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Andre Agassi racquets

I thought earlier that Andre played by racquets of two producers: "Prince" & "Head"
Now i know about third one: "Donnay".
If some one can give more info please react.:wavey:
 

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I found following Article:

Andre Agassi racquets

Andre Agassi was the last top star dinosaur of the 80s having survived the 90s and made it into the new millennium still winning Grand Slam titles. He is the only player of modern times to have won each of the four Grand Slam tournaments at least one time - Wimbledon 1992, Paris 1999, US Open 1994 + 1999, Australian Open 1995, 2000, 2001 and 2003. As a youth, Agassi witnessed the second half of the golden 80s tennis era, challenging legendary opponents such as McEnroe, Connors and Lendl. In the 90s, Agassi rose to the top, with his major opponent being Pete Sampras. The 90s were the era of the "Golden American Generation": Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Jim Courier and Michael Chang. Agassi was the last of these to retire. At the US Open 2006, he played his very last tournament, reaching the 4th round after having played a fascinating and stirring five set thriller against youngster Marcos Baghadits in the second round. Plagued by severe backache and physically totally weak, he lost to German Benjamin Becker (what an irony that a "B. Becker" ended his career) in fourth sets in the 4th round. His farewell on court was highly emotional, Agassi did not disguise his tears.

Agassi played a Prince Graphite 110 when entering the ATP tour in 1986. He switched to Donnay in 1989, using the legendary Donnay Pro One with its fancy colours.
 

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Andre Agassi playing Prince Graphite 110

Tennis Magazin May issue 1988 frontpage presented with exclusive permission by Tennis Magazin.

 

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We got now following list:

1. Prince Graphite 110 - 1986 - 1989
2. Donnay Pro One - 1989 - ?
3. Head Radical Oversized - ? - 2006

What I don't know yet: when Andre switched to "Head"?
 

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Prince Graphite 110, 1980

Played by e.g. Gene Mayer, Gabriela Sabatini, Andre Agassi, Peter McNamara, Michael Chang
 

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Thank you AWM79 :wavey:


In appreciation of Andre Agassi's retirement at the 2006 US Open,
HEAD has released a special production of its venerable Radical
racquet. The Radical found instant fame, thanks to the mesmerizing
talent and always exciting to watch, Agassi. According to HEAD,
this Limited Edition Radical is an exact replica of the original
Radical racquet used by Agassi when he signed with HEAD in 1993.
Each racquet features Agassi's signature on the shaft as well as
his Grand Slam titles and the years he won them while using the
Radical. To match Agassi's personal set-up, each racquet also
features a blue overgrip, is strung with HEAD Ultra Tour 16L
and comes complete with a rubber band tied in the strings to
dampen vibration. A black racquet cover printed with Agassi's
signature is included.
Head Size: 107sq
Weight:320g
Price: $ 199.95

Yes, I remember Andre used this racquet when played vs M. Stich in USOpen 1994
(as you know Andre won USO 1994 :))
 

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We got now following list:

1. Prince Graphite 110 - 1986 - 1989
2. Donnay Pro One - 1989 - ?
3. Head Radical Oversized - ? - 2006

What I don't know yet: when Andre switched to "Head"?
Now we can update the table:


1. Prince Graphite 110 - 1986 - 1989
2. Donnay Pro One - 1989 - 1992
3. Head Radical Oversized - 1993 - 2006
 

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i plan to post later an info on "Head" racquets of Andre

One of the latest pix where you can see actual racquet
of Dre...:)
 

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Now we can update the table:


1. Prince Graphite 110 - 1986 - 1989
2. Donnay Pro One - 1989 - 1992
3. Head Radical Oversized - 1993 - 2006
Head Radical Oversized - 1993 - 2006:
Note Andre used different models of "Head" racquets during 13 years...
i will investigate it and post here :)
 

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Head Radical Oversized - 1993 - 2006:
Note Andre used different models of "Head" racquets during 13 years...
i will investigate it and post here :)
I had forgotten about this photo with Steffi and Andre showing his first tourney "win" racquet compared to his last tourney played racquet. I've read Mike Agassi's auto bio recently, and he complains throughout that he thought Andre's serve could have had more heat had he changed from the over sized racquet to the midsized. Seeing this later racquets face size -- wow. It's huge! Nice to now have a comparison of why Mike is kvitching over it.
 

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I had forgotten about this photo with Steffi and Andre showing his first tourney "win" racquet compared to his last tourney played racquet. I've read Mike Agassi's auto bio recently, and he complains throughout that he thought Andre's serve could have had more heat had he changed from the over sized racquet to the midsized. Seeing this later racquets face size -- wow. It's huge! Nice to now have a comparison of why Mike is kvitching over it.
Yes it is huge in comparison to first one...:)

few pix on racquets topic:






 
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