Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by gino, Feb 8, 2010.
Agreed. And Fernando's shorts are from 2010 AO..
Can't be since Djokovic is wearing the Sergios for this season. Also, they are wearing recent adidas gear.
Maybe he felt that Yonex was just too Girly ??? Technifibre is supposedly very light racket too. so i am a bit confused.
I don't see anything with him going back to TF. Does this mean he doesn't have a racquet sponsor now?
Somebody posted on my FB that Verdasco was Practicing with Djokovic in IW yesterday or the day before, so this photo probably is from then.
Just found more of the photos here:http://www.gototennisblog.com/2010/03/11/photos-novak-djokovic-and-fernando-verdasco-indian-wells-practice-session/
Like with EVERY brand of racquets, they make power-oriented models and they make control-oriented models. If you make any statement about the overall power of an entire brand, you'll always be wrong.
RDiS 200s are going to be available for pre-sale at TW on the 17th. Yonex is shipping all the racquets to retails and the big accounts on Monday.
So is he switching or not... he has no stencil...
Guess we'll see when he starts playing his matches here...
I don't get it. Maybe he felt that he played bad in Acapulco. Then again he kicked butt in the SAP. Weird.
on TW europe it says verdasco's name. This was updated recently. So I donno wtf he's doing.
Yes, very strange indeed.
You heard it here first!
Verdasco has until Miami to let Yonex know if he is going to accept their deal.
Seems like Ver is being very methodical about changing his racket. I bet you would too if you were him. Would you stay with the stick that you had your best year of your career with? Or would you stick with something new that you just won a tourny and made it to the QF of a 500 Event? He's not like Djoko ya know.....so hasty with the switch.....
What was crazy about the entire situation was that he was supposed to black out his racket during his trial period like other pros. Why he used a Yonex bag and stencil on his racket without a contract was crazy. Is he looking for more money ???
Wouldn't it be great if players stayed with the frame they liked even if another company offered more money.
But, unfortunately, tennis is a business as it should be. Nobody knows how long they will play. There was a kid from South Orange, New Jersey, who some say had twice as much talent as Gimelstob. He was a junior playing his final college match for UCLA. He took a step running for a ball and tore up his knee. Career over. Never earned a dollar from tennis.
So if Verdasco and others take the money who can blame them.
Most likely Verdasco opted out of his contract with Tecnifibre until they settle on a new deal. Thats why RacquetCraft posted Ver's specs after he started using the Yonex and most likely why he was using a Yonex bag, stencil, and why his TF frames have no stencil and why there's an Adidas gym bag with TF frames in it on some of the other pictures of when he's practicing with Djoko.
Also there are some players that do stay with the same frame even when switching companies. Karlovic is a current example. He uses a Head FXP Instinct blacked out, yet he has a Babolat bag, shoes, and stencil on his frames.
I saw him practicing with the technifibre too at Indian Wells. But I noticed he had also one Yonex RdiS 200 in his bag. I guess he's still torn and trying to decide quick before next week is over and Yonex Grace Period Contract will disappear. He's pretty enough for Yonex, So I say he goes with it !!
Talked to Yonex rep at Indian Wells on Saturday. He says Fernando will stay with Tecnifibre. Fernando offered several reasons why, but the rep feels that Cahill has convinced Verdasco not to change. Despite the fact that Fernando has played well with the new stick and that the financial offer to switch was significant.
Yonex must be P****. At least the short-term switch may help increase sells a bit.
That's interesting because Jason Goodall said that Verdasco signed a deal with Yonex as well as talking about Davy and Djoko's switches. I though that he may have sent his frames back to Yonex to get re-customized to a new spec. If he was back with Tecnifibre, why wouldn't he just go back to the norm with the bag and the stencil?
Not sure of the complete picture, only what I heard from the rep. To be clear, this rep wasn't a member of the party from Yonex who spoke with Verdasco Saturday a.m. He simply received word from that party, just before I happened to ask about it. It's possible more activity transpired afterwards, or there might have been a miscommunication somewhere along the line.
Could it be that Verdasco has backed out? He played Memphis and Alcapulco with a Yonex and now that he's playing a "big" tournament, he's fallen back to what he's comfortable with.
T'would seem "commitment" to the pros is an issue as well. Difference between me and Verdasco is that if someone paid me a reported $500K to play with a racquet, that would be all the incentive I'd need to commit!
I personally don't see Verdasco as being worth $500K to play a frame.
He is not worth it $100 K.He will never be a major winner,and that was just proven today one more time,as well about feeling comfortable or what not,because he got destroyed with his Tecnifibre by Berdych.So he can use whatever he wants,but ain't happening.
should have stuck with the Yone. lol.
just saw verdasco playin in Memphis , i think he should get a yonex...
I also heard Verdasco has signed with Yonex, and will be using them later this month. Perhaps, as someone said earlier, they are currently being customized. But since he didn't tell me himself we will see.
Verdasco should sign with Yonex, from a racquet standpoint, my personal opinion is they make the best quality sticks out of all the brands, just really solid feeling racquets when holding and when playing with.
From a company standpoint, I always remember Monica Seles saying how Yonex stuck with her through her stabbing etc. At a time when she was being dropped by sponsors like Nike because she wasn't playing well or was inactive she mentioned that Yonex was the only sponsor that stuck with her and saw her as a person and not a commodity. I thought that was pretty cool
Verdasco has signed with Yonex. coming from masters series announcers. and they are just working out the kinks in his new racket...
so he's with yonex for sure? ^^^
I think we all agree that he has officially signed with Yonex. All of our sources seem to agree to this and for many of us they come from the company itself. This was not the case last month when the answers were can't say for sure or it involves another part of the company and we don't know 100 percent.
Now were hear yes but official word will come shortly perhaps when he gets his customized sticks. Otherwise you end up with a situation like someone from Russia who nobody knows for sure what he is doing.
Wait until the player begins using the frames before making an official announcement.
Verdasco is definitely worth the dough and Yonex is willing to pay. He's just inked a huge deal as a Calvin Klein underwear model that got him new fans and added to his worldwide exposure. Plus, Yonex is notorious for keeping a stable of pinup pretty players.
Actually, it was officially announced that Verdasco has signed with DUNLOP, not Yonex. I guess the tides changed...
Ha... wins a tourney with the RDiS 200... and signs with Dunlop to START testing new 2011 technologies... smart move.
This proves to the normal club player that the racquet really doesn't matter. In his nine years playing in the ATP, he earns his 4th career title playing one week with a Yonex.
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