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does this mean his days of playing with off the rack blades are over?
I don't think it seems so, although that pj is so dark it's a lil hard to tell. In any case, why would he get a paintjob if he doesn't have a contract with Wilson? So he's probably in the process of drawing up a contract, presumably for the Blade but I suppose one couldn't rule out the possibility of him switching.Could it be the v8 paintjob?
that's what i was thinking. when he was playing low level tournaments it wasn't a big deal. now that he's made the second week of a slam and broken into the top 100, he might be in line for a racquet deal.Probably doesn't want to give free endorsement and might be trying to work out a deal in the meantime?
I suppose we will have to wait for the contracts to be approved. I can’t see why they wouldn’t, but if it is such a sure thing, why would he change to a blackout frame?so Wilson wouldn't give him a big contract even though he's proven he's likely a top 10 player ??
Because wilson wouldn't give him the contract he was happy with. and he's probably now looking for a better and bigger dealI suppose we will have to wait for the contracts to be approved. I can’t see why they wouldn’t, but if it is such a sure thing, why would he change to a blackout frame?
He has an existing contract with Solinco, he uses their string and has been stenciling for a bit now. Also if you look closely his dampener has the Solinco logo on it too. Whether he ends up using their racquets too remains to be seen, although I doubt he will given the more likely option of Wilson picking him up, letting him keep his current racquet, and just giving him more money than Solinco can.I thought the Solinco bag is a giveaway, even though he was using it before with the Blade.