Roger Federer drops decades-old Nike partnership for Uniqlo

Andy Murray only recently made his comeback from a long injury lay-off

Federer confirmed his switch from the United States sportswear brand to Uniqlo on the first day of Wimbledon by walking out to play in his new outfit but remained in personalised Wimbledon Nike trainers as he beat Dusan Lajovic in straight sets on Monday.

Federer added: "Obviously we also need to figure out with Uniqlo when at one point we can start selling clothes for the public as well".

So despite all of Federer's fans wearing the gear with the "RF" logo on it, the Swiss himself won't be allowed to.

Second seed Caroline Wozniacki, who has never got to the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, built on her Eastbourne title at the weekend with a 59-minute, 6-0, 6-3 win over Varvara Lepchenko.

Monday's other Centre Court matches see Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki face Varvara Lepchenko of the United States.

Within minutes of him stepping on the court, a statement was released confirming his new deal with Japanese company UNIQLO.

Cilic, who reached the final at the All England Club past year, defeated Novak Djokovic in last month's Queen's final in the build-up to Wimbledon 2018.

Wimbledon 2018 will be played from 2-15 July at the All England Club.

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To get through the two games we had this week, we needed all of that because we're not the finished article. The 25-year-old has been excellent for England during the World Cup and is also being linked with Tottenham.

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Some might say that the great change in this team as opposed to earlier iterations of England is the togetherness, the sublimation to the collective rather than the drive for individual plaudits.

Says Lewis: "I feel for him, but I think he'd be the first to say that The Championships are about more than one player".

"Not only do I expect to win", she said Monday after picking up a victory in her first match at the All England Club in two years, "I expect to win emphatically". He won the tournament again in 2016.

The Americans had a strong outing on Day 1.

American Sam Querrey, who lost to Cilic in the semi-finals previous year, had a similarly comfortable start as he beat Jordan Thompson of Australia 6-2, 6-4, 6-3.

Defending champion Roger Federer will begin his quest for a record-extending ninth Wimbledon title with a first round clash against Serbian world number 57 Dusan Lajovic.

Federer's deal with Nike expired March 1. It's not about the number of grand slams played, it's about how many years I have been playing at the top level.

Serena Williams is also back after missing last year's tournament while pregnant.

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