French guys with Lacoste & HEAD??

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  1. Dan007

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    Isn't it wierd that lot of top french players are sponsored by Head and Lacoste? I know that a number of french players are sponsored by Lacoste, since it's a french company, but it always seems like a combination with Head rackets. Gasquet, Grasjean, Santoro, Clement, and some other WTA players that I can't think of.
     
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  2. Spindarella

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    Wow I never realized that. Maybe Head is big in France?
     
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  3. Lleyton Hewitt

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    well i think one copys the other but then monfils goes for the cool ghetto nike look
     
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  4. snoflewis

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    that's pretty interesting...good connection there. btw, it's Grosjean
     
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    Isnt it cause the french tennis federation is sponsored by head and lacoste (hint check the signs at the french that makes me believe im sure im right)
     
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    Made an error while typing, my bad.
     
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  7. 127mph

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    also remember, mathieu used to use head until this year
    russians also like haed racquets, like safin, tursonov, myskina, kuzetsova etc
    too bad no one who plays for head is in the top 20
     
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    No, NIKE signs MONFILS for a "certain demographic". In the inner-city I know, what he wears isn't seen, much less popular. The most airtime he has had is winning the Paddle Tennis @ the Tennis Channel Open.
     
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  10. No i know like 10 French people and the biggest racquet co. in France is Babolat.
     
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  11. TacoBellBorderBowl1946

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    lacoste clothings headquarters is in france, thats why they sponsor french players. dunno bout head though.
     
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  12. milo

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    maybe head is older in the racket industry compare to babolat
     
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    Younes El Aynaoui isnt french, but is sponsered by lacoste and head :)
     
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    This is what I would guess.
     
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  15. Stringer_Steve

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    I spoke with a Head rep today in Cincy at the Western & Southern Financial Masters, and he told me that Head just signed a contract with the ATP which states that any one in the top 300 in the world can get Head product. Not sure about the WTA, but I did notice today that I saw a LOT of Head bags and racquets. I think that it's coincidence with the Lacoste thing, but there are a lot of French men in the top 300 if you think about it.
     
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    Most of the Morroccan players train in france or at least speak french. I think Arazi also played with head racquets as well.
     
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    Head / Wilson / Babolat are pretty close. I'm not sure that Babolat is the biggest (yet)
     
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    Babolat not even in the top 3...Wilson, Head and Prince still are the market leaders. Those are the ONLY brands I saw in stores while travelling in Central Europe the past 2 years. (I was not in France)
     
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  19. tennisplaya444

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    hmmmm. good point, never thought abouut that before.....
     
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    :shock:
    maybe you give some numbers, but i'm pretty sure that Head / Wilson / Babolat are far ahead from Prince, worldwide and especially in Europe. Prince isn't selling many frames in Europe, except in higher price range.
     
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    Well he's talking about Babolat being big in France because it's a french company. Head & Wilson are not.
     
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    Don't know if you had a look at my profile but I'm French :rolleyes:
    Now, I live in Paris, but I had all my childhood in Lyon, where Babolat is established since 1874 :D
    Head is an Austrian company, Wilson a US one
     
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