Originally Posted by yonexRx32
Vortex 100 ES on the market for 4 years already? Ouch... it will be hard to claim precedence when trying to patent the new Wilsons...
Oh well.. Snauwert had introduced the 12mx13c 30 years ago.. I wonder how those rackets would play with polyester.
I don't think you understand how a patent works. A 14x16 pattern has nothing to do with a 16x15 pattern. There have been many racquets with open patterns. Wilson seems to be the first to use less crosses than mains in an attempt to enhance spin.
Wilson has probably already sold more 99s in the first 3-days of preorder than Vortex has sold in 4-years. There is nothing new about the Vortex.