For those dreaming of getting their hands on authentic Roger Federer memorabilia straight from his closet will have their chance in the near future. On Thursday, the 39-year-old Swiss announced he is putting a collection of personal items up for auction at Christie’s to raise money for his foundation.
“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. “More importantly, the proceeds will support The Roger Federer Foundation to help us continue to deliver educational resources to children in Africa and Switzerland.”
On 23 June, a live auction will showcase 20 lots (one for each of his Grand Slam titles) with item prices ranging from £3,000-£70,000. A second online auction will be held in July with 300 lower-priced items such as the wristbands from his 1,500th ATP Tour match in Basel.
Items up for auction include:
•The outfit and racquet from his 2007 Wimbledon and 2009 Roland Garros final wins, respectively
•The cardigan he wore while walking onto Centre Court to play the 2012 Wimbledon final
•The shoes from his 2005 Wimbledon final victory
The collection is estimated to be worth £1 million but the end result could be closer to £1.5 million.