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Federer marks 20th Wimbledon with ‘$300 million’ windfall

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 02: Roger Federer of Switzerland waves to the crowd after victory over Dusan Lajovic of Serbia in their Men’s Singles first round match on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

By: Sarwar Alam

Roger Federer boosted his bank balance by a reported $300 million on Monday, marking his 20th straight Wimbledon appearance with a new clothing deal. The 36-year-old eight-time Wimbledon champion penned a contract with Japanese giants Uniqlo, virtually severing a two-decade association with Nike in the process. His deal has been widely estimated to be worth $300 million over 10 years, compared to the $10 million he was reportedly making each year from US heavyweights Nike. Curiously, he was still wearing Nike shoes for his 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 win over Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic on Centre Court on Monday. Reluctant to discuss figures, Federer is now…

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