Donald Young doing another racquet switch?

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  1. cluckcluck

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    A friend of mine, who is a hitting partner to many players, just posted this on Facebook.
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    Looks like DY is has a blacked out Babolat or a Solinco frame (looking at the overgrip tape)?
     
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  2. Crisp

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    I enjoy following the trials and tribulations of DY
     
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  3. airdupont

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    Or a blacked out Formula Pro?
     
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  4. cluckcluck

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    He's getting desperate.
     
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    under is finger we can see an orange logo, maybee head graphene logo? black out racquet with orange logo ...
     
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  6. gregor.b

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    Maybe this is the racquet that will magically make him put in more effort and stop trying to win points in 2 strokes all the time.

    Lol. He must be a poster on these boards.
     
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    I see the Solinco over grip and the head of the racquet has the typical Solinco NiMesh finish on the sides. It may be a new Solinco racquet.......... :)
     
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    Strangely enough so do I. Maybe its because if he falls far enough in the rankings he might end up at one of our local courts looking for a hit. :???:
     
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    The fact that the swoosh kept him is also a surprise while Deplo/Tomas supposedly got cut!
     
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  10. JDMasFCK

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    May be a new Solinco racquet :O
     
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  11. mbm0912

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    I'd say he needs a career switch...
     
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  12. westside

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    Bit much. The kid just needs a real coach and a kick up the ***.

    Also, it has a 16x19 string pattern. What was he currently using?
     
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  13. canny

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    He needs a real coach. He definitely has the potential. But that looks like that new head racquet that head hasnt released yet. let me find the vid.

    edit: second thought maybe not. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkFhaYDenZM

    edit: third thought that actually looks like the new 2013 Head PWR Prestige [​IMG] 16x19 too
     
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  14. vandre

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    last thing i saw him with kinda looked like a prince

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    The grommets don't look anything like the traditional head grommet.
     
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    That looks an awful lot like the rarely seen in public Solinco Tour series frame. Has the matte black finish and what looks like their ni-mesh on the hoop. It's also the correct 16x19 pattern for the Tour series
     
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  17. Lefty78

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    Grommets look like Prince to me
     
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  18. West Coast Ace

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    Probably not going back to Head. But thanks for sharing the video - 11 Jan now marked on my calendar. Anyone know where that was filmed? Austria? I liked the covered clay courts - that looks like a fun place to hit.

    PS - Donald's morbidly obese mom practically invented tennis! Her 'pizza after practice' nutritional advice is a breakthrough in sports fitness. If she can't get him into the Top 10, nobody can. (Note: the previous 3 sentences may contain large doses of sarcasm).
     
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  19. tennisdj

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    What a comedy... C'mon man!
     
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    they told him that training on clay in madrid would make him play like rafa, no? :twisted:
     
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    Absolutely, he's just missing the $500k wristwatch..
     
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    Young beat third seed Olivier Rochus 6-3, 6-4 , Qualies @ Brisbane. Perhaps Spain helped.
     
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  25. Bugs

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    Just won the next round in Brisbane also with the same racquet in the first photo. Had both the Solinco stencils on. I would definatly say it is a Solinco racquet.
     
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  26. jepriy

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    what racket is he using?

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    Young is 2-0 on the new season!? This must be a wonderstick.

    Good to see the donald get off to a good start after such a tough last year.
     
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    That shot looks a lot like a Solinco Tour frame. Throat area looks a little different but it could be the angle of the photo. The PJ is consistent with the Tour series from what I've seen. Maybe they are working on something new? I'll have to ask them.
     
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    He was doing quite well with the exo tour. Then he switched and it was an encore of everything we seen thus far.Let's hope he has found the right one.
     
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  30. rosen88

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    This is a new Solinco frame that will be realesed soon.

    I have two of them myself and are demoing them.

    Feels like a softer mor flexible PD.
     
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    looks like Nike dropped him as well?
     
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    Wouldn't you if you were Nike? He had a 17 first round match loosing streak in 2012, probably something Nike wouldn't want to be associated with me thinks.
     
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  33. Crisp

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    And it gets more interesting with lotto now onboard. The one thing he had all along was nike. Not anymore.
     
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  34. NLBwell

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    I hope he uses the loss of his contract with Nike as motivation to be the best he can be.
     
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  35. DownTheLineWith90

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    He should've trained with Nadal.
    Pity he denied the request.
     
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  36. cluckcluck

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    Source?

    10chars
     
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  37. Lefty78

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    ^^^Old news... years ago
     
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    The grommets and the beam shape make it look like an old Prince TT.
     
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  39. West Coast Ace

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    +1. The Lotto deal has to be a fraction of the amount that Nike signed up for. So 2013 for DY - no Results = No $$$.
     
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  40. cluckcluck

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    I knew about the past, I thought it was recent.
     
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  41. hcb0804

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    Glad to see Nike finally got smart and dropped this loser.
     
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  42. JuanTennisFan17

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    I think it is a head speed g
     
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    Interesting to se DY again! Hopefully, he will be back in the 2nd/3rd round again in the Australia Open.
     
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  45. pug

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    You spend time posting about DY (professional) tennis player, and he is a loser?
     
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  46. DownTheLineWith90

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    Well, we're all always objective aren't we?
     
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