Without any firsthand knowledge of the Kok's new racquet, I see that as very unlikely. Usually you try to minimize variables when you're trying out new racquets.I wonder if the new racquet is shorter (std length) as opposed to his Babolat which was extended as he kept swinging through and hitting the hoop of the frame V Tiafoe. Showing that he was used to having an extra few inches there.
Based on where the bumper ends (3rd cross on 2020, 4th cross on 2022) it looks like 2020 to me. Hard to see the throat but does not appear to be raised like the 2022. Would be cool if he used retail layup - could be + or tour version for all we know…so anybody knows what he is using? looks like 2020 ezone mold...
Yep- Ezone. (Most likely??)so anybody knows what he is using? looks like 2020 ezone mold...
I thought it looked thinner, esp in the pic posted where he has the racket over his head (in profile), but you’re absolutely right. Upon close inspection you can see the tapering going from thin (looks like 20sh mm) beam at the handle to «midsize thickness» (22sh) at the tip. Which coincides with the 19/23/22 Ezone 98 specsI think it's probably just the colour of it. When light reflects of darker objects they do appear to be smaller than they actually are to most human eyes.
Given it is blacked-out, it has probably been in the hands of a professional customiser who would be more than capable of putting lead under the bumper or in the handle. I know he used Lester grips in years gone by fwiw.No visible weight anywhere so using a 305g unstrung to battle the best in the world seems a bit hard to fathom.
anyone have a shot of him gripping his racquet showing off leather?Given it is blacked-out, it has probably been in the hands of a professional customiser who would be more than capable of putting lead under the bumper or in the handle. I know he used Lester grips in years gone by fwiw.
Yeah. His racquets in his R1 Singles match also had the yy stencils on the string beds. Pity they didn't help. But at least he and Nick are still alive in the Doubles.Looks like a contract already came through. He had his racquet stenciled for his doubles match with Kyrgios.