Federer played his first round of Wimbledon yesterday against Dusan Lajovic, which he won 6-1, 6-3, 6-4.
The Swiss tennis star kick-started his Wimbledon campaign with the easiest of matches, as he defeated Serbian Dusan Lajovic in 79 minutes. While Federer looked on top of his form, the supporters were shocked to see a major difference in the Swiss’ appearance.
Federer donned the UNIQLO jacket as he entered the Centre Court, as the clothing outfit’s official Twitter account formally announced their 10-year partnership with the Swiss.
In all these years, tennis supporters were accustomed to see Federer wearing the traditional RF logo on his Nike, so this change turned out to be a little hard to accept for the people. Fans took to social media to express their shock on the same.
Many journalists also reported that Federer may never wear the RF logo now, as it is the exclusive property of Nike. However, the Swiss star has cleared the air on the issue.
Sport360 journalist Reema Abulleil said quoted Roger Federer from the press conference after his first round yesterday on the logo dispute.
“The RF logo is with Nike at the moment, but will come soon to me at some point,” Federer said. The Swiss also insisted that it is his initials, and hence he will get the logo back.
“I hope sooner rather than later… It will come with me at some point, they are my initials. The good thing is it’s not theirs forever,” said Roger Federer.
Federer will now meet Slovakia’s Lucas Lacko in the second round of Wimbledon, who beat Benjamin Bonzi 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-4.