When I find it ugly or my string is broken... I don't want to change strings because often my racquet is not okay at all because I'm not nice with it and it goes to floor often... I'm a little Marat Safin
Sometimes I change rackets during sets, I have 3 different rackets and they are different wieghts and tensions and depending on the opponent's play (do I need to make accurate passing shots and mix up slice and topspin; will it be long powerfilled baseline rally's and very little junk; or my least favorite...need to keep the ball in play one stroke longer than my erratic opponents).
I normally use a very heavy racket but if I'm saving myself for the third (down 2 breaks in the second), I'll switch to the lighter racket just to keep the ball in play and run my opponent ragged.
I like lower tension and more power once I'm in the third set and my form gets lazy
If your fave's coach isn't Richard Williams, that's just her first problem...
I was there when the ALL BLACKS won the World Cup in 2011!!!
"I don't know that I changed all that much. They just found somebody worse." - Aging tennis bad boy Jimmy Connors, referring to John McEnroe, in 1984.
Before 2004 I used my Volkl Qunatum 10 for quite a while, I think 2 years. Then I tried Yonex -- the RD-Ti 80; but tried the V-Con 20 Oversize, too. When it broke, I switched back to the RD-Ti 80 and now I am using the RDX 500 in 90 sq. inch which is perfect for me.
I change strings quite often, but I think I have found my one now: Kirschbaum Competition. I change it once a month or so.
US OPEN CHAMPION 2015
Thank you for all these moments over the last years! Supported you until your final point!
I was given my first racquet in 1989. I was bought a new one in 1990 as a present. And then another new one in 1991 as a birthday present. I used that one until 2002 when it just got so old that the graphite snapped. I bought a pair of new racquets that year and used them for two years until last year when I decided to treat myself to a pair of new racquets for Christmas. I've been using my Yonex MP-Tour for just a little under five months.
During a match, I only switch racquets if a string breaks. My strings will usually last around three weeks if I use the racquet three or four times a week. I am using a new type of string now and these have lasted about 6 weeks - that's pretty good since I break a lot of strings. Sometimes, I don't wait until the strings break. If they've been in my racquet for more than two months, I will opt for a re-string because tension decreases over time and using a racquet with bad tension in the strings is pointless - you never get a good feel for the ball and thus will never improve your game.
"There are more dogs than women in the locker rooms" - Liz Smylie "I'm really feeling my balls" - Serena Williams "She had him in her box... It made his week!" - Tracy Austin "Tell us Rafa, what else do you do with your right hand?" - Todd Woodbridge "I have a pain here, in my famous ass" - Rafael Nadal