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Colpo
06-27-2007, 11:10 AM
If you're a USTA member, you already get this glossy little re-do of the old Tennis Week magazine. This month's issue has a very good interview with Pete Sampras, who reveals the mechanics of how he ended up playing with his current frame (asked Wilson to send him Fed's frame), his current Luxilon + nat gut string preference, and how he wishes he'd been more open to changing to a larger-headed frame during his career, but he was "too stubborn" to change. Just to show you how sensitive players at this level are to their gear, he claims to get lots more power from his current frame set-up than what he once played with! Good piece.

Country
06-28-2007, 07:40 PM
Which month of tennis magazine?

thefan
06-28-2007, 07:53 PM
anyway I can find the article online?

JLBAYERR
06-28-2007, 08:03 PM
Which month of tennis magazine?

Tennis Week, not TENNIS ;)

socalrider81
06-28-2007, 10:48 PM
Tennis Week, not TENNIS ;)

so what week then? lol

Colpo
06-29-2007, 08:21 AM
so what week then? lol

It's the July issue of Tennis Week. They're gonna have to change the mag's title because I think it's published only eight times a year.

theace21
06-29-2007, 04:10 PM
"Stubborn", when you are having success why change...

alan-n
06-29-2007, 04:31 PM
The results and ease at which he's hitting the passing angles off his back hand these days say it all. His current setup's sweet spot is roughly 4x larger than what he used to hit with. A lot less shanks from Sampras lately than he had overall in his prime.

Clecwm
06-30-2007, 11:55 PM
"Stubborn", when you are having success why change...

Mayb he might hav taken a French Open if he had changed but anw its alr the past. :D

agarasbattier
07-01-2007, 06:34 PM
So what is his current setup and tension?

MTXR
07-01-2007, 06:37 PM
"K90" under N90 PJ. Strung with feds setup for string minus the string savers and tension. Don't know what tension he uses.

jkonecne
07-03-2007, 03:11 PM
"K90" under N90 PJ. Strung with feds setup for string minus the string savers and tension. Don't know what tension he uses.

Why would they make sampras use a PJ. Is he still under a contract or something?

int3rsc0p3
07-03-2007, 03:19 PM
They sent him Fed's batch before Fed officially used a K90 pj.

MTXR
07-03-2007, 03:20 PM
ok, they just havn't updated the PJ to the K90, i dunno if they are going to0...

The make up is a "k90" released years ago for fed. Just recently they released the frame to the public and called it the "k90" I had to use something as a reference so you knew what i was talking about.

Ripper
07-03-2007, 05:49 PM
Translation:

"I would have much more than 14 GS titles had I used a larger racquet head."

Or:

"Roger will kill my GS record, because he uses a larger racquet head then the one I used."

PS: He's talking about 5 sq inches, btw.