By Greg Hitchcock on
The top prize for the highest bidder included an hour’s tennis with Federer and his coach, Sydney-based Tony Roche at the first annual Humpty Dumpty Ball as well as two first-class return air tickets to Dubai with Emirates and five nights accommodation at the world’s only seven star resort, the Burj Al Arab.
The Swiss ace agreed to donate his time to the charity which raises money for medical equipment for a series of children’s hospitals. The money raised was used to purchase a piece of children’s medical equipment with Federer’s and the bidder’s names attached on a plaque.
Federer has been the recipient of the Laureus “World Sportsman of the Year” and has already been described by fellow players as one of the game’s true greats having won eight Grand Slam Singles titles and holding the World number one position since February 2004, which is the third longest consecutive stay at World number one.
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