Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic wears UNIQLO clothing on court because "I hate parting with money", he revealed today.
The secret scrooge, who shops on Ebay for his socks, his shorts and his racquets, revealed today that he hasn't signed any sponsorship deal with the high street retailer UNIQLO. He just hates paying more than a fiver for any item of sports equipment, "especially a polo shirt no better than the rip-off ones you can get on any package holiday."
The penny-pinching Wimbledon champion even refills his Evian water bottles from the tap. "Water is water is water," he says in a slight Serbian accent, to anyone who's listening, which is usually no-one these days.
With a prize pot of over £16 million to be won, one might expect the dour Serb to look on the bright side. However, the the No.1 seeded champ has been spotted in Wimbledon KFC handing in tokens for a free bag of fries. He sees nothing wrong. "What if I lose today? No prize money. Yet I still have to pay that bloke calls himself trainer plus my flight plus my shitty English hotel plus these parking scratchcards I got off the locals so I can leave my car here all day. Locals will always deal. Sad. Sadder than me, even."
"And they shop in UNIQLO".