Roger Federer has written a new page in tennis history the only player to achieve 20 Men’s Singles Champion Grand Slam victories. To honor his 20th Grand Slam title, Wilson Sporting Goods has created a Collector’s Edition Platinum Racket Package, complete with a special Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph racket painted in a metallic, glittering platinum-colored paint. The color platinum is widely used to mark the achievement of 20th milestones.
Special features of each exclusive platinum Pro Staff RF97 Autograph include: Symbols representing each of Roger Federer’s 20 Grand Slam titles adorning the inside of the hoop; subtle design nods to the number “20” incorporated throughout the design motif; an illustrated version of Federer’s signature appears prominently on the throat of the racquet.
Along with the limited-edition platinum Pro Staff RF 97, each package includes a Federer-signed Australian Open Wilson tennis ball, a premium box to display the racquet and ball, a series of mini-posters documenting his 20 Grand Slams, a photo of Federer holding the commemorative frame and the certificate of authenticity. 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 percent of the proceeds going to the Roger Federer Foundation. Nine of the Collector’s Edition Packages will be sold on Wilson.com with 50 percent of the proceeds going to the Roger Federer Foundation and the other 50 percent going to Wilson’s philanthropic efforts to grow and build the game of tennis. The final package will be given away via social media.