Since when he started to write the pages of tennis history back in 1994 to today when the outlines of his achievements started to fade into legend, Roger Federer has always been sided by Nike. We’re talking about a twenty-year long partnership, that on one side came along with King Roger in all his amazing victories and on the other allowed Nike to represent a legend of world sports. However, according to report from HYPEBEAST, the relationship between Federer and Nike could be over.

In fact, as the ten-year $100M deal signed by the Swiss back in 2008 has ended, Federer may be weighing up the possibility to sing for Uniqlo, the Japanese brand that had a deal with Nole Djokovic before his move to Lacoste. Uniqlo looks ready to offer Federer a $30M per-year deal until 2028, with a particular focus on the 2020 Olympics, that will take place in Tokyo. Of course, the deal would endure way beyond Roger’s career, turning him into a proper ambassador of the Japanese brand.

Roger Federer could sign for Uniqlo It looks like the Japanese brand has a $300M 10 years-long offer ready for King Roger | Image 0
 

Anyway, there would be more traps with this deal, as for instance, Uniqlo is not a tennis shoe manufacturer, a thing that will force Federer to seek another supplier for his competitive activity. Then, Nike seems to hold the rights to the “RF” logo, making this partnership even more complicated. So, we’ll see if the king of world tennis will be tempted by the offer of the Japanese brand or if he will prefer to continue his partnership with Nike.