All PRO players racquet SPECS

uk_skippy

Hall of Fame
I found this site that lists what they found.. and some of it doesn't make sense. ie Federer is listed as having his racquet strung "Roger Federer Wilson Pro Staff Six.One Tour BLX
Wilson Natural Gut/Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power Rough 48.5/44lbs"

48.5/44lbs"? I don't think so. Everything else on this site is AWESOME. But this info looks shady. Fed is 25kg/23kg (55lbs/52lbs) more like it from what read here.

http://www.top-tennis-training.org/articles/content/pros-racket-and-strings/
The site you've listed seems to have lifted the information from the other linked site mentioned in this thread; and that information is either out of date or inaccurate from the start. Also some players request tensions in kilos not pounds. It would be best to show those tensions than trying to convert to pounds.

Also Fed's tensions mention there, even in converted pounds isn't that far out.

Regards

Paul
 

jazar

Professional
The information on the top half of that page is rubbish, because they just stole it from the Colin the Stringer site, which, as I and others have already said in various threads, contains many mistakes.

The information from the second half of the page is correct, because they took that from the official review of the stringing service at Wimbledon by the company who run the service.
 

kevo82

Rookie
At Roland Garros 2011, Lleyton's tension was 39 LBS, in the 2012 grass court season it was 37 LBS, and this year's grass court season it was 35 LBS.

These were all with the same setup below:



He is using VS Touch in the mains.

For the grass court season this year, this was his setup:

Mains - Babolat VS Touch 16 @ 35 LBS (no pre-stretch)
Crosses - Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 17 @ 35 LBS

Hope this can be of help,

ProStringing

Thanks for the info. I never tried the VS Touch...only Team. What are the differences?

I see that almost all players use 16 gauge, with a few exceptions, that use 17.

I feel the ball a lot better with a thinner string. Why are they using 16? I am sure it's not because they want the strings to last longer :lol:

I see Lleyton uses 16 for mains and 17 for crosses. This must help for spin, because normally, if the crosses are thinner, and strung with lower tension than the mains, it allowes them to move more.

But he strings the crosses with the same tension as the mains...maybe because the isometric shape of his Yonex. (Nadal also strings both mains and crosses @25kg, or 25/24kg?)

Any opinions?
 
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PSC85

Semi-Pro
JC Ferrero racquet spec

Juan Carlos Ferrero

Prince Ozone Tour

Headsize: 100 Sq. Inches
Weight: 11.9 ounces (337 grams) strung
Balance: 33.4 cm
Length: 27.5 inches
String Pattern: 16 X 18
Grip size: 4 1/4
Swingweight: 364
Strings: Luxi BB original
Tension: 24/23kg
Sorry for reviving this old thread. How did JCF's racquet spec come about? very interesting for sure. I thought he was using L3 instead of L2 grip? and 28" longbody/hairpin pro stock? Would love to discuss more if you also have a contact method. Thanks.
 

anhuynh16

Hall of Fame
Just some clarification on Djokers racket. I was told today by a very reliable source close with him that his racket is 372 grams,or 13.1 oz.
 

kevo82

Rookie
Sorry for reviving this old thread. How did JCF's racquet spec come about? very interesting for sure. I thought he was using L3 instead of L2 grip? and 28" longbody/hairpin pro stock? Would love to discuss more if you also have a contact method. Thanks.
The info is collected from many threads around here. But you are right, I checked the thread when JCF just switched to Ozone Tour, and he used a 4 3/8 so L3.

I am not sure about the longbody though. He used a POG longbody for sure (I spoke with his coach long time ago), but no info for the Ozone.

Anyway, if you have new info about other players, please add to this thread.

It's better to collect all the info in one place than search all over the forum.
 

PSC85

Semi-Pro
JC Ferrero racquet spec

The info is collected from many threads around here. But you are right, I checked the thread when JCF just switched to Ozone Tour, and he used a 4 3/8 so L3.

I am not sure about the longbody though. He used a POG longbody for sure (I spoke with his coach long time ago), but no info for the Ozone.

Anyway, if you have new info about other players, please add to this thread.

It's better to collect all the info in one place than search all over the forum.
Hi Kevo82, any chance to reach you directly? Would love to discuss more on the JCF racquet details and such. Thanks!
 

kevo82

Rookie
Hi Kevo82, any chance to reach you directly? Would love to discuss more on the JCF racquet details and such. Thanks!


Hi...you can use the mail option if you click on my user name.



About JCF Prince, I know that he used O Zone Tour (not Pro), before switching to Exo line and then retire. I had two, but I hated them with the rubber grommet, and didn't love them with the plastic grommet.



When I played in Spain at his academy he was using the Triple Threat Graphite longbody, but Prince made him play with the Prince NXG (silver with green).

His phisio Victor Muńoz Moreno told me that JCF hated that raquet and hat was the reason that the next year, 2005 he switched to Head Flexpoint Midplus XL.



After one year, he switched from Head to the blacked out Prince (Triple Threat Graphite LB) and signed again with Prince Ozone Tour (i think LB, not sure) in 2008/2009



The exact info about his racquet specs you can find in a thread with close up pictures. I got the specs from there and posted them on this page.
 
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PSC85

Semi-Pro
Hi...you can use the mail option if you click on my user name.

About JCF Prince, I know that he used O Zone Tour (not Pro), before switching to Exo line and then retire. I had two of them but I hated them with the rubber grommet, and didn't love them with the plastic grommet.

When I played in Spain at his academy he was using the Triple Threat Graphite longbody, but Prince made him play with the Prince NXG (silver with green).
His phisio Victor Muńoz Moreno told me that JCF hated that raquet and hat was the reason that the next year, 2005 he switched to Head Flexpoint Midplus XL.

After one year, he switched from Head to the blacked out Prince (Triple Threat Graphite LB) and signed again with Prince Ozone Tour (i think LB, not sure) in 2008/2009

The exact info about his racquet specs you can find in a thread with close up pictures. I got the specs from there and posted them on this page.
Hi Kevo82, thanks. There's no mail option for some odd reason. If you could, please email me at hotmail.com under account name cylee44. Many thanks.
 
Edberg

There is no reliable single source with regards to Edberg's stick that I have found. Sources are various threads on this forum and a danish site that once upon a time had lots of info on string jobs for pros. I unfortunatly have lost the link to the site. But I remember Edberg's info. Edit: The danish site had links to the "Pro Equipment Logs" from racquettech dot com. On that site you need membership to access, but the danish site still has some newer logs linked. see ketcherstrenge dot dk


Pro Staff Midsize, bumperless, St.Vincent factory. Pro Staff Classic paintjob between circa 1991-1992.

Head size: 85 sq. inches
Weight: 360 or 376 g (unstrung) acc. to two different sources (paintjob stick for both numbers). The latter number possibly strung weight
Balance: 8 or 7 pt head light (unstrung) acc. to two different sources.
String pattern: 16 x 18
Stiffness: ?
Grip size: Custom between 4 1/2 and 4 5/8. I have seen claims of a built up buttcap as well.
Strings: Bow Brand Gut for most of his career. VS All Season for later career

Tension: 57/55 usually. Seen lower with bigger gap between mains/crosses for clay (55/51)

Possibly, Edberg got his sticks customized by the factory directly. No reports of any visible lead or other visible customizations.
All true stats except the strung weight which was 373 grams mostly. Some slight variations but no more than 2 grams or so
 

yonexRx32

Semi-Pro
Just some clarification on Djokers racket. I was told today by a very reliable source close with him that his racket is 372 grams,or 13.1 oz.
That's exactly John McEnroe's racquet weight -- 372g.

According to some Edberg's racquet was 373g...
 

ilya_skL

New User
When we see 'unstrung' weight - does it mean that racquet is measured with grip, or 'unstrung' weight it's just a weight of a frame without strings and without grip? Same question wor strung. Does strung weight include the weight of grip?
 
Danish coach, commentator and former ATP top 30's double player, Michael Mortensen, mentioned while commenting the recent charity match, that he had held one of Federers rackets upon meeting with Stefan Edberg. He described it as heavy as a club, quite head heavy (ofcourse that is relative), and around 380 grams. Just to confuse matters...
 

TennisManiac

Hall of Fame
I'm resurrecting an old thread because I thought it would be fun to see if there has been any changes to any of the players mentioned setups. Or maybe we've learned of more players and their racket specs and could add to this thread.
 

Shtangy

New User
Mikhail Youzhni (absolute beast Beat rafa 6-0 6-1 TWICE)

Custom head extreame pro frame (the head is super round almost a circle)
silicon in handle (just less then half way up the handle)
310mm balence
lead tape at 10-11:30am and 12:30-2pm (under the frame)
Head finest calf sking leather grip with tourna grip XL overgrip
Singum Firestorm main 57 VS Team cross 59 (changes tention in diferent condition)
335 grams
amazing set up looks so old school but so so clean
 

Shtangy

New User
Ok
This is the best thing I've ever seen

I'm a technician myself

I had this 17 year old upcoming pro come in

And I kid you not he used a 29 inch 420gram
2012/2013 black babolat
With a gasquet fray but cap

I got some pics reply if interested
 

David Le

Hall of Fame
Ok
This is the best thing I've ever seen

I'm a technician myself

I had this 17 year old upcoming pro come in

And I kid you not he used a 29 inch 420gram
2012/2013 black babolat
With a gasquet fray but cap

I got some pics reply if interested
Are you sure it wasn’t you? :unsure:
 
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