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ClubHoUno
01-05-2010, 04:13 AM
I wonder how many players in the ATP & WTA Top 100 are using mid sized racquets ( EQUAL OR LESS THAN =<=93 SQ")?

I know Federer is using a 90 SQ", Safin used something like 89,5-90 SQ" (but he's retired now) and to be honest I can't think of other players.
I can't even think of one single WTA player, who uses a racquet size less than 95 SQ" - please help me with some names - there surely must be several players, who uses mid size racquets (paintjobs or not)......

I just can't think of any right now......

Thinking of buying 4 Head Youtek Prestige Mid racquets, and had a talk with some of the best players at my club yesterday, and no one uses a size smaller than 95 SQ".

I will buy what ever size I want, but just find it kind of funny in a weird way, that so few of the good players use smaller mid size framed these days :confused:

ClubHoUno
01-05-2010, 09:28 AM
No one knows :confused:

OliverSimon
01-05-2010, 09:29 AM
Schuettler uses 93sqin.

1st Seed
01-05-2010, 11:11 AM
Hewitt RdiS 93"

Marshredder
01-05-2010, 11:19 AM
Blakes now using a BLX90.

KuanMaster
01-05-2010, 01:10 PM
Grigor Dimitrov uses a prestige mid
melanie oudin uses a kblade tour and have used a kpro staff before

Tad-X
01-05-2010, 01:13 PM
Does Philipp Kohlschreiber use Wilson [K] Blade Tour? I mean REAL one, not pj. Any info? I saw him playing with it.

Gamble
01-06-2010, 12:43 PM
Philipp Kohlschreiber is using a K Blade 98. I don't know if this is a real one or PJ but I can't believe that wilson let him play with a real K Blade Tour as an Blade 98 PJ ;)

so long ;)

vsbabolat
01-06-2010, 02:31 PM
Does Philipp Kohlschreiber use Wilson [K] Blade Tour? I mean REAL one, not pj. Any info? I saw him playing with it.Philipp Kohlschreiber is using a K Blade 98. I don't know if this is a real one or PJ but I can't believe that wilson let him play with a real K Blade Tour as an Blade 98 PJ ;)

so long ;)

Kohlschreiber does not really use a KBlade of any kind only a Paint Job. His racquets have PWS at 3 and 9 O'clock. I believe it is really under the paint a Hyper Pro Staff 6.1 95.

CallOfBooty
01-06-2010, 02:33 PM
Melanie Oudin uses the K88 Prostaff I think, 88 square inches.

sureshs
01-06-2010, 02:49 PM
Melanie Oudin uses the K88 Prostaff I think, 88 square inches.

It is the KBlade

CallOfBooty
01-06-2010, 05:00 PM
It is the KBlade

Oh, I mixed it up from another thread that claimed she used or had used it.

vsbabolat
01-06-2010, 05:07 PM
It is the KBlade

Oudin did use the KPro Staff 88 at the 2009 Sony Ericsson. Now she uses the KBlade Tour.

Here is when Oudin was using the KPro Staff 88
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Melanie_Oudin_2009.jpg

Jack & Coke
01-06-2010, 06:48 PM
Melanie Oudin uses the K88 Prostaff I think, 88 square inches.

"KPS 88" = 90 sq. in.

NOT 88 sq. in.

Analysis from last year: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=295535

Cheers :wink:

Bogie
01-07-2010, 12:14 AM
To sum it up, in the top 100, i think its Fed, Blake, Rajeev Ram, Hewitt, and Schuettler. If you want to expand the criteria to the top 150, you can add Hrbaty and Josselin Ouanna to the list. I would add that Calleri also plays with a pc600, but he's fallen off the grid over the past year and Acasuso just recently switched to a Youtek Radical so he's out of the picture now.......

ClubHoUno
01-08-2010, 02:35 PM
To sum it up, in the top 100, i think its Fed, Blake, Rajeev Ram, Hewitt, and Schuettler. If you want to expand the criteria to the top 150, you can add Hrbaty and Josselin Ouanna to the list. I would add that Calleri also plays with a pc600, but he's fallen off the grid over the past year and Acasuso just recently switched to a Youtek Radical so he's out of the picture now.......

Thanks :)

Surprised over how few Pro players use mid and sub mid racquets :shock:

Only one women in the entire Top 100 :shock:

OliverSimon
01-09-2010, 12:04 PM
Acasuso uses a PC600

Bogie
01-09-2010, 01:49 PM
Acasuso uses a PC600

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=300372&highlight=acasuso+radical

you even commented in that thread so you know he's switched.........

OliverSimon
01-09-2010, 02:46 PM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=300372&highlight=acasuso+radical

you even commented in that thread so you know he's switched.........

Lol :) then I guess not using the PC600

Verbal_Kint
01-10-2010, 08:17 AM
Thiemo de Bakker also uses some Prestige..

OliverSimon
01-12-2010, 02:47 PM
Thiemo De Bakker does not uses a midsize racquet.

harryz
02-01-2010, 09:21 PM
Both have PJs. I saw them practice and play up close at Indian Wells in '08, and neither has changed since. Both use 90s painted to look like other frames-- Almagro like the AG500 and Berdych like the AG200. No way that they're using 100 and 95 sq in heads, respectively.

Bogie
02-01-2010, 10:25 PM
Both have PJs. I saw them practice and play up close at Indian Wells in '08, and neither has changed since. Both use 90s painted to look like other frames-- Almagro like the AG500 and Berdych like the AG200. No way that they're using 100 and 95 sq in heads, respectively.

almagro is using a hot melt 300g and berdych is was using a custom version of the revelation pro tour mold which ended up at around 97 sq inches....and now he's using a radical

harryz
02-01-2010, 11:16 PM
Did you string their frames or know a stringer or someone from Dunlop? I'm most curious, since I was a few feet from both for a good period of time, watching them hit and I was pretty certain that they were both mids. The racquet heads looked small in both cases-- noticeably smaller than mid plus frames...

Stormcrow
02-02-2010, 07:05 AM
Taylor Dent uses a K Blade Tour but with 16 mains instead of 18. I actually got to see it at a challenger last year. There were a couple of players there who were also using Head racquet's pj'ed like microgel radicals but were mids.

jwbarrientos
02-02-2010, 03:02 PM
"KPS 88" = 90 sq. in.

NOT 88 sq. in.

Analysis from last year: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=295535

Cheers :wink:

Nice analyze you posted, And what that 88 means??? :-?

ignorant
02-02-2010, 06:24 PM
Nice analyze you posted, And what that 88 means??? :-?

different racquet companys measured in different ways,
i found headsize of Head Prestige Mid almost same as K-88

Scotty D
04-01-2010, 10:12 AM
Love Almagro's technique. Great groundstrokes. Did we ever reach concensus as to whether he is playing a 100 mid or the 300 under his Tour 500 PJ ?

It is definitely a 16X19 pattern.

Kick Serve 14
04-01-2010, 09:25 PM
Does Philipp Kohlschreiber use Wilson [K] Blade Tour? I mean REAL one, not pj. Any info? I saw him playing with it.

Nope, he is using the K Blade 98...

Kick Serve 14
04-01-2010, 09:26 PM
Love Almagro's technique...

I don't care much for it really, it's effective, I'll give him that, it just doesn't look as "technically sound" as some other pros...

Bhagi Katbamna
04-01-2010, 11:00 PM
Rajeev Ram uses a K6.1 tour(90)

Slazenger07
04-19-2010, 04:22 PM
Love the name Verbal! Im guessing you like "The Usual Suspects"? Badass movie...