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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-08-2011, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Sampras and Babolat?

I saw pictures of Pete Sampras playing an exo against Gael Monfils where he looked to be using a Babolat racquet. Anyone can confirm? Strange to see him use a stick other than a Wilson...

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Re: Sampras and Babolat?

I saw that match, Sampras can't jump anymore His perfect overheads now look a bit amateurish, but still very smooth server and volleyer

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Re: Sampras and Babolat?

After looking it up on Google, it turns out that Pete had made the switch as early as 2009. My bad

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Re: Sampras and Babolat?

Maybe next time mark the interesting part...

Sampras is also finally starting to embrace the technology that has taken over the sport in recent years, switching from the old Wilson racket he used during his career to the more powerful Babolat that is so popular with today's players.

"I need a little bit more pop," he said. "I need it if I'm going to play some tennis."
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Re: Sampras and Babolat?

He has always used Babolat strings, I think.
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Re: Sampras and Babolat?

Gael

What a mug Sampras is for wearing Berdych's shirt as well!
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