roland Garros 2019
The only Uniqlo shirt here, I took a punt on it as it was Roger’s comeback at the French. In the year since the shirt has grown on me. It’s not bad at all. Roger also won a Halle title wearing it.
A very sharp look that looks as good at home as it did on Centre Court, in one of Roger’s most dominant campaigns (shame about the final). This is an XS shirt, so this may be for display only if you’re bigger than Diego Schwartzman.
Australian Open & Dubai 2014
When talking about Roger’s comeback, we automatically think 2017. However, there is another. The 2014 season. Roger announced to the world against Tsonga and Murray in Melbourne that he wasn’t finished at the top level yet. The delight I felt during those matches always reminds me not to be too gutted about the Wimbledon final last year.
The Dubai win was also very sweet, it was the first title since Halle 2013, and before that, Cincinnati 2012. Quite a drought! It kickstarted a fun ride with Stefan Edberg for the next two seasons. This is one of my favourites, the colour and collar make you look smart sitting out in the pub garden as well as playing tennis. It’ll take a great bid to convince me to part with it.
If you own it, you know. A one-time, one-title shirt, where Feli Lopez had a few words at the net which summed up what we were all thinking. Go on. You know you want it.
Well there we have it. What do you think of my collection, shortly before it’s disbanded? Sadly, I don’t have any 00s shirts, which blocks the set from reaching JesusFed levels. I was just too young then to buy any. Considering I was 15 in 2010, this set is certainly worthy of at least a tip of an RF cap. Now it can all be yours. It’s certainly a reluctant sell, but duty calls.
I’m sure there are a couple of god-tier Fedheads out there with 50 shirts or something crazy. Let me know in the comments which shirts you own and I look forward to receiving your emails.