11 Jun 2018 - 20:24
Tennis icon Federer 'may sign $300 million deal'
STUTTGART: Tennis star Roger Federer here on Monday attempted to calm weekend speculation that he is about to sign a lucrative clothing contract with Japan's Uniqlo after his 10-year pact with Nike expired three months ago, an AFP report said.
The Swiss said it's all still in the air and his management is dealing with several options in the negotiations, worth a reported $300m from Uniqlo for a decade and extending into his eventual retirement.
"It's rumours, I haven't had a Nike contract since March when it ran out. We're talking, we will see what happens," Federer said ahead of his first match at this week's Stuttgart Cup.
"It's all part of the game I guess, an unfortunate part. This is an opportunity to see what's going on. I'll let you know, we'll see."