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Federer's racquet bid at 20,000

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Doesn't fact that Federer's racquet getting twice as much as Agassi tell us that maybe the big crowds were there to see Federer more than Agassi? I noticed that all of Federer's night matches were packed.

I'd bid on Federer's shorts if those were up for grabs.

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if they were to see federer then he would have had alot more support in the final

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Sports museum might be ones bidding on such things. In that case, they want to display U.S.O 2005 Champion racket, not so much who it is belong to.

Or it could be a rich person in Europa where Roge is more popular or equal popular as andre, compared to U.S
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Re: Federer's racquet bid at 20,000

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Doesn't fact that Federer's racquet getting twice as much as Agassi tell us that maybe the big crowds were there to see Federer more than Agassi?
So the real reasoning behind your post comes out.

I don't know why the some people here are so threatened by the fact that Agassi is beloved by so many people, especially in his own country. Perhaps in their greedy mind that's just one more thing Roger doesn't have. Hearing the fans screaming "Andre, Andre!" is something even Roger expected. I don't know why this would bother you so much.

Anyhoo, my guess as to why Roger's racket is going for a good buck might have something to do with the fact that a) he's already a young legend, and 2) he won back-to-back USO titles.

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Is that the only reason you posted this thread here - because Roger's racquet sold for more than Andre's? Maybe it sold for more because he actually won the US Open and these were racquets they used during the finals?

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Maybe Gavin Rossdale is buying it. Or maybe Gwen is buying it for Gavin.
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Doesn't fact that Federer's racquet getting twice as much as Agassi tell us that maybe the big crowds were there to see Federer more than Agassi? I noticed that all of Federer's night matches were packed.

I'd bid on Federer's shorts if those were up for grabs.
I don't know about Roger having as many fans in the stands as Agassi did during their final match. He did have plenty of fans during his other matches (especially at night when I watched them) in the earlier rounds.

I think the NY crowd appreciated the Fed/Agassi match. They seemed very enthusiastic and fair. Really, how do you root against Federer anyway? It's not like watching Michael Stich who played a final there in a rotten mood and managed to get in anti-American digs while he was at it. Pulled the same stunt (ridiculing Americans) during his UCLA final match one year. A real charmer that Stich.
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I would have bid on Coria's shirt if i had money

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I think that the Agassi racket was the one that I would buy I think that Andre is a great player and sportsman.

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Hmmm nice amount - there's just one thing I don't understand with this bid - (I never joined one tht's maybe why why do bidders top their own bids?
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Hmmm nice amount - there's just one thing I don't understand with this bid - (I never joined one tht's maybe why why do bidders top their own bids?
In auction theory this is known as the Winner's Curse- the fact that if you think Good Y is worth $X, then it is in your interest to bid as close to $X as possible but shaded slightly lower, to maximize your profits. But if this is a public good (a good with publicly recognized value) then everyone wants to get there. Ultimately, the winner buys it at $X minus perhaps an infinetisemally small amount, and is cursed with zero $ profit
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Hmmm nice amount - there's just one thing I don't understand with this bid - (I never joined one tht's maybe why why do bidders top their own bids?
Maybe the rich are insecure?

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