Christie’s auction serves up memorabilia from tennis ace

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Fans of tennis star Roger Federer will soon have the opportunity to have treasured memories of his incredible career.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion is auctioning off a piece of memorabilia to raise funds for the Roger Federer Foundation, which aims to give vulnerable children in southern Africa and Switzerland access to quality education.

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A live auction will take place at Christie’s London on June 23, with an online auction from June 23 through July 14.

The auction will feature 20 lots of his Grand Slam wins, while another 300 lots will be part of the online offering.

“I started to keep these objects from the first days [onwards] with the hope of someday doing something that can help make a difference in the world, ”said Federer.

Items include a racket bag and jersey from the 2006 Wimbledon tournament, where Federer defeated Rafael Nadal in the final to win his fourth consecutive crown at Wimbledon. The estimated price is £ 15,000 to £ 25,000.

Wimbledon victories

Federer did it five times in a row the following year and a Wilson outfit and racket from this success is estimated at between £ 30,000 and £ 50,000.

There is also a pair of Nike ‘Darth Federer’ night sneakers from the 2007 US Open which are expected to fetch £ 15,000 to £ 25,000, and another pair of signed Nike shoes are expected to fetch £ 50,000 to 70,000.

Online auction items include classic Wimbledon outfits, bags, headbands and towel.

Christie’s low estimate puts the entire collection at £ 1million.

An assistant poses with the Nike Air Jordans of Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer of the 2014 US Open during a photocall at the Christie's auction house in central London on June 21, 2021. / AFP / Tolga Akmen
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