Federer Breaks With Nike, Signs US$300-m Deal With Uniqlo

Grant SmithJul 10, 2018

He said: "I don't have a shoe deal".

"So the "RF" logo is with Nike at the moment, but it will come to me at some point", Federer said.

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.

Monday's other Centre Court matches see Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki face Varvara Lepchenko of the United States.

'Luckily I opened really nicely and got double break in the first set and Yoshihito later in the second and third showed good tennis, ' Cilic added. The shoes, still retain the swoosh with the design signifying his eight tiles at the All England Club.

Federer confirmed his switch from the USA sportswear brand to Uniqlo on the first day of Wimbledon by walking out to play in his new outfit but remained in personalised Wimbledon Nike trainers as he beat Dusan Lajovic in straight sets on Monday.

Not that she's unique: Other mothers who won Monday included 57th-ranked Tatjana Maria of Germany, who beat Svitolina 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-1; former No. 1 and two-time Australian Open titlist Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and 120th-ranked qualifier Evgeniya Rodina of Russian Federation.

The third-seeded Croatian hit 21 aces and a total of 44 winners - compared to one ace and six winners for Nishioka - to complete victory in 1 hour, 46 minutes.

Milos Raonic won 11 games in a row on his way to beating Britain's Liam Broady and ninth seed John Isner beat Germany's Yannick Maden, also in straight sets.

OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty ImagesTRUE GRITU.S. player Madison Keys grimaces during her match with Australia's Ajla Tomljanović.

Last year's semifinalist Magdalena Rybarikova also exited, losing 7-5, 6-3 to Sorana Cirstea of Romania. "Now that I'm not playing doubles in this event, I have the day off, I think that will help".

The Swiss, who beat Marin Cilic in last year's final, will play either Lukas Lacko or Benjamin Bonzi in the second round.

This is only Williams' second major tournament in almost 1 1/2 years. The American plays Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands on Court 1.

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