Past/Present ATP pros that used Yonex frames

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  1. Shaolin

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    I was wondering which pros have used Yonex frames in their careers. Off the top of my head...

    Rios
    Krajicek
    Hewitt
    Bruguera
    Nalbandian
    Srichiphan
    Ancic
    J. Johansson (Pim-Pim)
    Mal Washington
    Ricardis Berankis
    Go Soeda
    Karol Kucera


    Added:

    Mischa Zverev
    Andres Gomez
    Jaime Yzaga
    Juan Monaco
    Andrea Collarini
    Fernando Verdasco (used for two ATP tournaments only, winning one)
    Pat Cash
    Aaron Krickstein
    Nicolay Davydenko
    Woodbridge/Woodforde
    Johan Kriek
    Sammy Giammalva
    Vince Van Patten
    Jeff Tarango
    Olivier Patience
    John McEnroe
    Mats Wilander
    Shuzo Matsuoka
    Alex Kuznetsov
    Ulf Stenlund
    Kelly Jones
    Derrick Rostagno

    Are there any others someone can think of that I missed?
     
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  2. Buckethead

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    Mischa Zverev.
     
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    verdasco for a short while

    and i cheated on the yonex website for this one: Andrea Collarini (yes its a man)
     
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    Juan Monaco.
     
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    One of my favorites, Jaime Yzaga.
     
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  7. Leelord337

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    u should update the 1st post w/all the players in 1 list
     
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  8. Shaolin

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    Thanks for the contributions guys:) I will add on the new ones.
     
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    Just added on another..Kucera.
     
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    Pat Cash
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    Verdasco only had the Yonex stencil in the strings. Did not use an actual Yonex racket, but his Technifiber.
     
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  11. Mdubb23

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    Not true.

    There were a couple tournaments where Fernando did actually switch to a clear Isometric head shape (obviously indicative of Yonex frames).

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Shaolin

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    Mdubb is correct, Verdasco clearly used a Yonex @ Acapulco and San Jose this year. Then he went back to TF.
     
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    Don't forget Davydenko.
    Also the Woodies did use Yonex at one point in their careers.
     
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    ^^any pics of davy w/a yonex? i just can't remember him with one.. i know you're right but i just wanna see a pic
     
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  15. Shaolin

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    I searched for pics of Davy using a Yonex and couldn't find anything. The only evidence was a 2 year old TW thread with broken links. Ericsson knows his stuff so I'll take his word for it. Still would like to see a pic though.
     
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    Sammy Giammalva nt.

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    Johan Kriek I believe..also used Rossie's earlier I believe
     
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  20. Shaolin

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    ^^Thanks for the contributions all..Adding them on.. Looks like ericsson was right about Davy D.
     
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    another one Billie Jean King >>

    remember her at Wimbledon 1982 using Yonex an alu. model. I only remember Kreik using rossignol and later donnay, but I could be wrong.
     
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    Oh, and Jeff Tarango. :evil:
     
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    Kriek did use Rossignol, Donnay and, for a short time I remember him using the Yonex RX-32.
     
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    olivier patience

    before using a babolat pure drive he used yonex racquet
     
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  26. Shaolin

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    I will resist the urge to not add Tarango:)
     
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    ^^being that you have my name i'll be nice :p but this thread is for only atp players that use yonex...there are countless wta players that use them
     
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  29. Shaolin

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    Thx Leelord.. yeah ATP players only in this thread please. There are trillions of players using yonex on the WTA.
     
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    Wilander (few yrs ago)
     
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    Ricardas Berankis
     
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  32. Shaolin

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    Wilander added. Bernakis was already listed.
     
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    Mdubb23, who are you? based on your posts it seems like you live in or around wilmette and your first name is michael. who are you?
     
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    yonex addict

    matsuoka and pierce mary did too
    most of the japonese players use yonex racquet
     
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    Matsuoka added.
     
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    yonex addict

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    Since we've been including "blasts from the past", I'll contribute Kelly Jones and Derrick Rostagno (after the Rossignol days).
     
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    Thanks...all added.
     
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    All they need now is somebody to endorse the Ultimum RD Ti 80,since the racket has the most beautiful paint job out there,it is an easy sell if a pro used it,specially being that good of a racket.
     
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    Agreed. TI80= Tremendous players stick
     
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