Roger Federer and other top players have continued their fundraising efforts for Haiti with an auction of autographed racquets used in this year’s Australian Open.
Two days after the bidding opened, Federer’s racquet was easily the most sought after, with the latest of 87 bids offering $13,300. The next most-wanted racquet is Rafael Nadal’s, with a current bid of $4,150.
Novak Djokovic, Kim Clijsters and Jelena Dokic have also donated their racquets.
The eBay auction, which opened on Tuesday and closes after the men’s final on Sunday, follows “Hit for Haiti” - a charity match initiated by Federer on the eve of the tournament.
That mixed doubles match - where the public paid discounted prices and the players wore microphones to the enjoyment of the crowd - raised more than $185,000. The January 12 earthquake in Haiti killed an estimated 200,000 people.