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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, 2017

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ROGER FEDERER'S CHAMPION OUTFIT AND RACKET
AUSTRALIAN OPEN, 2017
The shirt: signed ‘Roger Federer’ (upper left), with orange ‘RF’ logo (on the sleeve) and Nike Custom Athlete label, by Nike
The shorts: with Nike Custom Athlete label, by Nike
The jacket: signed ‘Roger Federer’ (centre left), with printed ‘RF’ logo (upper left) and ‘RF’ detailing on the interior, with Nike Custom Athlete label, by Nike
The racket: signed ‘Roger Federer’ (on the grip), with printed ‘Roger Federer’ autograph (on the frame), Pro Staff RF97 Autograph Racket, Co-Designed with Roger Federer, version 11.0, 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 ½ in. (75 cm.) long; the shorts: 17 ¾ in. (45 cm.) long; the jacket: 30 ¾ in. (78 cm.) long, the racket: 27 in. (68.5 cm.)long
Special Notice

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

"I've been coming here for almost 20 years now. I've always enjoyed it and now my family does too. Thanks again for everything, to everybody. Tennis is a tough sport. There are no draws. If there were I would have been happy to accept one and share it with Rafa.” (Roger Federer, BBC Sport, 2017)

By Roger’s exceptionally high standards, the years 2012-2016 were disappointing in terms of Grand Slam victories. There were incredible high points, including Switzerland’s first Davis Cup victory in 2014, and his 1000th match win which came in Brisbane in 2015. However, major victories were proving harder to come by and although he reached both the Wimbledon and U.S. Open finals in 2015, he was beaten by Djokovic on each occasion. Roger would remain on 17 major victories until a remarkable renaissance at the beginning of 2017.

When the Australian Open came around in January, he was seeded an unusually low 17th for the tournament. After coming through the early rounds in straightforward fashion, Federer fans were on the edge of their seats as he dispatched compatriot Stan Wawrinka in a five set thriller, to set up a ninth Grand Slam final against Rafa Nadal. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the two friends and long term rivals produced an epic duel, with Roger twice going ahead only for Rafa to hit back. With the score locked at 2-2 in sets, Nadal broke to lead 3-1 before Roger rolled back the years, winning five games in a row to seal the title, his fifth Australian Open title and his 18th Grand Slam. At the age of 35, with one of his greatest victories, Roger had proved that he was back to his best.
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