Federer marks 20th Wimbledon with '$300 million' windfall

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Bernard Tomic kick-started his Wimbledon campaign in far happier style than he finished up in London a year ago.

To put his new deal with Uniqlo even further into perspective, Federer has earned $116m over the course of his 20-year career as a professional. Thirteenth-seeded Milos Raonic is also through to the second round after a comfortable 7-5, 6-0, 6-1 victory over British wildcard Liam Broady.

Cilic dominated the first set and was not broken throughout as he sealed a 6-1 6-4 6-4 victory on court number two.

"It's a great feeling, I am trying to find my bearings out there".

Roger Federer began his quest for a record-extending ninth Wimbledon men's singles title with a routine win over Serbia's Dusan Lajovic.

Roger Federer opened his Wimbledon account in familiar fashion but it was one very noticeable difference that sent social media into a frenzy. John Isner defeated Yannick Maden in three sets and unseeded Americans Mackenzie McDonald and Jared Donaldson also advanced. "After his match, Federer said Nike still owns his signature 'RF" mark, but he expects it to be transferred to him "at some point".

Third seeded Marin Cilic, the runner-up to Federer in 2017 and this year's Queen's champion, takes on Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka.

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For Stephens, fresh from making the French Open final last month, it was her second successive first round loss at the tournament.

The Swiss had lost his last four matches against Dimitrov, a semifinalist in 2014.

However, the top seed confirmed the end of an iconic partnership when he walked out wearing the Japanese manufacturer's logo on Centre Court on Monday to defend his title. And then, a five-game run and 25 minutes later, Williams had completed the 7-5, 6-3 result.

According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, Federer recently signed a new contract with Uniqlo worth over $US300 million over ten years and is guaranteed even if he retires before it expires.

Says Lewis: "I feel for him, but I think he'd be the first to say that The Championships are about more than one player".

Williams, meanwhile, has been shunted off to Court One where she tackles Dutch outsider Arantxa Rus.

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