Pro's Overgrips?

I've noticed that when I watch Federer or Nadal play. Their overgrips don't get red with the clay. I don't how often they change the rackets, but I've noticed this a couple of times. Federer white grip stays white. Also, while I was watching another match. His overgrip was pretty red. Just something I noticed.

Is Federer using a special overgrip or does he change his rackets a lot?
 

woody6.1

Rookie
.. most likely changes rackets .. having that lifetime contract with wilson and all .. he's got a pretty good load in his bag every match ..
 

LowProfile

Professional
Federer also doesn't drop or throw his racquet. He doesn't slip much because of his marvelous balance and thus his hands don't get much clay on them. And yeah most top-level pros (including Federer) change racquets during the ball changes (after the first seven games, and then every nine games).
 

Jonnyf

Legend
Alot of the time on TV you can't see the clay on the grip. During Davis Cup Djokavic threw his Nblade into the crowd and you could see the discoulered Wilson Pro up close but far away it seemed all white
 

LordRaceR

Rookie
Jonnyf said:
Alot of the time on TV you can't see the clay on the grip. During Davis Cup Djokavic threw his Nblade into the crowd and you could see the discoulered Wilson Pro up close but far away it seemed all white
The name is Djokovic, Novak Djokovic. :)
 

drakulie

Talk Tennis Guru
Federer uses a "special lotion" in order to maintain "dirt-free" hands. Thus his grip is always shiny new.
 

pero

Rookie
he changes a lot, plays one handed backhand so he doesn't eaven touch the ball with his right hand (dirt usually comes from other hand from ball tossed to serve, so you must be playing two handed bh), court's are well wet so there's quite low possibilty for any clay to get on his overgrip...

plus he changes racquet every 7 games ;)
 
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