View Full Version : Federer's Old Setup

04-28-2010, 11:50 AM
I'm sure this has been discussed but I wasn't able to find anything on it besides a few pictures. What was Federer's setup for his Pro Staff 6.0 before switching to the 6.1? I guess it was something close to Sampras but I saw a video of the young federer on youtube and you can see his racquet clearly at 1:38 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jwh0GfA_eo Seems like an L3 grip with tourna but no visible lead tape at 3/9

04-28-2010, 11:52 AM
that's a really nice video nice drills.. but sorry i am not quite sure.

04-28-2010, 12:06 PM
You can really see his grip size in the that shot? I cant. And it looks like The Pro Staff 6.0 before his Tour 90

04-29-2010, 06:49 AM
Well I can't tell for sure but it definitely looks smaller than L4

Otherwise the drills really are excellent, I'll try the serve drill I bet it will help my toss and stance a lot

04-29-2010, 09:06 PM
do most pros play with L3 or L4?

04-29-2010, 10:24 PM
I believe it was the Chinese PS 6.0 Most likely L3 grip and I believe this was pre 2001 and that should mean he was using a full VS string bed

04-30-2010, 05:24 AM
do most pros play with L3 or L4?

This isn't a fact but 90% of players seem to be using L3 or L4 (especially L3), L2 for the clay-courters, L5 for some offensive players. Even the huge guys use L3 now. I guess they're copying Federer.

*I also use L3 but I overlap the leather a lot as well as 2-3 heavily overlapped tournas which brings me to about L5 :twisted: I still measure L8 though

04-30-2010, 05:27 AM
I guess he used lead at 3/9 even though it's invisible on the picture. Or maybe he didn't use any?