A 21-year-old university student sold a Serena Williams' racket that the American player used at last year's US Open final against the Japanese Naomi Osaka. Williams lost that match in straight sets and she was defaulted by the umpire Carlos Ramos during the match.
The ballboy put it on sale for just $700 although it was $50,000 worth. Speaking to the New York Times, the ballboy said: "Looking back I wish I'd had someone help me with the process. I was not familiar with how any of this works.
I just wanted to get rid of it." The expert Goldin said: "I think the low end would be $10,000, and I wouldn't be surprised if it goes to $25,000 or $50,000(USD)." Meanwhile writing on El Pais Rafael Nadal's uncle Toni spoke about the new Davis Cup format: The moment of the truth came, the new Davis Cup, this new format that canceled the ties that were played throughout the year.
The ITF has not really been able or willing to make changes, despite players were forced to switch surfaces and play in another place in the world. Top players could not afford this. I liked the Davis Cup finals that were played in Sevilla, Valencia, Alicante.
But a change was needed. Roger Federer expressed some doubts about the fact that the person who leads this project is a professional footballer. But he has enough recognition and success to invest on tennis. I will keep being excited and having great expectations for the new format. We will enjoy an event that will keep improving year by year, which Madrid city will benefit from."