ibusinesslines.com September 20, 2018

Roger Federer breezes past Lajovic in straight sets in Wimbledon first round

07 July 2018, 07:01 | Charlene Valdez

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

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

Uniqlo, which outfitted Novak Djokovic before the Serbian tennis star signed a deal with Lacoste past year, announced Federer as its new "Global Brand Ambassador" on Twitter.

Gone was the Nike swish from his bandana and the RF logo that usually appears on his jacket was also missing.

"[I hope] Nike can be nice and helpful in the process to bring it over to me". Interestingly enough, Federer was still wearing Nike sneakers during his match.

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

'Luckily I opened really nicely and got double break in the first set and Yoshihito later in the second and third showed good tennis, ' Cilic added. They are my initials.

The new contract is reportedly worth $300m (£228m) over the next 10 years and was signed after Federer's deal with Nike expired in March.

Federer also has commercial deals with Wilson, Barila, Credit Suisse, Mercedes, Rolex, Lindt, Jura, Moet & Chandon, Sunrise and NetJets. "I must tell you, it's been a long time coming", said Federer.

Switzerland's Roger Federer looks on while playing Serbia's Dusan Lajovic during their men's singles first round match on the first day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 2, 2018. The good thing is it's not theirs forever.

She took the first set with a well-timed break at 6-5, with Rus serving to take it to a tie-break. I have deep roots with Nike.

The 25 year old Australian, ranked 65 in the world, was born in Zagreb Croatia but now lives in Brisbane, a great city for tennis. "But everything is open".

But everything else was familiar for the Swiss star who cruised past World No. 57 Lajovic in just 79 minutes.

The video of Federer handing his headband to the girl was shared by Wimbledon's official YouTube channel.

"I'm very happy, I felt good from the start too which was nice and that was not the case past year against him".

"Well, when I was about to break the record, I thought, "Wow, I'm going to beat Federer at something", said Lopez, whose unbroken run began at the 2002 French Open.

Federer barely broke a sweat and romped to another straight-sets win against the world number 58, having seen off Lajovic in the second round previous year.

Other News

Trending Now

Former MSNBC Host Ed Schultz Dies at 64
A family member tells KFGO News that Schultz died in Washington, DC where he was working for the Russian TV network "RT". I got a lot of tire left. "This gives me a chance to do something that I haven't had an opportunity to do in my career".

Barcelona offer three players to Chelsea in bid to sign Willian
Fellow Brazilians Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho already ply their trade at the La Liga champions and Willian admits the trio get on well.

Hawaii bans certain sunscreens to protect coral reefs
The ban will not be applied to medically prescribed sunscreens or makeup that contain oxybenzone or octinoxate. David Ige will sign a bill on Tuesday that makes selling sunscreens with oxybenzone and octinoxate illegal.

United Kingdom police in protective suits investigate latest Novichok poisoning
Police are on the scene Thursday where a man and woman were reportedly exposed to the Novichok nerve agent in Amesbury , England. The Skripals' illness initially baffled doctors after they were found unconscious March 4 on a park bench in Salisbury.

US using DNA to reunite 3000 migrant children, parents
They will need more time to collect DNA samples or other evidence from parents who have been released from government custody. As many as 3,000 children remain separated from their parents, according to new estimates by HHS.

Carmelo Anthony Leaving OKC Thunder: Will He Join LeBron James In LA?
Anthony recently opted into the final year of his contact with Oklahoma City, which was set to pay him $27.9 million next year. Privately, however, people within the Thunder anxious about his application of the role, multiple sources told MassLive.

Oil mixed as Saudi output rises, equities rebound
Saudi Arabia agrees with Trump on the importance of keeping prices down but has not committed to increasing output sufficiently. Inventories at Cushing, Oklahoma, fell 2 million barrels last week, according to a separate forecast compiled by Bloomberg .