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Wow, Rogers exhibition match in Bogota, Colombia had to be cancelled! There have been some anti-government protests and unrest there, and the government declared a curfew in the evening.

Federer and Zverev attended some events and interviews during the day, and it seems they even went to the venue to speak to the fans that were there:

Afterwards, Roger tweeted:

 

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More Federer news -- this time on the business/sponsors/gear front:

Federer has become an investor (and contributing product designer) in a Swiss running shoe company called "On". The company was founded in 2010 in Zurich by some former athletes. Their "Cloud" series of running shoes are popular with some elite endurance athletes (triathlon, Ironman, etc).

Federer became aware of the brand about two years ago (lots of people in Switzerland wear them -- including Mirka!) and he started training in them. Apparently, Federer-designed products will hit the market in 2020.



I think I've seen this logo before, but didn't realize it said "On" -- I was reading it as "DC" :oops:

So I guess Roger is done with Nike for good. A sports reporter on Twitter is saying Federer invested 50 million Swiss Francs into the company (https://twitter.com/ThabetKrir).

You can read more in a New York Times article or if you're not able to access that here's a summary at Yahoo.

Here is On's twiter: https://twitter.com/on_running
 

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I may have jumped the gun in saying that Roger is "done with Nike"? He was wearing his Nike running shoes during the match in Mexico:


Makes me wonder: is it that these On sneakers are best for long-distance running, but maybe not for tennis? Will they make tennis shoes in the future? Or will Roger just wear these as off-court shoes? :unsure: Maybe this partnership is not that much about tennis, but about Roger's business venture in the future.
 

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Roger & Sascha's final Latin America exo was tonight in Quito, Ecuador. It sees that Roger won 6-3, 6-4. It was a much smaller scale event than Mexico, but looks like they both had fun in the pre-match activities and the match:



Roger got the key to the city


Roger & Sascha went to the Mitad del Mundo (“Middle of the World.”) site -- supposedly the middle of the world where the equator is (although modern-day GPS says that the 1970s site is off by a few hundred feet. They played a little tennis and tried to balance an egg.



 

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More Federer news -- this time on the business/sponsors/gear front:

Federer has become an investor (and contributing product designer) in a Swiss running shoe company called "On". The company was founded in 2010 in Zurich by some former athletes. Their "Cloud" series of running shoes are popular with some elite endurance athletes (triathlon, Ironman, etc).

Federer became aware of the brand about two years ago (lots of people in Switzerland wear them -- including Mirka!) and he started training in them. Apparently, Federer-designed products will hit the market in 2020.



I think I've seen this logo before, but didn't realize it said "On" -- I was reading it as "DC" :oops:

So I guess Roger is done with Nike for good. A sports reporter on Twitter is saying Federer invested 50 million Swiss Francs into the company (https://twitter.com/ThabetKrir).

You can read more in a New York Times article or if you're not able to access that here's a summary at Yahoo.

Here is On's twiter: https://twitter.com/on_running
Is he gettin that RF logo back ?
 

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