Tension is high in demanding world of US Open racket stringers

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Every year since 2009, Tankersley has flown from Dallas to New York, where he strings rackets to ridiculous specificity, some days from 7 a.m. until the last ball is struck.

Players come in with six to eight rackets, and want synthetic strings such as Luxilon or natural such as cow gut, loose or tight, strung first thing in the morning or just before a match.

They may not see their names in lights or be introduced to a standing ovation at Arthur Ashe Stadium, but Wilson's Ron Rocchi said the stringers here are every bit the professionals as the players they quietly work for.

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