Holger Rune is a Danish professional tennis player who turned pro in 2020 and has already made a name for himself on the ATP Tour after he won the 2022 Paris Masters, beating Novak Djokovic in the final (3–6, 6–3, 7–5).
This article will look at what racket Holger is playing with in 2023 as well as looking at what strings, tension, and vibration dampener Rune uses.
Holger Rune Racket
Holger Rune is currently playing with a customized version of the Babolat Pure Aero 98 (VS) (2023 Version).
The Pure Aero 98 is a popular racket on tour as it is used by many other next-gen players including Carlos Alcaraz, and Felix Auger-Aliassime.
Rune’s exact specs are not publicly available but it is believed his specs aren’t too dissimilar to the retail version of the Pure Aero 98, with the main difference likely being a heavier strung and swing weight due to the addition of lead tape.
Below are the specs for the retail version of Rune’s racket.
Babolat Pure Aero 98 Specs
|Head Size (sq cm)||632|
|Head Size (sq in)||98|
|String Pattern||16 x 20|
|HL or HH1||HL|
|Strung Balance (cm)||32.49|
|Strung Balance (pts)||6|
|Strung Weight (grams)||323|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||11.4|
|Beam Width (mm)||21/ 23 / 22|
1 Head Light of Head Heavy
The Pure Aero 98 is best used by advanced club players as it is a relatively heavy racket (11.4oz strung weight and 327 swing weight) and a relatively thin beam width (21mm / 23mm / 22mm), which means you will get lots of control but very little power from this frame.
Similar to other Babolat players, Rune uses a full bed (Mains and Crosses) of RPM Blast in his tennis strings, which is a great option for players who like to hit the ball with tons of power and spin.
The general consensus online is that he strings his rackets at a tension of 56 lbs (25.4kg) which is within the recommended tension range provided by Babolat for the Pure Aero 98 (50 – 59lbs (22.5 – 27 kg)).
Yes, like many other pro players, he plays with a vibration dampener in his strings.
From looking at close-up pictures of his racket, he is using the red and black version of Babolat’s Custom Damp (Feel) Dampener.
Can you buy Rune’s tennis racket online?
Yes, You can find the retail version of Rune’s racket for sale on most good online shops including the official Babolat website.