THE TECH Though it's designed to look like one of the legendary pro racquets, a new version of the Prestige has been engineered for lightness (10.8 oz) with a bigger head, so less-skilled players can make the most of it.

ON THE COURT "It has decent power, control, and forgiveness. There's a near-zero adjustment period," says Leach. "And it whistles when you swing it."

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