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Tennis_Monk
04-04-2008, 06:11 PM
Q. You didn't start that well. Why are you playing so well here?
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO: Because I change racquets here after Indian Wells. I have the same racquet, Prince, just ‑‑ I have before 16 string; now 18 string. Now I have more control. That's was is surprising I have only one racquet. I play all five matches just with one racquet. I didn't change any racquets.
I have not any one racquets. It should be coming, you know, next week to my home, but with one racquet I play three sets. I didn't change, you know, like, and I was surprising myself, you know?

daddy
04-04-2008, 06:15 PM
Ha ha! This is hilarious. The man is playing with one racquet ? Serious bussines Prince, are they ?

TennisandMusic
04-04-2008, 06:18 PM
That doesn't make any sense. So he's playing with 18g strings and has only ONE racquet? So if his strings break he defaults? That simply cannot be true.

ShcMad
04-04-2008, 06:23 PM
Q. You didn't start that well. Why are you playing so well here?
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO: Because I change racquets here after Indian Wells. I have the same racquet, Prince, just ‑‑ I have before 16 string; now 18 string. Now I have more control. That's was is surprising I have only one racquet. I play all five matches just with one racquet. I didn't change any racquets.
I have not any one racquets. It should be coming, you know, next week to my home, but with one racquet I play three sets. I didn't change, you know, like, and I was surprising myself, you know?

I don't think he's talking about strings. I think he's talking about the string pattern on his racquets.

Tennis_Monk
04-04-2008, 06:23 PM
Read the press interview at the following link .

could be a SPOILER.so CLICK at your OWN RISK.
http://www.sonyericssonopen.com/content/20080404220443.html

nextfederer
04-04-2008, 06:24 PM
i think he has more raquets in his bag ofcourse but there not the same as his prince 03 tour maybe different specx or something cofusing :S

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
04-04-2008, 06:24 PM
I dont beleive he's playing with just one racket with such a thin gauge. After all those long matches in such extreme conditions, I dont beleive it.

He might be playing with the same set-up through out the tournament, but just one stick? :confused:

daddy
04-04-2008, 06:24 PM
That doesn't make any sense. So he's playing with 18g strings and has only ONE racquet? So if his strings break he defaults? That simply cannot be true.

http://www.sonyericssonopen.com/content/20080404220443.html

GO read. Davydenko is the king, this interview is priceless.

Chauvalito
04-04-2008, 06:26 PM
I don't think he's talking about strings. I think he's talking about the string pattern on his racquets.

I agree. I think he is talking about the Ozone Pro Tour.

Chauvalito
04-04-2008, 06:28 PM
http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/80530682.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193CE41B024AE96D64D61FD0DF681D9E373 E30A760B0D811297

http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/80505932.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193CE41B024AE96D64D8072EA1C5BCCB696 E30A760B0D811297



yep

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
04-04-2008, 06:28 PM
Come on Tennis_Monk, post the entire interview. :twisted:



http://www.sonyericssonopen.com/content/20080404220443.html

GO read. Davydenko is the king, this interview is priceless.

This explains it all now, I thought for a minute the guy was nuts. :)

NikeWilson
04-04-2008, 06:31 PM
he's talking about the string pattern, not the string gauge. sounds like he was saying he was using a 16 x 18 pattern. which is a more open holed pattern. now he's using a 18 x 19 probably. it's a tighter string pattern. which gives you more control.

TennisandMusic
04-04-2008, 06:32 PM
ah hes gone to an 18 main racquet...

Chauvalito
04-04-2008, 06:34 PM
http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/80142890.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1933B836CAF14D5D5C85C13618B0BFA12E2 284831B75F48EF45

Chauvalito
04-04-2008, 06:38 PM
he's talking about the string pattern, not the string gauge. sounds like he was saying he was using a 16 x 18 pattern. which is a more open holed pattern. now he's using a 18 x 19 probably. it's a tighter string pattern. which gives you more control.

18x20 to be exact (ozone pro tour)

Chauvalito
04-04-2008, 06:41 PM
Q. You didn't start that well. Why are you playing so well here? Because against Tipsarevic you also played well.
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO: Because I change racquets here after Indian Wells. I have the same racquet, Prince, just ‑‑ I have before 16 string; now 18 string. Now I have more control. That's was is surprising I have only one racquet. I play all five matches just with one racquet. I didn't change any racquets.
I have not any one racquets. It should be coming, you know, next week to my home, but with one racquet I play three sets. I didn't change, you know, like, and I was surprising myself, you know?

Q. What is the racquet? What kind of racquet?
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO: Prince. It's the same Prince, just only 18 string. Little bit more string and I have more control.


Q. What were your tactics tonight?
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO: Really, I don't want to, you know, say. Like, some changing tactic. Just hitting balls very good, you know. I think I have ‑‑ with new racquets I have much better control from forehand and backhand cross.
It's just short cross and go very low, and I think it's good for me. I feeling I can hitting balls and I can control ball, like, good. I really feel good.

Q. What are you going to do if those strings break?
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO: Umm, I have another racquet. (laughter.) I have two racquets, but second racquet is not so great. Like first one, I play all matches. So I don't know what I do. I give to stringer and I try to know how possible, you know, keep in my match longer, come in all my racquets again.

Q. You have no racquet. Isn't a professional tennis player supposed to change racquets every seven games or something like that?
NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO: Before, yes. Indian Wells I have seven racquets. I changing like if I have new balls I changing another racquets. But I have no racquets. I cannot change. I just ‑‑ I have only one, I concentration on one.
And, you know, string holding all three sets, that's what's so surprising.

Chauvalito
04-04-2008, 06:44 PM
I find it quite interesting that 2 professional tennis players have changed string patterns this year alone.

Murray went to the 16x19 (prestige pro, or maybe his radical with a different drill pattern and pj)

Davydenko to an 18x20 (ozone pro tour)

hewittfan3
04-04-2008, 06:46 PM
haha i love davydenko...the guy is hilarious..i remember in an interview last year he was saying how he has no chance against federer but hes goin to try to have fun anyways...and he kept on going how much better the top 3 players are than him...haha

Tennis_Monk
04-04-2008, 06:57 PM
Come on Tennis_Monk, post the entire interview. :twisted:





This explains it all now, I thought for a minute the guy was nuts. :)

I have posted the link above. Probably you over looked it.

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
04-04-2008, 07:04 PM
I have posted the link above. Probably you over looked it.

I didn't over look it, but at the same time I was posting, you were doing the same.

My bad. :(

Chauvalito
04-04-2008, 07:20 PM
I have posted the link above. Probably you over looked it.

Tennis Monk,

could you change the thread title by chance. I think many people, especially if they are interested in the ozone pro tour, will find Davydenko's change interesting.

SikSerb
04-04-2008, 07:35 PM
Davydenkos a funny man. And if only he believed in himself, he could probably do abit more damage to the top 3.

stormholloway
04-04-2008, 07:53 PM
haha i love davydenko...the guy is hilarious..i remember in an interview last year he was saying how he has no chance against federer but hes goin to try to have fun anyways...and he kept on going how much better the top 3 players are than him...haha

It's funny, but what has also kept him out of the top 3 and away from the big titles: lack of belief. He is the most underrated player on tour by a country mile. He is a stellar ball striker and probably hits a cleaner ball than anyone on tour. He can change the direction of the ball at will. He just needs to believe.

gully
04-05-2008, 03:35 AM
Thanks for the interview link. That WAS priceless. As Davy says, "Is good for me!"

This guy's game is great to watch. Impeccably fast recovery, perfect balance, level swings, absolutely still head. Very smart at hitting the flattest -- but safest -- shot he can from whatever position he's in. You can also see him get a little tight at some crucial moments, but if he ever gets a big win or two he might find a little more belief in his game.

saram
04-05-2008, 05:22 PM
It's funny, but what has also kept him out of the top 3 and away from the big titles: lack of belief. He is the most underrated player on tour by a country mile. He is a stellar ball striker and probably hits a cleaner ball than anyone on tour. He can change the direction of the ball at will. He just needs to believe.

I could not agree with you more. I honestly think he hits a cleaner ball than Agassi did outside of the return.

Fedace
04-05-2008, 05:29 PM
That doesn't make any sense. So he's playing with 18g strings and has only ONE racquet? So if his strings break he defaults? That simply cannot be true.

No he meant denser string pattern, probably more main strings, which makes perfect sense.

jmverdugo
04-05-2008, 05:38 PM
So he is probably using a customized O3 ozono pro tour??

Fedace
04-05-2008, 05:41 PM
He is one of many pros that swear the O3 tech works for them. another is Ashley Harkeroad. they claim that they get just as much power but much more control from these rackets. I tried several O3 rackets but i felt like i lost more control not gain it...

Shaolin
04-05-2008, 05:55 PM
Good god how can there be so much confusion in this thread. The guy had a 16 main pattern and is now using an 18 main. Hes got only one of them and thus has used it in every match. Im sure he has about 10 of the old 16 main ones as backup. Im not sure how some of you manage to even use a computer.

jmsx521
04-05-2008, 05:58 PM
Folks this is discussed in the Pro Player Rackets and Gear. You're talking about it in the wrong section; go read about the discussion there. He actually changed rackets!

BreakPoint
04-05-2008, 08:36 PM
Good god how can there be so much confusion in this thread. The guy had a 16 main pattern and is now using an 18 main. Hes got only one of them and thus has used it in every match. Im sure he has about 10 of the old 16 main ones as backup. Im not sure how some of you manage to even use a computer.
I was thinking the same thing. It was so obvious to me what Davydenko meant that I was confused as to why there was so much confusion here. And I don't even speak Russian. ;)

christo
04-06-2008, 09:17 AM
Davydenko is the MAN! What a riot, all these anal friggin Pro's changing racquets every 25.2 shots, bla, bla, bla and here's a guy kickin' *** with ONE racquet. Oh, so sublime. Not to offend but NBM and Breakpoint must be speechless.

Chauvalito
04-06-2008, 09:25 AM
I agree. I think he is talking about the Ozone Pro Tour.

http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/80530682.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193CE41B024AE96D64D61FD0DF681D9E373 E30A760B0D811297

http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/80505932.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193CE41B024AE96D64D8072EA1C5BCCB696 E30A760B0D811297



yep

18x20 to be exact (ozone pro tour)

I find it quite interesting that 2 professional tennis players have changed string patterns this year alone.

Murray went to the 16x19 (prestige pro, or maybe his radical with a different drill pattern and pj)

Davydenko to an 18x20 (ozone pro tour)

All confusion should have subsided very quickly. I clearly stated he was using the ozone pro tour, and posted pics on the first page.

You cannot get any more obvious :).

vasquez90
04-06-2008, 12:38 PM
serously, i agree with Shaolin and Chauvalito- bunch of monkeys using this thing...it is pretty clear.

CyBorg
04-06-2008, 01:10 PM
http://www.sonyericssonopen.com/content/20080404220443.html

GO read. Davydenko is the king, this interview is priceless.

This is amazing.

Shaolin
04-06-2008, 01:16 PM
I was thinking the same thing. It was so obvious to me what Davydenko meant that I was confused as to why there was so much confusion here. And I don't even speak Russian. ;)

Yep. A lot of the people on this forum should be wearing helmets. Its made more apparent daily.

TENNIS_99
04-06-2008, 02:10 PM
Is there about 6 inch lead at about 4 o'clock? what's the effect in theory?