Fabrice Santoro - Magician's wand revealed

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  1. esquimaux

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    French tennis player Fabrice Santoro returns the ball to Spanish Juan Carlos Ferrero during their Davis Cup semi-final at Alicante's bullring September 24, 2004. The match was suspended in the fourth set because of poor light. Spain and France are playing for a place in the final against either the U.S. or Belarus.
    REUTERS/Heino Kallis

    Which model Head racquet is that again? :D
     
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  2. JRW

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    it has the appearance of an i.radical
     
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  3. perfmode

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    What paintjob was he using before?
     
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  4. thomas martinez

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    He's not switched yet. He's been using for some years the old Radical XL, though Decathalon is or was close to making a racquet that suits his needs. Was pretty impressive, and had some cool cosmetics!
     
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  5. esquimaux

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    A solid black paintjob
     
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  6. noosense00

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    esquimaux is correct, it was a black paintjob. Saw him practice during the US open and the black paint was actually wearing off so I was able to see what was underneath the paint job.
     
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  7. match

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    who cares the guy sucks......i mean c'mon hes got all these spins and crap ........but really ......hes juorneyman pro at best!

    and yes!, he would kick my ass.......... but so does everybody!..........LOL.........HAVE FUN!
     
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  8. chad shaver

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    Guy's got wins over Agassi, Safin, and other top players, doesn't he? Man, I wish I sucked like that.
     
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  9. esquimaux

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    :lol: :lol: :wink:
     
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  10. perfmode

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    The guy is good enough to take Federer out of his comfort zone and frustrate him. I would kill to have his unorthodox game.
     
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  11. Bhagi Katbamna

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    I remember seeing him play Hewitt and it looked like he hypnotized Hewitt. That picture looks odd almost as if the racket he was using was digitally removed and an iRadical was put in.
     
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  12. tennisnj

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    There was an interview a year or so ago on the ATP's website w/Santoro & he talks about his 'new' racquet, & he mentioned how the brand Inesis was developing something for his specs. Inesis is a brand name for Decathalon's tennis & racquet sports division. This has been discussed here before.
    I also came across this website that tells a little about the company & brand.
    http://corporate.decathlon.com/marques_passion/marque_inesis.asp
     
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  13. THE ANIMAL

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    I can’t stand him all he does is block everything back. The most boring player to watch it’s so dull. There is no point to him waste of space on the tour.
     
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  14. perfmode

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    He is the best pusher in the world and is the only player to get Federer literally PISSED this year. Federer was actually cursing in German.
     
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  15. esquimaux

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    :lol:
     
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