Roger Federer started his Wimbledon title defence with a bang, cruising past Dusan Lajovic 6-1, 6-3, 6-4, and showcasing his new clothing sponsor, Uniqlo, after terminating his 24-year contract with Nike.
As he was walking off Centre Court, he stopped to sign some autographs and take pictures with fans then made one girl, who was carrying a banner that read “Can I have your headband?” very, very happy by granting her her wish, diving into his bag to give her one. That headband is quite special since it’s from Federer’s first match playing in a Uniqlo outfit. Lucky fan!
In his post-match chat with the BBC, the interviewer told Federer that he may have opened himself up to all sorts of requests now that he gave in to the young girl’s banner plea.
“Now they want a watch, a car, a racquet, a shirt, they can have it all at this point,” he said with a laugh.
Watch highlights from Federer’s match above and listen to what Serena Williams had to say after playing her first match on grass in two years.
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