Roger Federer set to ditch Nike for $30m Uniqlo deal

Josh McDonnell
By Josh McDonnell | 12 June 2018

Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is set to swap Nike for Uniqlo according to reports from Swiss and British media outlets.

Despite reports Federer has confirmed to the media that while his deal has expired with Nike, effective since March, a deal with Uniqlo isn't 100% guaranteed.

Speaking at the Stuttgart Open, Federer added that he had not made a decision as to which sponsor he would work with to close out his career.

He has also not ruled out a new contract with Nike, appearing in the brand's apparel at the open.

The Swiss newspaper, Le Matin, originally reported that the tennis champion was set to sign a 10-year deal with Japan's Uniqlo, worth $US 30 million, after the brand cut ties with its former major tennis ambassador Novak Djokovic in 2017.

Djokovic left the partnership to join Lacoste last year.

Federer has been with the Nike brand for over two decades, signing with the label in 1994.

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