We still are 21 days away from the start of 2014 Tennis season. 2014 season starts from 30th December, 2013 with the first tournament of the season being the Brisbane International.
As you all know, Roger Federer will be starting his 2014 Tennis season by playing at the Suncorp Brisbane International 2014.
Roger Federer has been training in Dubai since 20th November, 2013.
A picture tweeted from Roger Federer's official twitter id on 20th November, 2013
If you missed out our discussion on Roger Federer's Prototype 98 racket & Wilson Pro Staff 90 racket & the benefits of using a larger racket head, you can read it right here.
What Roger Federer had to say about testing the bigger racket heads in 2014?
Roger Federer in an interview to Credit Suisse recently stated that he will test the Tennis rackets with bigger head in 2014. The two tournaments where in he tried the Wilson Prototype 98 rackets (Hamburg Open, 2013 & Swiss Open, Gstaad 2013), he couldn't play properly because of back issues.
File Picture of Roger Federer practicing with his Wilson Prototype 98 racket at Hamburg Open in July, 2013
Roger Federer in July, 2013 after the shock defeat at Wimbledon, 2013 decided to try this prototype racket. How ever, after testing the racket at Hamburg Open & Swiss Open, Gstaad in July, 2013, Federer decided to abandon the use of the protype & switched back to playing with his old ProStaff 90 initially till the end of US Open, 2013 & then post US Open, decided that he will play the whole of 2013 season with his old tried & tested ProStaff 90 Racket.
Roger Federer today posted a picture of his practice session
A closer look at this picture tells us that ----
The shaft & frame(look at the video below) of the racket is clearly black colored & as seen above, in most likelihood will be Prototype 98 racket.
Another picture from Roger Federer's practice session at Meydan Tennis Academy, Dubai
Here's a short video clip of Roger Federer's practice session at Meydan Tennis academy, Dubai as posted by Adolfo Gomez on InstaGram
Even, the evidence from this video seems to suggest that Federer is testing the Prototype 98 Wilson racket & it now, looks almost certain that he will use the racket at Brisbane International, 2014 (his first tournament of 2014 Tennis season).
What do you think, is it a right move or should Federer stick back to his tried & tested ProStaff 90 Wilson racquet?
For an in-dept detailed discussion on Roger Federer's Prototype 98 racket & Wilson Pro Staff 90 racket & the benefits of using a larger racket head, you can read it right here.
For a detailed discussion on Roger Federer's proposed 2014 Tennis calendar, click here.
Will Roger Federer play Davis Cup in 2014? For a detailed in-depth discussion & a poll, click here.