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ROGER FEDERER'S CHAMPION OUTFIT AND RACKET
ROGER FEDERER'S CHAMPION OUTFIT AND RACKET
ROGER FEDERER'S CHAMPION OUTFIT AND RACKET
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ROGER FEDERER'S CHAMPION OUTFIT AND RACKET

AUSTRALIAN OPEN, 2018

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ROGER FEDERER'S CHAMPION OUTFIT AND RACKET
AUSTRALIAN OPEN, 2018
The shirt: signed ‘Roger Federer’ (centre left), with black and pink ‘RF’ logo (on the sleeve) and RF design (on the back of the neck), with Nike Custom Athlete label, made by Nike
The shorts: with Nike Custom Athlete label, made by Nike
The bandana: signed 'Roger Federer', made by Nike
The wristbands: each signed 'Roger Federer', made by Nike
The racket: signed ‘Roger Federer’ (on the grip), with printed ‘Roger Federer’ autograph (on the frame) together with a printed design of Federer's face, Pro Staff RF97 Autograph Racket, version 11.0, made by Wilson

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.

The shirt: 29 1/8 in. (74 cm.) long; the shorts: 17 in. (43 cm.) long; the bandana: 33 ½ in. (85 cm.) long; the wristbands: 4 ¼ in. (11 cm.) long; the racket: 27 in. (68.8cm.) 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 is at 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
These lots have 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

"It's a dream come true and the fairytale continues." (Roger Federer, BBC Sport, 2018)

As the 2018 season dawned, many questioned whether Roger’s incredible form would continue. Could he possibly win a 20th Grand Slam title? His performances in Melbourne quickly settled any doubts as he raced into the quarter-finals where he again defeated Tomas Berdych, before Korea’s Chung Hyeon withdrew midway through their semi-final.

For a second successive season Federer faced Cilic in a Grand Slam final. However, unlike at Wimbledon in 2017, this year the Croatian was unhampered by a foot injury and was in dangerous form. In a similar story to the Australian Open final against Nadal in 2017, Roger twice went ahead before being pegged back. Ultimately, experience told in the fifth set decider with Roger winning it 6-1.

Roger’s insatiable appetite for Grand Slam success, fitness and remarkable longevity in the game saw him become the first man to win 20 Grand Slam titles and join tennis greats including Serena Williams and Steffi Graff as one of only a handful of players to achieve the milestone.

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