Category Archives: Dunlop

Barcelona Kicks Off With Help Of Dunlop, Lopez, Robredo, Berdych And Almagro

The Barcelona 500 event has kicked off and Feliciano Lopez, Tomas Berdych and Nicolas Almagro have done a spot of modeling at a shop in the city centre.

Clothes horse Lopez said “fashion is very important, but I usually wear sports clothes.” Read more »

Prince Comment On Davydenko And Dunlop Racquet Issue

Originally I received an email from Prince saying that Nikolay Davydenko had agreed to play with, and promote, Prince rackets and bags for this 2010 season. When I questioned them in regards to press releases saying Davydenko, who is currently off the tour with a broken wrist, they were kind enough to respond and explain the situation (and some of the confusion) from their perspective. See the statement below; Read more »

>Is Davydenko Going To Be Playing With Dunlop Or Prince?

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A press release, emailed to me from Prince about a week ago stated that Nikolay Davydenko, who has apparently signed with Dunlop, will be promoting Prince for the year. When questions, Prince have failed to confirm for how much longer the injured Russian will be playing with Prince or if he will, in fact, be playing with Dunlop when he returns to the tour from injury.

“Davydenko has made no secret his affinity for his Prince racquet and the Company’s patented O-technology – which re-engineered racquets to incorporate a unmistakable series of large holes along the frame proven to expand the hitting zone, increase racquet stability and deliver faster head speed.   His inspired play has been well documented as of late and he is looking to capture his second title of the year.

On January 18, 2010, Prince and Davydenko agreed to, and announced, a formal deal to have the 28 year-old Russian continue to use and promote Prince racquets and racquet bags exclusively throughout the year and to utilize him in marketing and promotional initiatives.  Wielding the racquet that has brought about his recent high level of play, Davydenko is looking to surpass his previous best finish in Indian Wells, the Round of 16.

Davydenko has been playing with Prince O-technology since 2006, when he first picked up the Original O3 Tour (the predecessor to his current Ozone Pro Tour), and subsequently shot up in the rankings.  He joins more than 50 other ATP and WTA touring pros, including Gael Monfils, Maria Sharapova, Vera Zvonareva, Sam Querrey, David Ferrer, John Isner, Shahar Peer, Daniela Hantuchova, Juan Carlos Ferrero and the Bryan Brothers – all of whom now play Prince racquets with O-technology.”

Djokovic Proves That Players Can Be Bought

When Novak Djokovic changed his racket ahead of the Australian Open last year, where he was trying to defend his maiden Grand Slam, he was widely criticized for making a financial decision. Roger Federer said at the time “I’m quite surprised he’s made a change like this in his best phase of his career. He can for sure play good tennis, but I think when it comes down to the crunch, he’ll just have that bit of a doubt maybe because he’s just not that quite comfortable with that racket.” Read more »