In an interview to ESPN, Roger Federer's agent Tony Godsick opened up on the reasons that brought the Swiss player to accept an apparent $300 million contract with Uniqlo. The Swiss started wearing the Japanese brand at Wimbledon. 'It's a global opportunity with a lot of exciting plans.
Mr. Yanai, CEO of UNIQLO, is really excited to grow Roger's brand in Asia and around the world. Everybody knows Roger has a tremendous appetite for fashion', Godsick, who has been working for Federer for many years, said. 'It was a great relationship with Nike and this is going to be, too - one that carries well beyond Roger's playing days.
Long term, we can create wonderful things together.' Commenting on Godsick saying he has an appetite for fashion, Federer joked: 'Yes. I like to eat clothes.' Meanwhile, the price of Uniqlo Federer Wimbledon kit has been revealed.
The full kit - including shirt, shorts, wristband and headband - costs $109 after tax. A few weeks ago 2,000 laid-off Indonesian workers sent a statement to Federer, asking him to raise his voice and speak out as they have not been paid since 2015.
Federer hasn't commented on it yet. Several letters have been written on www.hello-roger.ch, trying to get justice and show that their job had worth, after Federer became the most famous brand ambassador. ALSO READ: Roger Federer: 'I get just 15 Uniqlo shirts'