Before Ditching Nike for $300,000,000, Roger Federer’s Prized Possession from His Last Grand Slam Hurrah Set to Turn Extra Special for Fans

Published 09/21/2023, 4:47 AM EDT

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Roger Federer is a name that many associate with greatness in tennis. With a career spanning more than 2 decades, the Swiss maestro won almost everything in the sport. After bagging 20 grand slams, Federer decided to hang up his boots in 2022. Recently, Roger Federer has again come to the news. Fed claimed his final grand slam success at the Australian Open back in 2018.

However, that year also marked an end to his ever-long partnership with Nike as the Swiss legend joined hands with Uniqlo. Celebrating the exceptional moment of the Swiss maestro’s career, there will be an auction featuring his outfit and the prestigious grand slam title. What makes things even more interesting is the fact that Roger Federer has his initials on it.

Roger Federer’s final Grand Slam outfit out for an auction

Tennis enthusiasts and collectors alike are gearing up for an exciting opportunity as Prestige Memorabilia announces the commencement of an online auction set to start this Wednesday.

This highly anticipated event features none other than Roger Federer’s legendary outfit, worn during his triumphant 20th and final Grand Slam victory at the 2018 Australian Open. The year 2018 was not only special because it helped Federer bag his final grand slam of his career, but his long-time partnership with Nike also came to a close.

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The Swiss maestro was offered a $ 300,000,000 deal for 10 years at Uniqlo, which was three times the amount that Nike, at the time was willing to offer. However, this Nike-made attire, endorsed by the Swiss maestro himself at the Australian Open 5 years back, is expected to command bids of up to a staggering $35,000.

Adding an allure to this exceptional memory, both pieces of the outfit bear Roger Federer’s signature. The tennis world watched with sadness as Federer retired from the sport just a year ago, making this auction a rare chance for fans and collectors to own a piece of tennis history.

Fans can get a unique experience of Roger Federer’s belongings

After a career spanning more than 2 decades, Roger Federer bid adieu to the sport back in 2022. Since then, his fans have missed his joyful nature and fierce shots. Federer created an iconic feat when he laid his hands on the 20th grand slam of his career. Thus, it was a history in the making for both, his fans and himself.

Now that he is out of the tennis courts, the tennis fans miss his allure on the courts. The auction could give them a chance to stay connected with him as his rare belongings, which already hold so much significance, could be theirs to make. Not only would this remind them of the havoc caused by the Swiss star in Australia but would also lay a great significance to the impactful career that he has had.

Thus, with the auction coming closer, his fans would be thrilled and excited as everyone would want a rare piece of Roger Federer’s history-making year. Do let us know in the comments how excited you guys are for the upcoming auction.

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Written by:

Akshat Gaur


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Akshat Gaur is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in 2021 and has been writing since then. With over two years of experience in the world of sports journalism, specifically tennis journalism, Akshat is someone who is immensely passionate about covering the ATP and the WTA Tour.
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