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Uniqlo launches Djokovic-inspired tennis line

NEW YORK — Uniqlo has introduced a new tennis line modeled after the performance apparel worn by top-ranked male professional tennis playe, Novak Djokovic. The line will launch in the United States on Aug. 27 and in other markets around the world at a later date, details of which will be announced in due course.

Uniqlo, sponsor of Djokovic since May, will launch a total of 10 items for adults, ranging from warm up jackets and pants, to shirts, shorts and accessories. The tennis line will closely resemble the look and feel of the actual performance wear that Djokovic will wear at the 2012 U.S. Open Tournament that starts at Flushing Meadows, New York, on Aug. 27.

Commenting on today's announcement, Shin Odake, Fast Retailing group officer and Uniqlo U.S. CEO, said, "We are very excited about introducing the Novak Djokovic replica tennis line first in the U.S., and to coincide our launch with the start of the U.S. Open. We hope the new line will be popular with our customers and tennis fans alike."

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