Men using Prince racquets?

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  1. andres17

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    Well im just curious if any men actually use Prince racquets? Not a PJ but a real prince. Seems like a scarce racquet on the ATP.
     
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  2. tennismsands

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    Davydenko? Does Monfils use a PJ , Im not sure.
     
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  3. NickC

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    Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan, Juan Carlos Ferrero, David Farrer, Gael Monfils, Olivie Rochus, Nikolay Davydenko, Federico Gil, etc....A lot more than you think. Prince makes good stuff.
     
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  4. tennismsands

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    Actually Rochus use to use Prince, but now he uses an Nblade from Wilson. Yeah im a huge Rochus fan!
     
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  5. NickC

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    That's his brother that uses a Wilson. Some fan you are :roll:
     
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    It's a Prince, his stick has the o-ports.
     
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  7. OliverSimon

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    He was talking about O Rochus...Christophe never used prince. C. Rochus was using Dunlop, technifibre and now wilson.
     
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  8. tennismsands

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    Yeah i know O Rochus uses the same racquet as his brother, the Nblade
     
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  9. tennismsands

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    Well I know he used an Nblade during 07 or 08, but i havent been able to see him play much because he doesnt really play tournaments anymore. Mabye he switche dback to a prince this year, i follow all of his scores and everything. unfortunatly i can never see him play
     
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  10. OliverSimon

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    Oliver Rochus was using the graphite recently in Halle
     
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  11. vsbabolat

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    Olivier Rochus uses the Michael Chang Graphite MP Longbody with TT Graphite PJ.
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    Olivier Rochus has used this racquet since joining the ATP Tour.
    http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/S...213168&rcat=SpecificPeople&rt=Olivier Rochus#

    Christophe Rochus on the other hand has used different racquets than his brother. Christophe has used Dunlop, Tecnifibre, and now Wilson.
    http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/S...941&rcat=SpecificPeople&rt=Christophe Rochus#

    I think you have confused the two brothers.
     
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  13. vsbabolat

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    Nicolas Massu uses Babolat.
     
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    i'm pretty sure he uses prince, or its mallise
     
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  15. vsbabolat

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    Massu uses Babolat.
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    Malisse on the other hand does use Prince.
     
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  16. tennismsands

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    Yeah i tend to do that since they look so much alike, besides the hair. But isnt it strange how o rochus was the better and higher ranked player like two years ago and now its the opposite with his brother?
     
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  17. quest01

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    I believe Vince Spadea uses prince. I think he uses one of the old school prince racquets.
     
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  18. DavidGarcia

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    It is Xavier Mallise.
     
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    Massu used Prince at the beginning of the eyar, but it seems that he didn't like it (I think that he lost like 3 matches in a row)
     
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  20. vsbabolat

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    Yeah you're right Massu did use the Prince Ozone Tour at the beginning of the year then switched back to his Babolat Pure Control Plus with Pure Storm PJ.
     
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    o rochus was/is struggling with his shoulder injuries, which ruined his ranking. on his game, he is still much more of a threat than his brother.
     
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    martin vassallo arguello, marcel granollers, pablo andujar, simon greul
     
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    Shuichi Sekiguchi, no. 4 ranked boys junior at french open.
     
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    when you look at prince sponsered players , you can see the o ports so i don't think most prince players use PJs
     
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    Most Promoted Company
    1___Head_________ 27
    2___Wilson_______ 26
    3___Babalot______ 17
    4___Prince_______ 9
    5___Dunlop_______ 6
    6___Technifibre__ 5
    7___Yonex________ 5
    8___Fischer______ 3
    9___Bosworth_____ 1
    10__ProKennex____ 1
     
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  28. tennismsands

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    Wow thats strange i would think head and wilson would be switched, almost everyone uses Wilson
     
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    I hit with the European importer for Prince, and he said there are quite a few frames in the pipeline, all targeting tour frames from other manufaturers. Already got the head prestige clone in the rebel, the ignite is hitting the shops, and Wilson specs are next so a few more pros will be tempted.
     
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  30. OliverSimon

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    What pro uses a bosworth?! Sorry nevermind I found it...Stepanek
     
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    Why would you post something in which you pose and then answer a question? This should have been kept to yourself.
     
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    He always had been using Prince Michael Chang graphite.. or some black out prince racquet.. never use the Nblade.. !! you must be confused with his brother Christopher..
     
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  33. Mahboob Khan

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    I used to use Prince Pro for quite some time back in 80s. Prince rackets are as good as any top of the line company. I like its handle. It's quite comfortable.
     
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  34. Roberto

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    Maby Prince racquets would sell better if they changed their name to symbol/ racquet formerly known as Prince.
     
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  35. slick

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    Sam Querry too.
     
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    Not that I know, everyone I know uses Head.
     
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  37. tennismsands

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    well more people that i know use wilson than head. i use head though
     
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  38. martini1

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    Dude they are all listed in the TW site. Just click on Prince rackets and all the players profile will show up.
     
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  39. VinhLam

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    if you are talking about Chris Rochus, yeah at French Open 2009 he was using a nblade against Santaro. He also has a brother so I'm not sure im using the right name, but I'm pretty sure.
     
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