Over more than two decades, Roger Federer has been one of the most recognisable sports personalities globally. Swiss is known for his on-court records and, on the flip side, for his off-court charity work.
The 20-time Grand Slam Champion runs a foundation called Roger Federer Foundation, providing education to thousands of children in Africa and Switzerland.
However, Roger Federer will be auctioned off his Grand Slam memorabilia at Christie’s in June and July to deliver education to those children uninterruptedly.
“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,” Federer said ahead of under the hammer in London.
“More importantly, the proceeds will support The Roger Federer Foundation to help us continue to deliver educational resources to children in Africa and Switzerland,” the 39-year-old from Basel added.
What Do Will Roger Federer’s Fans Bid at Auctions In Christie’s?
First of all, the live auction will occur on 23rd June with 20 lots, each and everyone relevant to Roger’s Grand Slam titles. The archive’s selling price will be from 3000 to 70,000 pounds.
Remembrances will be a Swiss’s outfit, shoes(coated with Roland Garros’ clay dust) and a racquet of the 2009 French Open when Federer beat Robin Soderling in the championship match to wear his first crown on Parisian clay.
Collectors will also bid for the 2012 Wimbledon final’s RF-emblazoned white cardigan, which he wore before beating fans favourite Andy Murray. And Federer’s 2005 Wimbledon shoes that he used against Andy Roddick during the final.
Secondly, the online auction will be held on 13th and 14th July with 300 pieces of lower-priced memorabilia, including wrist bands were worn by Roger Federer on the occasion of his 1500th professional match in none other than his hometown Basel.