Yesterday (July 16,) Roger Federer defeated Marin Cilic to win his 8th Wimbledon title and 19th grand slam on Centre Court, Wimbledon, Wilson Tennis is celebrating the historic feat with eight limited edition rackets. Featured in a brilliant Wimbledon white, these specially designed Pro Staff RF97 autograph rackets have been individually numbered (one through eight) and autographed by Roger Federer following his championship win.
The eight commemorative rackets will be sold by the Roger Federer Foundation, with 100% of the proceeds going to the foundation for its charity efforts. Earlier this year, Wilson released 18 limited edition Pro Staff RF97 Autograph rackets to honor the Swiss maestro’s 18th grand slam, where he defeated Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final.
With more power, a larger head size, and a bigger sweet spot, here is the official description of the Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph, from Wilson Tennis:
Co-designed by Roger Federer, the Pro Staff delivers the pure, classic feel players have come to love but with an all-new uncontaminated design. meticulous in detail and bold in its beauty, the new Pro Staff introduces a whole new dimension of engineered paint finishes and textures with matte black velvet, chrome touches, and laser engraving never before seen in tennis.
Roger’s heart and soul lives in the new Pro Staff RF97. Roger worked tirelessly with Wilson designers across the globe to breathe new life into the iconic Pro Staff. Every detail was pored over to create a racket that provides an edge for players bold enough to pick one up and inspires players everywhere to go further than they’ve ever gone before.
Each commemorative racket features the following:
- A pure white matte paint with a gloss finish on the inside of the racket hoop and throat, which highlights the details surrounding this remarkable accomplishment.
- A specially designed “8” logo featuring an image of Roger Federer’s face.
- Roger Federer’s signature in silver.
- Matching white and silver grommet medallions, as well as a white and silver “W” butt cap.
These “Historic Limited Edition” rackets will be offered on www.rogerfederer.com. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the rackets will go to the Roger Federer Foundation.