You're in luck guys, I won Nole's racquet. I know it's kinda expensive, but relatively speaking, I paid way less for it than my Rafa stick and certainly my Roger sticks. The only difference is that this is the first time I paid such an amount for a non charity item, but it was really just too good to pass up - it being a used Wimbledon final racquet by the hottest player on the tour and new no. 1. I really don't wanna pass judgement on the guy who sold the racquet, to me he was a fortunate recipient of a very special piece of tennis memorabilia and he chose to sell it, alot of other people would have done exactly the same thing. He doesn't owe anyone the specs of the racquet just because he got the racquet, in fact, if you look at it another way, he should be thanked for selling it and making it available to fans like myself who would then post it on TW (more often such racquets disappear into someone's home never to be seen again). And to be fair to the guy, he is a very decent chap, I actually made him a much higher offer before the auction ended but he declined as he preferred to see through the auction. He could easily have asked someone to drive up the price knowing how high I was willing to go but he didn't. If it sounds like i am defending him, it's because I think he has taken a lot of unfair criticisms in this thread.
For those wondering how I managed to bid when I'm not from the UK, he gave me special rights to bid after I contacted him, I suppose a good feedback score helps. And finally, on the question of whether the racquet is legit, it seems like the real deal to me based on the pics and what he has told me. Sure, there is a chance it might not be real or not used during the Wimbledon final, but it was a risk I was willing to take, hopefully Ron will be able to verify its authenticity when I post the pics since it was strung by P1. That just about covers everything I think, I'm really not interested in the debate on whether it's too much to pay for a racquet, if some of you think so, so be it. I'm more pumped about receiving the racquet and posting close-up pics and some useful info, hopefully it will arrive end of the week, I will try to get the new thread up quickly once i get my hands on the racquet
You are a testament to this community. Congratulations and remember to post pictures/specs as soon as you get your hands on it!