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crndavid
06-28-2007, 05:59 PM
Recently I decided that many of my favorite racquets have come from the 1990s, so I am trying to compile a list of the racquet of choice for every Grand Slam winner throughout this period. Most of this info is either unavailable or extremely difficult to find, so i thought of posting it here. Here is a list of every winner:

1999 US Open Andre Agassi
1999 Wimbledon Pete Sampras
1999 French Andre Agassi
1999 Australian Yevgeny Kafelnikov
1998 US Open Patrick Rafter
1998 Wimbledon Pete Sampras
1998 French Carlos Moya
1998 Australian Petr Korda
1997 US Open Patrick Rafter
1997 Wimbledon Pete Sampras
1997 French Gustavo Kuerten
1997 Australian Pete Sampras
1996 US Open Pete Sampras
1996 Wimbledon Richard Krajicek
1996 French Yevgeny Kafelnikov
1996 Australian Boris Becker
1995 US Open Pete Sampras
1995 Wimbledon Pete Sampras
1995 French Thomas Muster
1995 Australian Andre Agassi
1994 US Open Andre Agassi
1994 Wimbledon Pete Sampras
1994 French Sergi Bruguera
1994 Australian Pete Sampras
1993 US Open Pete Sampras
1993 Wimbledon Pete Sampras
1993 French Sergi Bruguera
1993 Australian Jim Courier
1992 US Open Stefan Edberg
1992 Wimbledon Andre Agassi
1992 French Jim Courier
1992 Australian Jim Courier
1991 US Open Stefan Edberg
1991 Wimbledon Michael Stich
1991 French Jim Courier
1991 Australian Boris Becker
1990 US Open Pete Sampras
1990 Wimbledon Stefan Edberg
1990 French Andres Gomez
1990 Australian Ivan Lendl

I am interested in completing a great collection so pictures are much appreciated.:)

Ripper
06-28-2007, 06:07 PM
All I can say is... wow.

MTXR
06-28-2007, 06:48 PM
Pete Sampras, Wilson Prostaff 6.0 85 Original St. Vincent.

crndavid
06-28-2007, 06:56 PM
well that takes care of about half of them lol

Greg Raven
06-28-2007, 07:19 PM
I believe the actual name of Sampras' racquet is the Wilson Pro Staff Midsize. The ones he used were made in the St. Vincent plant. Only later did this come to be known as the Pro Staff 6.0.

Mad iX
06-28-2007, 07:21 PM
Pete Sampras, Wilson Prostaff 6.0 85 Original St. Vincent.

Same goes for Edberg and Courier.

Greg Raven
06-28-2007, 07:32 PM
According to pro equipment logs published by the USRSA:

1999 US Open and Roland Garros: Agassi used a Head Ti.Radical
1999 AO: Kafelnikov used a Fischer Pro Classic
1997-8 US Open: Rafter used a Prince Precision Response 660
1998 RG: Moya used a Babolat Soft Drive
1998 AO: Korda used a Volkl C-10 Pro
1997 RG: Kuerten used a Head Pro Tour 630
1996 Wimbledon: Krajicek used a Yonex Super RD Tour 90
1996 RG: Kafelnikov used a Fischer Vacuum Pro 98
1996 AO: Becker used a Becker World Champion
1995 RG: Muster used a Head Pro Tour 630
1994 USO: Agassi used a Head Radical TriSys 260
1994 RG: Bruguera used a Yonex RD-7
1993 -- Bruguera used a Kneissl White Star Pro Style 35 in the season-ending championships, but I don't know what he used at RG. In the same vein, Courier is listed as using a Wilson Pro Staff Original 6.0 85 in the season-ending championships.
1991 RG: Courier is listed as using a Wilson Pro Staff
1991 USO: Edberg is listed as using a Wilson Pro Staff Classic

crndavid
06-28-2007, 07:32 PM
starting from the bottom, i'm not sure if there's a clear consensus on what Lendl used to win the aussie

crndavid
06-28-2007, 07:33 PM
wow, that's some good stuff, do u have a url on that?

crndavid
06-28-2007, 08:49 PM
seems like it might b 20x easier to figure out all of the racquets from 2000-2007, thanks to mr. federer, i'm guessing more than half would be wilson

BreakPoint
06-28-2007, 10:10 PM
According to pro equipment logs published by the USRSA:

1999 US Open and Roland Garros: Agassi used a Head Ti.Radical
1999 AO: Kafelnikov used a Fischer Pro Classic
1997-8 US Open: Rafter used a Prince Precision Response 660
1998 RG: Moya used a Babolat Soft Drive
1998 AO: Korda used a Volkl C-10 Pro
1997 RG: Kuerten used a Head Pro Tour 630
1996 Wimbledon: Krajicek used a Yonex Super RD Tour 90
1996 RG: Kafelnikov used a Fischer Vacuum Pro 98
1996 AO: Becker used a Becker World Champion
1995 RG: Muster used a Head Pro Tour 630
1994 USO: Agassi used a Head Radical TriSys 260
1994 RG: Bruguera used a Yonex RD-7
1993 -- Bruguera used a Kneissl White Star Pro Style 35 in the season-ending championships, but I don't know what he used at RG. In the same vein, Courier is listed as using a Wilson Pro Staff Original 6.0 85 in the season-ending championships.
1991 RG: Courier is listed as using a Wilson Pro Staff
1991 USO: Edberg is listed as using a Wilson Pro Staff Classic
This, of course, does not account for all the paintjobs, but just what the player was supposedly using.

crndavid
06-29-2007, 06:59 AM
do u think paint jobs were used as often back then?

BreakPoint
06-29-2007, 07:10 AM
do u think paint jobs were used as often back then?
Yes. For example, Edberg never used a real PS 6.1 Classic. His racquet was a PS 6.0 85 with a PS 6.1 Classic paintjob over it. And Agassi never used a Ti.Radical, and I doubt even a Radical Trisys 260, but more likely a custom racquet.

vsbabolat
06-29-2007, 07:52 AM
Yes. For example, Edberg never used a real PS 6.1 Classic. His racquet was a PS 6.0 85 with a PS 6.1 Classic paintjob over it. And Agassi never used a Ti.Radical, and I doubt even a Radical Trisys 260, but more likely a custom racquet.

Agassi does use the Radical Trisys 260 Oversize or at the very least that mold. The time he did not was in the 1998 Clay Court season and 1998 early round at Wimbledon Agassi used the POG. The 2003 U.S. Open when he used the Classic Midplus (660 cm2) mold with a Liquidmetal Radical paintjob. Also in 2005 during the Clay Court season when Agassi used the Liquidmetal Instinct. In 2006 in the First round loss to Henman at Queens Club he also used the Liquidmetal Instinct.

shatoon
07-08-2007, 01:01 PM
1991 Wimbledon Michael Stich used a Fischer Vacuum Pro 90

goober
07-08-2007, 01:24 PM
What was the Becker World Champion? Did Becker have his own line of racquets back in 1996?

kanjii
07-10-2007, 11:37 AM
Lendl and the Adidas GTX Pro-T...please tell me it's not the Mizuno.