Who was the last pro to use full gut.

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  1. dominikk1985

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    do you know the answer? I'm not talking about hybrids here.
     
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  2. AYuille

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    I think Radek Stepanek still does.
     
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  3. sunof tennis

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    I know Serena recently changed from all gut to a hybrid, but I believe Venus still playes with all gut unless she changed too.
     
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  4. treblings

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    i think full gut is still common with top doubles players
     
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  5. Lefty78

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    Steps switched to a gut/poly hybrid a few years ago.

    I believe Llodra still uses full gut though.
     
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  6. Crisp

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    Haas kept at it for a long time. I remember a YouTube vid of him mumbling too himself about these stupid kids cheating using poly while he plied his trade with full gut. Loved it... Think haas is a legend.
     
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  7. ollinger

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    Clijsters used full gut.
     
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  8. uk_skippy

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    Lisa Raymond, Date-Krumm, Llodra still use full gut
     
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  9. drakulie

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    one of the bryan brothers (can't remember which one) uses full gut. the other one uses a hybrid (poly/gut).

    On another note, Paola Suarez still uses a full bed of Prince Tournament Nylon.
     
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  10. jazar

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    Both were back to gut/poly at the ATP Tour Finals.
     
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  11. christo

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    Yeah, it's done wonders for her results LOL
     
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  12. slowfox

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    Didn't Courier use a cheapo syn gut full bed? He did ok with that.
     
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  13. db10s

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    IIRC JMac is using full gut... If he counts.
     
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  14. vsbabolat

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    He is retired. So that does not count.
     
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  15. PBODY99

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    Courier Gosen OG custom, it was different, harder than the OG that is still around. He now crosses SG with poly in his Donnays.
     
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  16. db10s

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    Champions tour.... Nah. That doesn't count.
     
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  17. Murrayalmagrofan

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    Yes...he most certainly is!
     
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  18. フェデラー

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    Didn't sexi use a full bed back in the day?
     
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  19. RFRF

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    Mark philippousis was the last
     
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  20. Kalin

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    A bit OOT... Jim Courier's Gosen syngut was anything but a cheapo.... it was in fact an amazing string... pity that Gosen discontinued it :(
     
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  21. DNShade

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    Well....No. There are pros now that still use it - Llodra etc - see above.

    And Haas just switched in the last year or so to a hybrid from full gut.
     
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  22. DunlopDood

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    Not sure about these days, but I remember Tommy Haas using a full gut set up strung at a very high 72 lbs. It's probably what contributed to all those shoulder surgeries.
     
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  23. jepriy

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    I was watching Venus' match y'day and she seems to be back to full gut setup
     
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