Roger Federer surprised everyone on Monday heading into the Centre Court wearing an UNIQLO jacket, headband, t-shirt and shorts. According to ESPN, 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.
The UNIQLO Chairman and Founder Tadashi Yanai said: 'Federer is one of the greatest champions in history; my respect for him goes beyond sport. Our partnership will be about innovation on and off court. We share a goal of making positive change in the world, and I hope together we can bring the highest quality of life to the greatest number of people.
UNIQLO will help Mr. Federer continue taking tennis to new places, while exploring innovations in a number of areas including technology and design with him.' Federer said: 'I am deeply committed to tennis and to winning championships.
But like UNIQLO, l also have great love for life, culture and humanity. We share a strong passion to have a positive impact on the world around us and look forward to combining our creative endeavors.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: 'I give my best in everything: tennis, soccer, golf...'