Andy Murray is a three-time grand slam singles champion who has played with Head tennis rackets since he was a junior.
Andy Murray Tennis Racket
|Racket Endorsed:||Head Radical Pro|
|Racket Used:||Head PT57A2|
|Strings (Mains):||Luxilon Alu Power|
|Strings (Crosses):||Babolat VS Touch Natural Gut|
|String Tension:||62lbs (28.1kg)|
|Grip Size:||4 3/8 (L3) + Overgrip|
Andy Murray endorses the Head Radical Pro but he actually plays with a pro stock tennis racket called the Head PT57A2, which is painted to look like the latest version of the Radical Pro.
The PT57A2 is perfect for Andy’s counterpunching playing style as it has a heavy swing weight which helps Andy to redirect fast incoming balls.
In contrast, the Radical Pro is better suited to intermediate to advanced recreational players who want a solid frame that offers lots of power, spin, and control.
Rackets Specs – Radical Pro vs PT57A2
Main Differences: The PT57A2 has a heavier strung weight (12.4 oz vs 11.7 oz), a more head light balance (7 pts HL vs 6 pts HL), and a lower frame stiffness rating (58 vs 64).
Similarities: Both rackets have a 98in head size, 27in racket length, and a 16×19 string pattern.
|Specs:||Radical Pro (2023)||PT57A2|
|Head Size (sq cm)||632||632|
|Head Size (sq in)||98||98|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 19|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL|
|Strung Balance||6 pts HL||7 pts HL|
|Strung Weight (grams)||332||353|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||11.7||12.4|
1 Head Light of Head Heavy
Similar to other pro players, Murray uses a hybrid setup for his strings with Luxilon Alu Power in the mains, and Babolat VS Touch Natural Gut in the crosses.
The general consensus online is that Andy strings his rackets at a tension of 62 lbs (28.1kg) in both the crosses and the mains.
Andy Murray’s grip size is 4 3/8 with an overgrip, which brings the grip size closer to 4 1/2.
From looking at close-up pictures of his racket, it looks like Andy does not play with a vibration dampener on his strings.
Can you buy Andy’s tennis racket online?
I have found the best place to get your hands on a PT57A2 is on websites like Pro Stock Tennis, which specializes in Pro Stock tennis rackets.
If you just want a racket that looks like Andy’s, then you can pick up a Radical Pro at most good online tennis shops.