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Harry24
07-31-2008, 06:44 PM
TW says he uses Tecnifibre X-1 Biphase 17. Which I find hard to believe that a pro uses an all-multi string job? Does he use something else with it in the crosses? Luxilon maybe?

Jonny S&V
07-31-2008, 06:50 PM
He used to. I think he switched at the Aussie Open this year. He uses Champion's Choice now I believe (Luxilon/gut hybrid).

Harry24
07-31-2008, 08:44 PM
He used to. I think he switched at the Aussie Open this year. He uses Champion's Choice now I believe (Luxilon/gut hybrid).

That sounds more like a pros choice haha, did he really play with an all multi job?wow I dont know of any pro that does that. All pros either use an all poly or hybrid it w/ gut or multi.

Jonny S&V
07-31-2008, 09:10 PM
That sounds more like a pros choice haha, did he really play with an all multi job?wow I dont know of any pro that does that. All pros either use an all poly or hybrid it w/ gut or multi.

Stepanek uses full 16g gut, and if you count women as pros, many (Williams sisters, pre-retired Henin, pre-retired Clijsters, Davenport, Mauresmo, etc...) use full gut as well.

Harry24
07-31-2008, 09:30 PM
Stepanek uses full 16g gut, and if you count women as pros, many (Williams sisters, pre-retired Henin, pre-retired Clijsters, Davenport, Mauresmo, etc...) use full gut as well.
O yeah well that sounds right cause they have the money to get gut everytime they step on the court haha. But why would Djokovic go with a full multi string job instead of a full gut job?? :?

Jonny S&V
07-31-2008, 09:36 PM
O yeah well that sounds right cause they have the money to get gut everytime they step on the court haha. But why would Djokovic go with a full multi string job instead of a full gut job?? :?

Personal preference, plus a little more control with the multi I would guess.

2nd_Serve
07-31-2008, 09:40 PM
Djokovic did you all x-1. Have you tried it? It's a pretty good string. I think it COULD fit the profile of a pro's choice pretty well, but I didn't find it AMAZING like some people on this forum did.

consistency wins
07-31-2008, 10:32 PM
commentators said he was using lux and gut hybrid today on the tube. not sure if it is true or not as gilbert and other says rafa is using lux....

larry10s
08-01-2008, 06:53 AM
Clicking once on a column header sorts that column one way. Click on it again to sort it the other way.

Player Racquet make Racquet model String make String model Gauge Tension Event (year) Source
Djokovic, Novak Wilson nBlade Australian Open 2006 ******** Tennis
Djokovic, Novak Wilson nBlade Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 1.24 25/24 Pacific Life Open 2006 Star Stringing
Djokovic, Novak Wilson Tecnifibre 26.5/25.5 Pacific Life Open 2007 Star Stringing
Djokovic, Novak Wilson Tecnifibre 25/24 Roland Garros 2007 Team TF
Djokovic, Novak Wilson K Blade Tour Wilson/Luxilon Natural/Alu Power Rough 1.25/1.25 (16L) 26.5/25.5 Pacific Life Open 2008 Priority One

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Dubbie
08-01-2008, 07:21 AM
Clicking once on a column header sorts that column one way. Click on it again to sort it the other way.

Player Racquet make Racquet model String make String model Gauge Tension Event (year) Source
Djokovic, Novak Wilson nBlade Australian Open 2006 ******** Tennis
Djokovic, Novak Wilson nBlade Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 1.24 25/24 Pacific Life Open 2006 Star Stringing
Djokovic, Novak Wilson Tecnifibre 26.5/25.5 Pacific Life Open 2007 Star Stringing
Djokovic, Novak Wilson Tecnifibre 25/24 Roland Garros 2007 Team TF
Djokovic, Novak Wilson K Blade Tour Wilson/Luxilon Natural/Alu Power Rough 1.25/1.25 (16L) 26.5/25.5 Pacific Life Open 2008 Priority One

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Thanks for the stringing blog. Collin-the-stringer has a whole list of pros string jobs and tensions that I printed out.

pennc94
08-01-2008, 08:01 AM
Stepanek uses full 16g gut, and if you count women as pros, many (Williams sisters, pre-retired Henin, pre-retired Clijsters, Davenport, Mauresmo, etc...) use full gut as well.

Doesn't Haas use full nat gut too?

Jonny S&V
08-01-2008, 08:03 AM
Doesn't Haas use full nat gut too?

Yep, forgot about him. He strings it high, last I heard it was 75 lbs. Pretty sure it doesn't feel like natural gut at that tension. Natural gut doesn't help preventing you from choking matches though... :???:

racketcollector
08-04-2008, 07:21 AM
Djokovic is using Wilson gut in mains and ALU Power in crosses

Racquet Man
08-04-2008, 08:13 AM
X-1 BiPhase is also used by other ATP players. Tipsarevic and the Bryan Brothers use it. As well, I use it :)(so enough said!.....LOL!)

BGB.CA
08-04-2008, 08:22 AM
Yep, forgot about him. He strings it high, last I heard it was 75 lbs. Pretty sure it doesn't feel like natural gut at that tension. Natural gut doesn't help preventing you from choking matches though... :???:

One time I saw an interview w/Haas that said he strings so tight that they will pop randomly in his bag at night so he needs to put them in a corner of his hotel room so he can't hear them snap. :)

Harry24
08-04-2008, 08:07 PM
One time I saw an interview w/Haas that said he strings so tight that they will pop randomly in his bag at night so he needs to put them in a corner of his hotel room so he can't hear them snap. :)

Haha I wish I had enough money to where i could afford to let my strings pop in my bag!ha

feyya
08-04-2008, 08:25 PM
also, tim henman used full gut

hmwmai
08-04-2008, 08:27 PM
especially natural gut... wow thats expensive haha

FreshStew
08-05-2008, 12:15 AM
That sounds more like a pros choice haha, did he really play with an all multi job?wow I dont know of any pro that does that. All pros either use an all poly or hybrid it w/ gut or multi.

Yeah but with his racquet I could see him using X-One.

And I always thought all pros strung at high tensions but I heard Nadal and Federer string at low tension.:-?

Do you get more spin with lower tension?

tom_asdelonge182
08-05-2008, 02:57 AM
I think that with all the polys you need to string it quite low to get more power. I Heard with gut you need it that high, so you can get access to the awesome power and control

origmarm
08-05-2008, 03:00 AM
X-1 BiPhase is also used by other ATP players. Tipsarevic and the Bryan Brothers use it

Doesn't Tipsaveric use Pro RedCode?

Racquet Man
08-05-2008, 04:04 AM
Origmarm,

I understand he actually uses red biphase. He does not do a full string job with it, but rather hybrids.

Perhaps some of the tournament stringers who troll these boards and who have recently strung his racquets can confirm. :)

Jonny S&V
08-05-2008, 08:36 AM
also, tim henman used full gut

Actually, he didn't in the last 2-3 years as a pro. I can't remember if he used full luxilon (yes, luxilon, not another poly, luxilon) or a hybrid with gut.

nickb
08-05-2008, 08:38 AM
Origmarm,

I understand he actually uses red biphase. He does not do a full string job with it, but rather hybrids.

Perhaps some of the tournament stringers who troll these boards and who have recently strung his racquets can confirm. :)

He uses redcode mains and red x-one crosses.

Nick

nickb
08-05-2008, 08:39 AM
Actually, he didn't in the last 2-3 years as a pro. I can't remember if he used full luxilon (yes, luxilon, not another poly, luxilon) or a hybrid with gut.

Hybrid of Luxilon TiMO and natural gut.

Jonny S&V
08-05-2008, 08:40 AM
Hybrid of Luxilon TiMO and natural gut.

Ah, thank you. That was actually bothering me (call me crazy...). I trust the gut was in the crosses?

nickb
08-05-2008, 08:46 AM
Ah, thank you. That was actually bothering me (call me crazy...). I trust the gut was in the crosses?

Yeah gut crosses...Babolat VS Team 1.25.

Nick

Racquet Man
08-05-2008, 10:14 AM
Thanks for clearing that up Nick. I knew Tipsarevic used a hybrid, but couldn't remember if he used the x-1 in the mains or crosses.