Novak Djokovic’s 2016 French Open winning racket breaks record following biggest auction bid for any tennis memorabilia
Novak Djokovic won his first ever French Open back in 2016.
Novak Djokovic (Image via: Daily8 bolg)
Novak Djokovic’s 2016 French Open racket was out for auction and was sold for a whopping $107,482. This was the racket the Serbian used in his 2016 finals win and got sold at a very high price, surpassing any other tennis memorabilia.
Djokovic was up against then-World No. 2 Andy Murray in the all-exciting finals. The Serbian came back from a set down to win the match in four sets.
He was so ecstatic with his victory that he drew a heart on the clay courts of the French Open with his racket before throwing it to a fan. The racket was placed in the SCP auctions by that lucky fan with a base price of $10,000.
The SCP auctions is one of the nation’s largest auctioneers of sports memorabilia. Owners of rare items can sell them at auction if they are authenticated by a professional. Novak Djokovic’s Head Speed Graphene Racket was sold for $107,482, which was the highest price ever paid for a tennis racket.
Novak Djokovic won a Calendar Grand Slam after the 2016 French Open triumph
Novak Djokovic’s 2016 French Open racket was recently sold at a very high price, surpassing any other tennis memorabilia in the past. He used that specific racket in the semi-finals and the finals, which he won.
Other than this racket, this edition of the SCP auctions saw other valuable products like the legendary Kobe Bryant’s basketball jersey and a signed ball. The auction was a huge success, and all the items were sold at a good price.
This was the year for the Serbian, who won his first-ever Roland Garros, making this his 4th Grand Slam win consecutively. He previously won the Wimbledon and US Open in 2015, following it up with a win at the Australian Open and the French Open in 2016.
This was just the start of all the wonders the Serbians would go on to do. He is currently leading the roster with the most Grand Slam titles and appearances.
He recently ended 2023 with three Grand Slam titles, following it up with an ATP Finals win. However, the 36-year-old was unable to lead his team to victory at the Davis Cup as Serbia fell short to Italy.
With a new year coming up, the World No. 1 looks to make it a Golden Slam by winning all the Grand Slams as well as a gold in the Paris Olympics.
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