Denis Shapovalov to Yonex

moon shot

Hall of Fame
Denis Shapovalov has announced on social media that he is now using a Yonex Vcore SV 95.
Yonex continues to snatch some talent. I'll be interested to see that transition. I've wondered sometimes how much racquet contracts might make or break a player's career. Dolgopolov seems to think he's better off without a contract and with his favorite frame while Verdasco (by contracts or curiosity) seems more less interested in continuity.
 

QuentinFederer

Professional
Yonex continues to snatch some talent. I'll be interested to see that transition. I've wondered sometimes how much racquet contracts might make or break a player's career. Dolgopolov seems to think he's better off without a contract and with his favorite frame while Verdasco (by contracts or curiosity) seems more less interested in continuity.
Yonex are looking very ambitious with all of their recent signings. I hope Shapovalov has switched because he actually likes the frame. He says he is using a Yonex string. It looks black in the picture so I am guessing poly tour pro or poly tour tough.
 

moon shot

Hall of Fame
"Initially recommended by his mother, Denis followed up with players on tour about Yonex. “I asked Yonex players on tour about what they think of the Yonex team and the racquets and all I heard were positive responses. When I tried the frames I instantly fell in love with it,” spoke the young Canadian on his new partnership."

http://yonex.com/company/news/tennis/next-generation-tennis-star-denis-shapovalov-joins-team-yonex/

"Honey, did you try that Yonex I told you about? I think it has more pop. Are you listening to me Denis, take off those headphones."
 

Kalin

Legend
Yes, like I said the last company to still manufacture their own racquets in-house. Made in Japan written on those racquets You can't miss it.
Thanks for the clarification; I had mis-worded my poast. What I meant to say was that not all are made in-house. I have six classic Yonex sticks and they are all made in Japan :)
 
Also much better QC
The SV95 QC is pretty good if you compare several racquets from the same shipment batch. I compared 3 x SV95 a few months ago, two of them were 313g and one was 314g. (Stock spec unstrung weight is 310g). The Balance was spec on all 3 as was the SW.

IMO, the paint work on the SV95s is nowhere near the quality of prev. Yonex models. The paint chips off the frame very easily. Anyone who is very particular about their racquets will be very disappointed unless they are very careful. Personally, I don't care because these sticks are essentially tools that are meant to be used to max. effect.

The SV95 is a fantastic stick in the right hands with the right string. IMO, the SV95 works pretty good with Yonex strings but is even better with certain other brands. No doubt, Shapovalov will customise to suit his personal preferences.

Shapovalov has a pretty big SHBH. The SV95 should work really well for him on that shot and with volleys. Serve and FH will depend on how precise he is. IMO the SV95 is a very unforgiving stick even with its isometric head.

Will be watching him with interest.
 

Crie

Rookie
The SV95 QC is pretty good if you compare several racquets from the same shipment batch. I compared 3 x SV95 a few months ago, two of them were 313g and one was 314g. (Stock spec unstrung weight is 310g). The Balance was spec on all 3 as was the SW.

IMO, the paint work on the SV95s is nowhere near the quality of prev. Yonex models. The paint chips off the frame very easily. Anyone who is very particular about their racquets will be very disappointed unless they are very careful. Personally, I don't care because these sticks are essentially tools that are meant to be used to max. effect.

The SV95 is a fantastic stick in the right hands with the right string. IMO, the SV95 works pretty good with Yonex strings but is even better with certain other brands. No doubt, Shapovalov will customise to suit his personal preferences.

Shapovalov has a pretty big SHBH. The SV95 should work really well for him on that shot and with volleys. Serve and FH will depend on how precise he is. IMO the SV95 is a very unforgiving stick even with its isometric head.

Will be watching him with interest.
I don't think its just an IMO that you feel like the SV95 is unforgiving. It has a 95" head with a mid 12 twistweight. I think many people would comment that the SV95 is very whippy and maneuverable, but also very unstable outside the sweetspot.
 
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roger presley

Hall of Fame
Tried it yesterday and was pleasantly surprised. Once again my impressions were different from TW.
 
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QuentinFederer

Professional
Denis played a solid match against Edmund with the new Yonex. Looks like he didn't have trouble transitioning his strokes.

It was a solid display against a player who has a big righty forehand to his lefty 1 hander. I wonder what customisations Denis has on his SV 95. In stock form it's a lower weight and swing weight than his old 6.1 95.(Assuming he used a standard 6.1)
 

moon shot

Hall of Fame
YPTP is a bit more grey than Poly Tour Tough, going by photos it seems to be Tough, but that could just be how the blacks are clipped.

Anyone have word from stringers as to his former or current string & tension?
 

moon shot

Hall of Fame
I think he may have done a Wawrinka...
So was Wawrinka supposed to use yonex strings when he switched? I saw a while back he was testing a red string (spin g? It would fit with the duel G naming).

I just strung up some Tough, which felt similar to RPM on the stringer. Haven't hit yet though.
 
So was Wawrinka supposed to use yonex strings when he switched? I saw a while back he was testing a red string (spin g? It would fit with the duel G naming).

I just strung up some Tough, which felt similar to RPM on the stringer. Haven't hit yet though.
Red string was poly tour Fire. New black string can also be new yonex string which is still not out.
 

haqq777

Legend
So was Wawrinka supposed to use yonex strings when he switched? I saw a while back he was testing a red string (spin g? It would fit with the duel G naming).

I just strung up some Tough, which felt similar to RPM on the stringer. Haven't hit yet though.
The red one was Poly Tour Fire actually.

Edit: it seems I missed it. Moonballballer beat me to it.
 
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“I asked Yonex players on tour about what they think of the Yonex team and the racquets and all I heard were positive responses. When I tried the frames I instantly fell in love with it,”
Sure, still waiting for the player who comes out with: "Well, I asked around and got mixed feedback, then I tried myself and it barely makes it to the level of my current stick. But you know, with the new contract they piled up so much cash, I could not refuse. I will be able to afford an extensive custom job."

Yonex is the last company manufacturing their own racquets in-house. They have some paint job shenanigans but nothing like HEAD, Wilson, and Babolat.
One day or another I will give a try with Yonex racquets, I just hope they have something on the shelf (Made in Japan) with the same level of feel of my Prestige MP...
 

Federerkblade

Hall of Fame
Well I asked him directly .he said I am using the old d models . So I asked which one and he said 95d.

If you choose to question what he told me that's up to you .

Although from your comparison pics it doesn't look like a 95d but that's what he told me as I asked which .

This is how it went .

Which racquet do you play with behind the yonex paintjob.

He said the v cores so I I asked which v core and he replied 95d

Make of that What you will... he's a very nice player to watch and quite easy going
 
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moon shot

Hall of Fame
Well I asked him directly .he said I am using the old d models . So I asked which one and he said 95d.

If you choose to question what he told me that's up to you .

Although from your comparison pics it doesn't look like a 95d but that's what he told me as I asked which .

This is how it went .

Which racquet do you play with behind the yonex paintjob.

He said the v cores so I I asked which v core and he replied 95d

Make of that What you will... he's a very nice player to watch and quite easy going
I agree he is great to watch, I could be wrong as well. I just compare visual evidence. Someone like a pro stringer who has worked for him would have a much better idea.
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
Well I asked him directly .he said I am using the old d models . So I asked which one and he said 95d.

If you choose to question what he told me that's up to you .

Although from your comparison pics it doesn't look like a 95d but that's what he told me as I asked which .

This is how it went .

Which racquet do you play with behind the yonex paintjob.

He said the v cores so I I asked which v core and he replied 95d

Make of that What you will... he's a very nice player to watch and quite easy going
Shapolova's bumper guard even has the fins. He's not using the 95D. no way. He is using the Vcore just Vcore SV
 
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