How Many times does a pro actually used a racquet???

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by AgassiGuy23, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. AgassiGuy23

    AgassiGuy23 Banned

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    As I was watching Andy Roddick I started to wonder- how many time will Roddick acutally use a given racquet? How many sets/ matches will it see?

    Anyone know?
     
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  2. Jonny S&V

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    I think Roddick follows Federers approach and switches at every ball change.
     
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    I apologize for my ghetto grammar in the title of this thread.
     
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    Yes, but I think OP is asking what is the lifetime of a particular racquet.
     
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    I get the ball change thing but when does a racquet die and not get used again?
     
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  6. Jonny S&V

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    Oh, well in that case, Roddick gets 15 new racquets 4 times a year. By the time he switches to the new batch, he'll have 12-13 because he'll have smashed 2-3 out of anger.
     
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    What about Fed? He seems like he'd never smash a stick.
     
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    Most pros get a new batch 2-4 times a year, unless they are very superstitious.
     
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    So what happens to them old sticks once a batch arrives??? Do they just sit in the garage?
     
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    I don't know about all of them... Federer has mentioned selling a few of his unused racquets on his website for charity before. I guess that still leaves a lot of them unaccounted for.
     
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