As Roger Federer defeated Marin Cilic to win his 8th Wimbledon title and 19th grand slam Sunday on Centre Court, Wimbledon, Wilson Tennis is celebrating the historic feat with eight limited edition rackets. They are specially designed Pro Staff RF97 autograph rackets, featured in Wimbledon white. The eight commemorative rackets will be sold by the Roger Federer Foundation, with 100% of the proceeds going to the foundation for it’s 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 headsize, and a bigger sweetspot, 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.