Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by RalphNYC, Jul 25, 2009.
What is that racquet he's using now? The head looks as big as his whole body. He still plays great.
Youtek Radical i believe?
The Oversize version. Sorry for double post.
Its probably just his old Radical Trysis 260 with the newer Youtek PJ on it.
just for the record i was at **** last week and held agassi's actuall rackets!!! he has best part of 50 rackets there. im going back soon and hopefully they will let me take more pics and ill get more info for you guys
Can you provide anything that noticeably jumped out at ya, ie. grip size, grip type, visible lead, head heavy or light??
Same stick as he has always played. Just a new PAINT JOB that's all!
He still returns serve like a demon.
Yes, but you can see his back is still pretty bad. He was walking around like he had steel rods in his back.
I knew his body was breaking down at the end of his career, but was the back problems that bad?
he had to get cortisone shots after every match, specially long ones; at times he coudlnt really run i.e. match against Nieminem at Roland Garros 2005 or 2006?, and his final very sad last match against Benjamin Becker, where he barely moved and coudlnt really do anything, so sad to see him walk away like that.
I was there last year and can concur with Richy about the amount of rackets Agassi (and Graf) have there. Along with Roddick, Haas, Sharapova, etc.
Agassi's rackets felt heavy, but not too heavy. Around the 350g strung mark according to Roman. His grip size is 4 7/16 (exactly between L3 and L4) with calfskin leather grip. The leather grip surprised me as for some reason I didn't expect Agassi to use leather.
The one I was looking at was an old Ti radical paintjob, but was interesting was that none of Agassi's rackets (of any pj) actually stated Radical on them. Both sides of the throat said Head.
Whilst I was there, they were stringing up a couple of MG paintjob radicals for a doubles exo he was due to play with the Bryan Brothers.
Yeah Agassi has a degenerative disc problem called "spondylolisthesis". His back will be a bit better from him playing less and at a lower level but will never really get better. This causes the gradual collapse of discs in the back that result in pinching nerves etc. Back pain is a really terrible problem to have to deal with. I really feel for Andre.
I am guessing he saved a lot of old sticks he used in the past.
Thanks for taking time to try to take pics and getting more info. Looking forward to it...
if anyone has links to highlights or videos to download of agassi playing in the world team tennis, it would be greatly appreciated.
Yep, I was actually fortunate enough to be there at that match with Benjamin Becker. Couldn't get inside the stadium of course, but watched it outside on the Jumbo Tron. He's my favorite player of all time, I've watched him almost from day 1. Hate to see him in that kind of pain. If not for his condition, it's certainly possible he could still be playing. A very sad day in my book when he had to give it up.
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