Have you ever wanted to own a match used Roger Federer racquet? Well, now is your chance as the Swiss star is auctioning off 20 lots from his Grand Slam victories at a live auction in London on 23 June.
Federer has only played two competitive matches in the last twelve months, so his on-court earnings have plummeted. As a result, he's absolutely desperate for cash, and this auction should ensure he can put the twins through school.
Just kidding 😎 , all the proceeds will support The Roger Federer Foundation, and it is hoped the auction can raise around $2 million US Dollars.
Every piece in these auctions represents a moment in my tennis career and enables me to share a part of my personal archive with my fans around the world. More importantly, the proceeds will support The Roger Federer Foundation to help us continue to deliver educational resources to children in Africa and Switzerland. Federer on the auction
The Roger Federer Collection – The Live Auction
The first chance for fans to get their hands on some gear is via a live auction on June 23 in London.
This will feature 20 lots, one for each of Federer's Grand Slam titles, and prices will range from £3,000 to £70,000 (~£100,000).
The full list isn't yet revealed, but a sample from Christie's shows the shoes he wore when winning his third successive Wimbledon in 2005 against Andy Roddick, and his Wilson Pro Staff K Six One 90 from the 2007 Wimbledon final against Nadal are part of the auction.
Fans can preview highlights from the collection during the global tour at the following locations:
- Zurich: 28 April – 21 May
- New York: 1-13 May
- Geneva: 8-11 May
- Hong Kong: 20-25 May
- London: 21 June – 13 July
Roger Federer Collection – The Online Auction
A second online auction will take place one month later in July and will feature 300 lower-priced items such as the wristbands Federer wore during his 1,500th professional match at a tournament in Basel.
This should hopefully allow everyday fans to pick up an item without breaking the bank.
Will you guys be placing a bid? Which items do you think are most desirable and which will reach the highest price? Let me know in the comments.