Roger Federer: 'I was just nowhere near where I wanted to be'
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One of Roger Federer's best choices in the financial field was to abandon the € 10 a year contract with Nike and move on to the extraordinary 300 million contract with Uniqlo, a brand that Roger Federer has been wearing for some time now.
The contract signed by Federer is ten years and this means that Roger Federer is pocketing about 30 million a year from Uniqlo. A very important detail is that there is no clause regarding a possible retirement and therefore the Swiss would also be paid once he left the world of tennis.
In addition, Uniqlo has agreed to sponsor Roger Federer's clothing only and not shoes. The Swiss tennis player has become a global ambassador for the On Running brand and Roger has also bought a 3% stake in this company. In a short time On has become a $ 3 billion brand and consequently Roger has a share worth $ 300 million.
Pompliano thus explained that Roger's economic choices have been very fruitful over the years.
Roger Federer on his third surgery
Roger Federer recently shed some light on his recovery process, explaining how he needs "a few more months" to return to the tour.
Federer stressed that he doesn't want to rush his return, but more importantly, that he believes the "worst" is behind him. "Yeah, I mean it was a tough process to take that decision just because I've had already a couple of knee surgeries last year," Roger Federer said.
"And I was really unhappy with how things went at Wimbledon; I was just nowhere near where I wanted to be to play at the top top level." Roger Federer believes he must tread carefully over the next few months in order to preserve his career as well as his post-tennis future.
But the World No. 9 insisted that he is in a "good place", as he thinks he has seen the worst of his injury issues. "I gotta take my time, I don't want to rush into anything at this point," Federer said. "This is also for my life you know, I want to make sure I can do everything I want to do later on.
There's no rush with anything. So I'm actually in a really good place. I think the worst is behind me." The Indian Wells is one of the important tournaments in the calendar year. Usually, it is the first 1000 events played in the season, and players from the ATP and WTA compete for the title. Usually, players such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams are the big names present.