Roger Federer confirms shock Uniqlo switch

Hand-coloured print entitled 'All England Croquet Tournament at Wimbledon', showing two women playing croquet in the foreground. Artist and publisher unknown 1870s

Hand-coloured print entitled 'All England Croquet Tournament at Wimbledon', showing two women playing croquet in the foreground. Artist and publisher unknown 1870s

His sponsorship with Nike expired in March and there was speculation about his what apparel he would wear for the the duration of this career.

"They are my initials".

Federer barely broke a sweat and romped to another straight-sets win against the world number 58, having seen off Lajovic in the second round a year ago.

"I don't have a shoe deal". We share a goal of making positive change in the world, and I hope together we can bring the highest quality of life to the greatest number of people. They have shown interest to have a shoe deal with me, as well.

Maria Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion and five-time major victor, returns to the tournament for the first time since 2015.

"I am deeply committed to tennis and to winning championships".

"I've had a great relationship over the last 20 years".

Top overall seed and eight-time Wimbledon champ Roger Federer has switched over from Nike to UNIQLO, and he debuted with his new brand in the first round Monday morning.

Nike said it would not comment on the terms of its contract with Federer.

Signing Federer is a coup for Uniqlo, a Japanese brand that has made inroads in the United States since opening its first store in 2006.

ESPN reports that Federer's deal with Uniqlo is worth more than $300 million guaranteed over 10 years.

According to a Forbes article published last August, Federer was taking home $10m a year from Nike which means his Uniqlo deal is three times more lucrative.

On Sunday, he turned up at the traditional champion's pre-tournament news conference at the All England Club in a white shirt, grey blazer and navy pants instead of the usual tennis whites he has sported in previous years.

Nike sponsors Federer's long-time rival Rafael Nadal as well as leading women's players Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. Golfer Adam Scott and tennis star Kei Nishikori were its best known endorsers until Monday.

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