Official 2009 Indian Wells Stringing Log

vbranis

Professional
Here is the official IW 2009 stringing log compiled by Star Stringing. If the string model or gauge is not listed, it is unknown.

ANDERSON Luxilon ALU Power Rough 1.25 48 lbs.
ANCIC Babolat VS Gut / Luxilon ALU Power 29/28 kg.
ALVES Babolat Pro Hurricane 42 lbs.
ANDREEV Luxilon ALU Power Rough 1.30 25/23 kg.
ACASUSO Luxilon ALU Power 56/58 lbs.
BENNETEAU Tecnifibre XR3 / Babolat VS Gut 26/25 kg.
BELLUCCI Pacific X Force 22 kg.
BRYAN B. Luxilon ALU Power Rough / Babolat VS Gut 1.30 51/55 lbs.
BRYAN M. Babolat VS Gut / Luxilon ALU Power Rough 54/51 lbs.
BOLELLI Luxilon ALU Power 1.30 30/29 kg.
BERRER Signum Pro Poly Plasma 23/22 kg.
BASTL Luxilon ALU Power Rough 24/22 kg.
CAHILL "Killer" Natural Gut / Luxilon ALU Power 24 kg.
CERRETANI Pacific X Force 19 kg.
CHIUDINELLI Wilson Natural Gut / Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 27/26 kg.
CERMAK Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 21 kg.
CILIC Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 28 kg.
COOK Luxilon ALU Power / Wilson Sensation 54 lbs.
CHARDY Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 26 kg.
CHELA Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 62/60 lbs.
CAPDEVILLE Luxilon ALU Power 26 kg.
CIPOLLA Luxilon 1.30 21 kg.
CANAS Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 / Luxilon Big Banger Original 25 kg.
DAVYDENKO PolyStar 1.30 or PolyStar 1.25 / Prince Natural Gut 24/23 kg.
DLOUHY Luxilon ALU Power 26 kg.
DEVILDER Luxilon Big Banger Original 1.30 23/22 kg.
DENT Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 50 lbs.
DEL POTRO Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 62 lbs.
DJOKOVIC Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 / Babolat VS Team 28/27 kg.
EVANS Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 / Natural Gut 55 lbs.
FERRER Luxilon Big Banger Original 1.30 22/21 kg.
FYRSTENBERG Luxilon ALU Power 24/23 kg.
FRUTTERO Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour / Babolat VS Team 1.25 38/33 kg.
GASQUET Luxilon Big Banger Original 1.30 24/23 kg.
GREMELMAYR Pacific Poly Force 17 / Pacific Tournament Pro Gut 26/25 kg.
GIRALDO Babolat Pro Hurricane 24 kg.
GICQUEL Tecnifibre 27 kg.
GULBIS Pacific Poly Force 17 28/27 kg.
GREUL Pacific X Force 23/22 kg.
GABASHVILI Luxilon ALU Power Rough 26.5/25.5 kg.
GRANOLLERS Luxilon Big Banger Original 24/23 kg.
HAAS Babolat VS Gut 1.30 29/27 kg.
HANESCU Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 26/25 kg.
HERNYCH Babolat Pro Hurricane / Babolat VS Gut 31/30 kg.
HERNANDEZ Luxilon ALU Power 24.5 kg.
KUKUSHKIN Luxilon Big Banger Original 1.30 26/25 kg.
KOHLSCHREIBER Luxilon ALU Power Rough / Natural Gut 1.25 25/24 kg.
KOELLERER Pacific Poly Force 1.30 28 kg.
KIEFER Natural Gut / Luxilon Big Banger TiMO 1.22 28/27 kg.
KARLOVIC Luxilon Big Banger Original / Babolat VS Gut 28 kg.
KUBOT Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 24/23 kg.
LLODRA Wilson Natural Gut 23 kg.
LINSTEDT Klip K-Boom 17 / Natural Gut 17 25 kg.
LU Signum Pro Poly Plasma 1.23 / Babolat VS Gut 1.25 51 lbs.
LJUBICIC Babolat VS Gut 1.30 / Luxilon Big Banger TiMO 1.10 29 kg.
LEVINE Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 / Babolat VS Gut 59/61 lbs.
LAMMER Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 25/23 kg.
MERKEL Tecnifibre Black Code 26 kg.
MATKOWSKI Babolat Pro Hurricane / Babolat VS Gut 16 24/23 kg.
MASSU Luxilon ALU Power 51 lbs.
MELO Babolat Pro Hurricane / Babolat VS Gut 21 kg.
MELLO Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour / Babolat VS Gut 1.30 48 lbs.
MUNOZ Luxilon Big Banger Original 1.30 25 kg.
MONTANES Luxilon Big Banger Original 1.30 25 kg.
MIRNYI Wilson Natural Gut 22 kg.
MOODIE Pacific Poly Force 17 / Pacific Tournament Pro 63/61 lbs.
MELZER Isospeed 30/29 kg.
MURRAY, JAMIE Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 56 lbs.
NISHIKORI Tecnifibre X-One / Wilson Natural Gut 49/52 lbs.
NIEMINEN Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 25 kg.
NAVARRO Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 21/20 kg.
NALBANDIAN Luxilon Big Banger Original 1.30 53 lbs.
NESTOR Natural Gut 17 / Luxilon ALU Power 54/52 lbs.
NADAL Babolat Pro Hurricane 15L 25 kg. (Although labeled as Pro Hurricane, it is suspected to be Duralast or possibly Kirschbaum)
ODESNIK Luxilon Big Banger Original 54 lbs.
PHAU Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 / Wilson NXT 16 28/27 kg.
PATIENCE Luxilon Big Banger Original 27 kg.
PAES Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 / Babolat VS Touch 49 lbs.
POLASEK Isospeed / Wilson Natural Gut 29/28 kg.
ROCHUS C. Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 22/20 kg.
RAM Wilson Natural Gut / Luxilon ALU Power 53 lbs.
SEPPI Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 22/21 kg.
SUMMERER Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 25.5/24.5 kg.
SERRA Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 / Babolat VS Team 1.30 25 kg.
SA Natural Gut / Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 44 lbs.
SIMON Head Intellitour 26/25 kg.
STARACE Luxilon Big Banger 1.25 22/21 kg.
STEPANEK Babolat VS Gut 1.25 / Luxilon Big Banger TiMO 1.10 26.5/24.5 kg.
SODERLING Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 27 kg.
SPADEA Prince Natural Gut 72 lbs.
SCHUETTLER Pacific Poly Force / Pacific Natural Gut 23/24 kg.
TIPSAREVIC Tecnifibre Red Code / Tecnfibre X-One 25/24 kg.
TSONGA Luxilon ALU Power Rough 26 kg.
TURSUNOV Luxilon Big Banger Ace 1.12 / Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 54 lbs.
ULLYETT Wilson Natural Gut 52 lbs.
VASSALLO-ARGUELLO Luxilon Big Banger Original 1.30 27 kg.
VERDASCO Luxilon Big Banger Original 1.30 26/24 kg.
WITTEN Luxilon ALU Power Rough 68 lbs.
YOUNG Gamma Zo Power / Gamma TNT2 17 65 lbs.
ZVEREV Luxilon ALU Power Rough 1.25 26 kg.
 
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djoko4thewin

Professional
Thanks for the list. last i heard however djokovic used gut in the mains like fed but here it's the other way around.
 

フェデラー

Hall of Fame
Hahaha Killer Cahill. Once again great list. Djoko strings the gut and bb pretty high. but i guess its really in comparison to Fed
 

hoosierbr

Hall of Fame
Did I read that right? Davydenko uses two different gauges of gut? I thought he used Polystar or something for a long time.
 

vbranis

Professional
Did I read that right? Davydenko uses two different gauges of gut? I thought he used Polystar or something for a long time.
Yeah, you're right, I got confused because he used 2 different gauges of Polystar during the tournament (1.30 and 1.25). He did hybrid it with natural gut, though. It's edited now, thanks for noticing.:)
 
Donald Young using Gamma TNT and Zo--ive tried strings and ZO is everything I want in a string. Zo was the best performing string that I have used. I think Donald Young will inspire a host of other pros to take a look at gamma's offerings.
 

crazylevity

Hall of Fame
Interesting that Nalbandian strings fairly loosely, considering he's got an extremely heavy racquet with extended length.
 
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