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Old 06-13-2013, 10:21 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by rony67 View Post
It was Edberg & Larsson. It is the only time I have seen them play with wooden racquets. I have no idea why they used them. The power generated and, especially, the placement of the balls were very impressive.
Edberg used a continental grip. I would expect him to hit well with wood, and he may have grown up using it. Sampras is younger than Edberg and he grew up using wood.


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Originally Posted by onehandbh View Post
Similar experience. A few years ago, on my way home from work I stopped by
the local park to try and play some pickup tennis, but the courts were full.
I saw a former ATP multiple GS winner playing a 5.0 with a modern racquet.
On the next court over, there was a top 20 WTA player playing a
5.0 as well. On court 3, there was a current d1 woman playing a male 4.0.
Court 4: former wood era #1 who was still in good condition, playing a
recent top 10 player. Both using wood racquets.

If there is any interest, I'll post my observations.
Sure, who were they and what was it like?
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