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IMPOSSIBLE
Jan 2nd, 2009, 10:22 PM
Anybody know any players who are either changing to a newer model or changing racket companies.



Stosur is switched from Prince to Babolat

http://www.brisbaneinternational.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/coin-toss-w.jpg

-NAJ-
Jan 2nd, 2009, 10:24 PM
Jelena, but we still don't know which company

Shafanovic.
Jan 3rd, 2009, 12:23 AM
No!! I want JJ to stay with Prince Speedport White!!

And Masha is using Prince Speedport Black, but she already used it in Montreal

-NAJ-
Jan 3rd, 2009, 12:41 AM
Today in match against Nadal, Davydenko didn't played with Prince racket

http://www.shareapic.net/content.php?id=13739458

:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Mina Vagante
Jan 3rd, 2009, 12:47 AM
No!! I want JJ to stay with Prince Speedport White!!

And Masha is using Prince Speedport Black, but she already used it in Montreal

Maria used the Speedport White for a match in 07 too.

Amalgamate
Jan 3rd, 2009, 04:42 AM
JJ for sure switched to another company?

Tennisstar86
Jan 3rd, 2009, 04:57 AM
You never really know whose switched though unless its a new company. Many of them just get new paint jobs.

Amalgamate
Jan 3rd, 2009, 04:59 AM
You never really know whose switched though unless its a new company. Many of them just get new paint jobs.

True. In fact, many are playing with rackets from years ago. Especially on the men's side!

Shafanovic.
Jan 3rd, 2009, 06:09 AM
Maria used the Speedport White for a match in 07 too.

Yuhhh against Azarenka in Moscow :D

mb011
Jan 3rd, 2009, 06:46 AM
On her last training in belgrade, jelena had with her "a WILSON bag, with new rackets" newspaper Blic that visited the training reports!

Josh.
Jan 3rd, 2009, 06:52 AM
On her last training in belgrade, jelena had with her "a WILSON bag, with new rackets" newspaper Blic that visited the training reports!

Hmm, Wilson and Jelena. Not sure if that goes. :p

Amalgamate
Jan 3rd, 2009, 06:58 AM
Agreed. Wilson doesn't suite Jelena.

drake3781
Jan 3rd, 2009, 07:26 AM
Ana has a new racquet.

Yonex RQIS 1 Tour XL

http://www.yonex.com/tennis/racquets/rqis.html

http://www.yonex.com/img/racquet/rqis1txl_tour.png

http://www.yonex.com/img/advisory_staff/ana_ivanovic2.png

I'm playing with it now, too, and quite like it!!

ChampLindsay
Jan 3rd, 2009, 12:32 PM
Djokovic is up with Head again:eek:
Strange , i remember 2005, when he is playing as well with Head than changed to Wilson 2006 for 3 years and 2009 again Head.

pics are at getty.com

drake3781
Jan 3rd, 2009, 07:08 PM
Looks like Yan Zi changed from the Yonex RQS 11 to the Wilson K Factor KTour.

Mina Vagante
Jan 3rd, 2009, 07:11 PM
Ana has a new racquet.

Yonex RQIS 1 Tour XL

http://www.yonex.com/tennis/racquets/rqis.html

http://www.yonex.com/img/racquet/rqis1txl_tour.png

http://www.yonex.com/img/advisory_staff/ana_ivanovic2.png

I'm playing with it now, too, and quite like it!!

She changed during the latter part of 08

Mina Vagante
Jan 3rd, 2009, 07:13 PM
True. In fact, many are playing with rackets from years ago. Especially on the men's side!

Yeah, Gasquet still plays with a Head Liquidmetal Instinct ( 2003- 2004 ) painted in a Microgel.

drake3781
Jan 3rd, 2009, 07:20 PM
She changed during the latter part of 08


When? The racquet only came out in mid-Dec. Maybe they got her an early model, but if you are contradicting this is a new season racquet change, I'm interested. When do you think she changed?

gaviotabr
Jan 3rd, 2009, 07:27 PM
When? The racquet only came out in mid-Dec. Maybe they got her an early model, but if you are contradicting this is a new season racquet change, I'm interested. When do you think she changed?

She changed after the Us Open. The first tournament she played with it was Tokyo Pan Pacific. Ana said that it's lighter than her old racquet, the Yonex RQIS 1.

Mina Vagante
Jan 3rd, 2009, 07:29 PM
She changed after the Us Open. The first tournament she played with it was Tokyo Pan Pacific. Ana said that it's lighter than her old racquet, the Yonex RQIS 1.

Yeah, She was playing with it before it came out

drake3781
Jan 3rd, 2009, 07:34 PM
She changed after the Us Open. The first tournament she played with it was Tokyo Pan Pacific. Ana said that it's lighter than her old racquet, the Yonex RQIS 1.

Yeah, She was playing with it before it came out


OK, let's consider it a change to a 2009 racquet, and all is well. ;)

Mina Vagante
Jan 3rd, 2009, 07:37 PM
OK, let's consider it a change to a 2009 racquet, and all is well. ;)

Only because then you'd win :ras: , but OK :p

Hakapeszi
Jan 3rd, 2009, 07:44 PM
Szavay

Racquet change from Wilson K Factor KTour to Wilson K Factor KBlade Team.

Mina Vagante
Jan 3rd, 2009, 08:15 PM
Szavay

Racquet change from Wilson K Factor KTour to Wilson K Factor KBlade Team.

How dare she copy Venus and Serena :mad:

santhuruu
Jan 3rd, 2009, 11:49 PM
I wonder if the williams sisters are going to change their rackets again, they had different raquets in 2005,2006,2007 (twice) and also in 2008.

Amalgamate
Jan 3rd, 2009, 11:50 PM
Djokovic is up with Head again:eek:
Strange , i remember 2005, when he is playing as well with Head than changed to Wilson 2006 for 3 years and 2009 again Head.

pics are at getty.com

Bad loss for Wilson...

Amalgamate
Jan 3rd, 2009, 11:51 PM
I wonder if the williams sisters are going to change their rackets again, they had different raquets in 2005,2006,2007 (twice) and also in 2008.

They don't really change their rackets! :wavey:

Mina Vagante
Jan 4th, 2009, 12:23 AM
I wonder if the williams sisters are going to change their rackets again, they had different raquets in 2005,2006,2007 (twice) and also in 2008.

Not at the start of the year though.

Mina Vagante
Jan 4th, 2009, 12:36 AM
They don't really change their rackets! :wavey:

They did for sure from 06 - 07 !

Marilyn Monheaux
Jan 4th, 2009, 12:39 AM
Bad loss for Wilson...

They may have lost Djoko but from all the talk they probably have gained JJ... One Serb comes for another:lol:

northern lad
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:55 AM
i'll be okay with JJ playing wilson as long as they don't make her use a kblade.:tape:

doesn't wilson have some new "technology" coming out soon?

Marilyn Monheaux
Jan 4th, 2009, 03:09 AM
doesn't wilson have some new "technology" coming out soon?

Don't know, but Prince definitely has! They're running ads for a while now, but it's all still top secret.
I think they'll introduce it at the Aussy Open with "La Monf" fronting their campaign!
Excited:)

hellas719
Jan 4th, 2009, 03:12 AM
Daniilidou switched, but I don't know the names :o. They're both wilson racquets though:shrug:.

Dominic
Jan 4th, 2009, 03:13 AM
interesting

northern lad
Jan 4th, 2009, 03:17 AM
Don't know, but Prince definitely has! They're running ads for a while now, but it's all still top secret.
I think they'll introduce it at the Aussy Open with "La Monf" fronting their campaign!
Excited:)

yeah, they have monfils using one new line and it looks like shahar peer was using one from another one of their new lines coming out

hellas719
Jan 4th, 2009, 03:19 AM
She switched in the off-season.

Amalgamate
Jan 4th, 2009, 03:33 AM
The racket Monfils is going to play with is so ridiculous. It is splattered with like lime green paint, so weird!

Tennisstar86
Jan 4th, 2009, 03:37 AM
Djokovic is up with Head again:eek:
Strange , i remember 2005, when he is playing as well with Head than changed to Wilson 2006 for 3 years and 2009 again Head.

pics are at getty.com

He'd pretty much have to switch from Wilson though, since Roger has his 100,000,000 mil deal with them, and djoko set himself into one of the top contenders for grand slams. they prolly wouldnt want to pay him tons since they already got roger

Tennisstar86
Jan 4th, 2009, 03:43 AM
They did for sure from 06 - 07 !

they dont always change them though.....I mean yeah over the span of 11 years you'll upgrade/ get a new racquet every now and then, but you're not gonna switch to a new racquet everytime Wilson has some new racquet they want to sell.....

Cakeisgood
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:01 AM
Anyone know what Nicole is using now??
http://www.stuff.co.nz/images/783733.jpg
Doesn't look like a current Yonex. Closest is a 2006 RDS 003. Maybe switching back?

Josh.
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:03 AM
Anyone know what Nicole is using now??
http://www.stuff.co.nz/images/783733.jpg
Doesn't look like a current Yonex. Closest is a 2006 RDS 003. Maybe switching back?

No, I think it is. Hewitt is using the same one over at the Hopman Cup.

Cakeisgood
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:06 AM
No, I think it is. Hewitt is using the same one over at the Hopman Cup.

Is it new? Don't see it at TW.

Josh.
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:08 AM
Is it new? Don't see it at TW.

I'm not sure. It could be a paint job. :shrug: