Federer into Wimbledon second round

July 2nd, 2018

. Signs $300m new kit deal

Roger Federer on Monday beat his first round opponent 6-1 6-3 6-4 at Wimbledon.

The eight-time champion began his title defence in style at the All England Club, brushing aside Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-1 6-3 6-4 in 79 minutes on Centre Court.

Lajovic held serve in the opening game but that was as good as it got for the 58th-ranked Serb.

Federer reeled off the next nine games to take charge and was in cruise control for the rest of the match.

The 36-year-old Swiss star never faced a break point and showed off the full repertoire of shots that has made him the most successful male player at Wimbledon.

Federer is looking for a record-extending ninth title at the All England Club but only needed to step onto the court to create a bit more history. He is the first man in the Open era to play in the grass-court Grand Slam for a 20th straight year.

Federer surprised everyone on Monday heading into the Centre Court wearing an Uniqlo jacket, headband, t-shirt and shorts.

According to reports, Federer will earn $300 million over 10 years ($30 million per year) even when he will stop playing, as provided by the contract agreement.

Federer’s team could sell some patches on his shirt, which could make the Swiss earn even more. The Swiss kept wearing Nike in the tournaments played even after March 1, when the contract expired.

He had a $100 million ten-year contract with the American brand from 2008 to 2018, Roger was searching for more money but Nike offered him to expand the line through the RF logo, owned by the company since 2010.

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