Oliver Rochus's racket

emo5

Rookie
According to the ATP Profile he uses the Prince tour graphite (same thing as (POG)
Does anyone else use this racket without a paint job?
 

LowProfile

Professional
Vincent Spadea for one. Juan Carlos Ferrero now and Guillermo Coria occasionally. I'm sure there are far more lower ranked players using it, but these are the only other few that come to mind right now.
 

Don't Let It Bounce

Hall of Fame
From the 2005 French Open (unstrung):
Rochus, Olivier (BEL ) Grip #3 325 g 31.1 cm (12 pt HL) 27.52"
Luxilon Big Bang Alu Power 1.25 Mains 51 Crosses 48

From the Paris Bervy Masters 2007 (indoor) (unstrung):
Olivier Rochus 331 g 14.6 pt HL 28.15" Synth grip #3
Mains 50.6 Crosses 48.4
 

lgbalfa

Professional
From the 2005 French Open (unstrung):
Rochus, Olivier (BEL ) Grip #3 325 g 31.1 cm (12 pt HL) 27.52"
Luxilon Big Bang Alu Power 1.25 Mains 51 Crosses 48

From the Paris Bervy Masters 2007 (indoor) (unstrung):
Olivier Rochus 331 g 14.6 pt HL 28.15" Synth grip #3
Mains 50.6 Crosses 48.4
wow - talk about a head light racquet.
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
According to the ATP Profile he uses the Prince tour graphite (same thing as (POG)
Does anyone else use this racket without a paint job?
Rochus does not use the Prince Tour Graphite (POG). He really uses the Prince Michael Chang Graphite Midplus Longbody
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
Vincent Spadea for one. Juan Carlos Ferrero now and Guillermo Coria occasionally. I'm sure there are far more lower ranked players using it, but these are the only other few that come to mind right now.
Spadea used the Graphite Oversize. While Ferrero, Coria, and Nalbandian used the Prince Graphite Longbody that was 100sqin and 28inches long.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
One of his frames was for sale last year: 28 inches, 12.6 ounces, 18x20, 4 3/8, silicon + lead. No indication of what it actually was though. Sounds like a fun frame to play around with.
 

martin

Banned
From the 2005 French Open (unstrung):
Rochus, Olivier (BEL ) Grip #3 325 g 31.1 cm (12 pt HL) 27.52"
Luxilon Big Bang Alu Power 1.25 Mains 51 Crosses 48

From the Paris Bervy Masters 2007 (indoor) (unstrung):
Olivier Rochus 331 g 14.6 pt HL 28.15" Synth grip #3
Mains 50.6 Crosses 48.4
BTW, Oliver's racket has a swingweight of only 300 unstrung. Direct info from the guy who customizes his rackets.
 

kcmiser

Rookie
One of his frames was for sale last year: 28 inches, 12.6 ounces, 18x20, 4 3/8, silicon + lead. No indication of what it actually was though. Sounds like a fun frame to play around with.
Was it really 18 mains or is this a typo? I thought he played the Precision 690 (has the Chang signature, but his is paintjobbed), which is 16x20. I've heard this numerous times, and it stuck in my mind since I own an old 690. I looked on the internet for pictures, and all the ones with enough resolution on the racquet to see the strings were 16 mains.

Incidentally, in whatever that tournament he made the finals of a couple of months back, the color commentator (a Spaniard-- I never caught his name but loved his commentary) on Tennis Channel mentioned how old his racquet was, and how it was extremely flexible (which I can attest the 690 is).
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
My error: the specs that I posted were for Christophe Rochus - I just saw Rochus and didn't know that there's more than one of them in ATP-land.
 
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