Federer Invests in On, A Swiss Running Shoe Brand

Roger Federer has made a “meaningful” investment in On, a Swiss shoe maker founded by three-time world duathlon champion and multiple Ironman winner Olivier Bernhard Olivier Bernhard, David Allemann and Caspar Coppetti. The company which makes running shoes was founded in 2010 has over 6500 premium retail outlets in over 50 countries.

The company clarified that Federer is an investor in the company.  The company did not pay Federer for a sponsorship deal. But Federer’s responsibilities include product design, brand building and global marketing. A bunch of Federer-designed products are already in the pipeline, and Federer will represent the brand publicly.

The company has been profitable since 2014, and has around 500 employees. On noticed Federer wearing its shoes, and one of its founders asked him out for lunch.  Federer and David Allenmann appeared on CNBC to discuss the Federer’s investment in the company.

Though Federer’s contract with Nike ended two years ago, Federer is still wearing Nike shoes on the court. Federer noted in the interview that On may one day make tennis shoes.  If it does, I am sure it will be a hit among Federer fans.

Federer also appeared on the Today show with one of Federer’s super fans, Savannah Guthrie.

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Jaden Agassi, Son of Andre Agassi And Steffi Graf To Play Baseball At USC

Jaden Agassi has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play baseball at the University of Southern California. Jaden Agassi is the son of tennis grand slam champions, Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf.

Agassi plays pitcher-third baseman. Though Agassi attended a few high schools but in recent years he has been homeschooled. He plays for the Las Vegas Recruits, an independent team made up of rising teenage stars.

Agassi has won three Most Valuable Pitcher awards (2016 PG Freshman West National Championship, 2017 PG Freshman West MLK Championship, 2018 PG 18u West Memorial Day Classic) and one Most Valuable Player award (2016 14u WWBA West Memorial Day Classic) while playing for the Las Vegas Recruits.

Agassi underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this year. It’s not clear how fit he will be in his first season with USC. Tommy John surgery usually takes a year and a half of recovery and rehabilitation.

A year ago Agassi was ranked No. 66 among the class of 2020 standouts. He reportedly received the perfect five-tool rating from scouts.

Agassi easily hits the low 90’s on the mound and has been making good progress since his surgery.  He has currently rated the No. 2 overall recruit in Nevada, and the nation’s 171st best player in the class of 2020.

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