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bluetrain4
03-13-2011, 07:33 PM
It's never really revealed among the men other than Roddick, though plenty of TW posters have noted that they believe certain players use extended-length frames.

Seth
03-14-2011, 07:13 AM
Isner, Gasquet, the Bryans, Fish, Ferrer, Ferrero Nalbandian.

jura
03-14-2011, 07:27 AM
Melzer, Verdasco, Davydenko, Soderling, Tsonga, Robredo, Monaco

Pioneer
03-14-2011, 12:15 PM
Soderling's is standard length. But a lot of players use extended racquets. Maybe not in the top 10 but in the top1000 about 1/3 of players play extended and on the WTA more than 50% do

thanu
03-14-2011, 03:17 PM
I am pretty sure Dolgopolov (spelling?) is using an extended length. The racquet looks really long.. Malisse for sure.

marosmith
03-14-2011, 04:52 PM
Simon, Roddick, yeah a bunch of em do.

bluetrain4
03-14-2011, 08:34 PM
I am pretty sure Dolgopolov (spelling?) is using an extended length. The racquet looks really long.. Malisse for sure.

I've actually seen Malisse play in person and his racquet has to be at least 28 inches with a very long grip. Have you ever seen the spacing on his two-handed backhand? There's about 4 inches between his hands.

thanu
03-15-2011, 03:27 AM
I've actually seen Malisse play in person and his racquet has to be at least 28 inches with a very long grip. Have you ever seen the spacing on his two-handed backhand? There's about 4 inches between his hands.

A commentator (I think it was Darren Cahill) said Malisse's racquet was 29" long. I don't know about that, but 28" for sure. I think Gilbert said Ferrer's was 29" as well but I doubt that.

ericsson
03-15-2011, 03:48 AM
Melzer, Verdasco, Davydenko, Soderling, Tsonga, Robredo, Monaco

Verdasco used a racket that was 68,5 cm when he was still with Tecnifibre... (Vo2 pj)

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=3543152&postcount=41

ericsson
03-15-2011, 03:49 AM
A commentator (I think it was Darren Cahill) said Malisse's racquet was 29" long. I don't know about that, but 28" for sure. I think Gilbert said Ferrer's was 29" as well but I doubt that.

Not correct, Malisse uses a racket that is 71 cm of 28 inches, i had one of his custom rackets...

jura
03-15-2011, 06:43 AM
Verdasco used a racket that was 68,5 cm when he was still with Tecnifibre... (Vo2 pj)

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=3543152&postcount=41
Ok, didn't recognized that he changed this. Because some years ago he used 695 mm with the T.Fight 325 pj.

ericsson
03-15-2011, 06:47 AM
Ok, didn't recognized that he changed this. Because some years ago he used 695 mm with the T.Fight 325 pj.

he did change his specs a little through the years...

Fugazi
03-15-2011, 07:30 AM
A commentator (I think it was Darren Cahill) said Malisse's racquet was 29" long. I don't know about that, but 28" for sure. I think Gilbert said Ferrer's was 29" as well but I doubt that.
Heard it too, and doubted it too.

dirtballer
03-15-2011, 07:53 AM
Among the women, Marion Bartoli uses a 29 in to help her reach with the 2 handed forehand. I think 29 in. is the legal max. Wasn't there a big controversy with the Big Bubba a number of years ago?

000KFACTOR90000
03-25-2011, 02:31 AM
I am pretty sure Dolgopolov (spelling?) is using an extended length.

Standard length ps 6.0 95 but wraps the grip right up the shaft.

Rainallday
03-25-2011, 11:36 AM
During the australian open they said Ferrer has an extra inch on his frame.

LPShanet
03-26-2011, 11:30 AM
Among the women, Marion Bartoli uses a 29 in to help her reach with the 2 handed forehand. I think 29 in. is the legal max. Wasn't there a big controversy with the Big Bubba a number of years ago?

29 is now the legal max. They changed it a few years ago from 32. Also, the standards for recreational and professional play haven't always been the same.

LPShanet
03-26-2011, 11:39 AM
Also, to add to the original list: Gonzo, Massu, Benneteau, Nieminen, Canas (before retiring), Grosjean, Serra, Zimonjic, O. Rochus, Clement, Andreev, Ginepri, Sanguinetti, Luczak.

In other words, MANY.

SirGounder
03-26-2011, 11:51 AM
Pretty interesting. I didn't realize it was that many.