Roger Federer has arrived in Japan for the Uniqlo event.
Federer, a former 20-time Grand Slam champion, left Nike in 2018 to sign a 10-year deal with Uniqlo.
When Federer signed his 10-year deal with Uniqlo, it was clear that he would have been well retired by the time their deal expired. Four years later, Federer is a former player but he is still fulfilling his duties as an Uniqlo ambassador.
Federer, who was one of the most beloved tennis players throughout his entire career, is now in Tokyo as Japanese tennis fans have a chance to see and meet the Swiss tennis legend.
UNIQLO TOKYO LifeWear SQUAREのクリスマスツリーの点灯式に、来日中のフェデラー選手が登場！
Starting the holiday season off with Roger Federer 🎄 pic.twitter.com/0OyfF0B3Iq — UNIQLO_Ambassadors (@UQAmbassadors) November 17, 2022
Federer enjoyed a beautiful sendoff in London
Shortly after the US Open finished, Federer revealed his plans to retire after the Laver Cup. In late September, Federer retired from pro tennis by competing at the Laver Cup in London.
In his final match, Federer teamed up with his long-time rival Rafael Nadal. While Federer and Nadal were competing together on the court, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray were supporting them from the Team Europe bench. A few days ago, Djokovic hailed Federer's greatness and influence as the Serb underlined that the Swiss' legacy will live on forever.
"His footprint, his legacy, his mark that he left behind is going to live forever. Even now that he retired, his legacy is going to be there for many many decades and generations to follow. He has not only achieved so much on the court but he has inspired so many young players to take a racket in their hand.
You have so many top players now talking about it, Roger was their idol. That's great, that speaks of his greatness," Djokovic said. Now that Federer is retired, it will be interesting to see what he does next. In recent weeks, there have been reports about Federer potentially joining the BBC's Wimbledon commentary in 2023.