Players who switched to a smaller head size later in career

bleno567

Semi-Pro
I was thinking about it earlier, and I think Cilic is the only player who switched to a smaller head size late into his career. All others go larger. Can anyone name anyone else that did it other than Cilic?
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
Thomas Enqvist went from PT57A to PT10
As mentioned above Krajicek switched form Pro Staff Classic 6.1 95 to Yonex Super RD Tour 90.
Kent Carlson went from Prince Boron Oversize to Völkl midsize Pro T something I can’t remember now.
Vince Van Patton went from Prince Graphite Oversize to Yonex R-10
Andrea Temisvari went from various Prince Oversize racquets to the HEAD Prestige 600
 

Bobble

Semi-Pro
You could probably say this for any of the pro that ever used the updated 93 mid/rev pro mold, even if they moved away from it….

cilic, verdasco, dodig, mektic, andrej martin
 

lacoster

Professional
Thomas Enqvist went from PT57A to PT10
As mentioned above Krajicek switched form Pro Staff Classic 6.1 95 to Yonex Super RD Tour 90
Richard Krajicek went even smaller to a box-beamed 88 sq. inch RD ti-70 after the triangular-beamed SRD Tour 90.
 
Richard Krajicek went even smaller to a box-beamed 88 sq. inch RD ti-70 after the triangular-beamed SRD Tour 90.
That's crazy! I know when I used the Prostaff 95in in college it was a perfect balance and felt great. I couldn't imagine anyone using the 90in PS.... and here he's using an 88?!?!
 

Injured Again

Hall of Fame
Serena and Venus both used to use about a 110 square inch racquet years ago. They both went to 104's, and then Serena went to 102 in the last year and a half.
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
Krajicek did it on his early years, he went from a 95 sq.i PS 6.1 to a 90 sq.i. Yonex
on tv it didnt look smaller. I think he switched from the Pete Sampras 85 pro staff wilson model to a > 90 yonex with extended handle.
I only know of Chang who went from an oversize Prince to a Babolat pure drive, probably for some extra power in his later career. But he didntget any better results.
 

Antónis

Professional
on tv it didnt look smaller. I think he switched from the Pete Sampras 85 pro staff wilson model to a > 90 yonex with extended handle.
I only know of Chang who went from an oversize Prince to a Babolat pure drive, probably for some extra power in his later career. But he didntget any better results.
no he did not

Can you stop with your conspiracy theories for once?

I have both racquets, you need a side by side picture from both? Even SE's 6.0 85 painted like a 6.1 is noticeable different.
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
no he did not

Can you stop with your conspiracy theories for once?

I have both racquets, you need a side by side picture from both? Even SE's 6.0 85 painted like a 6.1 is noticeable different.
i dont think you know what a conspiracy is. When Kraichek played Sampras on Wimbledon they were clearly using the same racquet model. so you stop you no its a paintjob conspiracy.
Unless you have bought and proved an original match used Richard Kraichek racquet i certainly dont believe you.
 

Antónis

Professional
Well, Sampras playing with Yonex would be a new one, at least form me - because RK never played with 6.0 mid on the tour. He did played with Sampras KPS 88 in the senior tour

That match was in 1996, and it's on youtube, I'm not gonna bother with you anymore

I don't really mind if you you believe in me or not, facts are facts, even if you don't believe them
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
Well, Sampras playing with Yonex would be a new one, at least form me - because RK never played with 6.0 mid on the tour. He did played with Sampras KPS 88 in the senior tour

That match was in 1996, and it's on youtube, I'm not gonna bother with you anymore

I don't really mind if you you believe in me or not, facts are facts, even if you don't believe them
Wel now you admit it yourself Richard played with the smaller 88 head. If he did it on senior tour than he did it on the mens tour before also. I did not write Pete played with a yonex. I only remember Pete and Richard playing with the same racquet model. Probably not on Wimbledon when richard switched to a > 90 head yonex but before. Maybe it was on US open the year before?
 

Antónis

Professional
again, you want me to post the 96 Wimbledon game?

here we go, part one:

Now do you see any signs of a Wilson racquet on RK hands? Does that look like any Wilson? Does any Wilson ever built looks like that? Stop being a jerk.

Next, here's RK with a 6.1 classic vs Andre Agassi :
this was early 90's. He changed around 93 or so. Is that a Wilson he's holding?

Now, do you know how a 6.1 and a 6.0 85 look different? And play different? Do you have any idea about this subject?

I'm not wasting my time with you again. He did played with the KPS on senior tour, you want me to get a picture from that?
 

Rosstour

Legend
I've been using 100s since my late 20s and just switched to a 98 at 40 years old. I'm doing it all wrong lol
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
again, you want me to post the 96 Wimbledon game?

here we go, part one:

Now do you see any signs of a Wilson racquet on RK hands? Does that look like any Wilson? Does any Wilson ever built looks like that? Stop being a jerk.

Next, here's RK with a 6.1 classic vs Andre Agassi :
this was early 90's. He changed around 93 or so. Is that a Wilson he's holding?

Now, do you know how a 6.1 and a 6.0 85 look different? And play different? Do you have any idea about this subject?

I'm not wasting my time with you again. He did played with the KPS on senior tour, you want me to get a picture from that?
you are very wrong:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url...ved=0CAcQjRxqFwoTCPDW1OyN5_ECFQAAAAAdAAAAABAq

and this does look like small yonex:
https://www.google.com/imgres?imgur...=0CHQQMyiWAWoXChMI8NbU7I3n8QIVAAAAAB0AAAAAEAM
 

moon shot

Hall of Fame


Dimitrov
Youzhny
Verdasco
Navratilova
Tiafoe
Dodig

Played bigger frames as juniors:
Djokovic
Querrey
Gasquet
Sharapova
 

Antónis

Professional
Correct, this is a SRD Tour 90 with RD Ti 88 paintjob. 2002 he switched in real to the RD Ti 88.
So, he did change to a smaller frame twice? Interesting...
He played big back than, but had lots of injuries.
Same type of player as Stich, liked both a lot
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.


Dimitrov
Youzhny
Verdasco
Navratilova
Tiafoe
Dodig

Played bigger frames as juniors:
Djokovic
Querrey
Gasquet
Sharapova
Gasquet used Radical Tour TwinTube 630 and i.Prestige MP he then went bigger to the LM Instinct MP
 

McLovin

Legend
I will, thanks
I meant that you should probably not bother with him. He's really not worth the trouble. Aside from exceptionally poor grammar and spelling, his posts are usually nonsensical...almost on par with the 'Ace of Fed' (aka Fedace, aka Nostradamus).
 

tennistiger

Semi-Pro
So, he did change to a smaller frame twice? Interesting...
He played big back than, but had lots of injuries.
Same type of player as Stich, liked both a lot
The other thing is that the 88 could been bigger than the 90. Who knows...
Pure Drive is slightly bigger than 100. But why they named it 100? Because many players would not buy it as a 102.
 

Antónis

Professional
The other thing is that the 88 could been bigger than the 90. Who knows...
Pure Drive is slightly bigger than 100. But why they named it 100? Because many players would not buy it as a 102.
Head racquets have that "head size problem" too, as you probably know

I have a kps 88 and an N-Code 90, they seem to be the same size once compared, probably they didn't want to call both a 90 sq.i.
 

bleno567

Semi-Pro
The other thing is that the 88 could been bigger than the 90. Who knows...
Pure Drive is slightly bigger than 100. But why they named it 100? Because many players would not buy it as a 102.
Highly doubt it's a 102. I have an SW102, and it's huge compared to a PD
 

bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
Didn't Seles start with various regular OS (107-110) frames (Prince, then Yonex) and then used that super OS Yonex for a while (125-130?) and then went back to a "regular" OS later in her career.

This probably isn't what most people are thinking of since her frames were always OS or bigger (I think), but it fits the criteria of going to a smaller frame later.
 
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