Novak Djokovic’s iconic tennis racquet, wielded during the thrilling 2016 Roland Garros Final against rival Andy Murray, has fetched an astounding $107,482 at auction.
In a heated final, Djokovic, the top seed, overcame Murray’s lead to secure a victory with a score of 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, clinching his first Roland Garros championship.
Djokovic’s celebratory gesture, painting a heart on the clay court and tossing the racket into the bleachers, became a historic moment. Now, six years later, Abby Doherty, the fortunate recipient, has decided to part with the cherished racket.
The 27-inch Head Speed Graphene Touch PT113B racket, symbolic of Djokovic’s Career Grand Slam achievement, set a new record by commanding a staggering $107,482 at the SCP Auctions in California.
This remarkable sum marks the highest price ever paid for a tennis racket in any auction. Djokovic’s triumph at Roland Garros in 2016 was a pivotal moment in his career, solidifying his status as the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to concurrently hold all four Grand Slam championships.
With previous victories at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open in 2015, Djokovic’s legacy continues to resonate in the world of tennis.