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ricflair
03-12-2010, 05:56 AM
March 12th 2010 - Dunlop are delighted to announce their new partnership with Russian tennis ace, Nikolay Davydenko for rackets, clothing and accessories. The partnership will also see Davydenko endorse Dunlop’s junior talent identification programme – D-Squad.

Currently ranked no.6 in the ATP rankings, the Russian has been rising in prominence over the past few years with some strong performances, culminating in his sensational ATP title in London, where he became only the second person to defeat both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the same tournament.

Commenting on his new partnership Davydenko said: “I am really proud to be a brand ambassador for Dunlop and pleased to be working with one of the most iconic brands in Tennis ”.

dgoran
03-12-2010, 05:59 AM
So will they have him playing with paintjobbed prince oports :)
I smell another sarin like lawsuit

DavidGarcia
03-12-2010, 06:19 AM
Welcome to Dunlop Davy.

I am sure he wont have problems to get a nice Dunlop Pro frame. :-)

downs_chris
03-12-2010, 06:43 AM
i know he mentioned that prince was giving all their money to sharapova...but yeah, good move for dunlop!

rudester
03-12-2010, 06:50 AM
Yeah, I wonder if he really does switch racquets, which dunlop racquet he will play with, as mentioned above, those o ports will be hard to hide for a paintjob.

Badger
03-12-2010, 07:03 AM
I'm so happy for him. A top 5 player should have the biggest companies begging him to join and endorse, not some French company that nobody's heard of and gives him shorts that look like a plastic bag tied around the waist..

JRstriker12
03-12-2010, 07:03 AM
Surprised he switched. He was calling the Prince racket "magic" and gave it credit for the improvement in his game. Wonder if we'll see him drop like Ljubicic after he switched from Babolat.

VGP
03-12-2010, 07:04 AM
Speaking of Prince to Dunlop paintjobs.....I like Pat Rafter's Prince double bridge MP with the Dunlop Aerogel 300 paintjob.

CzechM8
03-12-2010, 07:42 AM
I wonder what stick he'll be using. My bet is they'll have him use the 200 series PJ.

I also wonder what stuff he's been using that has made him switch after what was arguably one of his best seasons.

SOY78
03-12-2010, 07:51 AM
It might be a custom Dunlop stick that is 28in long and same specs as the Prince but without the Oports. But you never know...

rovex
03-12-2010, 08:01 AM
Just as people thought Dunlop were going out of business. At least we will get to see Davy in proper clothes with normal shorts.

rovex
03-12-2010, 08:03 AM
"Davydenko will immediately commence testing of Dunlop’s new 2011 technology"

Sounds interesting...

JRstriker12
03-12-2010, 08:16 AM
I wonder what stick he'll be using. My bet is they'll have him use the 200 series PJ.

I also wonder what stuff he's been using that has made him switch after what was arguably one of his best seasons.

That stuff he's been using to make him switch - it's called money.... ;)

IIRC Prince didn't sponsor him, or dropped his sponsorship. Can't blame him for the switch, but have to wornder about his future performance on the tour.

DavidGarcia
03-12-2010, 08:51 AM
when was the last time Dunlop had a top6/5 player? This is a big deal for Dunlop!

esm
03-12-2010, 08:51 AM
good on him - being one of the most under rated play in the recent times, i hope this will be a good move for him!

jmverdugo
03-12-2010, 08:53 AM
Didn't he use to play with one of the Prestige or Radical Models? PT something something? Maybe his Prince racquet was similar to his old Head so the change will not be that drastic. Anyway he is Davydenko, I am sure he could play with a spoon if required.

jelle v
03-12-2010, 09:05 AM
Seems like a very stupid move to me.. :|

JRstriker12
03-12-2010, 09:19 AM
Seems like a very stupid move to me.. :|

You mean stupid, like getting paid millions to represent a product instead of doing it for free???

There's a reason why you'll sometimes see players with black-out rackets, blacked-out shoes, covered up logos, etc. Every player on the ATP knows that their endorsement is worth something. More power to Davy-D.

Fedace
03-12-2010, 09:22 AM
Will he be using the Aerogel 500 Pro ?? that would be a good stick for him. but his game would suck bad..

Power Player
03-12-2010, 09:23 AM
that would be a good stick for him. but his game would suck bad..

Who uses this account? I bet it is bored TW mods, because no one can really be this stupid.

Power Player
03-12-2010, 09:25 AM
I wonder what stick he'll be using. My bet is they'll have him use the 200 series PJ.

I also wonder what stuff he's been using that has made him switch after what was arguably one of his best seasons.

They need a 200 guy now that Blake is gone. I would love to see him using it.

jimbo333
03-12-2010, 09:30 AM
"Davydenko will immediately commence testing of Dunlop’s new 2011 technology"

Sounds interesting...

I bet Davydenko's racquets that he will be "testing" (using in tournaments for the whole of 2010), will look really similar (i.e be a paintjob) to his current Prince racquet!

And have large holes in the side of racquet (Dunlop's new 2011 technology):)

jelle v
03-12-2010, 09:32 AM
You mean stupid, like getting paid millions to represent a product instead of doing it for free???

There's a reason why you'll sometimes see players with black-out rackets, blacked-out shoes, covered up logos, etc. Every player on the ATP knows that their endorsement is worth something. More power to Davy-D.

No, I mean stupid like abandoning a racket that made you the player you are today.. Prince racket (with O-zone) are impossible to paintjob, so it will definitely be a very big switch for him in terms of how the racket feels and hits (and yes of course I understand that his new racket will be totally costumised to his demands, but it will still be a very big switch for him).

Power Player
03-12-2010, 09:42 AM
I think Davydenko will be better with the Dunlop. It won't be a giant switch. Dunlop makes player's frames that feel great. I am sure he thought about this all before switching...lol.

cknobman
03-12-2010, 10:24 AM
Hmmm. Are you sure this is true? If so are you sure it started Mar 12?

Today is Mar 12 and Davydenko is still listed on Prince's website and the TW website as a prince ozone user.

EDIT: I just saw Davydenko posted on the Dunlop site I guess Prince is slow in updating their website.

stanfordtennis alum
03-12-2010, 10:24 AM
another paintjob that will be used by a top 10 player....

CzechM8
03-12-2010, 10:32 AM
They need a 200 guy now that Blake is gone. I would love to see him using it.
Yup, with Blake and Berdych gone (probably...Berdych still doesn't have a contract w/ Head and still has half a dozen Dunlop frames available for testing), this would definitely make sense. Davy and the 200 would be a nice match, IMHO.

PatrickB
03-12-2010, 10:46 AM
Yup, with Blake and Berdych gone (probably...Berdych still doesn't have a contract w/ Head and still has half a dozen Dunlop frames available for testing), this would definitely make sense. Davy and the 200 would be a nice match, IMHO.

200 has a similar weight, balance, and flex to the Ozone Tour, but a smaller head size. As much as I'd love to see him using a 200, a customized 300 is more likely, I'd think.

LeeD
03-12-2010, 10:57 AM
Seems he'd consider a slightly weighted 300 tour to me.

rovex
03-12-2010, 11:03 AM
Anyone have pics of him in Dunlop gear?

djokovicgonzalez2010
03-12-2010, 11:37 AM
I hope he doesn't get hurt by this. Hard to judge this week though, because he is injured anyway

dgoran
03-12-2010, 02:38 PM
Who uses this account? I bet it is bored TW mods, because no one can really be this stupid.

My theory is that this is "Community Manager" job that TW hired to entertain us :)

biggsy
03-12-2010, 03:44 PM
i heard they were phasing out the 4D later this year and bringing some new eco technology in. it says Davy will be testing for 2011...so i guess he'll have some blackened out 100 inch headed weapon of some sort of mould with a Dunlop stencil. great move for Dunlop!!!!

nn
03-12-2010, 04:29 PM
looks like Blake is using dunlop.. all black and it is not BLX 90 for sure.

featherlight
03-12-2010, 07:04 PM
i so happy for davy for having a new clothing and shoe sponsorship

Buckethead
03-13-2010, 09:23 AM
i so happy for davy for having a new clothing and shoe sponsorship
Agree,he really deserved a decent sponsorship,but i hope he can keep what he was playing til' now,changing rackets isn't a good move if it is totally different from what he uses.But we all know that he loves money and even says that he play for money,so you could expect him using anything that pays him what he wants.

SAFINATORZ
03-13-2010, 11:54 AM
i can see him being out of the top 10... why change when he was doing well with the prince?

Miami83095
03-13-2010, 11:57 AM
Finally, somebody put some nice clothing on Davydenko! He actually looks very well on court right now.

T1000
03-13-2010, 12:00 PM
Still using the Prince though

SAFINATORZ
03-13-2010, 12:03 PM
dunlop is probably molding a racquet to his needs

Mdubb23
03-13-2010, 12:11 PM
"Davydenko will immediately commence testing of Dunlop’s new 2011 technology"

Sounds interesting...

That's the point.

mikro112
03-13-2010, 12:18 PM
It's just weird that he is still using his non-stencil Prince racket at IW, as of March 13.

DavidGarcia
03-13-2010, 12:25 PM
Bag = Dunlop
Polo = Dunlop
Shorts = Dunlop
Socks = Dunlop
Wrist Bands = Dunlop
Cap = Dunlop
Racket = Prince
Traineers = Ascis (I think)

Clarence84
03-13-2010, 12:50 PM
Hi I am new to the forum... this thread interested me..

do players not go through a testing stage with a brand before they sign or do they all just hope they wil do a paint job for them?

jelle v
03-13-2010, 01:05 PM
Bag = Dunlop
Polo = Dunlop
Shorts = Dunlop
Socks = Dunlop
Wrist Bands = Dunlop
Cap = Dunlop
Racket = Prince
Traineers = Ascis (I think)

I agree..

He looks like Johanson.. :) :cry:

rovex
03-13-2010, 01:06 PM
Watching his match with gulbis, is Davy in pink? And those clothes are very baggy.

jelle v
03-13-2010, 01:10 PM
Watching his match with gulbis, is Davy in pink? And those clothes are very baggy.

No it's not pink, it's "redish".. But i agree about the clothes being baggy, they're ugly clothes of you ask me.. :-|

JRstriker12
03-13-2010, 01:27 PM
It's just weird that he is still using his non-stencil Prince racket at IW, as of March 13.

Not strange. A lot of pros do the blacked out PJ until they get a chance to test rackets and get a racket that meets their preference.

hoodjem
03-13-2010, 02:11 PM
I wonder what stick he'll be using. My bet is they'll have him use the 200 series PJ.

I also wonder what stuff he's been using that has made him switch after what was arguably one of his best seasons.

Yea. Which stick?

markmdfw
03-13-2010, 03:31 PM
I think its weird all these new deals and no one is really playing with them! Maybe there afraid of the Novak switch I think they should use them if there getting paid!

JStar7
03-13-2010, 04:07 PM
http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/97681442.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF878921A343B2C87A49D8F5BC60FF9207C8C129 1EBBDF9550DCBA4040230BB91F033D3C

He's wearing Dunlop clothes, but still using his O3, so he must be testing new Dunlop frames at practice or when training maybe.

doodlyd
03-13-2010, 04:26 PM
maybe he will just wear their clothes without racket! it might be true

DownTheLine
03-13-2010, 04:32 PM
I think he'll just end up wearing clothes. The O3 has a way to different of a head shape then the Dunlops. Plus, is it legal to put a Dunlop stencil on a Prince racquet?

JStar7
03-13-2010, 04:36 PM
I think he'll just end up wearing clothes. The O3 has a way to different of a head shape then the Dunlops. Plus, is it legal to put a Dunlop stencil on a Prince racquet?

As long as its blacked out, why not? Dr. Ivo does that with his Head FXP Instincts except they're blacked out and have a Babolat Stencil.

DownTheLine
03-13-2010, 05:03 PM
As long as its blacked out, why not? Dr. Ivo does that with his Head FXP Instincts except they're blacked out and have a Babolat Stencil.

Well yea then it's fine. I was wondering if you can do it not blacked out?

Hidious
03-13-2010, 05:07 PM
That would be bad publicity for Dunlop. It's like saying "we signed him, but none of our frames are good enough for him to use" since the public will easily recognize the O3 holes. No?

lefty10spro
03-13-2010, 05:10 PM
Next week Davy will be in Under Armour. What's with this guy and who is his agent??

doodlyd
03-13-2010, 05:17 PM
his wife=)

DownTheLine
03-13-2010, 05:53 PM
his wife=)

Explains alot.

Buckethead
03-13-2010, 08:52 PM
He is only using Dunlop clothes,and it seems a reasonable decision,dunlop frames aren't good anyway LOL.

jackcrawford
03-13-2010, 09:24 PM
As long as its blacked out, why not? Dr. Ivo does that with his Head FXP Instincts except they're blacked out and have a Babolat Stencil.No, that's for the Babolat string. It would require Dunlop to reimburse Prince if they did it. Sampras, among others, had the Babolat string stencil without use of a Babolat racquet.

jelle v
03-14-2010, 12:26 AM
He is only using Dunlop clothes,and it seems a reasonable decision,dunlop frames aren't good anyway LOL.

But he is testing new racket technology for 2011, so that implies he will be using or intends to be using Dunlop rackets I think..

Buckethead
03-14-2010, 05:31 AM
But he is testing new racket technology for 2011, so that implies he will be using or intends to be using Dunlop rackets I think..
How do you know he is testing new rac. tech?
Yesterday VS Gulbis was his old Prince.But he can as well use a different racket,similar to his Prince.Pro's don't have time to test that much.So he's have to test multiple rackets and different tensions,which would take a lot of time.

FirstServeThenVolleyAway
03-14-2010, 05:34 AM
So will they have him playing with paintjobbed prince oports :)
I smell another sarin like lawsuit

Isn't he still using a Prince frame (without a logo) at IW?

tennismsands
03-14-2010, 09:30 AM
yes hes using everything dunlop (bag,socks,shirt,shorts,hat) except for racquet(Prince with no stencil) and shoes(Asics)

jelle v
03-14-2010, 09:50 AM
How do you know he is testing new rac. tech?
Yesterday VS Gulbis was his old Prince.But he can as well use a different racket,similar to his Prince.Pro's don't have time to test that much.So he's have to test multiple rackets and different tensions,which would take a lot of time.

That's what it said on the dunlop site..

BradThomas2121
03-14-2010, 10:19 AM
does anyone know what the 2011 technology he is trying out. what is the new technology going to be? Are there any pics of the frames?

TennezSport
03-14-2010, 10:21 AM
Pro's don't have time to test that much.So he's have to test multiple rackets and different tensions,which would take a lot of time.

Actually Pro players do test frames during their practice sessions. Typically the frames in question have already been customized to the players specs and it's just a matter of tweeking to gain feel and confidence, which can take some time.

Cheers, TennezSport :cool:

jimbo333
03-14-2010, 11:02 AM
does anyone know what the 2011 technology he is trying out. what is the new technology going to be? Are there any pics of the frames?

Yes. I've already said in this thread twice, that the new technology that he will be trying out until 2011, is to have large holes in the side of his racquet.

Yes, he will be using a paintjob of his Prince racquet in tournaments, until he is happy with a new Dunlop racquet!

Maybe someone will believe me:shock:

nn
03-14-2010, 12:07 PM
which shoes he is wearing any pic

JRstriker12
03-14-2010, 02:38 PM
Prince says not so fast. Claims exclusive deal with Davy D.

http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/ticker.aspx?articleid=4587&zoneid=6

adizzy
03-14-2010, 02:47 PM
Dunlop is coming out with a new line. I heard it from my local pro shop. Picked up a another 4D 300 Tour cheap.

CzechM8
03-14-2010, 02:57 PM
Looks like Davydenko will now have some time to spend over the issue with his lawyers until his (reportedly broken) wrist heals :(
I hope he makes a speedy recovery.

Now, the cynic in me thinks this is just his sneaky way of avoiding a lawsuit ;).

JRstriker12
03-14-2010, 03:20 PM
Looks like Davydenko will now have some time to spend over the issue with his lawyers until his (reportedly broken) wrist heals :(
I hope he makes a speedy recovery.

Now, the cynic in me thinks this is just his sneaky way of avoiding a lawsuit ;).

Davy D knows how to find trouble - shadow of gambling scandal, now sponsorship dust-up.

A little fishy. Tennis Chan said his wrist has been broken for weeks. Doesn't this guy have a physio??

downs_chris
03-15-2010, 05:36 AM
Prince says not so fast. Claims exclusive deal with Davy D.

http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/ticker.aspx?articleid=4587&zoneid=6

uh oh! haha...

cknobman
03-15-2010, 06:43 AM
Wow wonder if there is going to be some form of impending legal battle with Davy and Prince????

Hes blacking out their frames and Prince is claiming to have a legal agreement that he endorses them throughout 2010.

Juicy :)

rovex
03-15-2010, 06:46 AM
http://i40.tinypic.com/x2q805.jpg

don_nguyen11490
03-17-2010, 09:47 AM
Davy is such a racket ****. How many brands has he gone through already?

10isDad
03-17-2010, 09:56 AM
yes hes using everything dunlop (bag,socks,shirt,shorts,hat) except for racquet(Prince with no stencil) and shoes(Asics)

Definitely the case

http://s87.photobucket.com/albums/k155/10isdad/2010_BNP_Paribas_Small_Pics/DSC_5985.jpg

shell
03-17-2010, 10:24 AM
Definitely the case

http://s87.photobucket.com/albums/k155/10isdad/2010_BNP_Paribas_Small_Pics/DSC_5985.jpg

I was at IW and saw this practice session, and he was definitely testing out different frames, although they all had Prince paintjobs - or were Prince racquets. I didn't pay attention to the ports.

He switched racquets every 10 min. or so, and went through about 4 -5 throughout the practice.

Now I know why - didn't know this news at the time.

Hidious
03-17-2010, 11:04 AM
I was at IW and saw this practice session, and he was definitely testing out different frames, although they all had Prince paintjobs - or were Prince racquets. I didn't pay attention to the ports.


This doesn't make sense to me. Why would he test more Prince frames? Why not stay with the Ozone Pro Tour if you're to stay with a prince frame?

Me no understand.

jwbarrientos
03-17-2010, 04:59 PM
Dunlop shoes?

West Coast Ace
03-20-2010, 07:35 AM
I think its weird all these new deals and no one is really playing with them! Maybe there afraid of the Novak switch I think they should use them if there getting paid!Been the case with most pros for quite a while. The players are superstitious by nature; the majority play the same racket they played as juniors. The racket tech hasn't made any huge leaps in the last 10 yrs. Strings is a different story...

You Can't Be Serious
03-20-2010, 09:02 AM
Every former top pro I've heard during various coaches' conferences all say the biggest difference from before and now are the strings more so than the rackets.

They claim it has changed the game more than anything else.

yellowoctopus
04-21-2010, 09:26 AM
TW seems to indicate that he is/will be using AG 4D 300.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/player.html?ccode=DAVY

vsbabolat
04-21-2010, 09:37 AM
Racket brands duel over Davydenko

By DANIEL KAPLAN
Staff writer

Published March 22, 2010 : Page 09
Nikolay Davydenko, a perennial top 10 tennis player from Russia, has never enjoyed many endorsements. Now, he apparently has one too many.

Prince and Dunlop rackets each contend that Davydenko, the world’s No. 6-ranked player, signed an endorsement to promote its lines of rackets, tennis bags and, in Dunlop’s case, apparel and sneakers. The companies even sent out press releases within two days of each other earlier this month touting their ties to the player. Dunlop plans to make Davydenko its face of tennis.

The development serves as just the latest twisted tale involving racket sponsorships in the sport. Spain’s Fernando Verdasco, the world’s No. 12-ranked player, recently was poised to switch to Yonex and played a tournament with a Yonex racket, but he now is back with a racket from Tecnifibre that he used previously. Prince and Dunlop themselves sparred over the rights to James Blake several years ago, and Head in 2002 sued Dunlop over rights to Marat Safin.

“Changing rackets, especially if the agenda is economics, is a slippery slope,” said Ken Meyerson, the agent for Andy Roddick, who has always played with Babolat.
In Davydenko’s case, his agent, Ronnie Leitgeb, said the player’s deal is with Dunlop. Asked why Prince touted a partnership with Davydenko, Leitgeb responded, “No idea. This was not agreed with Nikolay or his management. He is in the process of testing and developing Dunlop rackets.”

Indeed, in a match earlier this month, Davydenko wore Dunlop apparel, carried a Dunlop racket bag and played with a Prince racket with its identification seemingly blackened out.

Dunlop expects Davydenko to begin using its rackets in the summer.

Prince, which in its release noted a Davydenko association dating to 2006, is not amused.

“We/Prince have a fully signed and executed contract with Nikolay through 2010, as an exclusive endorsee of Prince tennis racquets and Prince racquet bags,” wrote George Napier, Prince’s chairman and CEO, in an e-mail. “Anything Nikolay is doing to the contrary of the terms of this agreement is a breach of that contract … regardless of what he or his agent say … and we will deal with that accordingly.”

Dunlop is trying to take a neutral position on the matter, calling the dustup one between Davydenko and Prince.

“We were surprised as anyone by the Prince release and we can only go on what the Davydenko camp tells us,” said Steve Hall, Dunlop’s director of marketing. Dunlop, he said, has had no communications with Prince about the matter.

This is not the first racket imbroglio involving Prince and Dunlop. In late 2005, Prince signed a then-up-and-coming Blake to a high-profile endorsement deal, but Blake never switched rackets and played his old Dunlop with Prince logos, leading insiders to scornfully call his racket the Prinlop. Ultimately, Prince ended the relationship with Blake, who re-endorsed Dunlop.

Hall said he believed the current standoff between Prince and Dunlop is unrelated to the incident with Blake, whose contract Dunlop did not renew when it expired last year.

Meanwhile, tennis agents have also been buzzing about Verdasco. One agent said he went up to Yonex officials to congratulate them on signing Verdasco, only to find out the deal had never occurred. Verdasco’s agency, CAA Sports, declined to comment.

Prince’s Napier said he thought there might be two deals Davydenko signed.

“My ‘sense’ is that no one is lying and there are likely two contracts,” he wrote. “He signed ours and subsequently his manager signed one on his behalf with Dunlop. Who signed first is not known and who prevails legally is beyond my skill set.”

One thing is sure: Davydenko won’t be playing with either racket for a while. He pulled out of a tournament earlier this month with a broken wrist and is sidelined until at least the late spring.

Gaab
04-21-2010, 09:46 AM
Prince’s Napier said he thought there might be two deals Davydenko signed.
I love that. Come on, we know he complained about not having a deal, be he can't be that hungry. Or can he?

Preston
04-21-2010, 10:34 AM
Will he be using the Aerogel 500 Pro ?? that would be a good stick for him. but his game would suck bad..

Wow, really? At least you started your post with a capital letter.

PBODY99
04-21-2010, 02:36 PM
Well yea then it's fine. I was wondering if you can do it not blacked out?
The Babolat stencil can represent the STRING, which came before the rackets. Pete did just that when he was not under contract with Wilson for a speel.

Xenakis
04-21-2010, 02:44 PM
Imbroglio, a word that should be used more often, frankly.

djokovicgonzalez2010
05-08-2010, 08:16 PM
Idk how new (or reliable) but.... he's using a Dunlop Aerogel 4D 300 (3Hundred) (http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Dunlop_Aerogel_4D_300_3Hundred/descpageRCDUNLOP-D4D3T.html)
Tommy Robredo uses it, listed as similar to Prince O3 (shocking...)

laboule
05-11-2010, 05:21 AM
I talked to a Dunlop representative today and he said that Verdasco and Davydenko will play with two new frames not yet released? Also, they will announce two more names whom they signed before the French Open.

Not sure how reliable this is but still...

Mig1NC
05-11-2010, 08:43 AM
Cool. I'm hoping for a 16x19 version of the 300T that is not the M-Fil 200 Plus.l

Don't Let It Bounce
05-11-2010, 03:43 PM
Imbroglio, a word that should be used more often, frankly.Yep. Especially on an internet forum.

Xenakis
05-11-2010, 03:44 PM
^^^Yes, I still believe what I wrote all those moons ago.

tennisfeld
06-08-2010, 11:57 PM
Davydenko served yesterday in Halle and still playing his old Prince Ozone Tour Racket.

HFS
06-09-2010, 03:28 AM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs522.snc3/29730_404203313743_165056843743_4243330_3645493_n. jpg

cmb
06-09-2010, 03:34 AM
photo OP!!!!

esm
06-09-2010, 03:36 AM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs522.snc3/29730_404203313743_165056843743_4243330_3645493_n. jpg

interesting PJ.... wonder what the length/head size that Dunlop is...

baseline_monster
06-09-2010, 06:46 AM
May just be the angle but looks quite chunky beamed

G-12
06-09-2010, 07:02 AM
interesting PJ.... wonder what the length/head size that Dunlop is...

I'd say at least a 95...

tennisfeld
06-09-2010, 11:45 AM
That´s the 4D 300, the stick Melzer uses.
Also Leitgeb manages Davydenk and Melzer, so that could be the deal.

rovex
06-09-2010, 11:48 AM
^^ It could well be a PJ of his old Prince. Hard to make it out with just that pic.

OKUSA
06-09-2010, 11:54 AM
well, I don't see the clearly obvious O3 holes or whatever. So, it can't be a Prince Ozone Tour

Dream_On
06-09-2010, 12:12 PM
well, I don't see the clearly obvious O3 holes or whatever. So, it can't be a Prince Ozone Tour

However it could be a clone of it without the 03 Holes

G-12
06-09-2010, 12:38 PM
Isn't the beam too thick for it to be his Prince?

Cl1ntrock
06-09-2010, 02:32 PM
dwwdwwdwdwdwdw

1hbhBUX
06-10-2010, 04:04 AM
It looks a lot like the actual 300 Tour frame (old tyger/tecnifibre frame).

Bartelby
06-10-2010, 07:47 AM
He's playing with a Prince at the moment in Halle.

jemsiter
06-10-2010, 07:49 AM
Davydenko is back using his Prince Ozone pro tour

himynameisNIKE
06-10-2010, 07:49 AM
He's playing with a Prince at the moment in Halle.

hahahahaha :)

baseline_monster
06-10-2010, 09:46 AM
hahahahaha :)

Notice he was only practicing with it, not seen any pictures of him using it in a proper match yet so I woulnt rubbish the comment just yet

Cl1ntrock
06-10-2010, 12:38 PM
sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

classic tennis
06-10-2010, 10:16 PM
Must be on a bonus only contract because Ashley and his Dunlop cronies never pay up front !

Bartelby
06-10-2010, 11:26 PM
It looked like a Prince with holes and nothing like the Dunlop he was otherwise pictured with, as shown in this thread. It looks like he's still angling for a deal. He's probably using Dunlop as a way of leveraging Prince.


hahahahaha :)

GameSetMatch
06-11-2010, 02:57 AM
the BIG holes they are copywright by prince..but they made the grommets kinda bigger..

LOL. How can you copyright a hole?

rovex
06-11-2010, 03:02 AM
so u stop speculating..dunlop made a dunlop ozone for him called BIO..mechanic something ..its all the same except the BIG holes they are copywright by prince..but they made the grommets kinda bigger..
the racquet is blue and black..thin round beam like the prince..everything same..18x20..longer..so wait and see....it felt nice with a veryyyyyy soft polyforce..

How did you manage to hit with his frame?

airdupont
06-11-2010, 04:18 AM
any pics???

baseline_monster
06-11-2010, 06:02 AM
LOL. How can you copyright a hole?

It's the concept, not just a hole. and yes it is copyrighted. Grays hockey sticks use the o-tech technology in some sticks (field hockey) and have to pay prince for it. either way, that stick aint got o ports on it

Cl1ntrock
06-13-2010, 06:55 AM
i train with his brothers son here and there.he had it.
i delete my posts about it after a day so they dont hate me for telling you.remember my words..if nikolai likes it - the racquet then will be black and blue - looking a bot like wilsons cobra

West Coast Ace
06-13-2010, 02:53 PM
It's the concept, not just a hole. and yes it is copyrighted. I believe his point was: copyrights are for things like books, movies, articles... patents are for inventions of physical devices...