How on earth did Jimmy Connors play with a Wilson T2000 racquet?

How on earth did Jimmy Connors play with a Wilson T2000 racquet?

I have often wondered how Jimmy Connors played with the Wilson T2000 racquet. The sweet spot was tiny, the shape unforgiving and stringing them was a hassle. Standard stringing machines required an adapter. Very few pro players used the Wilson T2000 racquet and it’s a credit to Jimbo that he wielded this thing with the perfection that he did. It suited Jimmy’s game because the racquet required you to hit the ball pretty flat, to which he duly obliged.

At the heart of the T2000 was the wire wrapped around the frame. Strings were not threaded through holes like standard frames but tucked around the wire. This helped catapult Jimmy’s shots to great speed.

In my eyes when I think of Jimmy Connors, I think Wilson T2000 not the Slazenger that he used later in his career.

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