‘Roger Federer’s body is going to hurt when he plays…’, says top analyst

The massive memorabilia collection will be auctioned by tennis star Roger Federer. A veritable treasure trove of shirts, rackets and tennis shoes accumulated over the last 21 years of his mind-blowing career, with the help of his wife and family. The heirloom will be sold at Christie’s from 23 June to 14 July, in which Federer hopes to obtain 1.15 million euros from the sale that will go to his foundation – the Roger Federer Foundation – and will be used for the realization of educational projects in South Africa and Switzerland. The UK auction house’s chief executive for continental Europe, Bertold Mueller, commented: “This is the largest single owner sports memorabilia collection ever seen on the market.” The collection, divided into over 300 lots, will be on display in Hong Kong until next Tuesday. On Sunday, 20 lots from four Grand Slams will be offered in a live auction: Wimbledon and the Australian, French and US Open. An online auction will be held from 23 June to 14 July with around 300 lots from other tournaments, including his debut at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, when he was just 19 years old.

Barbara Schett reflects on Roger Federer

In a recent interaction with Tennis365, Barbara Schett said Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have a good chance to eclipse Roger Federer’s record as they continue to be in top physical shape. “Maybe Roger believes he can win Wimbledon one more time, but that will be tough at his age and having been away from the game for so long,” Schett said. However, the Austrian revealed she would like to see Roger Federer triumph at the grasscourt Major for a record-extending ninth time. “I would love to see Roger win Wimbledon again,” she added. “He must believe he can do it or he would not be playing, but he has been out for so long and his body is going to hurt when he plays best of five set matches.” After his defeat to Andujar, Roger Federer admitted that he is not a contender for Roland Garros this year and that his main priority was still Wimbledon. The 20-time Grand Slam champion is set to play the 2021 Noventi Open at Halle in the lead-up to the grasscourt Slam. Federer is a 10-time champion at Halle, and he will reportedly be joined by the likes of Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov in the German city.

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