Roger Federer was self-discarded this week for Tokyo Olympics. But he can be pleased to have sold 100% of his clothes and rackets auctioned at Christie’s for close to four million euros ($ 4.7 million).
Some benefits that will go directly to the Roger Federer Foundation, which finances educational projects for children in southern Africa and Switzerland.
The sale reported a total of 3.98 million euros, while the goal was to reach a total of one million pounds (about 1.2 million euros / 1.4 million dollars)
The auction of shorts, polo shirts, rackets and sneakers of the champion of 20 titles of Grand Slam It was developed in two stages: a live sale on June 23 in London, and another online from June 23 to July 14.
The London sale was devoted to the Swiss’s career in the four Grand Slam tournaments, while the virtual auction was dedicated to all of his 21 years on the circuit, since his first participation in the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. , when he was 19 years old.
The most important lot in the online sale, consisting of three rackets used in Wimbledon in 2019, was sold for 162,500 pounds.
“The prices reached were incredible, which makes me very happy because the money goes to the Roger Federer Foundation,” said the Swiss tennis player.
The Roger Federer collection is the most important collection of sports memorabilia and memorabilia ever put on the market by a single owner, a Christie’s representative told AFP.
Federer, who will turn 40 on August 8, dreamed of Olympic gold in Tokyo, his most important event of the year, which could spell the end of his career. But on Tuesday he announced his resignation from the Olympics because of an injury to his right knee.