I've been watching the 2012 US Open and cannot tell what ball is being used. Does anyone know if tennis balls used for professional tennis differ than the ones the general public can purchase through retail? I know the Pro Penn and Wilson US Open are available, but aren't these just like the Penn and Wilson Extra Duty ball?
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I really like the Pro Penn ball. It has just good feel and bounce, with a felt that is heavy yet lively. The US Open is nice too, but the felt dies a little quicker.
The Wilson US Open is the official ball: http://www.wilson.com/en-us/tennis/balls/us-open-tennis-ball/
Thanks Tim. The ones used at the US Open must have a special logo on them.