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Ferrer Self-Portrait Second To Be Auctioned

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ATP© ATPDavid Ferrer's self-portrait opened for bids November 12

Bidding for David Ferrer's self-portrait and autographed racquet in the Art Of Tennis Charity Auction opened today on eBay. The release of Ferrer's artwork follows Monday's release of Robin Soderling's self-portrait, which has already attracted bids above US$1,500.

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 from 21-28 November.

Bid For Ferrer's Self-portrait | Bid for Soderling's Self-portrait

Ferrer, who reached the final of the world's biggest indoor tennis tournament in his only previous appearance in 2007, said that he was delighted to again make the season finale. "It is great to qualify again," he said. "Last year I was watching the final on TV. I am so happy to be playing in London this year."

Now through 28 November, the public will be able to bid on original works by Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Robin Soderling, Tomas Berdych, Ferrer and Andy Roddick. (More details

The artworks will be put up for auction for staggered 10-day intervals throughout the month to create excitement in the build up to and during the season-ending event. 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.

Bidding will remain open on Soderling's self-portrait till 18 November. Bidding on Ferrer's artwork will continue till 22 November.

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