Its about 10 months old, and has been strung four times. My brother(we are both starting varsity high school players, and he uses the same racquet I do) was practicing yesterday, and towards the end, noticed a crack in the upper right hand corner of the frame by the 2nd or 3rd cross from the top. Does that make sense? I will post pictures tonight, but i was just wondering if this has either happened to others, or it is just due to wear and tear. The racquet has been dropped several times, but never on purpose, and he has never throw it or anything like that. If you have questions, fire away. Again, I will post pics tonight-thanks for your imput.