Today, the playtesters are picking our favorite pro outfits of the year. In no particular order, here are our favorites from the ATP:
Nicolas Almagro in Lotto. Photo by Ray Giubilo
Chris: ”Best pro outfit ATP Tie: Nicolas Almagro and Potito Starace as they wore almost identical Lotto apparel at the Montecarlo Rolex Masters. Classic and clean looking white crew with light blue accents paired with a light blue short. This outfit popped against the clay court backdrop yet looked classy and sporty.”
Our best of lists continue today with the playtesters’ favorite strings released this year. Don’t miss our list for shoes and racquets.
A lot of the playtesters favor polyester-based strings, but Brittany chose a multifilament as her string of the year.
Brittany: “Wilson Optimus. I’m normally a poly girl, or at least a hybrid girl, so I was pleasantly surprised with Wilson Optimus in a full bed. It is a low-powered multifilament and is comfortable. I found myself stringing it about 5 lbs higher than normal to get a crisper feel. Lastly, I loved the sparkly, iridescent color.”
The rest of the team chose a variety of polyester strings.
Michelle: “Head Lynx – tons of spin potential, soft enough to string tight, great in all sorts of racquets!”
Ahhh, ’tis the season for best of lists. We kicked off our wrap up season with the year’s best shoes. Today we pick our favorite racquets of 2014.
Taking a look at TW playtest team’s picks, this was a good year for Wilson and Yonex, particularly the EZONE Ai updates. Three playtesters are now playing with EZONE Ai racquets.
Jason made the switch to the Yonex Ezone Ai 100 this year, making it his No. 1 racquet for 2014. Brittany did as well.
Brittany: “After spending a year looking for my new racquet. I was finally able to end my search with the Yonex EZONE Ai 100. It has the perfect blend of control and power for my game. I love the Yonex feel and the sleek black/green cosmetics. It has a little less power than my two previous racquets, but this allowed me to take fuller, faster swings and receive more stability.