View Full Version : Al Costa -- is it a Fischer ?

05-19-2004, 06:24 PM
Does Al Costa still use his old Prince racket painted as a Fischer?

OR is he really using the Pro No. 1 FT?

Here's the website quote:

After extensive tests Albert Costa (ATP 25), the winner of last year's French Open, has chosen in favour of Fischer. "The new Pro No. One FT gives me more power than my previous racket and incredible touch at the same time", says the 28-year-old from Barcelona. Next year Costa wants to be a force to be reckoned with on the ATP Tour, with the aim of making a return to the Top 10. Fischer and Albert Costa have signed a contract which will take them to the end of 2005.

Swan Song
05-19-2004, 07:00 PM
Guernica1, there is a picture of Costa about to shake hands with Nicolas Massu in this picture http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/viewtopic.php?t=7941.

Look at the silver sticker/plate that is about half an inch or more above Costa's hand. The plate or whatever dips in the middle and there is no place for a Prince Precision 730(Graphite II) to have that on top of the grip. I am sure it is a Pro No.1 FT.

05-20-2004, 09:09 AM
This is the silver plate SwanSong is referring to:


It really isn't a POG paintjob. He's changed racquets and he is still top 100. Ditto Nalbandian. Most players don't use paint-jobs IMHO.

Swan Song
05-20-2004, 10:07 AM
Thanks AAAA.

Takumi Fujiwara
05-20-2004, 10:44 PM
Yeah Al Costa uses the Pro #1 FT. But its dimensions are not "stock". Im talking about the length, balance, swing weight, string pattern

05-21-2004, 12:09 AM
yeh Fischer Pro Number 1 FT

05-21-2004, 09:24 AM
merely because Costa is now using a Fischer (smart man he is) he WILL win the French.

05-31-2004, 10:05 PM
I agree...sort of...smart man (yes), win the french (no).

06-01-2004, 05:15 AM
he lost because hes using fischer now