Daily Trust

Federer memorabili­a net $4.7 million at auction


Roger Federer may have seen his dreams of Olympic gold dashed this week, but he can celebrate that t-shirts, racquets, and shoes from his trophy-laden tennis career proved a treasure trove at auction.

The sports legend saw every single item that went under the hammer at a two-phased Christie’s auction sold, raking in £3.4 million.

The combined proceeds from an online and a live auction – over three times more than his £1-million target – will go to the Roger Federer Foundation, which supports educationa­l projects in southern Africa and his native Switzerlan­d.

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