Murray:The Head racquets, they break fairly easily, so I try not to bounce my racquet

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  1. jwjh

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    Absolute pt57a sacrilege!

    Q. On the racquet smashers, have you ever studied the great masters, the Gulbises, the Baghdatises?
    ANDY MURRAY: Not really. The Head racquets, they break fairly easily, so I try not to bounce my racquet much. But, yeah, I mean, a lot of guys sort of hold it by the throat and kind of throw it face down. That's how you would throw it if you didn't want to break the racquet. Whereas if you just kind of go flat with the frame, or if you just hit the frame like that, the racquet's gone straightaway.


    Q. And you wanted it to die?
    ANDY MURRAY: It's not living, so... (Smiling) Yeah, I don't feel like I killed it, but it won't be getting used again.

    http://www.ausopen.com/en_AU/news/interviews/2014-01-20/201401201390213688366.html
     
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    Can't imagine head was thrilled with this statement?
     
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  3. MattCrosby

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    I doubt head will be happy here.

    Murray is always one for smashing rackets but I can totally agree with him, I've simply cracked the top of a frame from shanking a serve
     
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  4. Bdarb

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    If HEAD paid you millions of dollars I suspect you'd be smart enough to keep that thought to yourself publicly.
     
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  5. mxmx

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    To me the racket Murray plays with "looks" very uncomfortable...
     
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  6. TennisAddiction

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    I highly doubt it's uncomfortable to him, By all accounts the PT57A is one of the most plush frames around.
     
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    It "looks" like a tennis racquet. How can it look uncomfortable?
     
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    I have held the rackets before and something felt off...and based on some other recent head rackets I've played with, it looks like it will play similar to those when it comes to feel...unless Head changed their whole approach with that specific frame.
    When looking at the racket, it seems wide bodied, and small head...which makes me think that it will have little flex and little comfort. Not saying it is, just saying it looks like it...

    The last comfortable Head racket I've played with, was the yellow and black one Agassi had years back. Probably due to its head size and narrower flexed frame. Never played with any head racket that felt comfortable after this.

    Not saying they are bad rackets, just that I dislike their feel in general.
     
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    No worries, just thought it was odd as it looked like a normal stick to me ha. Didn't know if I was missing something.
     
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  10. vsbabolat

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    You actually held one of Murray's frames or a Graphene Radical Pro in the store?
     
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    What I was wondering. Very different racquets.
     
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  12. mxmx

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    It was not an original Murray customised frame :) ...but I looked online and I was more speaking of the older model which my local store sold - i think its the 2012 model...did not know there was a new model out.
     
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  13. zoobears

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    i hit with andy murray's racket before. it was crap.
     
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  14. Bdarb

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    I hit with Andy Murray before, he was crap.
     
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    I hit with his GF and it was nothing special either...
     
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  16. dr325i

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    Great, teenagers got innow and real (interesting) discussion stops...
     
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  17. Bdarb

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    yeah it was a thriling two post page turner. What a shame.


    Is your icon the face your making now :(
     
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  18. Bdarb

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    btw, thanks for your interesting (none) commentary on the original post.
     
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  20. vsbabolat

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    He does not use either of those you are talking about. Think about that old yellow and black and you would be on the right track.
     
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  21. MindoverMatter

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    Wasn't that the time when he methodically went through his entire bag and smashed all of them? Good stuff :)
     
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