Mardy Fish using Babolat?

McLovin

Legend
Watching 'Sharapova and Friends', and Fish is playing Roddick. When he went to blow on his hand before his serve I noticed his butt cap had the Babolat logo, so I paused it and looked closely. Looked like a blacked out Pure Drive.

Sorry, too lazy to rewind and take pics...
 

Seth

Hall of Fame
If you look at the Travis Mathew Twitter feed, you'll see Mardy taking some promo pics holding what looks like Roddick's PD+. It's got the **** custom graphite PJ. There's also a pic of James Blake having a hit with Mardy's PS97 PJ.
 

TennisHound

Legend
Fish just does whatever, and is not actually serious about his racquet. Plus, he's not playing serious. I know he's retired, but with a little conditioning his level would still be competitive (barring any medical complications). I would think the RF97 would be a good fit for his game.
 

FedLIKEnot

Professional
Was their any consensus on what he used in the build up to the US Open? We know the PJ was if the new line of the Pro Staffs and I believe he had switched to the 16x19 string pattern but had he switched out of his old racquet completely?
 

rossi46

Professional
Watching 'Sharapova and Friends', and Fish is playing Roddick. When he went to blow on his hand before his serve I noticed his butt cap had the Babolat logo, so I paused it and looked closely. Looked like a blacked out Pure Drive.

Sorry, too lazy to rewind and take pics...
What does "blow on his hand" mean ?
 

McLovin

Legend
What does "blow on his hand" mean ?
Its one of his pre-serve ritual ticks. Before he serves he brings his right hand up to his mouth and blows on the grip/handle. When he does that, the butt end of the racquet is visible. I'll see if I can find a video...
 

McLovin

Legend
You know...I was a fan of Fish's back in the day. Really rooted for him to do well. However...those ankle socks have got to go.
 

langdon0555

Semi-Pro
Def looks like an Pure Aero/Aero Pro....question is, which model? He was rocking the ankle socks for a long time before he retired. lol
 

SpinToWin

Talk Tennis Guru
Def looks like an Pure Aero/Aero Pro....question is, which model? He was rocking the ankle socks for a long time before he retired. lol
APD clearly based on the string pattern. Only one main skip unlike the Pure Aero which has two main skips
 
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