Which Professionals now use the AeroPro Drive GT?

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  1. AeroFan

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    I've been watching the Indian Wells tournament over the last week or so, and have noticed that many professionals, both men and women, now use Babolat's AeroPro Drive GT. I was just wondering if any of you could put up the names of all the professionals who use them.
     
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  2. The Baseline

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    ryan sweeting
    jo willy tsonga
    rafael nadal
    Dustin Brown
     
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  3. AeroFan

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    I also saw Andreev using it against federer
     
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  4. The Baseline

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    really, he has used the pure drive for a long time running.
     
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  5. AeroFan

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    Not today he hasn't lol. Allegedly he says the aeros have a completely different feel to them, Im guessing he likes it. haha
     
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  6. The Baseline

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    they suit his game more. Andreev has that huge spin.
     
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  7. AeroFan

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    Had he not been put up against Federer I bet he could've made it pretty far in the tourney, he seems pretty amazing
     
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  8. The Baseline

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    He is, hes such an underachiever, his talent level is extreme.
     
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    That Meelo or melo guy who Isner playd today.
     
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    dustin brown uses an aero storm
     
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    10aeros
     
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  13. Bogie

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    Nadal, Tsonga, Andreev, Adrian Mannarino, Pere Riba, Blaz Kavcic, Ricardo Mello, Brian Dabul, Ryan Sweeting, Yuri Schukin, Rogerio Dutra Da Silva, Thiago Alves, Augustin Gensse, and Uladzimir Ignatik. At least those are the only ones in the top 200...

    you're welcome
     
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  14. Fuzzball7

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    whoops thats not right^
     
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    Anyone familiar with the babolats out in Europe? Maybe the wrong part of the forum to ask...but i saw one that had a different paint job and i was told they don't sell them into the US???
     
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  17. big bang

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    For the 100000 time Nadal still uses the original APD..
     
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    Really? Do you have a pic to support your claim of a GT PJ? Not saying you are wrong because I know he used a PJ Cortex but I've heard the GT got back to the "feel" of the original.

    Just because you put a big number doesn't make your post right.
     
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  19. Everyone knows he is using the first version of the apd.. :(
     
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    Ok. I mean it doesn't matter which he uses. Just didn't know if there was a picture floating around like the old cortex picture
     
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  21. big bang

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    Lots of pics has been posted, I only remember one posters name though and thats fabfed. He posted pics of his collection which includes Nadal´s and Fed´s sticks and alot of other gear.
     
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    google it.. When you do a close up on the Nadal pic, you can sometimes tell its the original APD without cortex.
     
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    Only tsonga uses the real thing?? not sure about sweeting
    Cuz Rafa uses the AeroPro Original
    Brown uses the Aero Storm...
    what about sweeting?
     
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  24. Carolina Racquet

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    Sorry there's no Santa Claus GT Cortex fans... but he's using a PJ of the original AeroDrive... See the painted-on Cortex system:

    [​IMG]
     
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  25. dominikk1985

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    No only nadal uses it because it makes crappy players into unstoppable forces. the other player just play paintjobs.
     
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  28. Carolina Racquet

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    I recall seeing in a post a few months back that Tsonga actually uses a "+" version of the APD backed by pictures of the length. Now perhaps it was just a customized version of a APD, but it's not the stock APD Cortex GT.
     
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    Most likely a paintjob, but we have to research this to be sure. :)
     
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  30. drakulie

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    he uses the aero pro drive gt +.
     
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  31. LPShanet

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    His post is right. Look at any decent pic of his frame on a stock photo site, and you'll see the Cortex is painted on. The only version in which there is no cortex is the original. He has always used that, and there is no change to that fact.

    As for the GT feeling more like the original, nothing could be less true. The Cortex is much closer to the original than the GT in almost every relevant respect, most importantly flex. The Cortex was within a point or two of the original in terms of stiffness, and the GT is at least 3-5 points stiffer on average.
     
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