It's official, Roger Federer, the world's best player, has had silicone implants. Not content with his more than adequate equipment, that won him Wimbledon and Australian Open titles, the Swiss has had cosmetic surgery on his racket and has even had it coloured in his favourite design.
And, just to be different he's the only one in the tournament to wear a blue shirt.
The 22-year-old is hoping that the "molecular nanotechnology" will give him an extra edge on the clay-courts this championship.
The new technology developed over the past two years by Amer Sports, the company that owns the Wilson brand, involves the injection of silicone oxide crystals into the microscopic air pockets between the graphite fibres in an ordinary tennis racket.
"The rackets feels good and I like the design, so I might as well change to it," explained the world number one.
Federer's racket is even coloured red and white, to mirror Switzerland's national flag.
Amer Sports, hope that by the time the U.S. open begins, that Justine Henin-Hardenne and Serena Williams will have followed suit.
naw, really... it's a cool racket!