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2011 Australian Open - Men's Winner

Discussion in 'Other OSU and Professional Sports' started by BB73, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. BuckeyeMatt91

    BuckeyeMatt91 Newbie

    Also, anyone here play? Or played in high school?
     
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  2. Bucknut24

    Bucknut24 Trolololol

    yep, I do, been playing for about 14 years now
     
  3. BuckeyeMatt91

    BuckeyeMatt91 Newbie

    I play intramurals at the school I attend. Will likely join a club after I graduate. Two things I am looking to get: A cool tennis towel like the ones at the Aussie Open, and a new racquet, the one Monfils has :biggrin:.
     
  4. Bucknut24

    Bucknut24 Trolololol

    personally not a big fan of Prince racquet's, I played with one almost my whole tennis career, then I switched over to one of the Wilson Kfactors and fell in love with it
     
  5. gracelhink

    gracelhink Senior '13 Bowl Pick Champ

    I played on the team back in the day in college.
    Still play some USTA events.
    The Technology in equipment has improved astronomically the last 30 years.
    I like Prince, but honestly can't tell much difference from any of the high end manufacturers.
     
  6. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    I played in high school and in some area tournaments. Of course, way back then it was with a wooden racket.

    I'm denying the rumor that the catgut strings were from a saber-tooth tiger.
     
  7. Bucknut24

    Bucknut24 Trolololol

    o yea, I did a presentation recently on the history of tennis racquets, and just found it amazing how far we've come along, and even the strings have come long way, can only imagine what they will be like in the next 20 years
     
  8. BuckeyeMatt91

    BuckeyeMatt91 Newbie

    I am tired of getting my racquets from Dick's sporting goods. This year I am saving up and buying a nice one.

    Like I said, I want Monfils', but I'll likely demo it first. I slice the ball a lot, and love to volley, and put spin on my serve over power, so I am looking for that type of racquet. I currently have a Head racquet... meh...

    Before losing in the intramural finals I beat a former walk-on at our school, so I was happy about that, being that we consistently play for a national title.

    My dad played with an older racquet (kind of wooden, maybe a late 80s racquet, very small head) for the longest time. When he played with anything else, he was not as good.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2011
  9. Bucknut24

    Bucknut24 Trolololol

    if your looking for a racquet and don't have like a tennis pro shop near by, I suggest looking at TennisWarehouse, they have a demo program (I haven't tried it, but i heard its pretty good)
     
  10. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    any truth to the fact that you're really Poncho Gonzalez:huh:

    gracelhink

    don't make me call that
    college to get your results:wink:
     
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  11. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    it seems to me that my grandson has a simpler game to yours and he uses a Wilson don't know the model but I will check with him. I will also ask him about demo rackets. And before I forget tell your G/F that I am a big Roger fan also.
     
  12. BuckeyeMatt91

    BuckeyeMatt91 Newbie

    Midwest Sports or TennisWarehouse is where I have looked.
     
  13. gracelhink

    gracelhink Senior '13 Bowl Pick Champ

    BB73 is telling a partial truth, his cat gut was not from the saber tooth tiger. Actually cat gut strings are from sheep, and his gut was harvested from the prehistoric and extinct Nimbadon lavarackorum a 15 millian year old clawed sheep recently uncovered in the outback of Australia. Link

    [​IMG]


    Seriously I agree on the non sporting goods racket goal. You can get better quality and even better prices from the TW, BN24 described.

    BTW most of the wood rackets were prior to 1980.
    I started with a Jack Kramer Autograph in 1970, and woodframe was becoming obsolete by the mid 70's.
    Those 50's and 60's head clamps to keep the racket frames from warping were being phased out by the laminated plys in the "modern" technology of the 70's.
    The game used to be about control and consistency, but has evolved in power, pace and spin so much over the past 30 years. The comparison of the wood rackets with sweet spots the size of a tennis ball with today's technology offering non-sweet spots only when the ball hits the throat or frame and it is just crazy.
     
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  14. BuckeyeMatt91

    BuckeyeMatt91 Newbie

    Federer doing work vs. Wawrinka.
     
  15. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    announcers were all over Wawrinka laying down in the third set but maybe the second:!
     

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