how much do pro players racket weight?

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  1. Nina-Sky

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    how much do pro players racket weight?

    example, rafa, federer, djokovic?
     
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  2. gavna

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    My God there must be thousands of posts about this......do a search - look for a post from Rickson a few years back it had pretty good list of players and their weights and specs at that time.
     
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    There's a long thread by Fabfed here which has this information. He has Fed's and Djokovic' frames and weight. I don't recall whether he has one of Nadals though Nadal changed his racquet weight for 2012 but by just a little.
     
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    Info from FabFed post: Federer 364g and Djoko 359g.
     
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  5. Nina-Sky

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    wow are they that heavy? what is the recommended weight for club players?
     
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    Club players hit with whatever they want haha. I think it's wrong to suggest a recommended weight, simply because nobody knows everybody's skill level.

    And those aren't really that heavy. To me, anyway.

    Murray has it at 345g.

    I'm certain that Djoko has the highest racquet swingweight among the Elite Four.
     
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    Fed: 365g
    Djok: 359g
    Nad: 341g
    Murray: 346g
    Delpo: 361g
    Tsonga: 361g
     
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    Davydenko plays at 315 grams

    pros are just like club players, their racquet preferences are all over the place.
     
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    What's more interesting is their swingweight.
     
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  10. ben123

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    please stop posting specs if you dont have a really good source to prove your claim.

    delpos racquet for example was measured by drakulie last year. n the static weight was around 370grams. tsongas frame seems to be 351g. measured by a guy who apperently has his racquet http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=378011&highlight=tsonga+mystery+solved.

    i rly doubt davydenkos static weight being 315g, too.
     
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    Do a search, a picture of his racquet was on the boards with a sticker spec. I will try and find it, but in the mean time, please stop telling people not to post when you're uncertain of a fact.
     
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    Here you go, hotdog.....

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=381112&highlight=davydenko&page=7

    post #124 on that page by UK Skippy. Davydenko's frame specs come in at 299 grams, add 15 grams for string and i must apologize, it's 314 grams.

    Just noticed that you posted #126.....memory is the 1st thing to go
     
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    ATP tour rules mandates every players racquet must weigh exactly 5.7oz.
     
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    Yes, Davy's racquet is relatively light but the BP and length give it high SW - probably ~355.
     
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    if you post specs than YOU have to post your source. its that simple. whats the sense of posting specs when you then tell people to look up a "fact" then you could also just shut up and everyone can simply search for his own

    thats just a sticker with his specs i still dont know if that are his real measured specs. n just btw it could be 319g if in the pictures his overgrip is missing.
    edit: davydenko changed his racquet, too! he plays with prince now. so there are enough aspects to doubt these specs.
    why are you people so easily offended. the only thing i said is give sources or stop spamming. nobody needs random specs
     
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    LOL Feds has the heaviest racquet. Was expecting it to be Djokovic or Tsonga.
     
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    You know your response above tells a great deal about you.
    1. You ask for proof
    2. You get proof...not only proof, but proof in the form of a picture taken by the very guy who strung Davydenko's frames at Roland Garros.
    3. You then try to what if the proof so as to invalidate it

    Pros don't change their gear that radically. Yeah, it was a Dunlop, and Dunlop tried (and failed) to build a frame just like the Prince he was playing and winning with. Ergo, Einstein, one would conclude that the Prince was of like weight.

    Now, just for the sake of argument, let's assume it was a hoax (tee hee). Someone would not only have produce the labels, no big deal, but they would also have to somehow paint "Nikolay Davydenko" very professionally on the target frame. And......they would have to find a showroom floor full of Babolat stringing machines as there are several available AND they would have to want to go to the trouble of doing this ALL to fool you about Nikolay Davydenko's racquets. Wouldn't it be more plausible to do it for a bigger name pro?

    Nobody was "spamming", it's called "responding". Just because you have some fixed idea that all pros play with a certain weight range doesn't make it a fact and certainly doesn't make the response "spam". You may want to, at some point, consider that you really don't know it all. Just a suggestion.

    The fact is, professional players are just like us club players in one respect. They have different preferences. They don't all play with the same flex, weight, head size, string, balance, or tension. That is why they make more than one kind of frame and string.

    I really think you should change your picture from Albert to Pee Wee.
     
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  19. Jonny S&V

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    I feel like I haven't seen much from you rabbit, although my own time on this board has been very little as well. Good to see you back (if you've been gone)!
     
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    the only intention of the davydenko arguments were to show that the specs you posted arent 100% clear which is true.

    but anyways this was not the topic in the first place. the topic was give sources for your specs. specs without sources are useless.

    i know that pros wouldnt rly radically change their stuff. i also never said anywhere that i do think theres a specific weight range. i only said i doubt his weight is so low.

    i dont really know why you are so angry, too. you make personal attacks at me without any reason...this is just a forum in the internet calm down...
    and you write many sentences without much info
     
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  21. Rabbit

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    then apparently a picture is not worth a thousand words in your world. To everyone else, they were crystal clear.

    The OP had nothing to do with source. My source, since you have comprehension problems, is UK Skippy. He strings at the majors. Good enough? See, you can tell that if you READ what he wrote to accompany the pictures.

    And you were shown your error. In light of that, you continue to cast doubt and your tone casts aspersions (look it up).

    And I don't know why you are so obtuse.

    No reason? Not only do you not read other posts, you don't read your own as well.

    I am perfectly calm. Once again you demonstrate the need to tell others what to do.

    This looks like a personal attack from you. Maybe if you could comprehend what others write, you'd glean more from their words.
     
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  22. Rabbit

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    Hey man, you too!
     
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  23. ben123

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    nobody said its clear except you.

    you didnt give a source only when i told you to do so. uk skippy didnt tell you his specs, he never said his weight is 314g i measured it. the only one saying this is you so stop it. you just saw a sticker. you complain about me having comprehension problems without giving any examples but here i give you lots of examples for your very low comprehension. all you do is crying around like a kid on an internet forum because i criticized you for not giving a source which is fundamental when giving specs.

    no i was not. your source is still not clear. im still doubting that his weight is 314g.

    i read everything perfectly. show me one sentence that i didnt notice. its you who simply doesnt care what i write and keep crying for getting criticized one time for not giving a source. you are behaving like a little child

    yes ofc. since you first got quoted you made random insults and you were only defending your post. typical attention forum member

    tell me what i didnt comprehend. all you do is writing insults at me without any valid arguments
     
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  24. li0scc0

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    why you you get in vicious arguments in most every one of the threads you enter? can't always be the 'other guy'?
     
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  25. ben123

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    oh please thats so not true. it was this one thread with andreev and this thread here. that are 2 threads not most
    everyone agreed that this guy was wrong but he kept arguing like a monkey. in the end even he himself confessed that he was wrong...

    and here just look at my first post theres nothing mean in it. read it for yourself and choose if im "the guy" and btw i dont rly care anyways
     
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    anywhere from 12 - 12.9 OZ. but SW varies widely
     
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    ben123's doubts, in light of the all the proof to the contrary, are like this Dave Chappelle Law and Order R Kelly episode:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEiI_04R_mA

    I mean, sometimes it just takes a bit more to be able to proof something ;)
     
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    [​IMG]

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    Rabbit, not being argumentative but I wonder if now that he's back with his old Prince if he's also back with his old specs.

    Before he was using: 346g static, 33.2cm balance, 352 SW and an XL length.

    I believe these were from Indian Wells back in 2008 when he was seeing his best results.
     
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    For those interested in Murray's spec, I recently had the chance to look at have a quick hit with one of his frames. Put it on the scales at it was 355g (strung, tournagrip, no damper).

    It was the Youtek radical MP paintjob I'm assuming over the old pro tour frame. Had two layers of lead under the CAPs at 12 o'clock which made it super head heavy, played great though!
     
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  33. Federerkblade

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    define , played great and how you got access
     
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  34. Up&comer

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    Why am I doubting this?
     
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    The join date is pretty convincing bro.
     
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    Hi folks, first postings here so be nice :) Racquet was donated to a tennis charity here in the UK which I help out with occasionally and I play with some of the guys that work there. It's signed on the grip hence only hitting a couple of balls with it so can't really give a definative review I afraid but I'm used to using heavy but head-light frames, used to play PS 85 now use MGP mid, so was very different. It just comes through the ball really easily, got way more spin than my mid and assume that's due to the string pattern and the balance.

    Didn't hit any serves I'm afraid but think I would have struggled with that much weight in the head - tried a few in the past but struggle to the get the wrist snap.

    Frame felt very solid, very different from my MG mid and I've hit with a MG prestige PRO as well and it's was different from that. Not sure I can quantify how apart from the weight and balance.

    I've got pics here, just trying to figure out how to get them up (can I not insert into the post or do I have to put them online somewhere?)
     
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    Nice work and thanks for the info, I've been wondering what his static was.
     
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    I love how it looks like it says "Mummy" on his racket haha. What a mummy's boy.
     
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  40. movdqa

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    Cool. Wish he had clear grommets.
     
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  41. Up&comer

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    I apologize. Thanks for the pics.
     
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    I saw the frame back in Feb, not sure if the clear grommet version was out then or not but I assume it's at least a few months older than that by the time it's got to me. Also paintjob is for the MP and thought his were normally PJ'd as pros so might be from before the pro version came out? Not sure if the pro came after the MP?
     
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    No problem at all, happy to share the info with everyone.
     
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  44. movdqa

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    Maybe the MP was an option that Head was considering. It should be a PT57a under the paint.
     
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    That frame is an 18x20, murray uses a 16x19 pattern pt57a. Unusual
     
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    Yeah, def an 18x20 on this stick. I've got no idea of the age of it and don't know if he ever tried other string patterns at some point, but I have to assume he has given where the racquet has come from. The racquets been used - the tournagrip has that nice used shine to it - and it's a got a stringer's sticker on the throat of "Sat 55" which I assume is day and tension, but I suppose it could be something Head made up and he didn't get on with. Strings were Alu power mains and VS crosses I think.
     
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    ^ maybe at some point he was trying the 18x20 again. He was using a 16x19 even during the microgel pj days
     
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    Wasn't his I radical PJ an 18X20-the one he used before moving to the MG pj at the AO in 08. It might make sense that he would retry it at some point.
     
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    I have one of Andy's rackets and i found it fairly low powered and strung quite hard, it doesnt feel boardy due to the natural gut in the crosses but the tension is high. The lead makes it more powerful and gives it a higher SW but i wouldnt say this is a powerful racket... (especially compared to Stepanek's stick)
     
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  50. mikeespinmusic

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    Spot on dude!
    I'm so sick of people pulling random "facts" out just to feel important or win a discussion they know nothing about. If someone can't source their stats, then its sketchy at best.
     
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