Hey guys just a quick update from me. Roger posted a photo today on twitter of himself testing a new stick above, and someone was there and made a video of him hitting too. Moving as beautifully and hitting it as cleanly as ever, isn’t he? Even though in my last post he said he is going to test a new racquet it is still exciting to see him with it again. It looks like the same one he was playing with in Hamburg and Gstaad, but of course we can’t be sure. The important thing is that he is experimenting again, never mind with what. For me this is clearly the best time to be testing the new racquet. With the courts having slowed down so much in Melbourne he may as well take a bit of a risk going there. It’s not like he is going there as the favorite. So if he plays with a new racquet there it can be something that provides that little extra inspiration.
Maybe it will just give his ground strokes that little extra consistency and pop which is very much needed in Melbourne. He will also get a good chance to play some matches with it in Brisbane before playing his first match in Melbourne. I don’t want to get too excited because what if he stays with his old racquet? But I think the chances are good that he will switch again. Roger appears stubborn sometimes but I think he just wants to make sure he does the right thing. I do think he has learned to be more flexible over the years. Personally I was surprised when he started testing a new racquet in Hamburg already. I thought if he was going to do it he’d wait at least until the end of the year. But in the end he was forced to do so anyway. Finally I want to share with you an exchange Roger had with someone on twitter during the last #AskRF session.
What do you think? Can he do it?!