Tennis: World number five Roger Federer has said that he is still testing the new racket and has not made any final decision yet if he will switch to it permanently or not. The Swiss Maestro once again said that he is happy with the new racket so far but he needs more matches to tell if it was a good decision or not.
He also reminded that there were few players who faced difficulties in moving to a new racket including 2009 Australian Open semi-finalist Fernando Verdasco and five-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic. Federer, will be playing Swiss Open in Gstaad in this week, said in an interview, "So far, I'm happy with this change.
But I need many hours on the court to see if this is a good decision. I haven't yet taken the decision on whether to use it in the US (he begins his pre-US Open campaign in a fortnight at the Montreal Masters). I still need to think it over.” He added, "There are players who have experienced problems when they changed racquets, Fernando Verdasco and to some extent Novak Djokovic." Federer had played with a 90 sq.
inches head size racket since the start of his career but he debuted with a larger frame having 98 sq. inches head size at the German Open in Hamburg last week. The 17-time Grand Slam could not do well at the ATP World Tour 500 clay court event as he lost to world number 114 Federico Delbonis in the semi-final.
Federer dropped to number five ranking after getting ousted in the second round of Wimbledon. This is the Swiss star’s lowest ranking in the last 10 years. He has a tough choice to make as North American hard court season is almost there and a mountain of points are at stake.