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OliverSimon
01-27-2010, 12:14 PM
I am not sure what tournament this is, but it looks like he switched to a BLX90.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox97-DQdm00&feature=sub

THESEXPISTOL
01-27-2010, 12:34 PM
Yes it's a BLX90 (the pj at least is). Wilson is preparing the after-Federer like they used Federer to prepare the after-Sampras.

alfauros
01-27-2010, 12:38 PM
great backhand T_T

VGP
01-27-2010, 12:42 PM
Yes it's a BLX90 (the pj at least is). Wilson is preparing the after-Federer like they used Federer to prepare the after-Sampras.

Well, the PST90 was supposed to be the next Sampras racket going into '03. The ROK was supposed to be Federer's frame after the PS85. Federer preferred the PST90 mold (paintjobs and drill patterns not withstanding).....fastforward and now we're at the BLX.

Each brand does a lot of work trying to instill brand loyalty in young players. If they prefer a brand when they're young, they're more likely to stick with it.....

Aces09
01-27-2010, 01:25 PM
i have to say, it's great to see a top junior with such a classic racquet and a one handed backhand, when like 97% of the juniors are using two hands on the backhand, which is alot less nice to watch. :D

Dimitrov has such great footwork, a really sweet backhand, and that forehand is beastly. I'd love to see him make a showing at a pro tournament this year. :D

I'm definitely a dimitrov fan.

OliverSimon
01-27-2010, 01:25 PM
I wonder why he switched from Head to Wilson? Federer poser much? He doesn't have a stencil on the BLX either.

quest01
01-27-2010, 01:30 PM
I wonder why he switched from Head to Wilson? Federer poser much? He doesn't have a stencil on the BLX either.

Yup he looks like a Federer poser. Just look at his game, he's trying to copy Federer's forehand and backhand motion, now he uses the same racquet as Federer. He probably uses the same hybrid setup as Fed.

smack that
01-27-2010, 01:37 PM
what grip is he using on the forehand side, i coulda sworn he used a full western grip, but it looks like he switched to semi-western

wangs78
01-27-2010, 01:38 PM
i have to say, it's great to see a top junior with such a classic racquet and a one handed backhand, when like 97% of the juniors are using two hands on the backhand, which is alot less nice to watch. :D

Dimitrov has such great footwork, a really sweet backhand, and that forehand is beastly. I'd love to see him make a showing at a pro tournament this year. :D

I'm definitely a dimitrov fan.

His strokes are almost mirror images or Roger's but I have to say his movement is a bit cumbersome (he's slightly taller than Roger). Maybe as he gets stronger he'll develop more adept footwork but right now while I think he has a good chance of being pretty successful (top 10) on the pro tour at some point, I don't see him being the next Roger. Of course, his success will also depend on how good his competition so if they all suck then who knows heheh.

wangs78
01-27-2010, 01:39 PM
Yup he looks like a Federer poser. Just look at his game, he's trying to copy Federer's forehand and backhand motion, now he uses the same racquet as Federer. He probably uses the same hybrid setup as Fed.

He even has Roger's former coach. I think He should also learn how to talk like Roger. With the "you know" and other tiks.

OliverSimon
01-27-2010, 01:50 PM
He still doesn't have the headband...but he did in some of last years matches and he doesn't have Nike as a sponsor.

SempreSami
01-27-2010, 01:59 PM
He should stick with adidas, Swooshes are for losers.

leonidas1982
01-27-2010, 02:10 PM
Next up, he'll switch to Nike. Could this be another Wilson-Nike dominating combination?

volleynets
01-27-2010, 02:17 PM
He should stick with adidas, Swooshes are for losers.

I know right? Sampras, Federer, Nadal, McEnroe and Connors are all losers.

samster
01-27-2010, 02:22 PM
Yup he looks like a Federer poser. Just look at his game, he's trying to copy Federer's forehand and backhand motion, now he uses the same racquet as Federer. He probably uses the same hybrid setup as Fed.

He only needs a Nike contract now and throw on a bandana.

wangs78
01-27-2010, 02:24 PM
Then he needs a chubby girlfriend.

OliverSimon
01-27-2010, 04:32 PM
He also needs to cry after the next match he loses.

OliverSimon
01-27-2010, 04:37 PM
Sorry, I said K90 when it is in fact a BLX 90.

Enlightened Coelacanth
01-27-2010, 04:40 PM
This guy has a great backhand though I don't know why he has to be "copying" Federer necessarily.

It isn't as if Fed invented the one hander (though if he is copying Fed, who better to imitate? Fed is classic).

T1000
01-27-2010, 04:41 PM
He should stick with adidas, Swooshes are for losers.

Murray's ZERO slams make him a winner

texasdoc
01-27-2010, 07:42 PM
dude looks like he has game.

vsbabolat
01-27-2010, 07:45 PM
That is very interesting....

OliverSimon
01-27-2010, 08:07 PM
Is there a way I can fix the title?

kevvycore
01-27-2010, 08:09 PM
Yup he looks like a Federer poser. Just look at his game, he's trying to copy Federer's forehand and backhand motion, now he uses the same racquet as Federer. He probably uses the same hybrid setup as Fed.

but wasnt it federer who was copying sampras? everyone is going to copy someone in tennis until he comes into his true form then he will go his own way.

drakulie
01-27-2010, 08:33 PM
well, the blx does have a similar feel to the MG mid prestige he was using. not exactly the same, but not so far apart that he the frame would feel completely foreign.

shanked_it
01-27-2010, 11:54 PM
I don't know about the head beam, but the wilson 17,5 one slices air alot better than let's say, the ag100. It's a noticable difference in feel of swing....

Maybe he prefers this? I know I would, this aspect is something that is found on some wide, yet thin beamed old frames!

velkov
01-28-2010, 12:45 AM
i am not sute that switching from head to wilson is a good idea ??? what is the advantage ??? especially for 1hbh !!!:-?

THESEXPISTOL
01-28-2010, 01:01 AM
i am not sute that switching from head to wilson is a good idea ??? what is the advantage ??? especially for 1hbh !!!:-?

why do you guys always think about the brand?
They are graphite anyway :-?

cork_screw
01-28-2010, 01:12 AM
He also stole his headband for the USO this past summer.

Yup he looks like a Federer poser. Just look at his game, he's trying to copy Federer's forehand and backhand motion, now he uses the same racquet as Federer. He probably uses the same hybrid setup as Fed.

kimbahpnam
01-28-2010, 01:33 AM
what would be interesting is if dimitrov plays fed in wimbledon a few years from now and beats him...then becomes the next 'fed.'

velkov
01-28-2010, 01:37 AM
why do you guys always think about the brand?
They are graphite anyway :-?

because is important, different touch, feel , sweetspot, grip shape etc..

THESEXPISTOL
01-28-2010, 01:45 AM
because is important, different touch, feel , sweetspot, grip shape etc..

That's not exactly like that.
The pros don't use such thing as microgel or youtek. Their racquets are made of the purest graphite. The brand can put the feel and touch that the player desires.

The grip shape, almost every pro has their custom made handle that is mounted on the racquet by their customizer or even by the brand if the don't have one.

Keep following this section and you will learn all sorts of trickery about this subjects ;)

SempreSami
01-28-2010, 01:55 AM
Murray's ZERO slams make him a winner

He's only just switched to adidas you mong.

Pioneer
01-28-2010, 02:44 AM
As I mentioned before my coach is friends with Dimitrov's dad.

Dimitrov used to use the TGK 237.1 but now he really switched to Wilson. It's not a paintjob.

Or actually it is a paintjob but there's a Wilson racquet under the paint

SempreSami
01-28-2010, 02:46 AM
Looks like it, methinks I can see PWS on that frame.

paulorenzo
01-29-2010, 09:13 PM
good, put some vapors on that kid and we're off to a good start.

velkov
02-10-2010, 05:26 AM
finally he will not switch to wilson - its confirmed

Pioneer
03-05-2010, 11:27 PM
I saw him playing at the Bulgaria vs Monaco Davis Cup matches and he was using a Wilson BLX without PWS - most likely Wilson H19 or H22. Here's a video someone took from the match:

http://www.sportal.bg/sportal_tv.php?category=107&video_page=1&playlist&video_id=21450


doesn't seem to have PWS though
http://yfrog.com/0fgrigorblxj

AJK1
03-06-2010, 02:45 AM
[QUOTE=THESEXPISTOL;4338383]Yes it's a BLX90 (the pj at least is). Wilson is preparing the after-Federer like they used Federer to prepare the after-Sampras.[/QUOTE

It's actually the after Sampras,Courier, and many others stick.

hemat23
03-06-2010, 03:27 AM
I saw him playing at the Bulgaria vs Monaco Davis Cup matches and he was using a Wilson BLX without PWS - most likely Wilson H19 or H22. Here's a video someone took from the match:

http://www.sportal.bg/sportal_tv.php?category=107&video_page=1&playlist&video_id=21450


doesn't seem to have PWS though
http://yfrog.com/0fgrigorblxj

It's hard to tell, but in this picture it sure looks like the racket has a pws.
The question is why he all of a sudden is wearing Nike...

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k97/henriktveit/Bilde4-1.png

Pioneer
03-06-2010, 04:48 AM
I looked like PWS to me at first but then when I thought about it I figured out that the color scheme makes 3&9 stand out more. I don't know, it strange. on some pics it looks smooth like a normal racquet. On the pic I posted 9 o'clock seems smooth and 3 seems like it has pws. On the pic you posted it seems to be the other way around. Who knows, maybe they are blurring the racquets on purpose or something on TV so we can't tell if it's a PJ :P


The Bulgaria vs Monaco doubles match is running ATM. I'll look closely and try to see the racquet's neck. The 6.1s have pretty long necks

Miami83095
03-06-2010, 05:35 AM
He's off adidas now, too? Onto nike? This guy is really turning into a mini-Fed !

adizzy
03-06-2010, 12:50 PM
Yup he looks like a Federer poser. Just look at his game, he's trying to copy Federer's forehand and backhand motion, now he uses the same racquet as Federer. He probably uses the same hybrid setup as Fed.

Yes, he does have a one hander so I guess you could say his one hander is like Fed's.....kinda.

But his forehand is not. They are similar in that the grip is at the very very outer limits of eastern. And both still hit the classic over the shoulder finish sometimes but, thats about it. Fed hits with an extreme laid back wrist making contact way out infront of him. He also uses forearm pronation when he hits the WWFH. It looks like Grigor uses more of the lever approach.

Arize
03-06-2010, 02:15 PM
Yup he looks like a Federer poser. Just look at his game, he's trying to copy Federer's forehand and backhand motion, now he uses the same racquet as Federer. He probably uses the same hybrid setup as Fed.

His backhand preperation might resemble Federer's a bit but the finish is totally different (there are only a few ways to hold a racquet), as for the forehands they are not even close, I am sure you have never seen Dimitrov play a match and an attacking jumping forehand looks about the same done by any player from what you saw on that slomo video so don't be too quick to assess his game. He was trying the racquet it doesn't mean he has switched to it, and his string setup is full poly.

KHSOLO
03-06-2010, 04:40 PM
i have to say, it's great to see a top junior with such a classic racquet and a one handed backhand, when like 97% of the juniors are using two hands on the backhand, which is alot less nice to watch. :D


This

Tennis is way nicer to watch when its a one hand backhand

Tour90
03-06-2010, 04:44 PM
a new fed is born......

mcshift
03-06-2010, 04:50 PM
I am not sure what tournament this is, but it looks like he switched to a BLX90.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox97-DQdm00&feature=sub

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt9uVCl1R3Y&NR=1&feature=fvwp

crazy backhand at 1:05...federer like

Legend of Borg
03-06-2010, 05:00 PM
Too bad we don't see him on the court as often as Roger.

Pioneer
03-07-2010, 03:20 AM
He can't just be trying the racquet. He has a Wilson stencil on the string and is playing official matches with it. If he still had a contract with Head he wouldn't be allowed to endorse another company's racquet in an official match.

As for his forehand and backhand, his backhand certainly does resemble Federer's. His forehand seems more modern though, Fed's forehand is still kind of old-fashioned.


There's some kind of conspiracy going on here, Wilson & Nike always team up to produce the world #1 :P

leonidas1982
03-07-2010, 04:26 AM
enjoy: http://www.justin.tv/poipoi535/popout/

mTm28
03-07-2010, 10:26 AM
He's definitely not stupid, he knows people are making comparisons between him and Fed and that he can claw in loads of endorsment deals because of it, and hopefully now he won't be worrying about money so he can just focus on his game.

AJK1
03-07-2010, 01:30 PM
He's nothing like Federer

leonidas1982
05-03-2010, 08:49 PM
http://www.wilson.com/wilson/racquet/players.jsp?CONTENT%3C%3Ecnt_id=10134198674756176&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302760790

King_roger
05-04-2010, 07:43 AM
http://www.wilson.com/wilson/racquet/players.jsp?CONTENT%3C%3Ecnt_id=10134198674756176&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302760790

Well, he just should change his clothing sponsor and we have the third goat.
;)

Chris Rizutto
05-04-2010, 07:48 AM
How many pros are using the Bollocks 90 now?

leonidas1982
05-04-2010, 08:08 AM
Well, he just should change his clothing sponsor and we have the third goat.
;)

Apparently, he is with Nike as well.

Miami83095
05-04-2010, 08:14 AM
Can somebody please clarify what his string and string tension is?

drakulie
05-04-2010, 08:30 AM
^^My friend strung his frames last year at a futures. If I remember correctly, he was using a full set of Lux Alu Power. Can't remember the tension.

Totai
05-04-2010, 10:17 AM
He even has Roger's former coach. I think He should also learn how to talk like Roger. With the "you know" and other tiks.

Thats amazing

NickC
05-04-2010, 11:23 AM
^^My friend strung his frames last year at a futures. If I remember correctly, he was using a full set of Lux Alu Power. Can't remember the tension.

I thought you said it was strung remarkably low, like in the high 40's or low 50's?

Ross K
05-04-2010, 12:04 PM
As someone who has lately hit a bit with the MGPm and really likes it, I think it's not only a shame he's quit using the PC600/MGPm (whichever it was), but it's a shame, now Safin has retired too, that hardly any top pros would appear to be using the Prestige Classic mid or any derivative Prestiges.:(

drakulie
05-04-2010, 07:51 PM
I thought you said it was strung remarkably low, like in the high 40's or low 50's?


I honestly can't remember the tension. I'll ask my friend when I see him again (hope he remembers). I do know he was using the Microgel Prestige Mid. I held it in my hands, and even took some photos to post.

sliceboy33
05-04-2010, 08:53 PM
As someone who has lately hit a bit with the MGPm and really likes it, I think it's not only a shame he's quit using the PC600/MGPm (whichever it was), but it's a shame, now Safin has retired too, that hardly any top pros would appear to be using the Prestige Classic mid or any derivative Prestiges.:(


A shame indeed. But as TW's Granville put it: "It's a niche racquet of the highest order". That small 90 inch headsize combined with the dense 18x20 pattern is losing its place in the modern game. t's a tough unforgiving combination but I guess that's what makes this model so unique.

I've played with Prestige Mids for nine years and recently got back to Wilson Mids because I really felt I could benefit from their open pattern. Since switching my overall cosistency has improved dramatically - a much more comfortable feel, better touch and better net clearance with no loss in accuracy. So IMO the Wilson BLX Six.One Tour is a superior racquet.

OliverSimon
06-03-2010, 10:16 AM
Grigor just lost in the Nottingham qualies, can he still be using the BLX 90?

lucasschneider
06-03-2010, 10:54 AM
Yes, Grigor is with Wilson. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-GLrfdIHVA
This guy is talented, but he better start winning soon.
Otherwise those comparisons with Roger will mean nothing.
How old is he now?

leonidas1982
06-03-2010, 01:07 PM
Yes, Grigor is with Wilson. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-GLrfdIHVA
This guy is talented, but he better start winning soon.
Otherwise those comparisons with Roger will mean nothing.
How old is he now?

only 19. no need to rush. there aren't many male teen winners of majors.

OliverSimon
06-04-2010, 07:52 AM
Thanks for the vid!

The Baseline
06-04-2010, 04:39 PM
only 19. no need to rush. there aren't many male teen winners of majors.

i think dimitrov will be a great one to be honest. hes working with peter lundgren who helped mold federer into what he is today. Look, i know theres always hype about prospects but this kid seems to have it all. It looks like Wilson has struck again and in a big way.

cork_screw
06-04-2010, 07:39 PM
I feel that if federer started using a Gamma Oversize, this Dimitrov guy would start using the same thing. He seems to be the fed's biggest fanboy.

Ross K
06-04-2010, 09:39 PM
Grigor just lost in the Nottingham qualies, can he still be using the BLX 90? He needs to get back quick to his MG Pres mid - LOL!:)... Seriously, I've seen some footage of him and he looks a real prospect.

AlinPopServes
06-05-2010, 07:07 AM
Can you post your footage Ross K?

torre_dresen
06-05-2010, 07:55 AM
Grigor just lost in the Nottingham qualies, can he still be using the BLX 90?

He didn't, did he? He has a WC...

OliverSimon
06-05-2010, 09:22 AM
He didn't, did he? He has a WC...

He has a WC to Queens, Nottingham is a challenger which happened a weak prior. It was there which he lost in the qualifying rounds.

torre_dresen
06-05-2010, 02:36 PM
He has a WC to Queens, Nottingham is a challenger which happened a weak prior. It was there which he lost in the qualifying rounds.

I apoligize good Sir.

Ross K
06-06-2010, 12:13 AM
Can you post your footage Ross K?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3PNsah04Nc&feature=related

http://hubpages.com/hub/Is-Grigor-Dimitrov-the-new-Roger-Federer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU1gXakakm0&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nZdiU6Me5M

There you go mate!... btw, it pains me to see him playing so well with the now abandoned MG Prs mid!... plus, you've got to admit, he some seem to be a bit of a Fed clone in how he plays?!

R.

Pioneer
06-06-2010, 09:18 AM
He's not exactly following Federer's gear, Wilson just offered him a real good contract. Things are looking really well for Wilson with Krajinovic, Dimitrov and Kontinen

okdude1992
06-07-2010, 04:42 PM
what happened to dimitrov? a year and a half ago he beat berdych and challenged simon (twice) and nadal. i expected him to be at least top 50 at this point. now losing in the qualifying of a challenger??

leonidas1982
06-07-2010, 05:37 PM
what happened to dimitrov? a year and a half ago he beat berdych and challenged simon (twice) and nadal. i expected him to be at least top 50 at this point. now losing in the qualifying of a challenger??

He's in the main draw of Queens'. There was a rain delay today; the match will resume in the third set tomorrow.

Lsmkenpo
06-07-2010, 05:50 PM
i think dimitrov will be a great one to be honest. hes working with peter lundgren who helped mold federer into what he is today. Look, i know theres always hype about prospects but this kid seems to have it all. It looks like Wilson has struck again and in a big way.

A young Federer wannabe without the Federer forehand or serve, Dimitrov will never amount to anything he has no weapons, and Lundgren has left him.

OliverSimon
06-07-2010, 06:30 PM
I really like the outfit which he wore today. He was also using the BLX 90 today. Hopefully he can pull out the match tomorrow.

featherlight
06-07-2010, 06:50 PM
when did he switch to nike

samprasvsfederer123
06-07-2010, 07:02 PM
he using a p90! i thought he was a fun of m4a1s?

lol cheap bored joke.

SempreSami
06-07-2010, 08:00 PM
He lost a set to Alex Bogdanovic, oh lawd.

JoelDali
06-07-2010, 08:42 PM
A young Federer wannabe without the Federer forehand or serve, Dimitrov will never amount to anything he has no weapons, and Lundgren has left him.

Well luckily you will be the GOAT of the next generation.

We look forward to your domination on the ATP Tour.

King_roger
06-08-2010, 10:18 AM
I thought Federer is playing Halle this week, not Queens...?! :confused:



:mrgreen:

http://www12.picfront.org/token/sBjc/2010/06/08/1825626.png

Baselineg
06-08-2010, 10:38 AM
Murray's ZERO slams make him a winner

So being in 2 slam finals and having 4 masters wins makes him a loser?, tell me what have you done in your life? tell me how many slam finals you have been in? and how many masters shields do you have?.