Casper Ruuuud

phl92

Professional
Just watched the Game of him against Berrettini and I must say his racket looks exactly like the current Ezone 2020.
In some old article I foubd he uses a Ezone 100 but I am wondering if he made the switch.
Someone has info?
 

smalahove

Hall of Fame
I asked him about this during the covid break. He’s using an extended length Ezone (not sure of which mold) 100 prostock, which he’s not able to disclose due to contract terms, but he did say it’d not available as a retail frame.

Up close, he hits a massive ball, and when he really goes all in, it’s as heavy as it gets.
 

18x20 ftw

Semi-Pro
Poly tour pro for a string but achieving the highest spin rate, over the likes of Thiem, Sock, and Rafa! Interesting.
 

smalahove

Hall of Fame
Casper needs better 2-handed backhand if he's to break into top 10
It's way better than a year ago, and on clay it's good enough crosscourt, but DTL, esp. on the shorter balls, is where he loses important points against the best players. On a positive note though, if he manages to patch those holes in his game, which looks likely, he'll be contending for the crown on clay, that's for sure.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
It's way better than a year ago, and on clay it's good enough crosscourt, but DTL, esp. on the shorter balls, is where he loses important points against the best players. On a positive note though, if he manages to patch those holes in his game, which looks likely, he'll be contending for the crown on clay, that's for sure.
he also needs a hot super model girlfriend to sit in his friends box in some skimpy cloth to get more air time and more threatening game
 

smalahove

Hall of Fame
Ruud uses a DR 100 + under the latest PJ.
He uses some kind of prostock, prob based on the DR100+, as he told me it wasn’t available for sale - and that he couldn’t reveal the specs due to his contract. He did confirm it was an extended version though.
 

jarko111

Hall of Fame
Watching him play Sonego in Vienna. The amount of power he has. Are the Ezones, now, more powerful than the Vcore 98/100? Are the Ezones the “power” like so to speak for yonex ?

when the Ezone Ai came out they were always compared to blades.
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
According to that famous internet authority Tennis Nerd - Ruud's racquet is actually even longer than 27.5"; this would obviously help with power, apart from his overwhelming natural ability of course.
(Interesting to watch the Monfils/Schwartzman long body vs. longer body duel in Vienna - spoiler alert, the longer body won; it's hard to believe many racquet companies continue to provide their pros with back door specials whilst ignoring the long body at retail - tell Yonex and Babolat that there's no market for them.)
 

WYK

Hall of Fame
I asked him about this during the covid break. He’s using an extended length Ezone (not sure of which mold) 100 prostock, which he’s not able to disclose due to contract terms, but he did say it’d not available as a retail frame.

Up close, he hits a massive ball, and when he really goes all in, it’s as heavy as it gets.
Hawkeye clocked him at something like 104mph on one of his forehands. So he's certainly using that extra length to good effect.
He's all over this video:

 
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daxcuse

New User
At 2-3 changeover in first set of sinner match yesterday, Rudd gave his racket to the stringer on tv - did he say 54 for the tension or 44?
 

smalahove

Hall of Fame
Novak doesn't use gut / poly hybrid? Lynx / Hawk hybrid instead?

Is this Dennis Novak or Nole?
Those are data from Vienna Open, and that column seems to be last names only, so yes, it’s pretty safe to assume it’s Dennis Novak.

 
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