Pro's string pattern

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Mateo, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Mateo

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    The question is about the pro's string patterns.
    Top 10:

    1. Nole 18x20
    2 Nadal 16x19
    3 Rodger 16x19
    4. Murray 16x19
    5. Ferrer ?
    6. Tsonga 16x19
    7. Berdych 16x19
    8. Fish ?
    9. Tipsarevic ?
    10. Del Potro 16x19

    As I see only Nole is with 18x20, and almost all other players are with 16x19 does that mean that 16x19 string patter is more desirable and suit to the atp players or any kind of tennis players?
    I mean there is no player with 18x20 other the No1.....
     
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  2. niktub

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    Soderling
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    Monfils?
     
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  3. rrito

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    i believe fish uses a BLX6.1 95 18x20, same for del potro except it's a K95 18x20. Never mind what tenniswarehouse says, i've counted the number of mains on their frames, all had 18 mains.
     
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  4. joe sch

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    String pattern is less important then string tension and head size. A less dense string pattern will generate more spin then a denser string pattern at the same tensions. The tensions that ATP players use vary greatly, and are more of a factor in producing spin. One example is a 16x19 at 60 lbs will produce less spin then a 18x20 at 50 lbs. The racket models and weight/balance are also big factors on the spin vs control of a racket. You really need to take all these factors in review if you want to compare rackets that the players are using and why one player can hit with more pace or spin. Ofcourse the players grip and swinging strokes are also a hugh factor in this equation. Another factor is also string type, all poly or hybrid of poly/nat gut ?

    I think you atleast need to list: " player - racket - pattern - tension - string type "
    to get a better comparision of the weapons the players are using for battle.
     
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  5. Mateo

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    Soderling Head pt57a 16x19 i think.....
     
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  6. Racquet-Priority

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    Ferrer is 16 * 18 /19
     
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  7. Yourtenniscoach

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    I'm pretty sure that Del Po uses 18x20. Fish is also an 18x20 guy.
     
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  8. Yourtenniscoach

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    All 18x20.
     
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  9. Hidious

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    Tipsy is 18x19
     
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  10. marosmith

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    yep.

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