“Help Us Continue to Deliver Educational Resources to Children”: Roger Federer’s Tennis Memorabilia to Be Put for Auction

Published 04/28/2021, 1:44 PM EDT
Roger Federer of Switzerland gestures to the spectators before hitting signed tennis balls into the stands during day two of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)


Former world number one Roger Federer, who is gearing up for the clay-court season to take place in Geneva, announced earlier today that he will be auctioning off some personal items that he secured over the course of two decades.

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The auction will have two sales, in June and July this year, where fans will get the opportunity to own and cherish Federer’s great moments at Grand Slams. Each item at the first auction in June will either be an outfit or a racquet the Swiss great used at different Majors.

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning his singles match against Cameron Norrie of Great Britain during day two of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Federer auctions off his personal archive in June this year

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The purpose of this auction is to raise money for the Roger Federer Foundation. Talking about this auction, Roger Federer said, “Every piece in these auctions represents a moment in my tennis career and enables me to share a part of my personal archive with fans around the world.”

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Federer’s personal archive to be auctioned includes the outfit and racquet from his victory against Robin Soderling in the 2009 French Open final. The shoes he used in the final are also up for sale as it is still coated in the red clay dust.

The items for sale also include Federer’s kit for the 2007 Wimbledon Championships, where he won in the final against his good friend and rival, Rafael Nadal. The Swiss maestro has always been a passionate philanthropist, aiming to provide education to kids in Africa through his foundation.

Roger Federer of Switzerland in action against David Goffin of Belgium on day six of 2019 Rolex Shanghai Masters at Qi Zhong Tennis Centre in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Fred Lee/Getty Images)

The auction aims to raise funds for the Roger Federer foundation

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More importantly, the proceeds will support the Roger Federer Foundation to help us continue to deliver educational resources to children in Africa and Switzerland”, Federer explained the reason behind the auction.

The second auction, which will take place in July, will feature lower-priced items from Federer’s collection like the wristbands worn by Federer during his 1500th match at his home tournament in Basel. The entire Roger Federer collection is estimated at one million pounds, but it is expected to reach 1.5 million pounds at the end of both the auctions.

The Swiss star did a similar event last year to help raise funds for his foundation by playing a “Match for Africa” along with Rafael Nadal, Bill Gates, and Trevor Noah.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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