Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by @wright, Feb 25, 2004.
Who's got a racquet that a pro actually played with, maybe even smashed to bits?
I have the super RD Tour that Rios threw out into the crowd when he won the 1998 Lipton.
Then I woke up. :roll:
Now I KNOW that's a lie! I'm sure he wouldn't do anything that nice!
Besides, I'm pretty sure he played with the RD Power 10 when he won the Lipton! HA
I've got a Wilson Hyper ProStaff 6.1 that Andy Chirita used to play with...
Oh, you don't know who he is? Well, that's because he's still young
and really hasn't turned Pro yet. But perhaps in a couple of years
I could come back to this discussion...
watch the video of the 1998 Lipton final, he chucks his racquet way up into the stands after he wins/becomes #1.
If you dont have the tape, Ill send it to you, I have Rios/Henman as well from the SF, which is amazing. Rios starts s&v at the end of the match, looking way more natural at it than Henman or most s&v players. I think it was to make Henman feel more like crap, it wasnt enough to just beat him 6-0 final set, LOL.
I get that frame confused, Power 10 or Super RD Tour but then Im always confused by Yonex frames. they sound like the names of Strar Wars droids. Yonex R2D2 Ti IG-88 Super Power Long.
HAHA, that is too funny about the Yonex frames. I'm e-mailing you right now about Rios tapes.
where can you get a pro racquet?
From a pro?? Sometimes they give them to ball kids or other extremely fanatical people.
I've got 4 of Cedric Pioline's Prince Magnesium 90 racquets. I got them about 6 years ago. I loved that frame so much, and couldn't find any anywhere. I tried Pat Cash first - called the president of Tennis Australia, who called Cash in Tahiti or somewhere, then called me back and told me that Cash had none left, but suggested the Prestige Classic 600. Then I called Pioline's agent, and she asked Pioline, who said that he'd give me 4 for free. I paid the shipping. They were pretty used when I got them - one even had a hairline crack. Had red clay wedged in the grommet strips and everything. I got about a year's use out of them before 'retiring' them for good.
I also have Thomas Blake's 300G (James' brother). He broke it by tapping it lightly on a tree after a doubles loss in a Futures tournament. I think I still have it. Maybe not. I did salvage the grip and grommet strip, though.
I have Anke Huber's yonex racket
I have one of Martin Damm's (player from the Czech Republic) racquets that's painted like the fishnet version of the Volkl C10 Pro.
have one of Beckers old pumas
and alex corretja smashed to bits Babolat
I have Frenano Gonzlez's racquet when he broke it during the match with ancic at 2003 legg mason, i was ballboying for that match
I have a smashed volkl of Taylor Dent.
I have two of the Adidas frames Stefan Edberg used early in his career.
My son was asked to be a ball boy for last year's U.S. open and he declined. I hope he does it this year. He's 13 and he needs to be inspired.
i think i have one.. i got it from a guy that customizes racquets for a lot of pros... pretty much everything was the same except the handle was slightly shaved where the index finger would be (for better snap on serve?)
This thread dates back to 2004, nice!
A friend of mine and I were at the US Open in '05 and we were watching Taylor Dent practice. Taylor missed a few shots in a row and then smashed his racquet on the ground and broke in in about 5 places. My friend asked him if he could have the racquet and Taylor tossed it to him. When I held the racquet it was the heaviest one I've even held. It must have been like 14 ounces.
I have: One of Thomas Johanssons and one that Sam Smith used at wimbledon
1 ryan sweeting aero pro drive
1 diego hartfield n 6.1
1 scoville jenkins pure control
1 feliciano lopez pure drive
Hi, I actually own a Head I Radical racket that was from Andre Agassi. Great racket. Definitely a paint job! Take care!
Pics, please lets see some actual images of the frame!!!!
I have a Prince TT warrior that David Ferrer used at Rome Master Series few years ago,it's smashed and my brother who was ballboying took it.
I use that racquet. So how come I'm not as good as Ferrer?
I have cracked frames from Justin, Odesnik, and Todd Widom. They just sit in my extra racquet bag, collecting dust.
i have one, but i dont know which pro used it. its a prestige classic 600 xl, with lm prestige pj, strung with wilson nxt and alu power and has 2 lovely huge cracks on one side of them frame. if anyone knows who it might have belonged to, i'd be interesed to know
Can all of you post the specs(weight and balance point) of this rackets?
Yes, I have Gaston Gaudio's racket from the 2006 U.S. Open.
I wonder why there's no 03 Warrior...
I have Brendan Evans PT 630 thats painted like an LM Prestige
I have lindsay davenports ncode racquet after she won New Haven in '05.
Could you please describe them a bit ?
Lots of talk going on in here but come on folks, lets see some proof of these big claims...
I have Federer's authentic racket. Bought it from TW for only $199.00! :roll:
I got one from Xavier Malisse, one from Capriati, one from Anders Jarryd, one from Guy Forget, one from Kristof Vliegen, and one Head Prestige Pro Players...
2 Pippo Volandri MG Prestige
Xavier, post some pics man, or send them to my mail ;-)
I'm sorry but I haven't the right instruments,anyway the weight is around 350gr and balance is 33.5,it's a long body frame.
I have one Fischer used by Lukas Dlouhy duing the croatia open in umag 2006 - got one of Novak Djokovic´s wristbands he wore at a practice session at the same tournament
I have John McEnroe's Max 200G from his Tennis Over America exhibition tour in 1983. After each match there was an auction for a signed racquet.
I was only 12 at the time, but my mother was nice enough to win the auction!
I have an Adidas Lendl GTX Pro-T (think 90sq in) practice racket that was used by him( supposedly), but not broken. I also have an 90sq in Lendl Mizuno Frame that was made for him, but not strung with Gut. It has the lead tape on the inside that Bosworth did for him.
I use the Wilson [K] Four used by Tatiana Golovin.
I have some from Tipsarevic. T-Fight 320. 1 new unstrung, 1 new strung, one older strung.
Hi, sorry about the delay! Below are the photos. Enjoy!
How did you get this?
Wow, that's a nice found and very valuable.
i have vaidisova's old yonex i forget the name but its the red one RDX 002?
When I was at tennis camp in Austin we had Roddick make a surprise visit. I used the original Babolat pure drive and broke the strings (back when I only carried two racquets with me). I was sad and said I didn't have a racquet to my coach but Roddick threw me one of his. I didn't get to keep it but he signed signed my hat, racquet, and TENNIS balls. (thought I'd make the tennis part obvious before we got some renegade posters)
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