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Pro Equipment: 2005 U.S. Open Men Players

What a tournament! The 2005 U.S. Open provided some of the most exciting tennis ever, especially for champion Kim Clijsters. Despite the fact that Andy Roddick bombed out in the first round, the men’s draw got a big push from Americans Andre Agassi, Robby Ginepri, and James Blake. Of course, it was pretty exciting for champion Roger Federer, too. Here’s what the top players used at this year’s Open.

Men

Player Racquet Headsize String brand String Model Gauge Tension
Roger Federer Wilson nSix-One Tour 90 Wilson/Luxilon Wilson Natural /BB Alu Power Rough 16L 55/50.5
Rafael Nadal Babolat AeroPro Drive 100 Babolat Pro Hurricane 15L 53
Marat Safin Head Liquidmetal Prestige Mid 93 Luxilon Alu Power Rough 16L -
Andy Roddick Babolat Pure Drive Team + 100 Babolat Pro Hurricane +/ VS + Team 16 73
Lleyton Hewitt Yonex RDX-500 90 Babolat/Luxilon VS Team/Big Banger Alu Power 16L 56
Andre Agassi Head Flexpoint Radical OS 107 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L 66
Nikolay Davydenko Prince O3 Tour 100 Polystar Energy 16 55/53
Guillermo Coria Prince O3 Tour 100 Luxilon Big Banger Original 16 52
David Nalbandian Yonex RDX-500 MP 98 Luxilon Big Banger Original 16 64
Mariano Puerta Babolat AeroPro Drive 100 Luxilon Big Banger Original 16 59.5
Gaston Gaudio Wilson nSix-One 95 Kirschbaum Super Smash 16 59.5
Richard Gasquet Head Liquidmetal Instinct 100 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L -
David Ferrer Prince Shark DB MP 100 Luxilon Big Banger Original 16 -
Ivan Ljubicic Babolat Pure Drive Team + 100 Luxilon/Babolat Big Banger TIMO / VS Team 18/16L 57
Thomas Johansson Dunlop M-Fil 200 95 Luxilon/Babolat Alu Power/VS Touch 16L/16 59.5
Radek Stepanek Volkl Tour 10 Mid V-Engine 93 Pacific Tough Gut 17 61.5/57
Tommy Robredo Dunlop M-Fil 300 98 Luxilon Big Banger Original 16 51
Fernando Gonzalez Babolat Pure Storm Plus 98 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L 55/59.4
Dominik Hrbaty Fischer Pro Extreme FT 95 Kirschbaum Touch Turbo 17 61.6/57.2
Mario Ancic Yonex Ultimum RD Ti-80 98 Luxilon/Babolat Alu Power/VS Touch 16L/17 57.2/55

Women

Player Racquet Headsize String brand String model Gauge Tension
Maria Sharapova Prince Shark MP 100 Babolat VS Team 17 64
Lindsay Davenport Wilson nTour 95 Wilson Wilson Natural 15L 63/64
Kim Clijsters Babolat Pure Drive Team 100 Babolat VS Touch 16 66
Amelie Mauresmo Dunlop M-Fil 300 98 Babolat VS Touch 16 57.2
Justine Henin-Hardenne Wilson nTour 95 BDE - - 57.5
Mary Pierce Yonex Ultimum RD Ti-80 98 Luxilon Big Banger TIMO 18 61.6
Venus Williams Wilson n4 110 Wilson Wilson Natural 16 65
Elena Dementieva Yonex RDX-500 MP 98 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L 51/48.5
Serena Williams Wilson n3 110 Wilson Wilson Natural 16 67
Nadia Petrova Babolat Pure Storm MP Team 103 Luxilon Monotec Supersense 16L 61.5
Patty Schnyder Head Liquidmetal Prestige MP 98 Kirschbaum Touch Turbo 17 55/53
Svetlana Kuznetsova Head Flexpoint Instinct 100 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Touch 16L 53/50.5
Anastasia Myskina Head Flexpoint Instinct 100 Kirschbaum Super Smash Spiky 17 56/52
Alicia Molik Dunlop 300G 98 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L 55
Nathalie Dechy Head Liquidmetal Prestige MP 98 Babolat VS Touch Natural Gut 16 -
Elena Likhovtseva Wilson nSix-One 95 95 Wilson NXT 16 50.5/48.5
Jelena Jankovic Yonex NSRQ-5 105 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L 52.8/50.6
Ana Ivanovic Wilson nTour 95 Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 16L 49.5/46.2
Daniel Hantuchova Yonex NSRQ-7 100 Luxilon/Babolat BB Alu Power/VS Touch Nat. Gut 16 22.5/21
Vera Zvonareva Fischer Pro No One FT 98 Kirschbaum Super Smash 16L 55/53

A “/ ” denotes differing tensions between mains and crosses. A “-” indicates a tension range on multiple racquets. “NA” means player did not play or no information was available. Tensions above 38.5 are in pounds; 38.5 and below are in kilograms.

 

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