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Old 2006-08-16, 18:10   #1
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I think I've asked this questing in the past. What strings & tension the pros use? There is probably a database of that someplace. I'm particularly looking for Nadal and Puerta. Thanks.
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Old 2006-08-17, 05:04   #2
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I started to make a database on my website. I think finishing it will be my next project. Nadal is 53-56 and Puerta i don't know off the top of my head. I'll get back to you on that one.
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Old 2006-08-19, 04:13   #3
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How did I forget... what about Gonzalez and Ginepri; they both play with the same rackets.
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Old 2006-08-19, 19:11   #4
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Jura posted this on the TW board.

Here is a list of a lot of pro's racket specs, taken at the French Open stringing service:
(It's a bit confusing to read, but I had a lot of work with it, now you have to concentrate, too )

Player grip size weight(unstrung) balance(unstrung) Lengthcm String brand String type diameter Tension
Gaudio, Gaston (ARG ) 4 363 30.8 68.7 KIRSCHBAUM SUPER SMASH 1.30 27/27
Nadal, Rafael (ESP ) 2 321 32.2 68.5
BABOLAT TOUR DURALAST 1.35 25/24
Agassi, Andre (USA ) 343 32 68.5
LUXILON BB ALU POWER 1.25 27/27
Moya, Carlos (ESP ) 3 307 36.6 68.5
LUXILON ORIGINAL 1.30 28/28
Canas, Guillermo (ARG ) 3 355 30.9 70.8 KIRSCHBAUM SUPER SMASH 1.30 24/24
Robredo, Tommy (ESP ) 3 339 32 69.8 25/24
Davydenko, Nikolay (RUS ) 3 317 32.1 69.7
POLYSTAR ENERGY 24/23
Stepanek, Radek (CZE ) 3 348 30.1 68.6
PACIFIC PRIME GUT 16 28/26
Johansson, Thomas (SWE ) 3 333 30.9 68.4 LUX / BAB ALU POWER/VS TEAM 1.25/1.30 27/27
Ancic, Mario (CRO ) 2 350 30.3 68.5 BAB / LUX VS/ALU POWER 1.30/1.25 26/25
Gonzalez, Fernando (CHI ) 3 346 30.2 70.3 LUXILON ALU POWER 1.25 27/27
Massu, Nicolas (CHI ) 3 345 31.1 69.9 LUXILON ALU POWER 1.25 23.5/23.5
Ferrer, David (ESP ) 2 332 32.1 70.7 LUXILON ORIGINAL 1.30 22/22
Grosjean, Sebastien (FRA ) 3 348 31.5 70.5 BAB / LUX VS / ALU POWER 1.30/1.25 22/21
Kiefer, Nicolas (GER ) 3 343 32.6 69.1 BABOLAT VS TEAM / Ballistic PM 1.27/1.25 28/27
Volandri, Filippo (ITA ) 3 343 30.8 68.4 LUXILON ORIGINAL 1.30 20/20
Spadea, Vincent (USA ) 3 349 30 68.3 PRINCE / LUX Natural gut/BB alu power 1.35/1.25 34/34
Rochus, Olivier (BEL ) 3 325 31.1 69.9 LUXILON BIG BANG ALU POWER 1.25 23/22
Srichaphan, Paradorn (THA ) 4 336 30.2 68.5 LUX / BAB Alu power / VS TOUCH 1.25/1.30 24.5/23.5
Melzer, Jurgen (AUT ) 4 316 31 70.8 Muster/ISP TVP 1-39/professionnal 1.30/1.20 30/30
Malisse, Xavier (BEL ) 3 315 31.4 71.5 BABOLAT FIBERTOUR 1.30 29/29
Andreev, Igor (RUS ) 3 323 32.3 69.9 BABOLAT 25/24
Soderling, Robin (SWE ) 4 364 31.3 68.9 LUXILON BB ALU POWER ROUGH 1.25 27/27
Mirnyi, Max (BLR ) 4 352 30.4 68.3 WIL / LUX Natural 16/alu power 1.30/1.25 21/21
Beck, Karol (SVK ) 3 336 30.8 68.2 BABOLAT VS TOUCH 1.30 28/27
Rusedski, Greg (GBR ) 4 350 30.8 68.5 BABOLAT VS 1.30 24.5/24.5
Saulnier, Cyril (FRA ) 3 340 31.2 70.2 HEAD NAURAL GUT 26/25
Llodra, Michael (FRA ) 2 326 31 6.7 LUX / WIL Alu Power/Natural Gut 1.25/1.30 21/23
Horna, Luis (PER ) 3 339 30.7 68.6 LUXILON BB ALU POWER ROUGH 1.25 25/25
Carlsen, Kenneth (DEN ) 3 342 31 68.8 BABOLAT VS TEAM 1.30 32/31
Martin, Alberto (ESP ) 3 316 31.8 69.9 LUXILON ORIGINAL 1.30 23.5/21.5
Schuettler, Rainer (GER ) 3 339 30.9 BDE POLYSTAR 1.30? 26/25
Karlovic, Ivo (CRO )
5 350 31 68.4 LUX / BAB ALU POWER/VS TEAM 1.25/1.30 25/25
Acasuso, Jose (ARG ) 4 332 31.1 68.4 HEAD FXP 17 25/26
Ginepri, Robby (USA ) 3 342 31.6 69.8 BABOLAT Ballistic PM / VS TEAM 1.30/1.30 28/28
Ventura, Santiago (ESP ) 3 318 33 69.5 LUXILON BIG BANGER ORIGINAL 1.30 27/27
Monaco, Juan (ARG ) 3 346 31.2 68.5 YONEX TG TOUGH ERID 1.30 25/25
Mathieu, Paul-Henri (FRA ) 4 332 32 68.4 LUXILON ALU POWER 1.25 28/27
Koubek, Stefan (AUT ) 3 330 32.8 69.5 ?SYNT ? 23/23
Wessels, Peter (NED ) 4 339 30.5 68.5 BABOLAT VS TEAM 1.30 26/26
Mantilla, Felix (ESP ) 3 318 33.7 69.9 LUXILON BIG BANGER ORIGINAL 1.30 23/21
Garcia-Lopez Guillermo 4 332 31.5 68.8 HEAD ULTRA TOUR 16L 1.27 24/23
Sanguinetti, Davide (ITA ) 3 327 32.2 71.1 KIRSHBAUM COMPETITION 1.30 20/20
Sargsian, Sargis (ARM ) 4 352 31.1 69.7 LUX / WIL Alu power/natural GUT 1.25/1.30 25/25
Schalken, Sjeng (NED ) 5 360 28.5 68.7 BABOLAT VS TOUCH 1.30 27/27
Kuerten, Gustavo (BRA ) 3 347 32.2 68.5 LUXILON ALU POWER 1.25 21/23
Haehnel, Jerome (FRA ) 4 338 31.1 68.1 TECNIFIBRE SPINFIRE MAXI POWER 1.25 24/23
Arthurs, Wayne (AUS ) 3 308 32 69.9 BAB / LUX VS TEAM/BB TIMO 1.27/1.10 25/25
Tipsarevic, Janko (SCG ) 4 326 31 68.4 TECNIFIBRE X3 TDI 1.33 24/23
Burgsmuller, Lars (GER ) 3 346 30.6 70 LUXILON ORIGINAL 1.30 25/24
Wawrinka, Stanislas (SUI ) 3 348 31.3 68.4 LUXILON ALU POWER 1.25 31/29
Benneteau, Julien (FRA ) 3 338 32.6 69.8 BABOLAT Ballistic PM / VS team 1.25/1.30 28/27
Sluiter, Raemon (NED ) 3 335 32 69.9 PACIFIC POWER 1.35? 24/24
Vliegen, Kristof (BEL ) 3 335 31.5 69.8 TECNIFIBRE Spinfire MP/ X-one biphase 1.25/1.24 25/24
Bjorkman, Jonas (SWE ) 4 349 30.6 70 LUX / BAB ALU POWER/VS TEAM 1.25/1.30 23/23
Behrend, Tomas (GER ) 3 338 29.7 68.4 LUXILON BB ALU POWER 1.25 23/22
Saretta, Flavio (BRA ) 3 329 31.9 70 BABOLAT Ballistic PM / VS TEAM 1.30 29/29
Sanchez, David (ESP ) 3 340 31.5 68.6 LUXILON ORIGINAL 24/23
Mahut, Nicolas (FRA ) 4 339 31 68.5 WILSON/TF Natural16/Spinfire Maxi Power 1.30/1.25 23/23
Nieminen, Jarkko (FIN ) 3 350 30.4 70.7 LUXILON BB ALU POWER 1.25 25/25
Luczak, Peter (AUS ) 4 355 30.6 70.1 BABOLAT POLYMONO/VS 1.30/1.30 20/20
Serra, Florent (FRA ) 3 336 31.5 70.1 LUXILON ALU POWER 1.25 27/26
Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried (FRA ) 5 347 30 69.5 LUX / TF ALU POWER / X-ONE 1.25/1.24 24/24
Djokovic, Novak (SCG ) 3 324 31.1 68.2 TECNIFIBRE X ONE 1.24 25/24
Tursunov, Dmitry (RUS ) 4 343 30.5 68.3 LUXILON MonotecSupersense 1.12
Patience, Olivier (FRA ) 3 324 33.3 68.3 LUXILON BIG BANGER ORIGINAL 1.30 26/26
Blake, James (USA) 4 364 30.2 68.5 LUXILON ALU POWER 1.25 31/31
BHUPATHI MAHESH 4 348 31 68.9 WILSON NATURAL 1.30 27/27
ROGER-VASSELIN Edouard 3 322 31.9 69.7 BABOLAT Pro hurricane/ VS PLUS 1.25/1.25 29/29
BLACK WAYNE 3 336 30 68.4 BABOLAT Tour duralast/ XCEL Premium 1.25/1.30 29/29
BRIAN MIKE 4 354 29.7 69.8 TECNIFIBRE NRG 2 1.24 23/24
BRIAN BOB 5 354 29.8 69.8 LUX / TF ALU POWER / NRG 2 1.25/1.24 24/25
DI PASQUALE ARNAUD 4 329 30.6 68.5 LUXILON ALU POWER 1.25 25/24
SQUILLARI FRANCO 4 337 31 68.5 LUXILON ALU POWER 1.25 25/25
DEVILDER NICOLAS 3 340 30.5 68.4 LUXILON BB ALU POWER 1.25 23/23
KNOWLE JULIAN 3 337 32.7 68.8 LUXILON BB ALU POWER 1.25 17/17
WOODBRIDGE TODD 3 353 30.7 69.8 WILSON NATURAL 1.25 24/24
NESTOR DAVID 5 375 29.5 69.3 BAB / LUX VS Team thermogut/alu powerBB 1.25 26/26
ZIMONJIC NENAD 4 338 30.1 69.6 BAB / LUX vs team/BBaluPowerOD2 12 1.27/?
ULLYETT KEVIN 4 357 29.5 69.5 WILSON NATURAL 1.30 21/21
Clément, Arnaud (FRA) 4 312 31.3 69.9 BABOLAT VS TEAM 1.30 24/24

I think that should about do it.
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Old 2006-08-20, 00:19   #5
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If Julian Knowle plays with ALU Power strung @ 17kg = 37lbs., then he might have one of the most powerful rackets on the tour.
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Old 2006-08-20, 00:22   #6
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By the way, is Nadal's BABOLAT TOUR DURALAST 1.35 sold in the US? Tenniswarehouse, Midwest and Holabird don't have it.
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Old 2006-08-22, 02:15   #7
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Many pros go to Lux, many their tension go to down..
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I have never seen Babolat Tour Duralast ANYWHERE in Canada or the US. It's also not uncommon to see pros with tensions in the 30lbs range. I feel I get more spin and feel from a racquet with the tension in the low 50s. Anything higher than 55 and the stringbed just feels dead.
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Old 2012-08-31, 18:17   #9
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Nadal strings his at 55. Told at a tennis stringing gathering in Chicago by Bab professional stringers my stringer attended last year.
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Nadal switched strings: 1.35 RPM Blast. I've seen his racquet and strings while I was working at RG this year, and he did switch
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