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Murray Self-Portrait Tops $7,000

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Andy Murray's self-portrait, the third Art Of Tennis charity auction item, has sold for $7,301. The price tops the closing bids for portraits by Robin Soderling ($5,100) and David Ferrer ($3,350), which were the first two to close.

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Dueling bidders lifted the price above $7,000 in the final 90 seconds of the auction, with the top bid of $7,301 coming about one minute before close.

Tennis fans have the chance to own a unique piece of tennis history via the charity auction, featuring self-portraits created by the world’s top tennis players to celebrate their participation in the 2010 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, being played at The O2 through 28 November.

The Art Of Tennis charity auctions for self-portraits by Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have both topped US$25,000, with  bidding remaining open until Sunday, 28 November at 8pm GMT/3pm ET. Portraits of five Barclays ATP World Tour Finals contenders reamin open for bidding, with Tomas Berdych'a's auction next to close on Saturday, 27 November at 8 pm GMT/3pm ET. 

All proceeds from the auction of the one-of-a-kind artworks and autographed racquets used by the players will benefit charity, with 50% of the proceeds going to the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals official tournament charity – Save The Children – and the other 50% going to each player’s chosen charity. 

After an initial 10-day display at La Galleria Pall Mall in London, the exhibit is now open free to the public in the Fan Zone at The O2 through 28 November.

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