Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Northern California.
Re: Ferrero using HEAD raquects ?
It looks to me like there is a cross bar on that racquet, its just hard to see because of the lights and the shadows.
As for the legality of it, if his contract with Prince is over, there isn't squat they can do about it. The black paintjob has removed all Prince markings and the casual fan will only recognize the stencil on the strings (if even that much). If Head has signed JCF to a new contract, they probably have an understanding with him that he will not actually switch racquets until the season is over and he has time to work with them on a design that suits his needs. I once read a post on another board that Mardy Fish is not actually playing with a Dunlop, but an old Wilson model that Dunlop agreed to put a paintjob on. I find that hard to believe and I think that post was soundly disputed. Anyway, racquets are very important tools for tennis players, they take forever to get them the way they want them and it would take almost as long to convince me that any player would switch during the season.
Best twitter posts of the epic match:
@dougrobson - Whoever is supplying Mahut with hair gel needs to ink a sponsorship deal now.
@Wimbledon - FYI, with @Wimbledon live scoring devices, please add 50 to the games in the fifth set of the Isner v Mahut match.
@HolterMedia - Nice to see that a three-day test has come to tennis here @wimbledon.
Andy wearring Crocs, courtesy of Smitty8