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If Federer to retire soon, what would be considered his "classic racquet" and why?
Aw c'mon joe, how can you argue with this?The original Tour 90 that came out in matched pairs. Was a very cool time when Roger was starting to dominate and had just transitioned from the Sampras ps60. This was the first Federer racket, not the Sampras racket. Like some of the other posters noted, the variants to come were all marketing sales gimmicks. For me, thats the story and the answer.
That rackets is the Sampras stick. I think about the time that Roger switched was about the time he decided to make his home on the baselineAw c'mon joe, how can you argue with this?
I agree with most frames being marketing gimmicks. Actually all of them are. The original Tour 90 was made for Sampras, and Federer only used the retail version for a VERY short time.
That's the problem with trying to have a "Federer" frame. You either have to have one as a gift or from a charity auction purchase (a la Fabfed).
That's why I think the original Wilson Pro Staff is cool. You know that Evert, Edberg, Sampras, Courier, Connors, Pierce, Capriati, even Federer used the retail versions of those frames.