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Stepanek's custom job making a racket

Originally Published: December 3, 2009
By Sandra Harwitt | Special to ESPN.com

BARCELONA -- It's hard to imagine a player in today's multimillion dollar driven world of professional tennis choosing not to seek a racket endorsement deal.

But that's exactly the alternative Radek Stepanek, the 12th-best player in the world, embraced when he switched to a Bosworth Tour 96 racket during the December offseason last year. The Bosworth Tour 96 can best be described as a private-label racket with personally crafted specifications for each player.

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