Do a lot of pros use XL racquets?

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  1. bluetrain4

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    It's never really revealed among the men other than Roddick, though plenty of TW posters have noted that they believe certain players use extended-length frames.
     
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  2. Seth

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    Isner, Gasquet, the Bryans, Fish, Ferrer, Ferrero Nalbandian.
     
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  3. jura

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    Melzer, Verdasco, Davydenko, Soderling, Tsonga, Robredo, Monaco
     
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  4. Harry_Randle

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    by what length do these players play with?
     
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  5. Pioneer

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    Soderling's is standard length. But a lot of players use extended racquets. Maybe not in the top 10 but in the top1000 about 1/3 of players play extended and on the WTA more than 50% do
     
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  6. thanu

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    I am pretty sure Dolgopolov (spelling?) is using an extended length. The racquet looks really long.. Malisse for sure.
     
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    Simon, Roddick, yeah a bunch of em do.
     
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  8. bluetrain4

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    I've actually seen Malisse play in person and his racquet has to be at least 28 inches with a very long grip. Have you ever seen the spacing on his two-handed backhand? There's about 4 inches between his hands.
     
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  9. thanu

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    A commentator (I think it was Darren Cahill) said Malisse's racquet was 29" long. I don't know about that, but 28" for sure. I think Gilbert said Ferrer's was 29" as well but I doubt that.
     
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    Not correct, Malisse uses a racket that is 71 cm of 28 inches, i had one of his custom rackets...
     
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    he did change his specs a little through the years...
     
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    Heard it too, and doubted it too.
     
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    Among the women, Marion Bartoli uses a 29 in to help her reach with the 2 handed forehand. I think 29 in. is the legal max. Wasn't there a big controversy with the Big Bubba a number of years ago?
     
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  16. 000KFACTOR90000

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    Standard length ps 6.0 95 but wraps the grip right up the shaft.
     
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    During the australian open they said Ferrer has an extra inch on his frame.
     
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  18. LPShanet

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    29 is now the legal max. They changed it a few years ago from 32. Also, the standards for recreational and professional play haven't always been the same.
     
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  19. LPShanet

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    Also, to add to the original list: Gonzo, Massu, Benneteau, Nieminen, Canas (before retiring), Grosjean, Serra, Zimonjic, O. Rochus, Clement, Andreev, Ginepri, Sanguinetti, Luczak.

    In other words, MANY.
     
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  20. SirGounder

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    Pretty interesting. I didn't realize it was that many.
     
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