Roger Federer’s £ 50,000 Nike shoes: Christie’s auction serves up memorabilia of tennis ace
Fans of tennis legend Roger Federer have the opportunity to own precious moments from his incredible career.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion is auctioning off a piece of memorabilia to raise funds for the Roger Federer Foundation, which aims to give vulnerable children in southern Africa and Switzerland access to quality education.
A live auction will take place at Christie’s London on June 23, with an online auction from June 23 through July 14.
The auction will feature 20 lots of his Grand Slam wins, while another 300 lots will be part of the online offering.
“I started to keep these objects from the first days [onwards] in the hopes of someday doing something that can help make a difference in the world, ”said Federer.
Items include a racket bag and jersey from the 2006 Wimbledon tournament where Federer defeated Rafael Nadal in the final to win his fourth consecutive crown at Wimbledon. The estimated price is £ 15,000 to £ 25,000.
Federer did it five times in a row the following year and a Wilson outfit and racket from that success is estimated at between £ 30,000 and £ 50,000.
There is also a pair of Nike ‘Darth Federer’ night sneakers from the 2007 US Open which are expected to fetch £ 15,000 to £ 25,000, and another pair of signed Nike shoes are expected to fetch £ 50,000 to 70,000.
Online auction items range from outfits and bags to headbands and a classic Wimbledon tournament towel.
Christie’s low estimate puts the entire collection at £ 1million.