Roger Federer Racket

The Roger Federer Racket is probably one of the most popular rackets amongst recreational players on the market today. We have published the below guide with the aim of helping you understand what racket Federer actually plays with and whether the retail version is anything like it.

Although there is still a debate on which tennis player is the Greatest Of All Time (GOAT), there is definitely no contest when it comes to the most popular player of all time. Since announcing himself on the world stage by beating Pete Sampras in 2001 Wimbledon, Roger Federer has gone on to amass 20 grand slams and win fans all across the world.

As with all the top ATP Pro players, there is a lot of interest in Roger Federer’s Racket from recreational players, looking to emulate their tennis hero on their local court.

What Racket Does Roger Federer play with?

Wilson Pro Staff RF97

Roger Federer is currently playing with a slightly customised version of the Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph in 2021. Unlike many other Pro players, the racket specs of the Roger Federer racket that he uses to play are very close to the retail version you can buy online or in your local tennis shop. The main difference being, a slightly higher strung weight of 366g for Roger versus 357g for the retail version.

You can also check out this Facebook video, where Federer unwrapped his new tennis racket for 2021.

What are the Specifications of the Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph (retail Version)?

Below are the racket specifications for the retail version of Roger Federer’s Racket.

Head Size:97 Inches
Racket Length:27 inches
Unstrung Weight:340 grams
String Pattern:16 x 19
Balance:12 pts HL
Beam Width:21.5mm
Swing Style Required:You need a long and fast swing
Power Level:Low powered racket (you need to generate your own power)
Recommended Level:Advanced player (not recommended for beginners)

What Grip Size does Roger Federer use?

There has been some discussion around what grip size Roger Federer uses but it is generally accepted that he uses a 4 and 3/8 grip size with an overgrip on his rackets. This is a surprise to many who would expect a professional like Federer to use a larger grip size. Federer uses the 4 and 3/8 grip size to get extra wrist snap on his serves and to make changing his grips easier.

Please bear in mind that although Roger uses a 4 and 3/8 grip size, that doesn’t mean you also should use it. Everyone’s hands are different and you need to get the grip size that suits you. If you regularly play with a grip size that is too small or too large for you, can lead to tennis elbow issues.

Does Roger Federer play with a Vibration Dampner?

I found an interesting video (see below) of an interview between Roger and Matthias Stach of the MyTennis Youtube channel. In the video, Roger explains that he used to play with a vibration dampener on his racket but at some point, he lost it. Since then he has not played with one.

How does Roger Federer string his Racket?

Roger Federer strings his racket with Luxilon Alu Power Rough 16L in the crosses and Wilson Natural Gut in the mains with Wilson selling this combination as their Champions Choice. In a video for Luxilon, Roger explains that he choose this combination because it gives him extra control and spins on his shots and that he has been using this combination since 2002.

Like many ATP pro Players, Roger will vary the tension on his rackets depending on a number of factors including what surface he is playing on and who his opponent is. Generally, the string tension on his rackets will be in the 56-60lbs range. I also found this video, showing Roger leaving his rackets into Wilson at the Laver Cup in 2017 to be strung.

Where can I buy the Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph?

As Federer is so popular, you will find stocks of the Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph in most good tennis shops. You can also easily buy the racket at one of the many online tennis stores. If you are considering buying the racket and you would like to support our site, then consider purchasing the racket by clicking on the Amazon button below. By doing this we will receive a small commission from Amazon and it won’t cost you any more.

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Roger Federer Racket Wilson Pro Staff RF 97
Roger Federer Racket – Wilson Pro Staff RF97

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