Roger Federer [VIDEO] made no mistakes whatsoever in yesterday's first-round session of play. As a defending champion at Wimbledon, the 36-year-old put in the right amount of grandiose Tennis in order to advance into the next round. He smoothly sailed past Dusan Lajovic in what was a very one-sided match from start to finish.

The 2018 Wimbledon Championships witnessed a stunning change in terms of appearance for Roger Federer [VIDEO]. He put an end to a 20-year partnership with Nike. Yesterday, the Centre Court got a shock when Federer stepped onto the court in Uniqlo apparel. Although it was a bit strange to see Federer not wearing a Nike headband, the news of this huge move was in the air for quite some time.

Roger Federer starts his Uniqlo deal

Ben Rothenberg, a well-established tennis journalist, was the first one to somehow legitimize the rumors a couple of weeks ago. Federer decided to keep this huge move out of the public eye until the very last moment. The pre-tournament press conference at Wimbledon had him wearing a street-type outfit without displaying any particular logo.

It all became official when Federer posted the news of his new deal on his official Facebook page.

According to ESPN, the Uniqlo deal is a very lucrative one for Federer who is expected to bank $300 million over a ten-year endorsement deal.

If it all comes true, Federer will be wearing Uniqlo until he's 47. Uniqlo is a Japanese brand which has been trying to expand its influence, especially in Europe. Now, with Federer in its boat, the future looks bright for this company.

Novak Djokovic, another tennis great, used to be their leading violin in terms of image but their five-year partnership ended last year when the Serb signed with Lacoste. Kei Nishikori has also been part of the Uniqlo brand.

Roger Federer can build more momentum at Wimbledon

Seeded first in the men's contest, Federer seems to have a great chance to reach the higher stages once more. Making his 20th consecutive appearance at this event may add a special feature to the mix.

According to the ATP official website, Roger Federer will take on Lukas Lacko (73 ATP) next, while the third round could bring the big server Ivo Karlovic, to the other side of the net. When the projected trajectory came out, we all hoped for a Halle rematch having Federer and the young Borna Coric in the same pit again. But the Croatian fell short in his opening match, unable to contain Daniil Medvedev charge.

If he makes it to the quarterfinals, Federer might look at a Kevin Anderson or Sam Querrey challenge while the semis might bring last year's runner-up on the other side. Marin Cilic is building his own momentum after last week's success at Queen's.