Update: It's confirmed Federer is using a 98 square inch racquet head in Hamburg.
Hey guys, just a quick post to follow on from my racquet technology post and how the big four differ as about 5 seconds after I hit publish Roger put up a Facebook photo of himself practicing in Hamburg and it looks like he has a new racquet:
Update: On the couple of new pictures I posted, it looks like the string pattern is 16 x 19. Would rule out the Blade 93 unless it's a customised model. Or it could be a Blade 98 but surely that's too big an increase…
It's hard to say what racquet it is however from such a limited picture but it clearly has a different paint job and perhaps a slightly thicker beam than the Pro Staff Six One 90… what do you think? Is he testing something new or has he just borrowed someone elses to pose for a photo? 😛
I guess it could also be an original Pro Staff as it does look quite similar.
I know many of you have been advocating a change in Fed's equipment for some time so you will no doubt be pleased if he is indeed using a new racquet and has moved to a bigger head size. So it should be interesting to see what he steps on court with next week for his second round match against Brands or Lorenzi. Allez!
Federer Practising in Hamburg with a New Racquet
vs. Monaco. Reckon he bagelled him? 😛
Volleying vs. Haas.