Wilson, Nike Release Commemorative Racquet And Shirt For Roger Federer’s Australian Open Win
(Update 01-31-18: all 19 available racquets have been sold.)
Roger Federer has cemented his status as the greatest player of all time, defeating Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to claim his record 20th Grand Slam title.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) January 29, 2018
“I’m so happy, it’s unbelievable. It’s been a long time waiting for this final. It’s easier in the afternoon, but when it’s at night you think about it all day. I’m happy it’s over now. It’s a dream come true and the fairy-tale continues. After the year I had last year, it’s incredible. -Roger Federer
To honor Federer’s 20th Grand Slam title, Wilson has created a highly exclusive 20th Grand Slam Platinum Edition Racket Package, complete with a special Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph racket painted in a metallic, glittering platinum-colored paint. The color platinum is widely used to the mark the achievement of 20th milestones.
Available at a premium price point of…if you’re not sitting down now, you should: $20,006, and only 20 of these commemorative sets have been created, each individually numbered and autographed by The Fed following his win. Bill Gates? Have your credit card standing by.
Here’s what you’d get: The racquets are “1 – 20,” specially-packed in a premium display box…a Wilson Australian Open tennis ball, signed by Federer…mini-posters celebrating his 20 Grand Slam titles….a USB Stick with photos of Federer and the special edition racket…and a COA. They ship in U.S. only in 3-4 weeks. SPECIAL NOTE: Fans residing outside the United States are encouraged to visit rogerfederer.com to purchase the 20th Grand Slam Platinum Edition Racket Package. Currently, www.wilson.com is unable to ship to fans outside the United States.
Ten of the Collector’s Edition Packages will be sold on rogerfederer.com with 100% of the proceeds going to the Roger Federer Foundation. Nine of the Collector’s Edition Packages will be sold on Wilson.com with 50% of the proceeds going to the Roger Federer Foundation and the other 50% going to Wilson’s philanthropic efforts to grow and build the game of tennis.
The final package will be given away via Wilson’s Instagram page. Fans are invited to follow @WilsonTennis on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information and updates on the timing of this giveaway. The 20th Grand Slam Platinum Edition Racket Package will go on sale on Monday January 29th, at 12:00pm EST.
Meanwhile, Nike has (as per usual) also come up with a Federer shirt (he’s already wearing it, see above!) for his AO win. There’s an RF20 cap too. Find It: TW/USA.