Strong Start for Luxilon at 2011 Australian Open

February 4, 2011

[CHICAGO] — Luxilon string played a significant role in the achievements of many 2011 Australian Open champions.

Luxilon was present in all the doubles finals. The Bryan Brothers used Timo 110 in their racquets and won their 10th career Grand Slam doubles title and their 5th Australian Open title. Flavia Pannetta used ALU Power 125 in her Blade 98 Pink BLX and won her 1st Grand Slam doubles title. Daniel Nestor used ALU Power to win the Mixed Doubles title.

6 of the 8 men’s quarterfinalists used Luxilon strings including Roger Federer, David Ferrer, and Alexandr Dolgopolov. Canadian Milos Raonic who uses Luxilon M2 Pro 125, was a qualifier who earned his way into the tournament and made it to the Round of 16 before losing to fellow Luxilon player, David Ferrer. He won six straight matches, including wins over #10 Mikhail Youzhny and #22 Michael Llodra.

“Luxilon’s players have had a great start to 2011 and we are extremely proud of everyone’s achievements”, Nico Van Malderen, President of Luxilon said. “Luxilon string is created in such a way to give players the ability to hit the ball harder with increased spin and control. The results of the 2011 Australian Open proved that we are providing quality string for our players.”

Luxilon, based in Antwerp, Belgium, produces the world’s finest monofilament tennis strings. Luxilon is committed to continuous research and development and strict quality control which ensures the most technologically advanced strings available. Luxilon strings are the official string of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, and are also the most used string on tour. For more information, visit