What Tennis Rackets Do The Pros Use?

If you have ever wondered what tennis rackets do the pros use, we have compiled a list of the rackets endorsed by the top 20 ATP and WTA players just for you.

What Tennis Rackets Do The Pros Use?

Top 20 ATP Players (last updated 16/07/2021)

The most popular racket brand for the top 20 men was Wilson with 7 players using their rackets, followed by Head with 6 and Babolat and Yonex with 3.

RankPlayer NameRacket they endorseBackhandGrand slam wins
1Novak DjokovicHead Graphene 360+ Speed ProTwo handed20
2Daniil MedvedevTecnifibre T-Fight 305 RSTwo handed0
3Rafael NadalBabolat Pure AeroTwo handed20
4Stefanos TsitsipasWilson Blade 98 V7 18 x 20One handed0
5Alexander ZverevHead Gravity ProTwo handed0
6Dominic ThiemBabolat Pure Strike 18 x 20One handed1
7Andrey RublevHead Gravity ProTwo handed0
8Matteo BerrettiniHead Graphene 360+ Extreme MPTwo handed0
9Roger FedererWilson Pro Staff RF97One handed20
10Denis ShapovalovYonex VCORE 95One handed0
11Hubert HurkaczYonex VCORE PRO 97 330Two handed0
12Diego SchwartzmanHead Radical MP 2021Two handed0
13Pablo Carreno BustaWilson Blade 98 18×20 v7Two handed0
14Roberto Bautista AgutWilson Pro Staff 97 v13Two handed0
15Felix Auger-AliassimeBabolat Pure AeroTwo handed0
16Casper Ruud
Yonex EZONE 100Two handed0
17Alex de MinaurWilson Blade 98 16×19 v7Two handed0
18Cristian GarinHead Graphene 360 Radical MPTwo handed0
19Gael MonfilsWilson Ultra TourTwo handed0
20David GoffinWilson Blade 98 18×20 v7Two handed0

Top 20 WTA Players (last updated 16/07/2021)

The most popular racket brand for the top 20 women was Wilson with 8 players using their rackets, followed by Babolat and Head with 4.

RankPlayer NameRacket they endorseBackhandGrand Slam wins
1Ashleigh BartyHead Gravity MPTwo handed2
2Naomi OsakaYonex Ezone 98Two handed4
3Aryna SabalenkaWilson Blade 98 18×20 v7Two handed0
4Sofia KeninBabolat Pure Drive 2021Two handed1
5Bianca AndreescuHead Graphene 360+ Speed MPTwo handed1
6Elina SvitolinaWilson Blade 98 16×19 v7Two handed0
7Karolína PlíškováBabolat Pure Drive 2021Two handed0
8Iga ŚwiątekTecnifibre TRebound 298 IGATwo handed1
9Simona HalepWilson Blade 98 16×19 v7Two handed2
10Garbiñe MuguruzaBabolat Pure Drive 2021Two handed2
11Belinda BencicYonex EZONE 100Two handed0
12Petra KvitováWilson Pro Staff 97 v13Two handed2
13Barbora KrejčíkováHead Graphene 360+ Extreme MP RacketTwo handed1
14Victoria AzarenkaWilson Ultra 100 V3.0Two handed2
15Jennifer BradyBabolat Pure AeroTwo handed0
16Serena WilliamsWilson Blade SW102 AutographTwo handed23
17Elise MertensHead Graphene 360+ Speed MPTwo handed0
18Anastasia PavlyuchenkovaWilson Burn 100Two handed0
19Maria SakkariWilson Ultra 100 v3Two handed0
20Elena RybakinaYonex VCore 100Two handed0

The Difference between Pro and Retail Rackets

It is important to note that the actual rackets used by ATP and WTA players can vary greatly from the racket you buy in your local tennis shop. This is because the Pros customise their rackets by adding more weight or by adjusting the balance of the racket. The Pros will also often use an older generation of the same racket rather than the latest generation e.g. Nadal uses the gen 1 version of the Babolat Pure Aero. The result of these differences is that a Pros racket will often play very differently from the version you can buy in shops or online.

In my own opinion, this is not a bad thing. The customised versions the pros use in the majority of cases are completely unsuitable for even advanced recreational players with some Pro players playing with rackets that weigh in at 360g+ strung. It is important to get the racket that suits your game rather than trying to emulate your tennis heroes. I do play with the Wilson Pro Staff RF97 so I am probably not listening to my own advice :).

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What Tennis rackets do the pros use
What Tennis Rackets do the Pros Use

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