Federer Strings @ Wimbledon

chikoo

Hall of Fame
What strings were on Rogers racquet for the Wimbledon final? They looked all white on my TV.

 

moon shot

Hall of Fame
The trouble with the photography is the high contrast lighting, in exposing the photograph for their faces which are somewhat in shadow to look more natural the strings and other bright spots loose detail. This photo from the semifinal is a bit underexposed which allows more detail to be seen in the strings.

 

jsm1373

Rookie
We started stringing for him in 2004, and he's been on the same string setup for as long as we've been working with him. He tried 1.25mm gut instead of 1.30mm for all of 2 practice sessions back in 2014.
Can't get more definitive than that...

Plus the top pic in this thread clearly shows gut/alu rough. I can even see the texture on the Luxilon.
 

jsm1373

Rookie
I have looked at many pictures, and they look white from every angle. Either they are painted or different strings. Here is another angle.


This picture is interesting as it seems to confirm what I spotted on TV in the semis... Roger's Wimbledon sticks now have a retail (looking) hologram sticker inside the throat!! I (may be completely wrong but) can't remember the last time he used a Wilson with the hologram. Not the white P1 date/tension sticker seen in another shot in this thread. It could be making a mountain from a molehill, but no hologram stickers have often been a tell-tale sign of recent Wilson prostocks.
 

chikoo

Hall of Fame
We started stringing for him in 2004, and he's been on the same string setup for as long as we've been working with him. He tried 1.25mm gut instead of 1.30mm for all of 2 practice sessions back in 2014.
Thanks RJYU. In that case it has to do with camera exposure playing illusion tricks.

Wait ... u sure they are not painted white?
 

chrisingrassia

Professional
When people ask questions abut pro strings, ya'll realize they use the same strings that can be bought in stores right?
I've always been curious why people need to know what pros use. I'll bet Federer could whip the sh*t out of 99% of tennis players using a junior racquet off the shelf at Sport Authority. The gear they use won't make you an incredible tennis player.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
When people ask questions abut pro strings, ya'll realize they use the same strings that can be bought in stores right?
I've always been curious why people need to know what pros use. I'll bet Federer could whip the sh*t out of 99% of tennis players using a junior racquet off the shelf at Sport Authority. The gear they use won't make you an incredible tennis player.
Wow, good thing you are here to finally give this sage advice to the forum :rolleyes:
 

donnygg

Rookie
I've always been curious why he uses ALU rough as the cross instead of the smooth version, which should give more spin from snapback
 

moon shot

Hall of Fame
I've always been curious why he uses ALU rough as the cross instead of the smooth version, which should give more spin from snapback
Rough has less surface area to contact the mains because it has voids into the round profile. It has a different feel as well which may be his priority over SnapBack.
 

Yoneyama

Hall of Fame
What strings were on Rogers racquet for the Wimbledon final? They looked all white on my TV.


EDIT: Just realised this thread is a year old. Sorry!

Zoom in dude or get some glasses. The crosses are clearly silver. Same old Gut/ Alu Rough as always.

The mains stand out because they are lighter than the darker crosses.
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
Rough has less surface area to contact the mains because it has voids into the round profile. It has a different feel as well which may be his priority over SnapBack.
If Fed wanted more snapback, he would not use stringsavers at some crosses in his stringbed. His habit of changing rackets every 7 games after ball changes, he shouldnt need stringsavers at all. Nobody seems to have an explanation for him using stringsavers. Very weird.
 

Yoneyama

Hall of Fame
If Fed wanted more snapback, he would not use stringsavers at some crosses in his stringbed. His habit of changing rackets every 7 games after ball changes, he shouldnt need stringsavers at all. Nobody seems to have an explanation for him using stringsavers. Very weird.
I believe Fed himself has stated it is just habitual.

There is a noticable difference with and without them.
 

moon shot

Hall of Fame
I don’t think I ever said it gave more snapback, but...

In an interview given in German a fellow forum member translated this:

Then he says that with the hybrid setup they thought it might be a good idea, if he has them from the very beginning (after the fresh stringjob), because maybe he could impart a bit more spin with them because of the angular profile (of the strings).

https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/federer-talks-racquet-history-in-german.620639/#post-12459259


His stringers in an interview:

After Yu finished, he clipped ten tiny plastic string savers into the string bed of each racquet. Federer likes the string savers because they supposedly reduce friction. Yu, who estimates that he has strung racquets more than five thousand times for Federer, is skeptical. “I don’t think it does much,” he said. “But these guys don’t like to change things,” Ferguson added.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/sporting-scene/stringing-roger-federers-nine-rackets
 
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