Rafael Nadal: Meet & Greet Plus A Match
Estimate: 24,000 - 26,000 USD
Estimate: 24,000 - 26,000 USD
From backhand to baseline, get a once-in-a-lifetime tennis experience when you meet Rafael Nadal in New York and take in a match from premium seats.
IfOnly and Sotheby’s invite you and a guest to be Rafael Nadal’s guests of honor as the King of Clay takes to the courts in New York. See every serve, thrilling return, and pulse-pounding rally from two of the best seats in the house. You will also get the rare opportunity to meet Rafael Nadal himself in a rare private conversation (at a location to be determined later), score a photo with him, and receive an autograph on an item of your choice to commemorate your incredible encounter.
A portion of the proceeds from this experience will benefit the Forever Dream Foundation, providing inspiring experiences to underprivileged children and their families.
Payment of the total purchase price is due to Sotheby’s no later than 5:00 PM EST on August 17, 2018. Please see the Conditions of Sale for acceptable forms of payment. We encourage payment by credit card in order to meet the payment deadline. Our failure to receive timely payment may result in the cancellation of the sale. You will receive an invoice from Sotheby’s following the close of the sale.
· Premium access for two (2) to see a Novak Djokovic/ Serena Williams/ Rafael Nadal match in Flushing Meadows, NY.
· Meet & greet and photo opportunity with Novak Djokovic/ Serena Williams/ Rafael Nadal (at a location to be determined later).
· 1 item such as a hat, ball, jersey, etc. (brought by guest) signed by Novak Djokovic/ Serena Williams/ Rafael Nadal .
· Due to the fluid nature of high-profile player schedules, the exact meet & greet time, date, and location will be determined closer to the event; the meet & greet may take place either the day before or the day after the match and may take place in NYC (location to be determined).
· Match date is TBD and will be based on tournament schedule and guest availability.
· A background check is required.
· Exact seat location may not be determined until day of the event and may be anywhere in the lower level section of the venue.
· Travel and accommodations are not included.
· This item may not be resold or re-auctioned in any circumstance.
· Payment of the total purchase price is due to Sotheby’s no later than 5:00 PM EST on August 17, 2018. Please see the Conditions of Sale for acceptable forms of payment. We encourage payment by credit card in order to meet the payment deadline. Our failure to receive timely payment may result in the cancellation of the sale. You will receive an invoice from Sotheby’s following the close of the sale.
· Logistics may not be released until the day before the event. Details are always subject to change; any updates will be shared via email or phone on the day of the event.
· Meet & greet timing and location is subject to Novak Djokovic’s schedule, sound checks, weather conditions, etc. Professional obligations may dictate the duration of each experience.
· The meet & greet portion of the experience may only be canceled or rescheduled by Novak Djokovic. To allow for a smoother booking process, guests are strongly urged to arrange for refundable airfare and accommodations when travel is required.
· This experience is non-refundable once purchased.
· By clicking Place Bid, you agree to Sotheby’s Conditions of Sale.
The USTA is not affiliated with this auction or its affiliates including IfOnly, Sotheby's or The Forever Dream Foundation.
About the Athlete
Nicknamed “The King of Clay” for his legendary prowess on the traditional clay court, Rafael Nadal is dangerous on any surface. Born in Mallorca, Spain, Rafael is one of the most accomplished players in tennis history. Since turning pro in 2001 at the age of 15, “Rafa” has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, a record 27 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, and has become only the only second men’s singles player to complete the Career Golden Slam: winning all four Grand Slam tournaments and the Olympic gold medal. He has been named ATP Player of the year three times. In 2011 he received the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year Award for his contributions through the Rafa Nadal Foundation.