ROGER FEDERER'S CHAMPION SHIRT AND RACKET BAG
ROGER FEDERER'S CHAMPION SHIRT AND RACKET BAG
ROGER FEDERER'S CHAMPION SHIRT AND RACKET BAG
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ROGER FEDERER'S CHAMPION SHIRT AND RACKET BAG

THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, WIMBLEDON, 2006

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ROGER FEDERER'S CHAMPION SHIRT AND RACKET BAG
THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, WIMBLEDON, 2006
The shirt: signed ‘Roger Federer' (upper left), by Nike
The racket bag: signed ‘Roger Federer’ (on the side), 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 racket bag: 12 ½ in. (32 cm.) high; 30 ¾ in. (78 cm.) wide
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 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

"I would just like to say it's a great tournament for Rafael. It was awfully tight and I was getting awfully nervous in the end too." (Roger Federer, The Guardian, 2006)

The arrival of the Wimbledon Championships was greeted with palpable excitement by tennis fans across the globe. The past year had seen the development of what promised to be one of the sport’s greatest rivalries - between Roger and Rafael Nadal. In 2006, prior to Wimbledon, Roger had won five titles, including the Australian Open and lost only four times, on each occasion to the Spaniard.

The most notable example had been at the previous month’s French Open final, with Roger requiring a victory to complete the unique achievement of holding all four majors at the same time and the rare feat of a career Grand Slam. Once again, it would be Nadal who would end the dream for another year, prevailing in four sets. However, by reaching his first Roland Garros final, Roger had shown incredible progress on clay. The question on everyone’s lips was whether Nadal would be able to show the same adaptability against the ‘King of Grass’.

The road to the 2006 final proved to be business as usual for Roger as he advanced without dropping a set, defeating Tim Henman in what would be the Briton’s penultimate home Championships. Nadal, almost in a mirror image of the French Open, advanced to his maiden Wimbledon final, but succumbed to his Swiss rival in four sets, the score 6-0, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4. The rivals weren’t to know at the time, but their battle in these two finals would be played out annually over the following two seasons. Victory in 2006 made Roger just the fourth man to win a quartet of Wimbledon trophies and continued his dominance on his favourite surface.

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