Four days after starting his 22nd participation in Wimbledon, since it debuted in 1999, Roger Federer organizes this Wednesday at Christie’s in London an auction of 20 pieces linked to his 20 Grand Slams titles, from the first he won at Wimbledon 2003 to the last one won in Australia in 2018.
“Each object reminds me of a great moment in my career,” he highlighted. Federer that he will use the proceeds of the auction, which starts at 8:00 pm this Wednesday, for his Foundation.
Roland Garros 2009
The most important lot, estimated to start at the auction between 50,000 and 70,000 pounds (58,000 and 81,000 euros), is his complete luggage from his only victory at Roland Garros, in 2009: jacket, polo shirt, shorts, belt, sneakers and racket. . All are signed by the Swiss master, although not all were used in his final won against the Swede Robin Söderling (6-1, 7-6, 6-4) but in previous matches during the tournament.
To himself and, until July 14, to through internet, Federer It will also auction an additional 300 more affordable pieces for tennis fans and fans. Among the cheapest lots, there is a bandana from Wimbledon 2007, whose estimated price is between 350 and 580 euros.
Federer He created his foundation 10 years ago to get involved in education programs for children from 3 to 12 years old living in poverty, in Africa and Switzerland. The Roger Federer Foundation works to help the little ones to build a future in order to guarantee a true social integration; It also offers financial support to promising young sports, who come from poor families, who, due to lack of financial resources, could not bring out their full power.