Friday, 23 August, 2019

Roger Federer Leaves Nike for Uniqlo

Serena Williams is seeded 25th despite being ranked 183rd in the world GETTYSerena Williams is seeded 25th despite being ranked 183rd in the world
Shannon Reynolds | 06 July, 2018, 01:34

"Yeah, so the RF logo is with Nike at the moment, but it will come to me at some point", Federer said after Monday's 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Dusan Lajovic. It became public when he stepped out at the All England Club.

The American returns to the tournament for the first time since claiming a seventh title in 2016 having missed a year ago to give birth to her daughter.

Tennis legend Roger Federer has signed a deal with Japanese clothing company Uniqlo after ending his decades-long partnership with Nike.

The defending champion took just 79 minutes to dispatch his Serbian opponent, making hay while the sun shone brightly on Centre Court, where temperatures crept above 30 degrees Celsius. "I felt very good out there".

Federer was pushed to a tie-break in the opening set when he met the same player in the second round previous year - but he needed just 20 minutes to hit the front this time around.

Victory was sealed on a fifth match point. I am not 20 any more.

Asked what has changed since that golden evening against Federer, the 32-tear-old said: "I'm older, more kilometres under my legs. In the US Open, little bit less, but still knowing better than here".

But the Swiss was always going to be a risky floater in the main draw and so it proved as he beat sixth-seeded Bulgarian Dimitrov 1-6 7-6 (7/3) 7-6 (7/5) 6-4.

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Wawrinka, whose ranking has slumped to 225 after knee surgery, had lost his last four matches against Dimitrov.

"I played a lot of tennis over the last two weeks".

Last year's runner-up Marin Cilic was also a comfortable victor, beating Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan 6-1 6-4 6-4.

Second seed Caroline Wozniacki, who has never got to the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, built on her Eastbourne title at the weekend with a 59-minute, 6-0, 6-3 win over Varvara Lepchenko.

Former world number one Novak Djokovic had previously been sponsored by them.

Considering that Federer will probably be retired for a good portion of that period, it is an endorsement of his appeal both on and off the court - and will make him one of the world's richest sportsmen.

Federer returned to the grasscourts in Germany, winning the title in Stuttgart before reaching the Halle final this month where he was surprisingly beaten by Croatian Borna Coric.

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