Federer`s paintjob mentioned during Davis Cup Classic match on The Tennis Channel

iksmols

Semi-Pro
I was watching Classic Davis Cup match between Becker and Edberg from 1989 today on The Tennis Channel and during fourth game of the second set one of the commentators(I believe that it was one of the Murphy brothers)talked briefly about how racquet manufacturers did not use players to advertise their products sold in stores when today they paint racquets of the pro players to look like the actual racquets sold in stores.He specifically mentioned Roger Federer.He followed his statement with something like " I don`t think I should talk about it".
Anybody else watched this match on Tennis Channel?
 

patrick922

Semi-Pro
yes i heard that as well. he mentioned something about both of them not having racquet endorsements because they werent using the 'latest' models of the racquet. or something along those lines.
 

AlpineCadet

Hall of Fame
I was watching Classic Davis Cup match between Becker and Edberg from 1989 today on The Tennis Channel and during fourth game of the second set one of the commentators(I believe that it was one of the Murphy brothers)talked briefly about how racquet manufacturers did not use players to advertise their products sold in stores when today they paint racquets of the pro players to look like the actual racquets sold in stores.He specifically mentioned Roger Federer.He followed his statement with something like " I don`t think I should talk about it".
Anybody else watched this match on Tennis Channel?

THANKS FOR SHARING!!!
 

drakulie

Talk Tennis Guru
Actually, he INCORRECTLY stated that players from the past would not get sponsored because they played with different racquets than those sold to the public. He first referred to the racquet Edberg was playing with (PS 85). He even incorrectly stated that Edbvergs racquet was painted all black, because Edberg did not want to endorse Wilson without a contract. However, you could clearly see Edberg's racquet in the match is a PS85, and not painted all black.

He later stated that racquet companies began using paintjobs, and then said racquets such as Roddicks and Federers are sold to the public, but there racquets are personally customized with things such as lead.
 
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