Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by MaratSafin_fan, Nov 10, 2010.
Name all Babolat ATP/WTA pros that are playing with +length (27.5inch) racquets.
Andy Roddick is
Andy Roddick is quite obvious..
Arod(PD), Gonzo(PC), Ginepri(PC), Tsonga(APD), Andreev(PD). I can't remember if Michael Russell is using the std or plus length.
Russell's been using the TGK260.1.
pretty sure tsonga's rockin a standard apd. you could add chela to the list there though
This list seems right to me. On the old babolat.com site these player was on +length. Have no idea about Tsonga. I remeber on the old babolat site that Benneteau and Moya were added as +length players aswell.
I'm fairly sure about Tsonga, I've seen that several places.
You're spot on about Benneteau, his PD+ is 338g strung with a 365 swing weight.
I looked back and Moya appeared to be using a std length PD.
I'd agree with that, well originally it was a std length "soft" drive.
i'll add a few more:
+ racquets are terrible, they twist like a b*tch in your hand
^^Why would they twist more than any other stick; I've not noticed that at all in my apd +.
has nothing to do with the length of the racket and everything to do with the size/shape of the grip
It has been my experience that the longer the racket the larger the grip required for optimal play. I have played at many lengths over the years from 27.5" to 29", currently at 28". It's a trade off of stability and racket head speed.
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