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Roger Federer to auction off Grand Slam memorabilia

The 20-times Grand Slam champion, regarded by many as the greatest player ever to wield a tennis racket, is putting various items under the hammer in two sales in June and July at Christie’s to raise money for his foundation.

April 29, 2021 / 08:12 AM IST
The 20-times Grand Slam champion, regarded by many as the greatest player ever to wield a tennis racket, is putting various items under the hammer in two sales in June and July at Christie’s to raise money for his foundation.

The 20-times Grand Slam champion, regarded by many as the greatest player ever to wield a tennis racket, is putting various items under the hammer in two sales in June and July at Christie’s to raise money for his foundation.

Millions of Roger Federer fans around the world might be salivating at the prospect of owning some mementos of the Swiss great's incredible career after he announced he is auctioning off a collection of personal items this summer.

The 20-times Grand Slam champion, regarded by many as the greatest player ever to wield a tennis racket, is putting various items under the hammer in two sales in June and July at Christie’s to raise money for his foundation.

A live auction taking place on June 23 will feature 20 lots, with each one reflecting one of Federer's Grand Slam titles. Prices will range from 3,000 pounds to 70,000 pounds ($97,146.00). Lots include the outfit and racket from Federer's 2009 French Open final victory over Robin Soderling which completed his career Grand Slam, including the shoes still coated in red Roland Garros clay dust.

Fans and collectors will also be able to bid for the 2007 kit and racket he used during the second of his three Wimbledon finals against career-long rival Rafael Nadal, including shoes decorated with Swiss flags denoting his Wimbledon titles.
Federer's elegant white RF-emblazoned cardigan, worn before facing Britain's Andy Murray in the 2012 Wimbledon final, is also up for grabs, as are the shoes he wore when winning his third successive Wimbledon in 2005 against Andy Roddick.