International Memorabilia

FOUR SIGNED TENNIS BALLS BY THE LEGENDS : BJORN BORG, JOHN MCENROE, PETE SAMPRAS AND ANDRE AGASSI

Lot No
101
Description
BjOrn Borg : A teenage sensation at the start of his career, Borg's unprecedented stardom and consistent success helped propel the rising popularity of tennis. He was born on the 6th of June 1956 and is a Swedish national. The former world No. 1 tennis player between 1974 and 1981 became the first male professional to win 11 Grand Slam open era singles titles, 6 French Open titles and 5 consecutive wins at Wimbledon. Borg set numerous Open Era records that still stand, including winning 41% of the Grand Slam singles tournaments he entered and 90% of those matches.

Andre Agassi : Retired American professional tennis player and former World No. 1, Andre Agassi was one of the game's most dominant players from the early 1990s to the mid-2000s. Agassi is known as the greatest service returner in the history of the game. He was a charismatic player who performed with finesse and is thus credited for helping to revive the popularity of tennis during the 1990s. Agassi is an eight-time Grand Slam champion and a 1996 Olympic gold medalist. Agassi was the first male player to win 4 Australian Open titles. He is also one of five male singles players to achieve the Career Grand Slam in the Open Era and one of eight in history.

John McEnroe : American all time great tennis player John Patrick McEnroe was born on the 16th of February 1959. The former bad boy of tennis is still famous for his trademark phrase “You cannot be serious.” The former World No. 1 professional tennis player is revered for his touch on the volley manoeuvre. During the span of his career he won 7 Grand Slam singles titles 3 of which were atWimbledon and 4 US Open titles. Besides that he secured 9 Grand Slam men's doubles titles and 1 Grand Slam mixed doubles title. He also won a record eight year-end championships.

Pete Sampras : Petros "Pete" Sampras was born on the 12th of August, 1971. A retired American tennis player and former world No. 1 regarded as one of the greatest players in tennis history. He made his debut on the professional circuit in 1988 and finished his career on a high note by winning the 2002 US Open by defeating fellow country man Andre Agassi in the final. He was famous for his accurate serve as earned the title of "Pistol Pete".

He was the first player to break Roy Emerson's pre-Open Era record of 12 Grand Slam singles titles and retired with a total 14 grand slam titles. He won 7 Wimbledon championships, five US Open titles and two victories at the Australian Open. His all time great status is justified with the fact that his ATP record of six year-end No. 1 ranking achieved from 1993 through 1998 still holds strong.
Estimate
Rs. 1,50,000 - 2,50,000

Winning Bid

₹ 3,01,524

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

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