Former world number one Roger Federer, who is preparing for the clay-court season that will take place in Geneva, announced today that he will auction some personal items that he collected over the course of two decades. The auction will have two sales, in June and July of this year, where fans will have the opportunity to own and appreciate Federer´s great moments at the Grand Slams. Each item from the first auction in June will be an outfit or racket that the Grand Swiss wore in different Majors. Federer auctions his personal archive in June this year The purpose of this auction is to raise money for the Roger Federer Foundation. Speaking of this auction, Roger Federer said: “Each piece in these auctions represents a moment in my tennis career and allows me to share a part of my personal archive with fans around the world.” Items for sale also include Federer´s uniform for the 2007 Wimbledon Championship, where he won in the final against his good friend and rival, Rafael Nadal. The Swiss teacher has always been a passionate philanthropist, aiming to bring education to children in Africa through his founding. The auction aims to raise funds for the Roger Federer Foundation “Most importantly, the proceeds will support the Roger Federer Foundation to help us continue to deliver educational resources to children in Africa and Switzerland,” Federer explained the reason for the auction. The second auction, which will take place in July, will feature lower-priced items from Federer´s collection, such as the bracelets Federer wore during his 1500th match at his local tournament in Basel. Recently, Roger Federer was praised by upcoming tennis sensation, Dominic Stricker. The Swiss teenager is in awe of his compatriot. The pair practiced for three weeks in Dubai earlier this season. When Roger was busy training while being on the sidelines, Dominic was his practice partner.
Stricker comments on Roger Federer
18-year-old Dominic Stricker stated, “It was just an amazing feeling to practice with Roger Federer. I was with him for three weeks in Dubai and I learned a lot. I’m very happy to show what he taught me. The biggest lesson is what he told me to do on serve.” The Swiss teenager felt ecstatic about seeing his idol, Roger Federer. During his time with the 39-year-old veteran, Stricker sharpened his skills in the game. The biggest lesson he learned from the great Swiss maestro was to work on his serve. Dominic won his first ATP Challenger Trophy in Lugano, Switzerland, last week. In the previous season, he won the French Open juniors event, capturing titles in both, singles and doubles, categories.