ROGER FEDERER'S CHAMPION SNEAKERS
ROGER FEDERER'S CHAMPION SNEAKERS
ROGER FEDERER'S CHAMPION SNEAKERS
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ROGER FEDERER'S CHAMPION SNEAKERS

US OPEN, 2005

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ROGER FEDERER'S CHAMPION SNEAKERS
US OPEN, 2005
Each sneaker signed ‘Roger Federer’ (on the side) and stitched ‘FEDERER’ (on the heel), both sneakers with original manufacturer ‘Promo Sample’ label, by Nike

We are extremely grateful to Gerard Starkey, Co-Founder of SAAS (Sports Authority Authentication Services), for his independent expert analysis and style-matching performed on this lot.

12 ¼ in. (31 cm.) long
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Specified lots are being stored at Crozier Park Royal (details below) or will be removed from Christie’s, 8 King Street, London, SW1Y 6QT by 5.00pm on the day of the sale. Christie’s will inform you if the lot has been sent offsite. If the lot has been transferred to Crozier Park Royal, it will be available for collection from 12.00pm on the second business day following the sale. Please call Christie’s Client Service 24 hours in advance to book a collection time at Crozier Park Royal. All collections from Crozier Park Royal will be by pre-booked appointment only. Tel: +44 (0)20 7839 9060 Email: cscollectionsuk@christies.com. If the lot remains at Christie’s, 8 King Street, it will be available for collection on any working day (not weekends) from 9.00am to 5.00pm
This lot has been imported from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice.

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Lot Essay

"For me the this was the most special Grand Slam final in my career. To play against Andre in New York, it's a dream.” (Roger Federer, BBC Sport, 2005)

Roger's final Grand Slam assignment of the 2005 season came at the U.S. Open. He continued his fantastic form from the Wimbledon Championships, with Nicolas Kiefer again taking a set off him, but the German was unable to stop his rampaging run to the final. The home-favourite Andre Agassi, in what was to be his final Grand Slam final at the record breaking age of 35, provided the opposition.

Agassi’s journey to the final had also been very impressive with the American coming from two sets to love down to defeat his countryman James Blake in the quarter-finals. A winner of eight Grand Slam titles, Agassi showed his class in the final by taking the second set 6-2 after Roger won the first 6-3 but his Swiss rival, the defending champion, claimed a crucial third set tie break before wrapping up the match and his sixth Grand Slam title in the fourth.

This second successive US Open victory drew Roger level on the all-time Grand Slam list with Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg and was the icing on the cake for a fantastic season. He didn’t quite match his triple Slam winning feats of 2004, but only lost four matches all year, picking up 11 titles along the way. During the final part of the season Roger was impacted by an ankle injury, which contributed to a defeat to David Nalbandian in the end of season Masters Cup, however this only served to inspire him to return to peak fitness and top form for his assault on the 2006 ATP Tour season.
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