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Can a Player's Racket Company Make a Difference?

Data for racket is culled from atptennis.com and wta's website. when not available, google searched images. cutoff point is 1990. certain gs champions racket information was not available. on the men's side: petr korda, on the women's side: sabatini, iva majoli, etc. but this should give you a good idea.

List of gs champions from grand slam web sites and wikipedia.

WILSON TOTAL: 77
HEAD TOTAL: 15
YONEX TOTAL: 23
PRINCE TOTAL: 9
BABOLAT TOTAL: 5
FISCHER TOTAL: 3
DUNLOP TOTAL: 3
VOLKL TOTAL: 8


WILSON
Graf 22 GS Wilson ???
Federer 9 GS Wilson nSix-One Tour 90
Sampras 14 GS Wilson ProStaff
Gaudio 1 GS Wilson nSix-One 95
Venus Williams 5 GS Wilson nCode n4
Serena Williams 7 GS Wilson nCode n3
Lindsay Davenport 3 GS Wilson nCode nTour Two
Henin-Hardenne 5 GS Wilson nCode nTour Two
Conchita Martinez 1 GS Wilson H Tour
Courier 4 GS Wilson ???
Edberg 6 GS Wilson ???

HEAD
Safin 2 GS Head Flexpoint Prestige
Agassi 8 GS Head Flexpoint Radical
Kuerten 3 GS Head Liquidmetal Prestige
Kuznetsova 1 GS HEAD Flexpoint Instinct
Myskina 1 GS HEAD Flexpoint Instinct

YONEX
Seles 9 GS Yonex ???
Hewitt 2 GS Yonex RDS 001
Krajicek 1 GS RD-70 Ti Standard 88
Hingis 5 GS Yonex NanoSpeed RQ 7
Pierce 2 GS Yonex Ultimum RD Ti-80
Sanchez-Vicario 4 GS Yonex ???

BABOLAT
Roddick 1 GS Babolat Pure Drive Roddick Plus
Nadal 2 GS Babolat AeroPro Drive
Moya 1 GS Babolat Pure Drive Plus
Clijsters 1 GS Babolat Pure Drive

FISCHER
Albert Costa 1 GS Fischer Pro Number One FT
Kafelnikov 2 GS Fischer ???

PRINCE
Rafter 2 GS Prince Triple Threat Warrior Midplus
Sharapova 2 GS Prince O3 White
Capriati 3 GS Prince Tour Diablo
Chang 1 GS Prince ???
Ferrero 1 GS Triple Threat Graphite

VOLKL
Becker 6 GS Volkl ???
Bruguera 2 GS Volkl ???

DUNLOP
Thomas Johansson 1 GS Dunlop M-Fil 200
Mauresmo 2 GS Dunlop M-Fil 300

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Re: Can a Player's Racket Company Make a Difference?

No

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Data for racket is culled from atptennis.com. certain gs champions racket information was not available such as petr korda, jim courier, stefan edberg, becker, etc. List of gs champions from grand slam web sites and wikipedia.

Federer 10 GS Wilson nSix-One Tour 90

Sampras 14 GS Wilson ProStaff

Gaudio 1 GS Wilson nSix-One 95

WILSON TOTAL: 25

Marat Safin 2 GS Head Flexpoint Prestige

Agassi 8 GS Head Flexpoint Radical

Kuerten 3 GS Head Liquidmetal Prestige

Ferrero 1 GS Flexpoint Radical MP Tour

HEAD TOTAL: 14

Hewitt 2 GS Yonex RDS 001

Krajicek 1 GS RD-70 Ti Standard 88

YONEX TOTAL: 3

Roddick 1 GS Babolat Pure Drive Roddick Plus

Nadal 2 GS Babolat AeroPro Drive

Moya 1 GS Babolat Pure Drive Plus

BABOLAT TOTAL: 4

Albert Costa 1 GS Fischer Pro Number One FT

Kafelnikov 2 GS Fischer ???

FISCHER TOTAL: 3

Rafter 2 GS Prince Triple Threat Warrior Midplus

Bruguera 2 GS Volkl ???

Thomas Johansson 1 GS Dunlop M-Fil 200

Fed doesn't have 10 grand slams....at least not until the aussie open.
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No

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Impossible to know. They won what they did with that particular racket, and there is no knowing the counterfactual, that is, if they could have won it or would have lost it (everything else the same) with another brand.
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*added women's for better perspective on all champions and their racket companies.
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Of course not.
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no

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*added graf, seles and a couple more
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Fed doesn't have 10 grand slams....at least not until the aussie open.
youre right. its been corrected.
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*added graf, seles and a couple more
still, no.



Thanks for the info.
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Re: Can a Player's Racket Company Make a Difference?

WILSON
Graf
Federer
Sampras

Guess I cant blame my dearth of grand slams on the racket any longer!

Minus the sarcasm -- theoretically, yes; realistically, no.
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feel free to give me info on players and their rackets. i looked for sabatini and saw her using both yonex and prince; same thing with navartilova so i can't put them on.
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WILSON
Graf
Federer
Sampras

Guess I cant blame my dearth of grand slams on the racket any longer!

Minus the sarcasm -- theoretically, yes; realistically, no.
i went down the list of winners at the grand slam websites. all the major gs winners in the 90s up to now are included. not my fault those three use wilsons.
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i went down the list of winners at the grand slam websites. all the major gs winners in the 90s up to now are included. not my fault those three use wilsons.
I think you missed siomething(s).
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