Djoker's Racket

Courier said that Djokovic changed to a longer, lighter racket to help his elbow earlier this year and that it took him some time to grow his confidence, etc..

I thought he was still playing with an older painted frame. Do we know what he is really playing with these days?
 

dr325i

Legend
Courier said that Djokovic changed to a longer, lighter racket to help his elbow earlier this year and that it took him some time to grow his confidence, etc..

I thought he was still playing with an older painted frame. Do we know what he is really playing with these days?
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But let me help you.
He is STILL playing with the PT113B, slightly longer than early 2018 edition (by 0.25”) and a new 18x19 string pattern (vs 18x20). It is very slightly lighter (4-5g).
 

Soul_Evisceration

Hall of Fame
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But let me help you.
He is STILL playing with the PT113B, slightly longer than early 2018 edition (by 0.25”) and a new 18x19 string pattern (vs 18x20). It is very slightly lighter (4-5g).
It's crazy that this string pattern 18*19 was long ignored for such a long time and now it's been revived with Medvedev, Serena and Djokovic are using it.
 

Federerkblade

Hall of Fame
If only the head losers created a solid frame like Novak's . I think the new frame has really helped him too . More spin. Helped his serve . And gave him confidence when he was hitting without pain again . He looks unstoppable
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
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But let me help you.
He is STILL playing with the PT113B, slightly longer than early 2018 edition (by 0.25”) and a new 18x19 string pattern (vs 18x20). It is very slightly lighter (4-5g).
No it is actually 27.5 inches long. Novak said it does help him on the serve to have slightly longer racket
 

jarko111

Professional
I came to this thread because I just woke up (11pm). I've been under the weather and feverish (it's going around) a bit and was watching Tennis Channel and the Jordan Thompson vs. Mannarino Sydney match.
Now they're playing the ATP Insider show as there is a break between matches and Novak had a whole segment talking about 2018 being the first year he's dealt with an injury like this. I've never really watched the ATP's show but it's very very informative. They had segments on Coric, Kachanov, Tsitsipas, Edmund, Murray... many with the players talking into the camera about their technique, equipment, motivations.. It's a really good show. How they get the players to sit down and reveal all this stuff. Ok.
ANYHOW
Novak said he had to change his racquet and serve to help his shoulder. So I came in here immediately to see what he might have changed to thinking it was a drastic change to a different radical or maybe even a stock version of something out there. And of course it's just a variation of the prostock he uses already according to this thread.. WHY!!! That's so boring. OH WELL lol
 

bleno567

Semi-Pro
It's a slightly lighter (slightly less lead tape) 27.25 inch version of his old racquet. No change in mold.
 

Fliiix

Rookie
I find the specs believable. The whole purpose of changing the racket around a bit after the surgery was to lessen the strain on the elbow. I believe that what he did is extend the racket, and remove the lead under bumper and some at 3/9 (less lead at 3/9 is the only thing we can confirm really. Anyway, in this case, these specs would make sense.
 

jdh022764

New User
i have a question that i wondered if anyone might know the answer, so everyone knows that novak uses the older head liquid metal radical mp 18/20 but here is the question, the original pallet grip is a TK82 that is somewhat rectangle shape, i want to know if he uses that pallet or does he use the TK82S pallet that is more square and is the oem equipment pallet on the racquets he endorses.
 

Benben245

Professional
It's not clear if the pt113b1 is exactly the same as the retail liquid metal radical mp so your query is difficult to answer. Mind you his hairpin is significantly lighter than anything the radical mp had in its offerings, anywhere from 265-285 grams
 

ron schaap

Professional
The PT113B is not based on LM Radical —the mold is (no ridges), however, the layup is modified. I have mentioned before, the closest feel to the 113 is the FXP Radical MP.
His pallets are TK76
So i counted a 18x19 stringpattern for Novaks racquet in AO which isnt according to Radical -mold-. Therefor it can only be the older Instinct kind of frame i think.
 

RanchDressing

Hall of Fame
I find the specs believable. The whole purpose of changing the racket around a bit after the surgery was to lessen the strain on the elbow. I believe that what he did is extend the racket, and remove the lead under bumper and some at 3/9 (less lead at 3/9 is the only thing we can confirm really. Anyway, in this case, these specs would make sense.
You believe numbers someone posted, but when I show you someone played with nick's actual racquet saying it had a bunch of tape at the tip you still think he's using stock?

C'mon man.
 
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