Hey all, Roger has finally arrived in Shanghai after lying low in Dubai for the past few weeks since the loss to Robredo. He's been practicing on Centre Court the Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena and it looks like he's still using the trusty Pro Staff 90 rather than the 98 square inch model he used in Hamburg and Gstaad.
Does this mean he has given up on the prototype racquet for good? I have included some pictures below and a video.
Federer Shanghai Practise Video
Federer in Shanghai
Looks like the 90 to me, I suppose it could be a bigger head size but it's clearly a box beam type frame so it would suggest he hasn't changed. I'm guessing he did trial the prototype in Dubai during his training sessions but either he's not happy with it still or has decided to not change at all.
I guess we'll find out for certain as soon as a journalist asks about it during his pre-tournament press conference. I personally wish he was using something new.