Roger Federer breezes past Dusan Lajovic at Wimbledon

Andy Murray only recently made his comeback from a long injury lay-off

According to sources quoted by ESPN, the deal with Uniqlo is worth about $300 million and will be for 10 years.

Roger Federer strode out onto the pristine Wimbledon surface this afternoon wearing Uniqlo branded clothing for the very first time.

Roger Federer began his title defence at Wimbledon with an easy 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Serbia's Dusan Lajovic at the Centre Court on Monday. But the defending champion caused an upset of sorts off the courts, as he walked in with his new Uniqlo kit, ending months of speculation over the end of his deal with Nike. I've had a great relationship over the last 20 years.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Nike said they "do not comment on athlete contracts".

Uniqlo, which outfitted Novak Djokovic before the Serbian tennis star signed a deal with Lacoste previous year, announced Federer as its new "Global Brand Ambassador" on Twitter.

Stan Wawrinka defeated sixth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov 1-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-4 to claim just his second Grand Slam victory since last year's Wimbledon.

This is not the first time Uniqlo has signed a big tennis star.

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Throughout his illustrious tennis career, Federer has become synonymous with Nike to the extent that he even had his own range (RF) with the sportswear giants. To that, Federer replied, "Yes, they want a watch, a vehicle, a racket, a shirt, they can have it all at this point", Federer said. It's also something that was very important for me, for the fans really.

Not surprisingly, Federer acknowledged that "it was one of the hardest losses I ever had, no doubt about it" and he used the word "heartbreak" to describe the setback's effect on him.

"I didn't play my best but I'll get there, taking it one match at a time".

Forbes reports that Federer earned roughly $150 million from Nike over the past 20 years. They are my initials.

"I felt guilty", Williams said about her time in Paris. The good thing is it's not theirs forever.

Despite the separation from Nike, Federer is still wearing personalised Nike shoes that include an updated logo just for the 2018 Wimbledon Championships.

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