Here is a photo of Roger Federer's personal Prostaff Tour 90 racket from May 2003. I will be doing some more photos in the next few weeks, I apologise for only having the one photo at the moment. It was thought that Federer was using the retail version of the Prostaff Tour 90 during this time, but it was actually a customized personal Federer racket, only with the same mold/string pattern and strangely the same long grip as the retail version. This custom racket has his printed signature on one side, it has no rough grey paint around the edges of the grommet channel around the hoop (the retail version has the rough paint), and has a Fairway leather grip. It has a small amount of lead tape at about 11 and 1 o'clock on the hoop, and there are marks inside the throat on both sides, indicating possibly quite large amount of lead tape has been removed (or maybe a couple of large stickers). It is a grip size 3, and the buttcap has no 3 letter code on it at all. By the way the racket does not have the original strings. I've been looking into this racket for ages, and it has been difficult to find out information, but have now done extensive research. So finally decided to start a thread on this racket. This is the only one of these I've ever seen. Others have the later custom 90 from later in 2003, but not this earlier Spring 2003 version. For the previous year i.e for most of 2002 up to and including March 2003. Federer was using a custom 90 racket with the HPS 6.0 paintjob (with yellow "w"'s, and with 4 string holes in the PWS). Federer was a major hope for Wilson and was getting personally made/customized rackets since the beginning of 2002. By then he was getting batches of rackets for each part of the tennis season (like he does now), early hardcourt, clay, grass, summer hardcourt, late season WTF etc. In Spring 2003 Wilson decided to use the Prostaff Tour 90 paintjob on Federer's batch of rackets for the Spring 2003 clay court season. Strangely though rather than just putting the paintjob on his previous custom 90 racket (with 4 holes in PWS) he had been using for the last 12 months, they made for him a new customized racket which replicated the retail version of the Prostaff Tour 90 in looks almost exactly. So Federer's Spring 2003 racket had the same mold, same string pattern (with 5 holes in the PWS), and most strange of all the same long grip as the retail version of the Prostaff Tour 90 racket, only with Federer's printed signature on one side on his custom frames, and no rough grey paint surrounding the grommet channel (the retail version has the rough grey paint). I don't know why they replicated the retail version so closely? Maybe Federer liked the feeling of the new retail version itself, when testing new customized rackets, and wanted something similar? Or maybe Wilson wanted his frame, in looks at least, to be as similar as possible to the retail version? I would like to know the reason for this if anybody actually knows please? Anyway Federer used this racket for the whole of the Spring 2003 clay court season it seems. He used these for the whole of May, starting in Munich where he actually won, and then in Rome where he reached the final, but then he only reached the 3rd round in Hamburg, and then got knocked out of the 1st round at the French Open. That was the last time he used these rackets, as he then switched to his batch of rackets for the Grass court 2003 season, which had the Prostaff Tour 90 paintjob on his previous custom 90 frame (with 4 holes in the PWS, shorter grip), and used this racket type through until the Spring of 2004 (mid May), when he changed to the N90 paintjob. This custom version is still the basic same mold as the retail Prostaff Tour 90 (different holes pattern), which was the first retail racket to have the same basic mold (with different holes pattern) as his customized rackets. Obviously the K90 in 2007 was the first time the exact mold and string/holes pattern (with 4 holes in the PWS) of his custom 90 racket was released as a retail racket. I hope this all makes sense. If anybody has anymore information about this racket, please let me know. Interesting threads for reference regarding Federer racket specs:- http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=101074 http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=246366 http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=347886 http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=450504 Especially how his fully modified/leaded/strung/with overgrip etc weight varies over the years from about 372-362g but Swingweight is always about 350 it seems.