Wich pro is still using full natural gut strings?

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  1. Xavier

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    HI,
    have you got an idea of wich pro is still using full natural gut strings?
    :idea:
     
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  2. jazar

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    radek stepanek is using pacific gut, mains and crosses
     
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  3. ClubHoUno

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    Tommy Haas too.......
     
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  4. tarie

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    I think also Clement uses a full gut job.
     
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  5. HoVa

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    i heard Rafa eat's kitten guts for his pre-game ritual
     
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  6. Clecwm

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    Tommy Haas. I think many 'senior' players on the tour still use full gut but no doubt the poly setup has dominated the pro scene.
     
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  7. federer envies me

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    R U serious???
     
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  8. crism54

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    ljubicic also
     
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  9. Macdaddy1129

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    What if he said yes?
     
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  10. Clecwm

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    Haha. Its really interesting if he does & we can try doing so. Mayb tt's the secret to his great clay court game. :)
     
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  11. bluetrain4

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    It must be great to be a pro and have string cost, durability and playability never be an issue because of fresh string jobs.

    Most of us have to make some sacrifice for cost, durability, tension loss, etc.
     
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  12. flyer

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    henin did, don't the williams sisters?
     
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  13. willgonase10

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    Henin is gone. She sucks.

    The Williams Sisters first used Poly when they got onto the scene. In 2005, Serena switched to Natural Gut at the Australian Open. She hit a lot more Unforced Errors and a lot of loopy topspin balls.
     
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  14. tennistiger

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    Davenport
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  15. shwetty[tennis]balls

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    Nice, that's real original!
     
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  16. King_roger

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    Which Becker? :confused:
    Boris or Benjamin??
     
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  17. Big-Serve

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    i think that sharapova is also using full natural gut job
     
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  18. PBODY99

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    I beg to differ.....

    Early in their playing days they used plain Wilson Nylon . Their father often said that they didn't worry about strings that much
     
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  19. Lindsay

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    Ivanovic doesn't use full gut, she uses ALU/Gut.

    Sharapova uses Pro Hurricane/Gut.
     
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  20. tarie

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    Ivanovic uses full Alu 1.30mm.
     
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  21. ericsson

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    There is no Alu 1.30mm
     
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  22. tarie

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    Oh yeah of course.
    Anyway I spoke to her coach in Rome e he told me she uses full Alu.
     
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  23. tennissavy

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    This is completely incorrect. The Williams sisters used Wilson Extreme Synthetic gut, for the first couple of years on tour, then switched to Wilson natural gut. They still use full natural gut. They never used polyester strings.
     
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  24. Lindsay

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    She does not use full ALU regardless of what her coach says. You can search Jura's French Open logs or Getty Images. It is clearly a white/grey hybrid and Jura confirms it Wilson Gut/ALU Power.
     
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    chris guccione uses a full natural gut setup I think
     
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  26. tarie

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    I had her coach in my car,as I was working with Transportation service,and he told me that thing,I'm not saying that it's true but just writing what i've been said.
     
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  27. tennistiger

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    I saw Ivanovic playing in Berlin: Full natural gut!
     
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  28. tarie

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    Ok..great confusion!! :D
     
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  29. Lindsay

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    Lots of confusion. I don't know what she uses TODAY, but at Roland Garros it was a hybrid. We'll see about Wimbledon.
     
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  30. Lindsay

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    Berlin 2008 was a hybrid as well. Here's the pic:

    http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Detail.aspx?axd=DetailPaging.Search|1&axs=0|81039477%2c81039475%2c81028359%2c81028357%2c81028356%2c81027678%2c81027594%2c81027583%2c81027564%2c81027553%2c81027549%2c81027546%2c81027532%2c81027500%2c81027493%2c81013301%2c81013289%2c81013283%2c74138251%2c74138238%2c74138228%2c74138217%2c74138210%2c74138151%2c74138147%2c74138144%2c74138136%2c74138133%2c74138132%2c74138122%2c74138121%2c74138112%2c74138008%2c74137952%2c74137939%2c74137929%2c74137924%2c74137922%2c74137911%2c74127155%2c74127144%2c74127123%2c74127106%2c74127105%2c74127103%2c74127087%2c74127079%2c74126981%2c74126980%2c74126976%2c74126920%2c74126909%2c74126906%2c74126904%2c74126861%2c74126854%2c74126847%2c74126834%2c74126828%2c74100008|0&id=81039475
     
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    the william sisters
     
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