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cluckcluck
12-27-2012, 12:34 PM
A friend of mine, who is a hitting partner to many players, just posted this on Facebook.
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/470745_10151215469599033_761465015_o.jpg

Looks like DY is has a blacked out Babolat or a Solinco frame (looking at the overgrip tape)?

Crisp
12-27-2012, 12:40 PM
I enjoy following the trials and tribulations of DY

airdupont
12-27-2012, 12:40 PM
Or a blacked out Formula Pro?

cluckcluck
12-27-2012, 12:42 PM
I enjoy following the trials and tribulations of DY

He's getting desperate.

Florico
12-27-2012, 12:53 PM
under is finger we can see an orange logo, maybee head graphene logo? black out racquet with orange logo ...

gregor.b
12-27-2012, 12:53 PM
Maybe this is the racquet that will magically make him put in more effort and stop trying to win points in 2 strokes all the time.

Lol. He must be a poster on these boards.

dodgers
12-27-2012, 01:00 PM
I see the Solinco over grip and the head of the racquet has the typical Solinco NiMesh finish on the sides. It may be a new Solinco racquet.......... :)

Blaxican10s
12-27-2012, 01:30 PM
I enjoy following the trials and tribulations of DY

Strangely enough so do I. Maybe its because if he falls far enough in the rankings he might end up at one of our local courts looking for a hit. :???:

T21D
12-27-2012, 01:34 PM
The fact that the swoosh kept him is also a surprise while Deplo/Tomas supposedly got cut!

JDMasFCK
12-27-2012, 05:55 PM
May be a new Solinco racquet :O

mbm0912
12-27-2012, 05:58 PM
I'd say he needs a career switch...

westside
12-27-2012, 08:28 PM
I'd say he needs a career switch...

Bit much. The kid just needs a real coach and a kick up the *****.

Also, it has a 16x19 string pattern. What was he currently using?

canny
12-27-2012, 08:48 PM
He needs a real coach. He definitely has the potential. But that looks like that new head racquet that head hasnt released yet. let me find the vid.

edit: second thought maybe not. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkFhaYDenZM

edit: third thought that actually looks like the new 2013 Head PWR Prestige http://i50.tinypic.com/efi81x.jpg 16x19 too

vandre
12-27-2012, 09:12 PM
Bit much. The kid just needs a real coach and a kick up the *****.

Also, it has a 16x19 string pattern. What was he currently using?

last thing i saw him with kinda looked like a prince

http://www.maletphoto.com/Sports/Tennis/Legg-Mason-Tennis-2011/i-CRCXWrK/0/L/AP2H7666-1-L.jpg

cluckcluck
12-27-2012, 09:14 PM
The grommets don't look anything like the traditional head grommet.

mlocke1322
12-27-2012, 10:57 PM
That looks an awful lot like the rarely seen in public Solinco Tour series frame. Has the matte black finish and what looks like their ni-mesh on the hoop. It's also the correct 16x19 pattern for the Tour series

Lefty78
12-28-2012, 05:27 AM
Grommets look like Prince to me

West Coast Ace
12-28-2012, 10:45 AM
He needs a real coach. He definitely has the potential. But that looks like that new head racquet that head hasnt released yet. let me find the vid.

edit: second thought maybe not. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkFhaYDenZM

edit: third thought that actually looks like the new 2013 Head PWR Prestige http://i50.tinypic.com/efi81x.jpg 16x19 tooProbably not going back to Head. But thanks for sharing the video - 11 Jan now marked on my calendar. Anyone know where that was filmed? Austria? I liked the covered clay courts - that looks like a fun place to hit.

PS - Donald's morbidly obese mom practically invented tennis! Her 'pizza after practice' nutritional advice is a breakthrough in sports fitness. If she can't get him into the Top 10, nobody can. (Note: the previous 3 sentences may contain large doses of sarcasm).

tennisdj
12-28-2012, 02:48 PM
What a comedy... C'mon man!

tennisdj
12-28-2012, 07:14 PM
Anyone know where that was filmed? Austria?

That was filmed in Madrid, Spain.
http://www.ciudadraqueta.com

vandre
12-28-2012, 08:05 PM
That was filmed in Madrid, Spain.
http://www.ciudadraqueta.com

they told him that training on clay in madrid would make him play like rafa, no? :twisted:

tennisdj
12-29-2012, 06:16 AM
they told him that training on clay in madrid would make him play like rafa, no? :twisted:

Absolutely, he's just missing the $500k wristwatch..

West Coast Ace
12-29-2012, 08:08 AM
That was filmed in Madrid, Spain.
http://www.ciudadraqueta.comThank you sir.

PBODY99
12-29-2012, 11:54 AM
Young beat third seed Olivier Rochus 6-3, 6-4 , Qualies @ Brisbane. Perhaps Spain helped.

Bugs
12-29-2012, 08:34 PM
Just won the next round in Brisbane also with the same racquet in the first photo. Had both the Solinco stencils on. I would definatly say it is a Solinco racquet.

jepriy
12-29-2012, 08:42 PM
what racket is he using?

http://l.yimg.com/iu/api/res/1.2/PcuedzhXIIS_0Ewvrp8xlQ--/YXBwaWQ9eXZpZGVvO2NoPTQwMjtjcj0xO2N3PTUxMjtkeD0xO2 R5PTE7Zmk9dWxjcm9wO2g9NDAyO3E9NzA7dz01MTI-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Sports/AP_Tennis/201212292102757613898-p2.jpg

JGads
12-29-2012, 09:28 PM
Young is 2-0 on the new season!? This must be a wonderstick.

Good to see the donald get off to a good start after such a tough last year.

mlocke1322
12-29-2012, 09:30 PM
That shot looks a lot like a Solinco Tour frame. Throat area looks a little different but it could be the angle of the photo. The PJ is consistent with the Tour series from what I've seen. Maybe they are working on something new? I'll have to ask them.

tata
12-30-2012, 12:40 AM
He was doing quite well with the exo tour. Then he switched and it was an encore of everything we seen thus far.Let's hope he has found the right one.

rosen88
12-30-2012, 02:34 AM
what racket is he using?

http://l.yimg.com/iu/api/res/1.2/PcuedzhXIIS_0Ewvrp8xlQ--/YXBwaWQ9eXZpZGVvO2NoPTQwMjtjcj0xO2N3PTUxMjtkeD0xO2 R5PTE7Zmk9dWxjcm9wO2g9NDAyO3E9NzA7dz01MTI-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Sports/AP_Tennis/201212292102757613898-p2.jpg

This is a new Solinco frame that will be realesed soon.

I have two of them myself and are demoing them.

Feels like a softer mor flexible PD.

thezhouker
12-30-2012, 08:20 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/489717bcbf8d806d5fdf286281e2de37/tumblr_mfvny1kyLI1qdqc4eo1_400.jpg
looks like Nike dropped him as well?

cluckcluck
12-30-2012, 09:49 PM
looks like Nike dropped him as well?

Wouldn't you if you were Nike? He had a 17 first round match loosing streak in 2012, probably something Nike wouldn't want to be associated with me thinks.

Crisp
12-30-2012, 11:26 PM
And it gets more interesting with lotto now onboard. The one thing he had all along was nike. Not anymore.

NLBwell
12-31-2012, 07:07 AM
I hope he uses the loss of his contract with Nike as motivation to be the best he can be.

DownTheLineWith90
12-31-2012, 07:54 AM
He should've trained with Nadal.
Pity he denied the request.

cluckcluck
12-31-2012, 07:55 AM
He should've trained with Nadal.
Pity he denied the request.

Source?

10chars

Lefty78
12-31-2012, 11:34 AM
^^^Old news... years ago

db10s
12-31-2012, 12:41 PM
The grommets and the beam shape make it look like an old Prince TT.

West Coast Ace
12-31-2012, 05:03 PM
And it gets more interesting with lotto now onboard. The one thing he had all along was nike. Not anymore.+1. The Lotto deal has to be a fraction of the amount that Nike signed up for. So 2013 for DY - no Results = No $$$.

cluckcluck
12-31-2012, 08:45 PM
^^^Old news... years ago

I knew about the past, I thought it was recent.

hcb0804
12-31-2012, 09:29 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/489717bcbf8d806d5fdf286281e2de37/tumblr_mfvny1kyLI1qdqc4eo1_400.jpg
looks like Nike dropped him as well?

Glad to see Nike finally got smart and dropped this loser.

JuanTennisFan17
01-02-2013, 09:09 PM
I think it is a head speed g

topspinlob
01-04-2013, 08:45 AM
I saw this in another thread...and found this on tennis.com

Solinco Tour 8

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=7095670&postcount=5718


http://www.tennis.com/gear/2012/03/racquet-review-solinco-tour-8/38632/#.UOcUD1ZZd-Y

Harry_Wild
01-06-2013, 01:37 AM
Interesting to se DY again! Hopefully, he will be back in the 2nd/3rd round again in the Australia Open.

pug
01-06-2013, 05:54 AM
Glad to see Nike finally got smart and dropped this loser.

You spend time posting about DY (professional) tennis player, and he is a loser?

DownTheLineWith90
01-06-2013, 06:23 AM
You spend time posting about DY (professional) tennis player, and he is a loser?

Well, we're all always objective aren't we?