Francis Tiafoe's racquet

elkabras

Rookie
For me is no more than 95 sq inch...vcore 95d and oldschool RD7 maybe still underpaint today....or should


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BorgCash

Legend
RD7 is one of my favorite sticks with it's great plow through, that suits perfect for his power shot playing style. But this racquet is long ago out of production and I'm not sure that Yonex still produce it even for their contract pros.
 

McLovin

Legend
Look at that fugly overwrap job. Who grips his frames? Can't you cut off the excess instead of wrapping it up into the throat?
 

Gemini

Hall of Fame
He's most likely using an actually Duel G 97 because 1.) he has no history of using any other Yonex frame (former Wilson user) and 2.) a racquet manufacturer is going to push the current line of frames when onboarding new players. When Stan joined Yonex, he adopted the 95D as his racquet. He didn't look backwards to the RD-7, SRD Tour 95, etc. Tiafoe is actually using a Duel G 97 and when the Duel G evolves to something else...then he'll update his paint job.
 

Doubles

Legend
Look at that fugly overwrap job. Who grips his frames? Can't you cut off the excess instead of wrapping it up into the throat?
My guess is he wraps his own grips. With the way he holds the racquet for his backhand, that's probably how he's most comfortable. Iirc, he uses a spaced out grip.
 

victa

New User
Did Frances switch to Poly Tour Pro strings? I've noticed yellow strings on his frames recently.
 

Crashbaby

Rookie
Neither, that is his duel G with a VCORE Pro paint job. I was watching that match and on the change over when his put his racquet down you could see the shared holes and it didn’t have the new distinctive Pro shaped throat either.

Herbert has changed from the tour g with duel g paint to the new VCORE Pro frame. :)
 

Gtech

Rookie
Neither, that is his duel G with a VCORE Pro paint job. I was watching that match and on the change over when his put his racquet down you could see the shared holes and it didn’t have the new distinctive Pro shaped throat either.

Herbert has changed from the tour g with duel g paint to the new VCORE Pro frame. :)
For Tiafoe, Duel G 310 or 330, do you know?
 

Yoneyama

Professional
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Advertised as the 330g but when I had one on the scale a while back it was 312g unstrung with just an overgrip. It was stock balance too.
Makes sense, he is meant to 'endorse' the 310g version.

With his ultra whippy unorthodox serve and forehand it would be hard to pull off with a heavy stick
 

GN-001

Rookie
I wonder if there are any lead at 12 and if he counter balances with silicone. He sure is getting a lot of racquet head speed!
 
It is a paint job duel G version however he did started to add some lead at 3 & 9 that was different. We did his rackets this summer and that's the only difference I noticed from current setup.
 

Benben245

Professional
It is a paint job duel G version however he did started to add some lead at 3 & 9 that was different. We did his rackets this summer and that's the only difference I noticed from current setup.
Ahhh, when he was with technifibre he told me he only had silicone in the handle. I wonder if this was his own tinkering or his team's suggestion
 

ron schaap

Professional
Advertised as the 330g but when I had one on the scale a while back it was 312g unstrung with just an overgrip. It was stock balance too.
To bad Rancher and some others stubornly keep telling us that only with super heavy swingweight racquets, pros can hit heavy shots. Maybe on AO Tiafoe added some lead but that did not effects his shots much.
 
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