What Racket did Federer use?
You can check out this Facebook video, where Roger unwrapped his new RF97 for the 2021 ATP Season.
As Roger played his last tournament at the Laver Cup in September 2022, I wouldn’t be surprised if a new Wilson Pro Staff v14 (RF97) is released to commemorate Fed’s career sometime in 2023 – however, this has yet to be confirmed.
Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph Specs (Retail Version)
Over his 20+ years on the ATP Tour, Federer has endorsed a number of different Wilson rackets but in reality, he probably only used three different frames over the course of his career with Wilson only updating the paint job on Roger’s frame so that it looked like the latest retail version.
As you can see from the image below, Wilson has regularly updated the retail version of the Roger Federer Racket, even though it is likely that Roger did not change his specs as often during this time.
Federer started out on tour using the Wilson PS 85, which was also used by the great Pete Sampras, with his biggest win with the PS 85 being his famous win over Sampras at the 2001 Wimbledon Championships.
In 2003, he switched to the Pro Staff 90 so he could benefit from the larger head size and sweet spot.
With the PS 90, he would win his first grand slam singles title at the 2003 Wimbledon Championships and would go on to win 17 of his 20 grand slam titles with the PS 90.
Then in 2014, he switched to the first version of his current racket, the Wilson PS RF97 Autograph as he wanted a frame that would be better at dealing with the massive topspin that was becoming a big part of the modern game.
|Wilson PS 85||1998||2002|
|Wilson PS 90||2003||2013|
|Wilson PS RF97 Autograph||2014||2022|
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NB: There has been no confirmation as of yet from Wilson that they will be releasing an updated Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph V14 for 2023 so the V13 may be the last version of the Roger Federer Racket that will be released now that he is retired.