Roger Federer's pre-Mercedes Cup press conference on Monday was awaited by media and fans to know more about his situation with Nike and his possible new $300 million contract with Uniqlo. 'It's rumours ... but I don't have a contract with Nike since March', Federer said. It's part of the game I guess. An unfortunate part. But at the same time an opportunity to see what's going on. We're talking. If something would happen, I would inform you immediately.'
Federer also spoke about his comeback: It's been a while since I have played matches and obviously I do not want to be on a three-match losing streak after Delpo, Kokkinakis and now here. I want to break this as well.'