“BJK racquet sold for $125k” – Novak Djokovic’s 2016 French Open winning racket creates rift as fans debate the Serbian’s Calendar Slam and winning bid of the auction

An analyst named Matthew Willis stated that the racquet that King used during the 'Battle of the Sexes' match, Bobby Riggs, holds the record for the highest bid on a tennis racquet. 


“BJK racquet sold for $125k” – Novak Djokovic’s 2016 French Open winning racket creates rift as fans debate the Serbian’s Calendar Slam and winning bid of the auction

(L-R) Billie Jean King and Novak Djokovic. (credits: The Washington Post, KESQ)

World No.1 Novak Djokovic has been seriously one of the most watched and followed tennis stars in the history of the sport. The entire world has its eyes on the Serbian for his impressive contribution to the sport. 

A few days ago, one of his racquets that he used to win the 2016 French Open was held up in an auction, with the entire tennis world going mad at the rumored price it was sold at.

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It was revealed that the racquet was sold at a whopping price of $107,482, with several fans believing it to be the most expensive tennis racket ever. But soon after the news escalated, one of the tennis analysts posted about Billie Jean King‘s racquet, which was held at an auction in the past. 

An analyst named Matthew Willis stated that the racquet that King used during the ”Battle of the Sexes’match Bobby Riggs holds the record for the highest bid on a tennis racquet.

It was found out that Nole’s French Open-winning racquet was sold out by a fan through a sports memorabilia company named SCP Auctions, which is based in California, USA. 

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The name of the racquet is Head Speed Graphene Touch PT113B, and fans on Twitter began their debate about how unjustified it was to see Nole’s Calendar Slam-winning racquet not placed as the highest-priced racquet in the history of the sport. 

What were the reactions of the fans upon hearing the analyst:

Tennis fans have not taken the post from Eurosport lightly by any means, bashing their tennis team on Twitter for posting the wrong facts. Eurosport posted a picture of Novak Djokovic and his French Open-winning racquet on Twitter with the caption:

Novak Djokovic's tennis racquet which he used to complete his calendar and career Grand Slam at the 2016 French Open has sold for $107,482! The most expensive racquet ever sold at auction.
Novak Djokovic after winning the 2016 French Open. (credits: Roland Garros)

Sharing a wide spectrum of reactions online, here’s what fans have to say:

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The fans have determined that the news is not factually correct, with Novak Djokovic never winning a Calendar Grand Slam. A Calendar Grand Slam is an occurrence when a player wins all the Grand Slam titles in a single year, and only one player in the entire history of the sport has been able to do that, i.e., Steffi Graf.

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