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Babolat


Babolat is a French tennis, badminton and
squash equipment company, best known for its strings and tennis racquets which are used
by several top players such as Rafael Nadal, Kim Clijsters, Andy Roddick, Caroline Wozniacki,
Leander Paes, Fernando González, Igor Andreev, Fabio Fognini, Nicolás Lapentti, Samantha
Stosur, Lisa Raymond, Robby Ginepri, Li Na, Dinara Safina, Agnieszka Radwańska, Kai,
Alexander, Bjarne and Götz Diers, Santiago Giraldo, Carlos Moyà, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga,
Sara Errani, Eugenie Bouchard, and Francesca Schiavone. The company has made strings since 1875, when
Pierre Babolat created the first strings made of natural gut. Babolat continued to focus on strings until
1994, when it became a “total tennis” company. That is, Babolat began producing racquet frames
and selling them in Europe. It then moved on to Japan, and later to the
USA in 2000. The popularity of Babolat racquets picked
up quickly in North America and Europe, trademarked by the easily identifiable double lines across
the strings of the racquet face, and along the racquet frame itself. Babolat produces multiple series of tennis
racquet models. The ‘Pure Drive’ series is a series that includes
the Pure Drive Team, and the Pure Drive Team Plus. The second series includes the Babolat Pure
Control Team and the Babolat Pure Control Team Plus models, the red racquet with white
stripes used by tennis players such as Robby Ginepri and Justin Gimelstob. The third series includes the Babolat Pure
Storm Team, an orange and black racquet used by Fernando González. The ‘Aero’ series includes the Babolat AeroPro
Drive, a black racquet with yellow stripes is used by Rafael Nadal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga,
and rising Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard. The Aero Range is considered to provide the
most racquet head speed and spin due to its “aero modular” technology. Other racquets in this range include the AeroPro
Control. Recently released series include the Pure
Drive Roddick, the plus version used by Andy Roddick and the AeroPro Drive Cortex. This Cortex system claims to reduce vibrations
which improves the players comfort and feel of contact with the ball. Other variations of its Pure Drive models
include the Roddick Signature, Oversize and the updated Team and Plus model with Babolat’s
new cortex vibration dampening technology. The new AeroPro Drive with Cortex will be
the first “aero” model racket to be fitted with cortex technology. The Pure Control line was abandoned for a
time but has since been revived with the Pure Control Zylon 360, a lighter version which
had poor sales and was subsequently renamed the “Pure Storm”; in this incarnation the
racquet has since gained quite a large following for its low stiffness and control level. Due to the popularity of the low powered and
flexible Pure Storm, Babolat has decided to create a new version of the Pure Control Team
called Pure Storm Tour that has identical specs to the Pure Control Team except for
a big difference in the flex which dropped from 70 to 63 and 62 on the extended length
version. Babolat also updated the previous Pure Storm
along with the new Pure Storm Tour with a new material called “Carbon Extreme” placed
around the head for extra stability. Babolat has upgraded its technology and is
now using Graphite Tungsten in their newer models of racquets. Examples are the new Babolat Pure Drive Roddick
Plus GT. At the 2005 Australian Open, Babolat was the
most popular brand of racquet used by competitors, eclipsing traditional market leaders Dunlop,
Prince, Head, Wilson, Yonex, Völkl and Slazenger. Babolat sponsorships
Male players Rafael Nadal uses a Babolat AeroPro Drive
GT strung with Babolat RPM Blast Andy Roddick retired previously uses a Babolat
Pure Drive Roddick GT ++ Jo-Wilfried Tsonga uses a Babolat Pure Strike
2013 Máximo González
Mariano Puerta Fernando González
Carlos Moyá retired, previously used a Babolat Pure Drive
Komlavi Loglo Sebastián Decoud
Juan Ignacio Chela Igor Andreev uses an Babolat Pure Drive
Julien Benneteau Sam Querrey
Ivo Karlović John Boso
Maurice Russo Luis Horna
Florent Serra Alejandro Falla
Santiago Giraldo Robert Farah
Fabio Fognini Jan van den Berg
Kenneth Carlsen Édouard Roger-Vasselin
Leander Paes Conor Niland
Olivier Patience Nicolás Lapentti
Bobby Reynolds Grega Žemlja
Nicolas Devilder Mathieu Montcourt
Robby Ginepri Jack Sock
Michael Russell Wang Yeu-tzuoo
Juan Pablo Guzmán Jean-Julien Rojer
Benedikt Dorsch Brian Dabul
Somdev Devvarman Wayne Arthurs
Ricardo Mello Thiago Alves
Franco Ferreiro Rogério Dutra da Silva
Antonio Veić Jurica Grubišić
Jan Hernych Jan Hájek
Albert Portas Javier Garrapiz
Marc López Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
Pablo Carreno Busta Sébastien de Chaunac
Alex Bogdanović Dieter Kindlmann
Gianluca Naso Yūichi Sugita
Sun-Yong Kim Bruno Echagaray
Santiago González Victor Crivoi
Marius Copil Răzvan Sabău
George Bastl Daniel Thornton
Alfonso Gallo Martin Villarubi
Marcel Felder Sam Warburg
Justin Gimelstob Jason Brown
Christopher Moss Hugo Armando
Scoville Jenkins Thomas Sodermans
Brian Baker Todd Widom
Christopher Ujkic Thomas Constantine
Alex Bogomolov Russell Shaw
Bryan Lo Yogi Scuba
Kaden Hensel Viktor Dedroog
Ajay Puri Vashisht Arshanapally
David Ho Kevin Roberts uses a Babolat AeroPro Lite
Nick Miele Steve Avery
Ryan Harrison Template:FlagiconIUSA Sean Demmon
Jasper Sodermans Martin Whiteside
Female players Caroline Wozniacki uses the Babolat AeroPro
Drive Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Devika Rastogi uses Drive Z Lite Nadia Petrova
Dinara Safina Kim Clijsters uses the Babolat Pure Drive
GT Samantha Stosur uses the Babolat Pure Storm
GT Sybille Bammer
Francesca Schiavone uses the Babolat AeroPro Drive GT
Sara Errani Agnieszka Radwańska uses the Babolat Pure
Drive Lite Urszula Radwańska
Rennae Stubbs Katarina Srebotnik
Li Na uses the Babolat Pure Drive GT Julia Görges
Vera Dushevina Émilie Loit
Karin Knapp Meghann Shaughnessy
Elena Vesnina Eugenie Bouchard
Alizé Cornet Pauline Parmentier
Caroline Garcia Laura Granville
Lourdes Domínguez Lino Kaia Kanepi
Jill Craybas Lisa Raymond
Vania King Jennifer Anne Shorr – uses the Babolat AeroPro
Drive GT+ Yaroslava Shvedova
Irina-Camelia Begu Alexandra Dulgheru
Edina Gallovits-Hall Ioana Raluca Olaru
Aravane Rezaï Olga Savchuk
Mirjana Lučić Tatiana Poutchek
Akgul Amanmuradova Sofia Arvidsson
Maret Ani Maria Elena Camerin
Séverine Brémond Caroline von Dercook
Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro Timea Bacsinszky
Alberta Brianti Martina Suchá
Yulia Beygelzimer Kirsten Flipkens
Laura Pous Tió Emma Laine
Clarisa Fernández Mariana Díaz-Oliva
María Emilia Salerni Guy Ruggles
Yan-Chong Chen Amy Bowtell
Sophie Ferguson Nicole Pratt
Lauren Breadmore Valérie Tétreault
Jessica Moore Sylvija Talaja
Michaela Paštiková Kateřina Böhmová
Arantxa Parra Santonja Estrella Cabeza
Nuria Llagostera Vives María Sánchez Lorenzo
Mónica Puig Elise Tamaëla
Nathalie Viérin Giorgia Mortello
Antonella Serra Zanetti Adriana Serra Zanetti
Verdiana Verardi Seiko Okamoto
Lina Stančiūtė Claudine Schaul
Joanna Sakowicz Tatiana Panova
Polona Rebersak Zuzana Kucová
Chia Jung Chuang İpek Şenoğlu
Neha Uberoi Shikha Uberoi
Tiffany Dabek María Vento-Kabchi
Annika Svenja Kirschwasser / Amie Crisera
Zheng Saisai External links
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