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Aykhan Mammadov
07-22-2005, 12:24 PM
Once I watched Marat in Monte-Carlo in his Porsche probably Carrera 911 or similar . What about others ? It is interesting to know what these millioners from first 10 do prefer?

raftermania
07-22-2005, 12:58 PM
I heard Tim Henman is into Ford Tempos.

supersmash
07-22-2005, 01:00 PM
I read somewhere that Federer prefers to win tournaments with prizes instead of money but I guess you get both.

Fee
07-22-2005, 01:19 PM
There's a thread on the cars that pro players own in the Pro Gear forum. I'm too lazy to go look for it.

pound cat
07-22-2005, 02:28 PM
Cars as Pro Gear? That's funny, but probably true. Actually Safin had a Jeep Cherokee in Moscow, & the car of his that was stolen was a Lada. PS Ayakhan, you sure get around. First Brazil, now Monte Carlo. LOL

gonzalocatalino
07-22-2005, 04:36 PM
Nalbandian uses a "Peugeot 206 RC" because he is a fan of WRC (Im not really sure but i think is true, he uses the 206 when stay in Cordoba, Arg.).
Gaudio uses a "BMW mini Cooper" when stay in Buenos Aires.

J.O
07-22-2005, 05:50 PM
Nalbandian uses a "VW 206 RC" because he is a fan of WRC (Im not really sure but i think is true, he uses the VW when stay in Cordoba, Arg.).
Gaudio uses a "BMW mini Cooper" when stay in Buenos Aires.
I don't know what car he owns but I think you mean a Peugeot 206 RC...

Craig Sheppard
07-22-2005, 06:56 PM
Haas was driving a 911 convertible in the Tennis Channel No Strings episode...

gonzalocatalino
07-22-2005, 08:04 PM
I don't know what car he owns but I think you mean a Peugeot 206 RC...
Yes, sorry...my mystake (a big one)

Muse
07-22-2005, 10:28 PM
There was a mini-article about this in the great tennis encyclopedia that is SMASH magazine. Venus drives a Land Rover with massisve rims cause she think's she's bling bling, Serenta drives an Escalade cause she likes getting 2 MPG, Roddick drives a Lexus and a Mercedes that he won in a torunament, and Hewitt drives a $420,000 ferrari 360 spider he got custom made from the factory in italy.

killer
08-05-2005, 09:30 AM
Let's not forget aboyut the Vector W-8 Twin Turbo that AA had in the early 90s...what other tennis player do you know that has owned a supercar capable of 200mph? ;-)

Stuck
08-05-2005, 11:38 AM
Sampras has a private jet, but I don't think he drives it. If he did, he would drive it better than Fed would. ha ha ha

POGO
08-05-2005, 11:51 AM
Rumors has it Roddick drives a pimped up 73 Gremlin.

efice32
08-05-2005, 02:20 PM
No, Roddick drives a Lexus because of his contract. It's an IS300 I think.

armand
08-05-2005, 02:45 PM
...and Hewitt drives a $420,000 ferrari 360 spider he got custom made from the factory in italy.Now tennis players are not only customizing their racquets but their cars too? Is there anything in their lives that they aren't customizing? I'm sure some even customize their girlfriends with the plastic surgeon. Nothing is ever good enough for them

!<-_->!
08-05-2005, 04:12 PM
Roddick has the Lexus SC430 according to Smash magazine.

DashaandSafin
08-05-2005, 04:26 PM
bit of a femine car....

Fee
08-05-2005, 04:30 PM
That's the one that Mattress Mac gave him the first time he won Houston.

xanctus
08-05-2005, 08:46 PM
I believe Leyton Hewitt just got a 360 Ferrari Modena right? 1st ever in the Australian soil...any hewiit fans correct me if I'm mistaken.

nViATi
08-05-2005, 10:39 PM
Now tennis players are not only customizing their racquets but their cars too? Is there anything in their lives that they aren't customizing? I'm sure some even customize their girlfriends with the plastic surgeon. Nothing is ever good enough for them
maybe a bit of lead tape on the front to make it more head heavy so it oversteers instead of understeer
;)

TennisD
08-05-2005, 11:33 PM
maybe a bit of lead tape on the front to make it more head heavy so it oversteers instead of understeer
;)
Actually, making the car heavier, depending on the type of drivetrain, would probably make it understeer :)

Also, what's wrong with customizing a car?

156MPHserve
08-05-2005, 11:39 PM
Roddick is probably the only tennis player with an import xD I like that tho =)

TennisD
08-05-2005, 11:41 PM
Roddick is probably the only tennis player with an import xD I like that tho =)
I'm sure there are plenty of guys driving S2000/NSX....

tommyho
08-06-2005, 01:19 AM
Nadal-Gasquet>>>no driver's license yet....

35ft6
08-06-2005, 08:33 AM
Now tennis players are not only customizing their racquets but their cars too? Is there anything in their lives that they aren't customizing? The type of car Hewitt got "customized", though, you probably can't HELP but have them custom made almost. They usually only make a limited number and they're all sold out before the first one's even built, so you might as well tell them what color interior you want. Tada. Customized.

RiosTheGenius
08-06-2005, 09:12 AM
I think Federer is looking at the new Ford Escort. :)

ragnaROK
08-06-2005, 09:34 AM
To answer Aykhan's question. They prefer the ones that go zoom while making the money in the wallet zoom even faster. In short, the ones you and I can't afford.

quangdalton
09-15-2005, 07:05 PM
I know Ferrero has Maxda RX8 and Nadal has Mercedes SLK 200 even he don't has license car... :o
Up, anybody know more about cars of tennis players?

tennissavy
09-15-2005, 07:10 PM
This past winter, I went to Bollittieri's Academy to look around. Tommy Haas drove up in his BMW suv, X series. I watched him practice with Stepanek and Stepanek was beating the feces out of him.

staffpro
09-15-2005, 07:23 PM
definatly like a honda civic or smart car for federer and all his gear

cadfael_tex
09-15-2005, 07:32 PM
I believe Leyton Hewitt just got a 360 Ferrari Modena right? 1st ever in the Australian soil...any hewiit fans correct me if I'm mistaken.

Naugh, it's a paint job. it's actaully a Pontiac Fiero from the early 80s. ;)

Phil
09-15-2005, 07:54 PM
Later today, Deuce will come on here with his standard, canned trol...I mean comentary about empty materialism and the profligate wastefulness of the rich. 3...2...1...

That said, spending $360K for a car is a bit absurd.

AJK1
09-15-2005, 08:00 PM
Pros usually prefer to ride in the customers car, and park in a backstreet somewhere.

quangdalton
09-15-2005, 08:55 PM
Yeah, thanks all !
Anybody know more ???
It's fantatic info...

jt60312
09-15-2005, 09:08 PM
I saw haas driving a porsche on the tennis channel, but I can't remember what model (maybe a boxter?). It was white.

Deuce
09-15-2005, 09:45 PM
Nice to know I'm so often in your thoughts, Phil, that out of nowhere, my name comes up.

Puts a smile on my face.

ssuHeartsRivald
09-16-2005, 05:14 AM
any players have f-430 spider??
shoul hav be the most lux...

@wright
09-16-2005, 05:15 AM
I actually have heard a couple times that Federer has a VW Toureg. Maybe it's the V10 td?
A funny story about Haas: He used to let his friends borrow his Porsche when they asked to mooch a car off him, but his dad got angry with him and told him not to let his friends borrow that car anymore, so Tommy bought an absolute clunker just for special occasions when he has to loan someone a car.
Agassi drives a minivan - saw it in a commercial.

teedub
09-16-2005, 05:26 AM
I believe Leyton Hewitt just got a 360 Ferrari Modena right? 1st ever in the Australian soil...any hewiit fans correct me if I'm mistaken.

Hewitt got the first 360 Modena in Australia? That's kinda hard to believe. Probably because the 360 seems to be the most common Ferrari around.

teedub
09-16-2005, 05:26 AM
I'm sure there are plenty of guys driving S2000/NSX....

s2k I can believe, but NSX somehow I'm just not too sure :)

chlorine
09-16-2005, 06:45 AM
Meghan Shaughnessy was driving a black MB SLK compressor with Florida plates in Scottsdale, Arizona when I was talking to her at the Edberg camp.

Phil
09-16-2005, 06:47 AM
Nice to know I'm so often in your thoughts, Phil, that out of nowhere, my name comes up.

Puts a smile on my face.

If you being wholly predictable and pompous makes you smile, than more power to you...

random1
09-16-2005, 07:04 AM
Let's not forget aboyut the Vector W-8 Twin Turbo that AA had in the early 90s...what other tennis player do you know that has owned a supercar capable of 200mph? ;-)
He had a veritable fleet of exotic cars back then. Apparently, nowadays he really does just drive a minivan, like in the commercial. The flashy car went with the flashy clothes and hair, apparently.

Deuce
09-16-2005, 09:46 PM
Obviously, I'm on your mind, Phil, even when I'm nowhere within a particular thread.

Knowing that you're this preoccupied with me is what makes me smile. I like to annoy jerks - and to know that I am doing it without being anywhere in the vicinity, and without making even the slightest effort, is quite amusing.

callitout
09-17-2005, 08:31 AM
From the challenger circuit: Phil Simmonds has a Ford Mustang which Alex Kuznetsov wrapped around a tree.

quangdalton
09-22-2005, 11:06 PM
Yeah, it's cool...
Continued everybody...

K!ck5w3rvE
09-23-2005, 12:11 AM
Now tennis players are not only customizing their racquets but their cars too? Is there anything in their lives that they aren't customizing? I'm sure some even customize their girlfriends with the plastic surgeon. Nothing is ever good enough for them

No, Hewitt needed it customised because the pedals were too far away from the seat lol.

quangdalton
09-28-2005, 07:26 PM
Continued everybody.....................

ScottinTX
09-29-2005, 03:47 AM
There was a mini-article about this in the great tennis encyclopedia that is SMASH magazine. Venus drives a Land Rover with massisve rims cause she think's she's bling bling, Serenta drives an Escalade cause she likes getting 2 MPG, Roddick drives a Lexus and a Mercedes that he won in a torunament, and Hewitt drives a $420,000 ferrari 360 spider he got custom made from the factory in italy.

I'm not surprised Serena has an Escalade. She has to have something big enough to fit that butt in. Just imagine her trying to squeeze that thing into a Miata.

Fred The Red
09-29-2005, 04:27 AM
I believe that Federer is a Aston Martin fan...

@wright
09-29-2005, 05:15 AM
I think I saw Serena on tv awhile back in an expedition. It didn't even have leather seats.