Which Frames Pros Are Actually Using - a list?

mnttlrg

Professional
Maybe I am missing something, but is there an actual list in any of these threads that has every known player / frame / string combination that we are aware of? I don't care about what they are endorsing, but rather what they are more-or-less actually hitting with (accounting for some customizations, etc).

For example, I read that Wawrinka and Hewitt both hit with a customized version of a Yonex VCore 95D. That is what I want to know. I see people posting in individual threads about it, but I don't see an assembled list anywhere.

Thanks!
 

Seth

Legend
Some formatting would be nice.

Player / Endorsed Frame / Actual Frame

Stanislas Wawrinka / Yonex VCore Duel G / Yonex VCore 95D
Rafael Nadal / Babolat Pure Aero / Babolat AeroPro Drive (Original)
Novak Djokovic /Head Graphene XT Speed Pro / Head Radical MP PT113B
Tomas Berdych / Head Graphene XT Instinct MP / Head IG Radical TGT260.5
Andy Murray / Head Graphene XT Radical MP / Head Pro Tour 630 (PT57A)
Nick Kyrgios / Yonex EZONE DR 98 / Yonex EZONE Xi 98
Dominic Thiem / Babolat Pure Strike 18x20 / Babolat Pure Strike 18x20
Fabio Fognini /Babolat Pure Drive / Babolat Pure Drive (Original: no Woofer, no Cortex)
Jack Sock / Babolat Pure Aero / Babolat Aero Storm Tour
Steve Johnson / Babolat Pure Aero / Babolat Aero Storm Tour
Simone Bolelli / Babolat Pure Aero / Babolat Aero Storm Tour
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga / Babolat Pure Aero / Babolat AeroPro Drive Cortex
Roger Federer / Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph / Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph
Grigor Dimitrov / Wilson Pro Staff 97S / Wilson Pro Staff 97S
Gael Monfils / Wilson Blade 98 / Wilson H19
Milos Raonic / Wilson Blade 98 / Wilson K Blade or Wilson H25 (nBlade)?
Richard Gasquet / Head Graphene XT Extreme Pro / Head PT161A (Liquidmetal Instinct w/o ridges)

If people actually contribute accurate info I'll edit this post to build a list.
 
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HRC-E.B.

Rookie
Federer - Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph - Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph
Dimitrov - Wilson Pro Staff 97s - Wilson Pro Staff 97s
Monfils - Wilson Blade 98 - Wilson H19 Pro Stock painted like a Blade 98
Raonic - Wilson Blade 98 - There seems to be controversy as to whether he is using a stock Wilson KBlade or a "P25"/nBlade mold, painted like a Blade 98

Also, to correct a previous post, Murray's PT57A is special in that it is drilled with a 16x19 pattern instead of the standard 18x20.
 

HRC-E.B.

Rookie
The .2 is based on the YT Radical MP but with 16x19 and the .5 is based on the IG Radical MP but with 16x19
Does "based on IG radical MP" mean that they make a pro stock with Innegra in them like the retail IG?

Otherwise, since IG has same shape as YT, what would justify the change between .2 and .5?
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
Does "based on IG radical MP" mean that they make a pro stock with Innegra in them like the retail IG?

Otherwise, since IG has same shape as YT, what would justify the change between .2 and .5?
Because .2 and .5 while the same mold they have different layup.

Yes Pro Stock with innegra.
 

HRC-E.B.

Rookie
Because .2 and .5 while the same mold they have different layup.

Yes Pro Stock with innegra.
Really? I wonder why. I wanted to love the IGPP, and it would have the specs for that, but the tinny and harsh feeling on anything hit in the top half of the string bed made me hate it instead. Wonder what a pro accustomed to plush-feeling traditional racquets finds in Innegra to warrant a change...?
 

4-string

Professional
Goffin / Blade 98 18x20 / Blade 98 18x20.

AFAIK at least. I read that somewhere on TT so it has to be true.
 

Lavs

Hall of Fame
Thiem / Babolat Pure Strike 18x20 / Babolat Pure Strike 18x20
Fognini /Babolat Pure Drive / Babolat Pure Drive Original (no Woofer, no Cortex)
Sock and Johnson and Boleli / Babolat Pure Aero / Babolat Aero Storm Tour
Tsonga / Babolat Pure Aero / Babolat Aeropro Drive Cortex (first pre-GT version)
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Really? I wonder why. I wanted to love the IGPP, and it would have the specs for that, but the tinny and harsh feeling on anything hit in the top half of the string bed made me hate it instead. Wonder what a pro accustomed to plush-feeling traditional racquets finds in Innegra to warrant a change...?
You can get rid of the tinny feel with lead tape.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
I have the IG Prestige MP (Pro Stock) and there's 15 grams of lead tape between 10:00 and 2:00. It doesn't feel tinny. This drastically increases the swingweight as you can imagine.

You can add weight at 3/9 like Berdych does (2x6 inches each side). The SW isn't has high and the sweetspot feels a lot bigger than the stock frame.

Berdych used 12 grams at 3/9 and 2 grams at 12 when he was using the tgk260.2. I'd guess that the tgk260.5 is quite different if they did to the Radical what they did to the Prestige in the IG generation. At any rate, his tgk260.2s were rock-solid frames and I'm sure that this tgt260.5s are the same way. I might have to see if I can buy one.
 
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