Thursday 17 June 2021 5:39 pm

Roger Federer Wimbledon blazer set to fetch £25,000 as tennis star auctions vast trove of memorabilia

Roger Federer is auctioning one of his iconic Wimbledon blazers as part of a sale of treasures from his tennis career.

The 2016 blazer, which he wore to walk out on to Centre Court, is expected to fetch £15,000-£25,000.

It is one of the most prestigious of 300 lots in the online auction, which is being run by Christie’s London.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner is selling clothes, shoes, racquets and other equipment spanning his two decades on the circuit to raise funds for the Roger Federer Foundation.

“The auction represents a unique opportunity for collectors of sporting memorabilia and tennis fans globally to own a piece of sporting history,” said Bertold Mueller of Christie’s.

Federer trainers tipped to raise £60,000

A pair of signed Nike Air Jordan trainers that Federer wore at the 2014 US Open are estimated to be the most valuable items in the sale.

The shoes are expected to fetch between £40,000 and £60,000.

A full Davis Cup outfit that includes a signed racquet is tipped to attract bids of £20,000-£30,000.

Federer's trademark blazers became a feature of his Wimbledon campaigns over the last two decades
Federer’s trademark blazers became a feature of his Wimbledon campaigns over the last two decades (Getty Images)

Bidding on the cheapest lots is set to start at £100 in an attempt to make the sale more accessible.

“Each and every one of these objects evokes such strong memories and marks moments throughout my career to date which I hold very dear,” said Federer

“It took some convincing by my family to part with them all at once but I did so knowing that these items will raise proceeds to implement early education for children in both Africa and Switzerland through my Foundation.

“Curating this auction with Christie’s enables me to reach my incredible fans around the world and share a small part of my success with them.”

The online auction is available to view now here. Bidding is open from 23 June, the week before this year’s Wimbledon takes place.

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