Published: Tue, July 03, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Federer breezes past Lajovic in Wimbledon opener

Federer breezes past Lajovic in Wimbledon opener

Federer retained his Nike shoes, as Uniqlo do not now manufacture tennis footwear.

"I don't have a shoe deal. It's very exciting also again to see what's out there, who wants to do something with me". "I know Beyoncé pretty well, so they were like, 'We would love for you to be in this particular song". Ties are not broken there.

On Monday, five-times Wimbledon champion and last year's runner-up Venus Williams was contesting her first-round match against Johanna Larsson on Court 2.

Lajovic shook off his early nerves to at least give Federer some practice in the second and third sets but the Serbian could do no better than previous year when he also suffered a straight-sets defeat by the Swiss, that time in the second round.

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

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

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However, Uniqlo has confirmed the change with a tweet announcing Federer as its new global brand ambassador, though the tennis great is still wearing Nike trainers.

Roger Federer's career-long clothing association with Nike appeared to be over on Monday as the Wimbledon champion walked on to Centre Court to open the defence of his title wearing a Uniqlo branded outfit.

Federer's shirt, jacket, socks, and signature headband all were adorned with the brand's red and white logo.

Sources say the deal is worth more than $300 million guaranteed over 10 years and has an unprecedented clause that says that Federer will collect the money even if he doesn't play. Golfer Adam Scott and tennis star Kei Nishikori were its best known endorsers until Monday.

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.

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