Federer stuns by appearing in Uniqlo instead of Nike

Roger Federer at Wimbledon

BBCRoger Federer knocked up in his new UNIQLO gear- but was still wearing Nike shoes

To put his new deal with Uniqlo even further into perspective, Federer has earned $116m over the course of his 20-year career as a professional.

ESPN reported Federer's earnings on-court are around $116m, making this new deal more than double his current tennis paycheck. The good thing is it's not theirs forever.

Federer's name recognition boosts Uniqlo's global expansion efforts, especially in Europe, where the brand is opening new stores. "I must tell you, it's been a long time coming", he said.

Long-time Nike endorser Roger Federer has officially left the company for a new contract with Japanese clothing company Uniqlo.

Reports earlier this month suggested that the 36-year-old was preparing to end his career-long association with Nike in favour of a ten-year deal with Uniqlo after seeing his deal with the U.S. sportswear brand expire in March. Nishikori also wears Nike shoes, having left Adidas AG previous year.

Federer added: "I am deeply committed to tennis and to winning championships. It's very exciting also again to see what's out there, who wants to do something with me". "For now, I will be wearing Nike", he said.

The girl had held up a sign saying, "Can I have your headband pleeease!", and when Federer spotted her banner, he rummaged through his unbranded white bag to hand over the prize item. I've had a great relationship over the last 20 years.

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.

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.

Other top athletes who wear Uniqlo include Japan's Kei Nishikori, a former US Open finalist, and Australian golfer Adam Scott.

Roger Federer is now with UNIQLO, leaving Nike for a massive deal.

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