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ngtaj88
07-16-2008, 08:25 PM
I know its no big deal what racquet the 2003 french open finalist is using but on the prince site it says he is using an experimental and on the current dutch tournament site it shows him maybe using a kblade? any ideas whats going on?

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y165/ngt78/769.jpg

Bogie
07-16-2008, 09:55 PM
kblade mp?

Rorsach
07-16-2008, 11:43 PM
I think that right now he's using two no-brand crutches with a length of 140cm and a flexibilty rating of 80:

http://img373.imageshack.us/img373/1787/verkerkew1.th.jpg (http://img373.imageshack.us/my.php?image=verkerkew1.jpg)

Aldi Patron
07-17-2008, 12:14 AM
I was actually thinking of making a post about him after I saw him playing World Team Tennis. I don't remember what racquet he was using, but he was injured or something, and his second serve looked like something out of Dementieva's playbook.

Rorsach
07-17-2008, 12:19 AM
He tore the ligaments in his right ankle and is expected to be out of the game for at least 8 weeks.

That must've hurt.

ericsson
07-17-2008, 12:42 AM
Last month he still played a Head Microgel prestige, now he changed to the Wilson K blade tour.

http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/1176/foto22715200891726pmup6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Mies
07-17-2008, 04:17 AM
Last month he still played a Head Microgel prestige, now he changed to the Wilson K blade tour.

http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/1176/foto22715200891726pmup6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

And apparently slapped on a serious amount of lead.

stalako
07-17-2008, 07:25 AM
in april he won a future tennis tournament in Canada and he was using a yonex rd ti 80

ericsson
07-17-2008, 10:22 AM
He switched quite a bit lately, here with a Fischer M Comp 95 :

http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/9892/foto3bt8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Gorecki
07-17-2008, 01:23 PM
35476523 different frames and yet he managed to still play like crap...

ericsson
07-17-2008, 01:37 PM
35476523 different frames and yet he managed to still play like crap...

That's a very ignorant post, give the guy a break, he had many injuries, last tuesday again at the Dutch open, he won some challengers/futures to get back on track, don't forget he played the final on Roland Garros some years ago, for a big guy like that, that is a huge performance!

Cyclone
07-17-2008, 01:55 PM
That's a very ignorant post, give the guy a break, he had many injuries, last tuesday again at the Dutch open, he won some challengers/futures to get back on track, don't forget he played the final on Roland Garros some years ago, for a big guy like that, that is a huge performance!

yeah seriously, i agree, people are great armchair atheletes and are quite ready to say "oh he plays like crap" or "he's wasting his potential", but consider that some players just don't have the talent or ability to win 324093 grand slams. for a guy like verkerk to serve and volley his way to the french open final is a huge accomplishment. it's sad that the only way to be a "great player" is to win multiple grand slams and become number 1 in the world. i think even reaching the 4th round or quarters is a respectable result. does it make you a great champion? perhaps not. but let's not forget that accomplishments are not black and white. too many people in general only acknowledge a multiple grand slam winner a success.

Gorecki
07-18-2008, 12:21 AM
That's a very ignorant post, give the guy a break, he had many injuries, last tuesday again at the Dutch open, he won some challengers/futures to get back on track, don't forget he played the final on Roland Garros some years ago, for a big guy like that, that is a huge performance!

are you familiar with the concept of Free speech and personal taste? i actually believe he is one of the least talented players ever to land his feet on a Slam Final... so read my opinion and if you dont like it ignore it.

yeah seriously, i agree, people are great armchair atheletes and are quite ready to say "oh he plays like crap" or "he's wasting his potential", but consider that some players just don't have the talent or ability to win 324093 grand slams. .
so you are my neighbour to know if i am a armchair athlete? let me introduce you this guy here:

3 time regional champion in (Football) soccer on the high school league (in the country of cristiano Ronaldo)
1 time national champion on the junior high volleyball league
currently working 6 hours of gym, 3 hours of tennis and 1 hour of indoor footbal per week.... not bad for a couch potatoe



for a guy like verkerk to serve and volley his way to the french open final is a huge accomplishment. it's sad that the only way to be a "great player" is to win multiple grand slams and become number 1 in the world. i think even reaching the 4th round or quarters is a respectable result. does it make you a great champion? perhaps not. but let's not forget that accomplishments are not black and white. too many people in general only acknowledge a multiple grand slam winner a success.

i have for current favourite players among others Nalbandian and Gasquet... are we clear about this now?

ericsson
07-18-2008, 12:29 AM
are you familiar with the concept of Free speech and personal taste? i actually believe he is one of the least talented players ever to land his feet on a Slam Final... so read my opinion and if you dont like it ignore it.


Yes i am, that's why i correct you and give my opinion just like you did, you can say he's not playing top level no more but playing like crap is ignorant, sorry...

Drop Shot Master
07-18-2008, 04:49 AM
Nice quote Gorecki. I think you proved you are cocksure and all that comes with it. Go play some volleyball.

Gorecki
07-18-2008, 06:33 AM
Nice quote Gorecki. I think you proved you are cocksure and all that comes with it. Go play some volleyball.

nice isn't it? do you even know who is Bertrand Russel?

lots of cocksure from you too...

Gorecki
07-18-2008, 06:46 AM
Yes i am, that's why i correct you and give my opinion just like you did, you can say he's not playing top level no more but playing like crap is ignorant, sorry...

to correct me you have to be regarded as a valid scientific resource. you gave your opinion, just like i did. guess we agree at that point...

greenfan
07-20-2008, 02:14 AM
Last June, he won the Challengers tournament in Athens with a HEAD Microgel Prestige Mid.
He carried 10 of them and played quite well after his serious injury...
http://www.statusathensopen.gr/files/photo%20gallery/verkerk_final.jpg

DashaandSafin
07-21-2008, 06:35 AM
are you familiar with the concept of Free speech and personal taste? i actually believe he is one of the least talented players ever to land his feet on a Slam Final... so read my opinion and if you dont like it ignore it.


so you are my neighbour to know if i am a armchair athlete? let me introduce you this guy here:

3 time regional champion in (Football) soccer on the high school league (in the country of cristiano Ronaldo)
1 time national champion on the junior high volleyball league
currently working 6 hours of gym, 3 hours of tennis and 1 hour of indoor footbal per week.... not bad for a couch potatoe




i have for current favourite players among others Nalbandian and Gasquet... are we clear about this now?

Congrats mate. I hope you, and your internet bsing, go a long way in this athlete driven world. Because we all know that you'll become Ronaldo and play for ManU. You're no couch potato. You a real man of genius ;)

Ocean Drive
07-23-2008, 06:06 AM
are you familiar with the concept of Free speech and personal taste? i actually believe he is one of the least talented players ever to land his feet on a Slam Final... so read my opinion and if you dont like it ignore it.


so you are my neighbour to know if i am a armchair athlete? let me introduce you this guy here:

3 time regional champion in (Football) soccer on the high school league (in the country of cristiano Ronaldo)
1 time national champion on the junior high volleyball league
currently working 6 hours of gym, 3 hours of tennis and 1 hour of indoor footbal per week.... not bad for a couch potatoe




i have for current favourite players among others Nalbandian and Gasquet... are we clear about this now?

Sorry but that isn't a whole lot for a week, it really isn't.

Pro Staff Pete
01-22-2013, 04:19 PM
My friend owns one of the Head Prestige racquets he used at RG2003. It's massive :D

Racquet-Priority
01-26-2013, 08:23 AM
Great! is there a pro stock code on the throat?

vsbabolat
01-26-2013, 11:57 AM
Great! is there a pro stock code on the throat?

There were no codes in the throat then.

Racquet-Priority
01-27-2013, 01:46 AM
There were no codes in the throat then.

Lol, i meant on the hairpin but it is proberbly cut of..

vsbabolat
01-27-2013, 05:02 AM
Lol, i meant on the hairpin but it is proberbly cut of..

He used the Prestige Classic 600.

KentRF
01-27-2013, 01:48 PM
I saw him yesterday and he was playing with a Dunlopframe

Racquet-Priority
01-28-2013, 09:47 AM
Do you know which one?:)

KentRF
01-30-2013, 03:04 PM
Do you know which one?:)

Know, not sure, it was a blue one though.

tembolo1284
08-08-2013, 10:28 AM
Haha this is a fun thread. Where is he now?