Roger Federer created history at this year’s Australian Open when he won the five-setter final match on Sunday and became the first man ever to win 20 Grand Slam titles. To celebrate the occasion and honor Federer for reaching the historic landmark, racket manufacturer Wilson has created a highly exclusive Collector’s Edition Platinum Racket Package. Wilson said: “Roger Federer’s iconic Pro Staff RF97 Autograph racket has been reinvented to commemorate his record-breaking 20th Grand Slam Singles title. The Historic Platinum Edition has been created in a bold new Limited Edition design to honor this landmark Grand Slam Win at the 2018 Australian Open.”
The limited edition package comes with a special Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph racket painted in a metallic, glittering platinum-colored paint, an Australian Open tennis ball also signed by Federer, a premium display box and mini-posters celebrating Federer’s 20 Grand Slams Titles. Only 20 of these commemorative Collector’s Edition Packages individually numbered ‘1 – 20’ have been created and is priced at $20,000 apiece. 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 them will be available 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 social media.