Roger Federer's legendary top year racket up for auction for a huge price

The auction house is ready to sell a memorabilia that will delight fans of the Swiss Maestro

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Roger Federer's legendary top year racket up for auction for a huge price
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Prestige Memorabilia is about to sell an item that will make all the fans of Roger Federer happy. In fact, the famous auction house of precious tennis objects will auction off the Roger Federer's 2006 satch used signed Wilson racket from Australian Tennis Museum.

The auction ends in 14 days and will start at $10,000, but the experts at Prestige Memorabilia believe the item can be auctioned for up to a record $118,000!

2006 was probably Swiss Maestro's best year. In total he won 12 titles that season, including the Australian Open (against Marcos Baghdatis), Wimbledon (against Rafael Nadal) and the US Open (against Andy Roddick). In 2006, Roger also won the Sunshine Doubles (triumphing at Indian Wells and Miami), Toronto, Madrid and the ATP Finals (then called the Tennis Masters Cup).

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Prestige Memorabilia sells Roger Federer's 2006 Wilson racket

Below you can read the statement released by Prestige Memorabilia about Roger Federer's 2006 match used wigned Wilson racket:

"Roger Federer has had many incredible seasons, but none match the dominance of his 2006 season. In 2006, Federer won 12 titles, including Wimbledon, the Australian Open, the US Open, and the ATP Tour Finals. With an unbelievable match record of 92-5, many consider this to be the greatest tennis season of all time. 

Like Nadal’s racket from our last auction, this racket was previously housed in the Australian Tennis Museum as part of eight-time Grand Slam champion Ken Rosewall’s personal collection. The recent closure of the museum–to be converted into a gymnasium– has allowed collectors this amazing opportunity. The racket remains in the original frame that it had in the museum, and has been signed twice by Federer. Federer autographed the racket on the grip as well as the frame.  

The racket is accompanied by a photo of Rosewall with Federer and Tiger Woods in 2006, which has been signed by both Rosewall and Federer. 

Federer’s N-Code pro stock racket from his 2006 season carries all of his distinguishing and unique racket customizations. Small leather power pads are in the throat of the racket, which separate the strings from the grommet. Tiny plastic string savers are present on the string bed. And of course, the racket has a 90 square-inch head, as he didn’t switch to the 97 square-inch until 2014."

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