Which Babolat players playing with +length?

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  1. MaratSafin_fan

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    Name all Babolat ATP/WTA pros that are playing with +length (27.5inch) racquets.

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    Andy Roddick is
     
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  3. MaratSafin_fan

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    Andy Roddick is quite obvious..
     
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  4. PED

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    Arod(PD), Gonzo(PC), Ginepri(PC), Tsonga(APD), Andreev(PD). I can't remember if Michael Russell is using the std or plus length.
     
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    Russell's been using the TGK260.1.
     
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    pretty sure tsonga's rockin a standard apd. you could add chela to the list there though
     
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  7. MaratSafin_fan

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    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.
     
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  9. PED

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    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.
     
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  10. Dave M

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    I'd agree with that, well originally it was a std length "soft" drive.
     
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    i'll add a few more:

    leander paes
    vania king
    mirjana lucic
    michael russell
    gregor zemlja
    greg jones
    santiago giraldo
    sybille bammer
     
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  12. Pioneer

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    + racquets are terrible, they twist like a b*tch in your hand :(
     
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  13. PED

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    ^^Why would they twist more than any other stick; I've not noticed that at all in my apd +.
     
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  14. Tar Heel Tennis

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    has nothing to do with the length of the racket and everything to do with the size/shape of the grip
     
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  15. 2handsbothsides

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    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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