Did Tsitsipas change strings?

WNB93

Rookie
I’ve been watching UTS and Tsitsipas’ strings dont seem that yellow. Maybe it’s because of the lighting but I believe those are not 4G. The strings look white to me.

Does somebody have any info on that?
Is he testing new strings or something?
 
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Deleted member 768841

Guest
Still looks like 4g, just really dark so it doesn’t reflect the yellow as much.
 

jmysun

Rookie
I noticed this in the final too.
But before the final it was more white.
He played great before but not so great in the final. I dont know...I'm probably seeing things there's not.

EDIT: Found this...to me this looks like a gut main (white).
Now thats a better picture! Yeah that is gut in the mains with 4g cross for sure.
 

CiscoPC600

Professional
I figured the 4G harshness would eventually catch up to him. 4G is so damn stiff that it's only useable when fresh for the first couple hours. I imagine after playing with it for so many years that his arm builds fatigue and wear/tear with age such that continued use of 4G hurts his elbow or wrist even with fresh 4G. It doesn't help that he fluctuates between 55/52 lbs to sometimes 57/57 lbs depending on surface and location.
 
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Deleted member 768841

Guest
I figured the 4G harshness would eventually catch up to him. 4G is so damn stiff that it's only useable when fresh for the first couple hours. I imagine after playing with it for so many years that his arm builds fatigue and wear/tear with age such that continued use of 4G hurts his elbow or wrist even with fresh 4G. It doesn't help that he fluctuates between 55/52 lbs to sometimes 57/57 lbs depending on surface and location.
55 pounds in 4g was my first experience with tennis elbow. I Literally never will use that string again.
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
Because I want so?
The "dude" pointed out that Tsitsi has changed to the hybrid setup and you are being smart telling us what everyone knows, that pros restring before every session -- "Because you want so" (to embarrass yourself?)
You do not need to reply to every post...believe me...
 

WilPro

Semi-Pro
The "dude" pointed out that Tsitsi has changed to the hybrid setup and you are being smart telling us what everyone knows, that pros restring before every session -- "Because you want so" (to embarrass yourself?)
You do not need to reply to every post...believe me...
I don't believe you.
 

gutfeeling

Hall of Fame
I figured the 4G harshness would eventually catch up to him. 4G is so damn stiff that it's only useable when fresh for the first couple hours. I imagine after playing with it for so many years that his arm builds fatigue and wear/tear with age such that continued use of 4G hurts his elbow or wrist even with fresh 4G. It doesn't help that he fluctuates between 55/52 lbs to sometimes 57/57 lbs depending on surface and location.
On that note, looks like de minaur switched from 4G to ALU.
 

CiscoPC600

Professional
I honestly don't think tension helps that much for 4G. It's just so harsh that as soon as it bags out (which is quicker for pros) it is significantly harsher. It's no surprise DeMon switched as well. I would say that the majority of people do not have arms/elbows of steel to handle 4G for years with heavy use (3-4 times a week).
 

Jouke

Semi-Pro
Wow, I do have to say I am somewhat surprised. Curious to see what it does to his game. Might be more difficult to tame the power of the gut.
 

CiscoPC600

Professional
Wow, I do have to say I am somewhat surprised. Curious to see what it does to his game. Might be more difficult to tame the power of the gut.
He has an extreme control setup, the gut shouldn't be a dealbreaker. 18X20 tight pattern (pre-parllel drilling) on a 98 frame with the best control strings possible. He'll adjust..
 

danbrenner

Hall of Fame
He has an extreme control setup, the gut shouldn't be a dealbreaker. 18X20 tight pattern (pre-parllel drilling) on a 98 frame with the best control strings possible. He'll adjust..
Must be he had some elbow soreness .. he was playing top shelf with the 4g. will be interesting to see how the gut helps or takes away from his already incredible game.
if he wins his first slam this year then we know for sure .. lol
 
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Deleted member 762530

Guest
My guess would also be, that it‘s because of the harshness of that string. 4G as well as the “soft“ version of it have been the first strings which made me feel tennis elbow kinda pain and I already play soft rackets. Apart from that I liked it and found it plays well for longer than other polys. But yeah, nothing for me!
 

JLub

New User
Wow, I do have to say I am somewhat surprised. Curious to see what it does to his game. Might be more difficult to tame the power of the gut.
I agree, even though he has a controlled racquet setup, gut on mains would give way more pop than 4g
 

Haasquet

Rookie
Apparently he couldnt control the power of the gut.
I would guess it's just that he couldn't get to the point where he felt as comfortable/confident. He looked pretty capable at UTS, so I'd guess that he'd probably be just fine if he made the switch. But there's basically no way to have gut/poly feel the same as all-poly, even when accounting for the extra power by increasing tension. He can definitely whale on the ball off both wings with either setup, so it's probably just a mental thing.

Plus, he's still got those young tendons/ligaments, so he may never have felt any discomfort with the 4g...
 
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