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His deal has been widely estimated to be worth $408 million over 10 years, compared to the $13.6 million he was reportedly making each year from United States heavyweight Nike.

The deal reportedly gives Federer the right to sell additional sponsorship patches on his shirt, something Nike didn't allow him to do.

While Federer was in Uniqlo apparel for his opening match at Wimbledon, he was still wearing Nike shoes.

The eight-time champion defended his title in style, brushing aside Serbia's Dusan Lajovic 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 in 79 minutes on Centre Court.

The company issued a statement minutes after the defending champion took to the court, saying Federer would be a global brand ambassador for the firm and would wear its outfits at all tournaments this year.

That has all changed now, though, after Uniqlo muscled in, offering Federer an eye-watering decade-long contract after his deal with Nike expired.

It was the second successive year that Federer had knocked out the Serb at Wimbledon.

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Nike still retains ownership of Federer's monogrammed RF line.

A report on the Italian website sportsenators.it, by the highly respected tennis journalist Vincenzo Martucci, has suggested that Uniqlo were ready to offer the Swiss professional $30 million over the next 10 years. even after he retires from the game!

Federer racked up nine game victories in a row and, before he knew it, Lajovic was 6-1 3-0 down and wilting in the south-west London sunshine. "After his match, Federer said Nike still owns his signature 'RF" mark, but he expects it to be transferred to him "at some point".

'Luckily I opened really nicely and got double break in the first set and Yoshihito later in the second and third showed good tennis, ' Cilic added. "Yeah, it's very exciting also again to see what's out there, who wants to do something with me".

"I felt guilty", Williams said about her time in Paris. They are mine. The good thing is it's not theirs forever.

It's not clear whether Nike will continue to market or sell its trademark Federer shoe and clothing line with his initials.

He said: "I don't have a shoe deal".

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