Roger Federer's outfit sets tongues wagging at Wimbledon

Serena Williams is seeded 25th despite being ranked 183rd in the world

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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 USA heavyweight Nike.

As easy as the match was, it marked a landmark of sorts given it was Federer's first since the end of his sponsorship with Nike. He wore a Uniqlo outfit for the first time after ending his careerlong apparel partnership with Nike.

Roger Federer booked his spot in the second round of Wimbledon courtesy of a 6-1 6-3 6-4 victory over Serbian Dusan Lajovic on Monday afternoon.

The 36-year-old great walked out for his opening-round match at Wimbledon on Monday morning wearing a headband, jacket, shirt and socks from the Japanese brand Uniqlo.

'Even for me previous year even though I lost in the final of Queen's, I felt that I was playing great tennis and that helped me to continue the form here as the season is so short on grass and you have to peak at extremely well.

According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, Federer recently signed a new contract with Uniqlo worth over $US300 million over ten years and is guaranteed even if he retires before it expires.

As the third tennis tournament of the year kick-starts, defending champion, Roger Federer claimed same old dominance.

"The RF logo is with Nike, but it will come to me at some point", he added. Sources say that Federer's agent Tony Godsick was seeking more money from Nike despite its promise to expand the "RF" line.

The 55th-ranked Vekic moves into the second round for the third time in her career after recording her first ever win over a top-five ranked player. "Yeah, it's very exciting also again to see what's out there, who wants to do something with me". "I have the same with Rafa", Federer said.

"Look, it's the process".

"I didn't play my best but I'll get there, taking it one match at a time".

Forbes recently ranked him as raking in around $105 million previous year alone in endorsements and prize money. The good thing is it's not theirs forever. "It's very high. The grasscourt season is extremely short so you need to peak at the right time".

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

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