Report: Roger Federer may leave Nike for Uniqlo
Nike’s most famous tennis athlete may soon be leaving the brand.
Roger Federer’s deal with Nike has expired, and reports are saying the Swiss tennis star may switch brands.
According to multiple reports, Federer could be headed for a deal with Japanese company Uniqlo, which previously sponsored Novak Djokovic.
“It has already expired in March and we are in negotiations,” Federer said of his Nike contract.
“They are rumors and nothing is ruled out, neither my continuity in Nike nor the end of our collaboration, nor a change to any brand.”
Though an extension with Nike is not being ruled out, there is talk about Federer receiving a 10-year, $300 million deal from Uniqlo. Not only would that pay him well, but it would come at the end of his tennis-playing career. The 36-year-old is already playing a more limited schedule, so it might be hard to turn down that kind of money so close to retirement.