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igpatric
08-01-2007, 02:18 AM
http://www.samprasfanz.com/cgi-bin/emAlbum.cgi?cmd=show_image&path=2007_Hall_of_Fame_2&img=6&tn=1

LttlElvis
08-01-2007, 08:14 AM
Thanks for the pic links. Looks like he picked up Laver's racquet and hit a few ?? Was this televised ?

joe sch
08-01-2007, 08:19 AM
Thanks for the pic links. Looks like he picked up Laver's racquet and hit a few ?? Was this televised ?

Thats correct, it was Rods Dunlop Maxply, see this picture:

http://www.samprasfanz.com/cgi-bin/emAlbum.cgi?cmd=show_image&path=2007_Hall_of_Fame_2&img=4&tn=1

Rabbit
08-01-2007, 08:49 AM
That second photo is great.

Something else that I notice, Sampras doesn't appear to be that much taller than Laver. Laver really wasn't as smallish as some would like to suggest.

VGP
08-01-2007, 09:03 AM
Sampras used to use the Wilson Jack Kramer Pro Staff and wanted his PS85s to come close.....

http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/50423327.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=4996399091E83186EA115E6381DF31C6329DF394FE942516

http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/50423326.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=4996399091E83186EA115E6381DF31C64EF3EA9A178B7582

sexy, huh?

Moose Malloy
08-01-2007, 09:32 AM
Something else that I notice, Sampras doesn't appear to be that much taller than Laver. Laver really wasn't as smallish as some would like to suggest.

Yeah, I think a lot of the listed heights of players are nonsense. Agassi is shorter than 5'11, Chang is shorter than 5'9. I recall Fred Stolle laugh when he saw Chang listed at 5'9", saying 'I know Rod Laver is 5'9" & Chang is defintely shorter than him."

I've seen Laver stand next to Agassi & noticed no difference in height. Maybe Sampras is fudging too?