Wimbledon: New-look Roger Federer cruises to round 2

Jul 03, 2018, 09:11 IST | AFP

Top seed Federer marched out on Centre Court dressed for the first time in gear designed by Japanese giant Uniqlo in a deal reported to be worth $300 million (Rs 2061 cr) after a two-decade association with Nike

Wimbledon: New-look Roger Federer cruises to round 2
Roger Federer celebrates his win over Dusan Lajovic. Pic/AFP

Defending champion Roger Federer marked the start of his 20th successive Wimbledon with a new look and a comfortable 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 win over Serbia's Dusan Lajovic yesterday.

$300 million deal
Top seed Federer marched out on Centre Court dressed for the first time in gear designed by Japanese giant Uniqlo in a deal reported to be worth $300 million (Rs 2061 cr) after a two-decade association with Nike. But everything else was familiar for the eight-time champion as the Swiss cruised past Lajovic in just 79 minutes.

Breeze for Cilic
Meanwhile, third seed Marin Cilic is safely through to the second round after a straight-sets win over Yoshihito Nishioka. The Croatian got his campaign up and running with a routine 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 victory.

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