HEAD MicroGEL ‘Rocks’ on Tour

February 8, 2008

Phoenix, AZ — Current ATP rankings show that 33% of ATP Players ranked in the TOP 100 are playing with HEAD MicroGEL racquets. Top pros Richard Gasquet, Ivan Ljubicic, and Mikhail Youzhny are playing with the MicroGEL Extreme Pro, Andy Murray and Sebastien Grosjean are choosing the MicroGEL Radical, and Marat Safin and Gael Monfils prefer the new MicroGEL Prestige. “I now use the Extreme Pro,” said Mikhail Youzhny, No. 8 ranked ATP player. “It is nice on my game with very good control and very good power.”

WTA players are also using the new MicroGEL racquets. “I’m using the HEAD Extreme racquet,” said Svetlana Kutnetsova, No. 3 ranked WTA player. “I find there is so much control on my hard shots, and I have excellent speed on them.” Amalie Mauresmo, No. 18 ranked WTA player, is currently playing with the MicroGEL Radical.

“In today’s fast-paced, aggressive game, competitive players need a racquet that provides ultimate feel,” said Roger Petersman, Senior Business Manager, HEAD Racquet Sports. “I am really pleased to see that so many tour pros are appreciating the excellent responsive qualities that the MicroGEL racquets offer.”

About HEAD MicroGEL Technology

HEAD has combined MicroGEL, a revolutionary silicone-based material, with still and strong carbon composite fibers to create a racquet with incredible responsive qualities. On ball impact, MicroGEL uniformly distributes the impact load around the frame to provide a rock-solid feel and unique touch that have to be experienced to be believed.

HEAD’s MicroGEL Tour Line currently includes: MicroGEL Extreme, MicroGEL Extreme Pro, MicroGEL Radical Mid Plus, MicroGEL Radical Oversize, MicroGEL Radical Pro, MicroGEL Prestige Mid, MicroGEL Prestige Mid Plus, MicroGEL Prestige Pro, and the MicroGEL Instinct.

For more information about MicroGEL Racquets, contact 800-289-7366 or visit .

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