Do any pros actually use racquets that are similar to the ones the advertise?

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Babolatbarry, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Babolatbarry

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    Like Murray advertising the Rad Pro paintjob, does he actually use a version of the Radical? Maybe a past version?
    And Gasquet using the extreme Pro. Seems like it'd be kinda thick for his liking because of the one hander.
     
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  2. Babolatbarry

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    they advertise***
     
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  3. BreakPoint

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    Yes, Federer does.
     
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  4. anhuynh16

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    delete post..
     
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  5. db10s

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    Agreed...

    Back to the topic, McEnroe's Biomimetic 200G is a good example, he isn't ATP but he is on the Champions Tour.
     
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  6. FEDERERNADAL13

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    Fed's is similar to an earlier version of the retail racket.

    Rafa's is Similar to an earlier version of the retail racket.

    Roddick's is Similar to an earlier version of the retail racket.

    Daniel Nestor has a Retail frame, (I'm told)
     
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  7. RF20Lennon

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    actually he doesnt haha
     
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  8. Praetorian

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    Wouldn't Tsonga and Querrey be using something close to, or as you can get, AeroPro Drive?
     
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  9. anhuynh16

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    He was being sarcastic... hahaha
     
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  10. drakulie

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    Many pros are.

    Stosur, Li Na, radwanska (both), querrey, Levine, Russell, Williams sisters, Brian baker, etc.
     
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  11. Lefty78

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    A number of women use the actual frames they endorse, as do some up and coming men, typically outside the top 200.

    Guys like Nadal and Roddick use previous generations of the frames they endorse, to name a few.
     
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  12. neverstopplaying

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    When junior players turn pro, they most often stay with their same sticks. When they rise in the rankings, get endorsement deals, and the mfg comes out with a new model that they have to promote, that's when the PJs start.

    If you see Raonic switch to the latest Wilson, you can be pretty sure its the same racquet underneath the paint.
     
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  13. BreakPoint

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    Um....actually he does.

    Federer's actual racquet is as similar to the retail racquet as it gets. Do you know what's NOT "similar"? A PS 6.0 85 and an APD.
     
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  14. sureshs

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    Which pro is using one of these and advertising it as the other?
     
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    To answer the question of the OP, the racket closest to what Andy Murray uses is the Prestige Pro.
     
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  16. Leelord337

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    Last time I checked Gasquet was using a Liquidmetal instinct w/extreme pro graphics (you could see the liquidmetal grooves on the racket head)
     
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  17. PrinceMoron

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    I want the same crutches Nadal uses, and then I will get the same zimmer frame that Federer is going to be using before long.
     
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  18. robbo1970

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    I'm not sure what model Melzer is actually using, but in the Dunlop Bio advert he said he was looking forward to the 'new cosmetics'. In other words, new paint on my old racket.
     
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  19. chippy17

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    isn't Seppi playing with a Redondo Type C MP?
     
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  20. classic tennis

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    Simple answer , top guy's No, others maybe but doubtful, Fed's bat is 100% nothing like what you can buy, it's a fact and anyone that say's it is , has no idea.
     
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  21. jmverdugo

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    key word here is Similar - they are all similar to the retail ones, otherwise they would't do the trick don't you think? ;)
     
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  22. classic tennis

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    I guess being made out of carbon fibre ++, elliptical, 27'' and Wilson paying the bills makes it similar, in that case I agree.
     
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  23. BreakPoint

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    And you have an idea because.......?????
     
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  24. bluetrain4

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    I understand why people get upset with the somewhat dishonest marketing when paintjobs are involved, but isn't the bigger issue the specs of the frame?

    Paintjob doesn't affect performance, but the specs of the frame will.

    I know players generally use lighter frames today than even Sampras' era, but I was still under the impression that most are using frames heavier than basically any frame you can get in stock form. Is that correct?

    I can't imagine Nadal actually using an 11.3 oz frame, or Tsonga, for example.

    But, I have no insider info, so I really don't know.
     
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  25. movdqa

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    Someone posted on the lead strips on Tsongas racquets here recently - from P1 or **** - pretty clear that his racquet is a lot heavier than stock.

    My understanding on Nadal's racquet is that he adds some lead at 12 to increase swingweight.
     
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  26. tennisplayer1993

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    well roddick always had the same racket since he became pro- a pure drive team (which came out somewhere around 2000). he has been using the same one for the last 12 years but just with different paint jobs. They hit very nicely, I used to own a pure drive team, shame i sold it.
     
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  27. ced

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    No, Seppi is using the PK Qtour
     
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    pro mold of the HM 300G
     
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  29. xFullCourtTenniSx

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    What's with all the trolls on Fed's racket. They came out with a statement in 2007 that Federer is in-fact using stock frames (obviously with better quality control and later customized by P1 to match his grips and weight specs).

    If you don't believe Wilson, sue them. The first ammendment protects commercial speech (in this case, speech intended to turn a profit by encouraging sales of the Federer signature racket) except in cases where it is false or misleading. If they are misleading you to believe you can buy Federer's racket and you actually can't, you will win in court and you can force them to retract the statement and issue out a public apology to all the racket fanatics out there (or maybe even have them release his racket to the public). Bottom line, it's not even remotely in their best interest to lie to us and put themselves at such risk. They don't need the negative PR or the risk that the court will actually make them release Tour 90s with quality control on the same level as Federer's racket.

    It'd be a stupid court case, but there's worthwhile in it for Wilson to release their statements about Federer's racket if it wasn't true.

    Are all of you THAT dense and stubborn to believe that Federer uses some magical, super custom, ProStaff 90 with golden pixie dust that Wilson can only manufacture 200 grams of each year? Or are you guys just insistent on trolling BreakPoint?
     
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  30. Mm10

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    Heather Watson uses Dunlop's Balck Widow string...
     
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  31. vsbabolat

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    That maybe but she is not using the M 3.0 though.
     
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  32. Lefty78

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    Federer has himself said that he's been using the same racquet since 2003, despite all the different pj's. Just some food for thought.
     
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