Roger Federer has decided to sell some memorabilia at auction for his foundation: the money raised will in fact be used for the projects of the Roger Federer Foundation, an organization founded in 2003 that supports educational projects in various countries of southern Africa.
20 memorabilia will be auctioned by Christie's, in London starting June 23, and exclusively online. But what are the memorabilia that Roger will be auctioning for charity? The autographed shoes worn during the 2005 Wimbledon edition (15,000-25,000 pounds), the T-shirt, shorts and racket used at Roland Garros 2009 (50,000 and 70,000 pounds), the white cardigan and the 2012 Wimbledon racket (£ 40,000-60,000).
Another 300 articles relating to Federer's career will also be auctioned, the sale of which will always take place online and will be available from 23 June to 14 July: "The sale was curated to attract Federer fans around the world and Roger personally expressed a desire to include affordable estimates from £ 100," the site reads.
Roger Federer's career
With 20 triumphs, Roger Federer, along with Rafael Nadal, he is the most successful player in the history of men's tennis in Grand Slam tournaments. In 2009 with the victory in Roland Garros he completed the Career Grand Slam.
In 2017, by beating Marin Cilic in the final, he became the only man to have won Wimbledon eight times, the oldest and most prestigious tournament in the world. On 28 January 2018, by winning his twentieth Grand Slam, he marks one of the most significant feats in the history of sport.
From that date to 27 January 2019, he is the only player in history to simultaneously hold the record for trophies won in two different Grand Slam events (8 titles at Wimbledon, absolute record and 6 Australian Open, ex aequo with Djokovic and Emerson).
He is the tennis player who has won the ATP Finals several times (6) (obtaining the highest number of participations in the final, 10) and who has won the most titles both on hard (67) and on grass (19). In 2014, winning the decisive singles match against the French Richard Gasquet, he led the Swiss team to win their first Davis Cup.
At the Olympics he won two medals: at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing he won gold in the double together with compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka, while in London 2012 he won silver in the singles by losing in the final at Wimbledon to Andy Murray.
With 54 successes he is, behind Novak Djokovic (59) and Rafael Nadal (56), in third place in the ranking of the winners of the so-called Big Titles, namely the Grand Slam tournaments, the Masters 1000, the ATP Finals and the Olympics.
With a prize pool of around 130 million dollars, he is the second player in history in the ranking of career earnings, preceded by Djokovic.