Nadal's one piece string job?

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  1. ivanh

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    It seems that his racquet is stringed with only one piece of string despite Babolat recommending it to be done with two. Is that alright or am I missing something?
     
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  2. m2nk2

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    He's only had RPM blast the last few years afaik. Don't think Bab is recommending one or the other really.
     
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    Irvin, in this case would they use around the world or would they just keep it simple and string crosses bottom-up?
     
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  5. diredesire

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    Depends on the tournament/team policy. IIRC Nadal's personal preference is bottom up -- I could be mis-remembering this one, though. That was back in the day when he played duralast.
     
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  6. uk_skippy

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    His 'personal stringer' will strung his rqts 2 piece, and it's something we've followed at Wimbledon once we learned this information. As for other tournaments, as Irvin has said, unless specified the stringer/team will do it their way. This maybe 1 or 2 piece.

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  7. diredesire

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    Paul, have you heard anything about a bottom up preference? I recall reading something unusual about Nadal's setup, and I could have sworn it was being strung bottom up. I don't recall whether or not it was one/two piece... Thanks for the inside confirmation.
     
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    ^^^I think I've heard that before, but Nadal isn't actually that fussy as long as it hits right. Chances are it would have been 1 piece.

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    skippy with awesome info as well. thank you sir
     
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    Always happy to help.

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    Nadal his rackets are strung 2-piece and head to bottom on official tournaments (strung by Xavi Segura)
    I saw him stringing live at the scene, he was stringing Rafa's racket.
     
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