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By Richard Pagliaro | @Tennis_Now | Monday, April 1, 2024

You may never hit with the pace and spin of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. 

Now, you can hit with their iconic sticks—for a price.

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Sotheby's New York is hosting a Sports Artifacts auction with a few precious pieces of Grand Slam history on the auction block. A pair of tennis racquets used by Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal to win Grand Slams and a tennis ball signed by Carlos Alcaraz are among the items in the auction, which ends on April 10th at 7:02 p.m. Eastern time.

You can bid on world No. 1 Novak Djokovic's 2015 US Open 'Championship Clinching' Game Used Racket.

The Serbian superstar wielded the Head racquet defeating Roger Federer in the 2015 US Open final c6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 to clinch his second US Open crown.

The current bid for Djokovic's racquet is $18,000. Sotheby's New York expects the winning bid to be between $40,000 and $60,000.

The Rafael Nadal Signed and Match Used Racket | 2018 French Open and 2018 Wimbledon Semifinals is also up for auction.

The Nadal Babolat Aero racquet features a "Babolat manufacturing label on the throat of the racket, which shows a date of January 2018, Nadal’s name, and the racket number. There is another label affixed to the inside of the throat, which shows the racket as being strung at 25kg/25kg on July 14, 2018," according to Sotheby's.

The current bid for the Nadal racquet is $7,000. Sotheby's expects the winning bid to range between $30,000 and $50,000. 

Photo credit: Mark Peterson/Corleve