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50% of Players in Wimbledon Men’s Round of 16 Playing with HEAD MicroGEL

Phoenix, AZ– June 30, 2008 –- HEAD players have shown success this year at Wimbledon through the round of 16. Eight HEAD players remain in the men’s main draw which means 50% of the players are playing with HEAD MicroGEL!

Marat Safin, who plays with the MicroGEL Prestige Mid, advanced to the round of 16 by upsetting the number 3 seed, Novak Djokovic, in 4 sets 7-5, 2-6, 6-3, 6-0, and then defeating #29, Andreas Seppi, 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-4. Safin will face HEAD player and #13 seed Stanislas Wawrinka in the next round.

Andy Murray, who plays with the MicroGEL Radical MP, defeated Tommy Haas 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-2 to make it to the round of 16. Richard Gasquet, who plays with the MicroGEL Extreme Pro, defeated HEAD player Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-3. Murray and Gasquet will face each other in the next round.

Rainer Schuettler, who plays with the MicroGEL Prestige Mid, defeated James Blake in the second round 6-3, 6-7(8), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 and then defeated HEAD player Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2, 6-3, 6-4. Schuettler will face Janko Tipsarevic in the next round.

Martin Cilic, who plays with the MicroGEL Radical MP, will face fellow HEAD player Arnaud Clement, who plays with the MicroGEL Prestige MP, in the round of 16.

Mikhail Youzhny, who plays with the MicroGEL Extreme Pro, had a close 5 set match against 16th seed Radek Stepanek and won 7-5, 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3. Youzhny plays Rafael Nadal in the next round.

Svetlana Kuznetsova, who plays with the MicroGEL Extreme, remains in the women’s round of 16 and will face #14 seed Agnieszka Radwanska.
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