Roger Federer's epic Djokovic-breaking racket ready to set a record at auction

Prestige Memorabilia is selling the historic racket used by The Swiss Maestro at the Roland Garros 2011

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Roger Federer's epic Djokovic-breaking racket ready to set a record at auction
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Prestige Memorabilia delights tennis fans with an exceptional new piece of memorabilia that belonged to Roger Federer. This is the racket that the Swiss Maestro used at Roland Garros 2011. The 2011 edition of the French Open was the tournament in which Roger ended Novak Djokovic's 43-match winning streak and in which the Swiss also played their last Roland Garros final. Prestige Memorabilia (you can read our exclusive interview here) predicts that the auction will well exceed $50,000 and will likely set the record for the sale of a Federer racket.

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Roger Federer© Matthew Stockman / Staff Getty Images Sport
 

Here is the release from the famous auction house specializing in tennis memorabilia:

"Prestige Memorabilia announces Roger Federer's racket from his legendary run at the Roland Garros 2011. The auction is open from May 14th and will close on June 2nd. At the 2011 Roland Garros, in a highly anticipated semifinal, Federer halted Djokovic's historic 43-match winning streak in what is considered the best clay-court match of his career. In the final, Federer faced Nadal in their 25th career duel. Federer pushed Nadal to the limit in a four-set battle.

The tournament marked the last French Open final of his career and the racket is expected to fetch $50,000. It was at this tournament that Federer shocked the world by ending Novak Djokovic's historic 43-match winning streak, then facing Rafael Nadal in the dramatic final.

The racket is acquired by the Roger Federer Foundation and the coveted Solution Photomatch certification accompanies the racket. The resolution managed to forensically prove that Federer used the racket in the final. Further highlighting the racket's rarity, it is the first Federer racket with photographic graphics to be auctioned. Federer's racket was custom made for him and he even signed it."

In 2011, Federer won four titles: Doha, Basel, Paris-Bercy and the ATP Finals. The Swiss also played in the Dubai final, as well as the Roland Garros final.

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