Roger Federer to sell off commemorative AO Wilson racquets
Roger Federer.com was scheduled to auction off signed commemorative racquets to honor The Fed’s 18th Grand Slam singles title today (2/2). Federer defeated Rafa Nadal overnight in an epic five-set battle to win the Australian Open.
BUT per Wilson, the racquet auction was cancelled and the racquets placed for sale at Tennis Warehouse. They were of course gone in minutes.
The racquet will feature the exact same specs as the inline Pro Staff RF97 Autograph. To commemorate his Australian Open win, each racquet is individually numbered and Roger has personally signed each one (on the grip and frame). The featured design elements of the limited edition racquet include:
- A splash of bold red on the inside of the throat highlights Roger’s 18 career grand slam achievement and his signature.
- A second signature and an image of Roger’s face in silver add an element of personalization.
- The Wilson logo on the outside of the racquet’s throat is made up of the names of each city where Roger has won a Grand Slam title.
- Each racquet comes strung with Roger’s string of choice, Champion’s Choice, and has a 4-3/8 grip
- Racquets were signed in Melbourne, Australia the day after Roger won his 18th Grand Slam
Net proceeds of the racquets go to the Roger Federer Foundation.
Proceeds go to the Federer Foundation– here’s the man himself signing them after the match. (Much the same type of commemorative frame Wilson briefly had for sale for Serena’s win. Only 23 were made, and went quickly. Those proceeds also went to her charitable fund.)
UPDATE: The date and times are set!
— Wilson Tennis (@WilsonTennis) February 2, 2017
A splash of bold red on the inside of the racket’s throat highlights The Fed’s signature and his 18th Slam win.
Touches of silver highlight a second signature and an image of his face adds an element of personalization.
The Wilson logo on the outside of the racket’s throat is made up of the names of each city where he won a Grand Slam.
Here’s a closer look:
*Feature photo via Wilson Tennis Twitter.