Andre Agassi’s Bronze Wimbledon Medal Expected To Snag Over $5,000 At Auction

Andre Agassi’s bronze Wimbledon medal is set to net over $5,000 at auction. The medal was awarded to the former world No. 1 in 2000, when he lost in a five-set classic against Pat Rafter in the semifinals at Wimbeldon.

Andre Agassi Wimbledon medal
Andre Agassi Wimbledon medal. (credit: Ewbank’s)

That Agassi-Rafter match is considered to be one of the best ever played on the Wimbledon grounds.

“Andre Agassi, known for his charismatic presence and exceptional baseline game, achieved great success at Wimbledon, winning the championship in 1992 and demonstrating his versatile talent across different court surfaces,” Ewbank’s writes in the description lot.

The medal is part of a staggering set worth over $12,000 being served up to collectors at Ewbank’s “The Wimbledon Tennis Memorabilia Collection” auction later this month.

Pete Sampras’ singles Millennium Champion presentation plate, made of Waterford Crystal, is also featured in the auction. It’s expected to sell for $2,500.

Dozens of other rare pieces of Wimbledon memorabilia signed by tennis stars will go under the hammer at Ewbank’s on July 17. Shorts and a headband signed by Roger Federer and a match-worn Adidas shirt inked by Tim Henman will be up for auction.

Also up for sale is the Lotto Shirt worn by Boris Becker during his last appearance at Wimbledon, which he has signed, and Rafter’s signed pair of match-worn shoes.

The collection even includes numerous Royal Box and Official programs, as well as posters, signed by the likes of Steffi Graf, Serena and Venus Williams and John McEnroe.

Signed daily orders of play for the championships, annuals and postcards are also up for sale.

The mammoth collection belonged to a former worker at Wimbledon who worked with players for years in the changing rooms.

“This is a wonderfully personal collection gathered together by someone who gave years of service to the top players, who always appreciated his efforts,” says Tom Duggan, auctioneer at Ewbank’s. “What makes these items extra special is that the collector was known to the players, and the direct gifts among them were the players’ way of thanking him personally.”

Andre Agassi Wimbledon medal
Andre Agassi Wimbledon medal. (credit: Ewbank’s)

Live online bidding for the auction, which includes an additional 40 or so separately consigned lots, is available via Ewbank’s website.

SWNS writer Ashley Pemberton contributed to this report.

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