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oggie
Dec 22nd, 2002, 06:58 PM
Does anybody know what tension different top players use on their racquets? I remember seeing a list a long time ago, and most of the were around 60 pounds, with few exceptions, such as Sampras who uses 70, and Monica who uses 90! Any others?

ASV
Dec 22nd, 2002, 07:54 PM
no idea. they had a list in TENNIS magazine a year or so back. its not like a popular thing to discuss. No one starts topics discussing string tensions......it shouldn't influence your tension. You should do what suits you best

AjdeNate!
Dec 22nd, 2002, 07:56 PM
I think Monica's tamed herself down the mid 80s now.

Aloysius
Dec 23rd, 2002, 12:54 PM
Melanie Molitor strings all of Martina's racquets and she never reveals what the tension is.

E. Blackadder
Dec 23rd, 2002, 01:02 PM
All i know is that Xavier Malisse has one of the heviest tensions, that's why he breaks a string so often.

Come-on-kim
Dec 23rd, 2002, 01:07 PM
Kim is around 29 kg I think!

Not sure though

Glenn
Dec 23rd, 2002, 01:20 PM
Some I know:

Bovina: 27 kg
Davenport: 29 kg
Gagliardi: 27 kg
Mauresmo: 26 kg
Testud: 27 kg
Clijsters: 29 kg
Hantuchova: 24 kg
Shaughnessy: 22 kg :eek:
Tulyaganova: 27 kg
Panova: 24 kg
Kremer: 26 kg
Montolio: 23 kg
Smashnova: 28 kg
Pratt: 26 kg
Adriana Serra-Zanetti: 25 kg
Weingartner: 27 kg
Kandarr: 26 kg
Diaz Oliva: 26 kg
Zuluaga: 27 kg
Clarisa Fernandez: 27 kg
Fusai: 30 kg :eek:
Vento Kabchi: 29 kg
Schaul: 26 kg

Come-on-kim
Dec 23rd, 2002, 01:22 PM
So, I've got exactly the same racquet as Panova!!

Babolat Pure Drive and 24 kg!!

Glenn
Dec 23rd, 2002, 01:25 PM
Me like Schaul :D
I string at 26 kg :)
I use those new Xcel premium strings, they're very comfy :)

2ace2
Dec 23rd, 2002, 01:33 PM
I think I've got 23 kg.
But what it it? The lower, the more control? Or the lower, the more power?

Glenn
Dec 23rd, 2002, 01:39 PM
Low tension means more catapult effect, so more power.
High tension means the strings direct the ball more in the way you swing the racquet, so more control.

TatiAnnahølic
Dec 23rd, 2002, 01:53 PM
I string at 26 kg too like Amelie or Glenn :p

oggie
Dec 23rd, 2002, 06:47 PM
Thanks to everybody for these stats.

RYNJ
Dec 23rd, 2002, 07:11 PM
Venus, Serena, Monica string there rackets at a higher tension is because they have oversize rackets.

Venus and Serena use the Hyper Hammers which are really light and they have to string them tight or they will have no control.

Monica has like an oversize oversize racket, hehe, and needs to string them very high or she has no control.

I think Roddick strings his racket around 70 LBS with his Pure Drive.

Flappie
Dec 23rd, 2002, 08:46 PM
Hingis and Henin have 28k as far as i know:) I use 27k :angel:
I have a Babolat Polymono string, they are very stiff strings, but i like that, coz i want to have more control. I'm strong enough to generate the power I want, and i use a Wilson Hammer raquet. Its easy to generate power with this raquet.:)

Sam L
Jan 25th, 2003, 12:42 AM
Bump for Blogger :)

Justin
Jan 25th, 2003, 01:05 AM
Originally posted by oggie
Does anybody know what tension different top players use on their racquets? I remember seeing a list a long time ago, and most of the were around 60 pounds, with few exceptions, such as Sampras who uses 70, and Monica who uses 90! Any others?

Monica adjusts her tension with the court surface. Her 90 lbs is not her normal tension; it is her highest and it is only for grass. Her other tensions vary as the court speed varies. Her clay tension is usually around 75 and her hardcourt is ranges from 72 to 78. I am not sure what she uses on carpet.

joaco
Jan 25th, 2003, 01:15 AM
how do you know thi information Glenn??

Blogger Dives
Jan 25th, 2003, 01:26 AM
Thanks Sam L for bumping this up :)

And thanks to all that posted before for the info :)

nm_cb
Jan 25th, 2003, 11:07 PM
Does anyone know how to convert lbs to kg?

Blogger Dives
Jan 25th, 2003, 11:57 PM
Look up "weight Converter" in yahoo... it will give you a list of them there :)

E. Blackadder
Jul 6th, 2003, 02:50 PM
I string at 27 :)

The Guilty
Jul 6th, 2003, 02:53 PM
I string at 25