Racket reversal: Andy Murray’s switch shows constant hunt for an edge

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After 20 years with Head, Andy Murray is now wielding a Yonex, a move that gives a rare glimpse into how professionals hunt for any advantage

Even as Andy Murray reckoned with a devastating setback in what will probably be the final months of his career, he was still thinking with total clarity. In the aftermath of a serious ankle injury at the Miami Open in March that left him facing a significant layoff, Murray sensed an opportunity.

Before returning home from Florida, the 37-year-old limped to a sports shop and browsed its stash of rackets. He left with a ridiculous haul; 10 frames, scales, a swingweight machine and a roll of lead tape to help modify their weight.

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Written by Tumaini Carayol in Paris
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