Taylor Fritz is an American tennis player who is a former junior world number one, has won four ATP Tour singles titles including the 2022 BNP Paribas Open, and has recently broken into the top 10 of the ATP singles rankings.
This article will look at what racket Fritz is playing with in 2023 as well as looking at what strings, tension, grip size, and vibration dampener he uses.
Taylor Fritz Racket – Head Radical MP
Taylor Fritz is currently endorsing the Head Radical MP line of tennis rackets but he actually plays with a customized version of the older Head IG Radical MP model (Pro Stock Code: TGT 260.3), which was originally released in 2012.
Like many other pros, Fritz’s racket is painted to look like the retail version of the Radical MP.
NB: A new version of the Radical MP is expected to be released in February 2023.
Fritz’s exact racket specs are not publicly available but it is believed his racket has a strung weight in the 350-360g range, has a head-light balance, an 18×20 string pattern, and a grip size of 4 1/2.
Below are the racket specs for the retail versions of the Radical MP (2021) and IG Radical MP (2012).
|Head Size (sq cm)||632||632|
|Head Size (sq in)||98||98|
|String Pattern||18 x 20||18 x 20|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL|
|Strung Balance (pts)||4||3|
|Strung Weight (grams)||318||320|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||11.2||11.3|
|Beam Width (mm)||20.0 / 23.0 / 21.0||23|
Main Differences: The 2021 version has a more head light balance (4pts HL vs 3pts HL), a lower strung weight (11.2oz vs 11.3oz), a heavier swing weight (326 vs 320), a higher stiffness rating (65 vs 62), and a thinner beam width (20mm / 23mm / 21mm vs 23mm).
Similarities: Both rackets have the same head size (98in), racket length (27in), and string pattern (18×20).
What strings does Taylor Fritz use?
Like many top ATP players, Fritz is currently using a hybrid setup with Babolat VS Touch (Natural Gut) strings in the mains and Head Hawk (polyester) strings in the crosses.
Hybrid setups offer players a better balance between control, power, and spin than you would get from just using one type of string.
What Tension Does Taylor Fritz Use?
The general consensus online is that he strings his rackets at a tension of 50-55lbs (22-25.0kg) which is within the recommended tension range provided by Head for the IG Radical MP (48 – 57lbs).
Does Taylor Fritz play with a Vibration Dampener?
No, he doesn’t appear to play with a vibration dampener in his strings.
What is his grip size?
Taylor uses a grip size of 4 1/2 inches (L4 or G4).
Can you buy Fritz’s tennis racket online?
As he plays with a customized version of an IG Radical MP, you won’t be able to buy a racket with the exact same specs as Fritz plays with but you can buy a Radical MP 2021 which shares many of the same specs as the older Xi 98 model.
You can find the Head Radical MP for sale on most good online shops including Amazon.
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