Dan Evans is often referred to as the bad boy of tennis but in more recent times, he has found a way to return to playing his best and before the players went on a break for the coronavirus pandemic he had broken into the top 30 as well. This piece is about all the information on Dan Evans’ racquet and its specifications below.
Evans was on the verge of quitting the sport in 2012 after the LTA threw him out of their funding scheme because of what seemed like a commitment issue. The Brit opted to feature in Futures and Challengers in the UK and then helped Great Britain come back from 2-0 to beat Russia in the Davis Cup that year.
This helped him bridge the gap with LTA who allowed him a coach and a practice centre, which meant he now had enough funds to participate in overseas competitions. In turn, he won four Futures competitions that year, and followed it up with two more in 2013.
In 2015, Evans clinched his first ever Challenger competition at Knoxville and things looked like they were headed in the right direction when he added three more Challenger wins in 2016. However, things looked to be unravelling quickly off the court too as Evans was fined for not appearing in a Futures competition and a knee injury in 2015 saw him plummet outside the top 700 in ranking.
A Davis Cup win in 2015 and a return back to around the 100-rank mark allowed him a shot at the 2016 Australian Open qualifiers and he made the first round. A third round at Wimbledon and US Open followed, losing only to Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka (check Wawrinka’s racquet specifications here) respectively in the end.
In fact, Evans had a match-point against Wawrinka, who later went on to lift the US Open title.
When Evans reached the fourth round at Australian Open (which included a win over Marin Cilic), it was his best performance till then and the past seemed to be really behind him. A drug ban soon followed though after Evans was found positive for cocaine in-competition – he was suspended for a year.
A year and half after returning from the drug ban, Evans became the British number one, and broke into the top 30 in 2020 after making it to the quarterfinals in Adelaide and Rotterdam and following it up with a semifinal in Dubai which included a win over Daniil Medvedev.
Dan Evans’ playing style is defensive, and he makes use of the tactical game incorporating court-coverage and solid groundstrokes. He uses a sliced backhand and uses pace and aggression only when he has gotten into the right position. Evans loves to volley regularly but he isn’t the most powerful player at the baseline.
So, Which is Dan Evans’s Racquet?
Dan Evans is one of the many who is endorsed by Wilson and he uses the Wilson Six One 95 with 18X20 strings. This racquet isn’t in manufacturing by Wilson but he also endorses the Wilson Pro Staff 97 racquet which is something to consider.
Get the Wilson Six One 95 18×20 racquet specifications below.
- Length: 27.0 in./69 cm.
- Head Size: 95 sq.in./613 sq.cm.
- Weight: 12.3 ounces/349 gm
- Balance Point: 12.6 inches/32 centimeters/7pts Head Light
- Construction: 22mm Straight Beam
- Composition: Graphite Basalt Matrix
- String Pattern: 18 Mains/20 Crosses
Watch the below video reviewing the Wilson Six One 95 18×20 v7 Racquet:
As mentioned earlier, the Wilson Six One 95 18X20 is a discontinued racquet but you could probably get it on eBay – however it could be quite expensive. The other option is to opt for the Wilson Pro Staff 97 and you could do that by checking out our exhaustive guide on how to buy tennis equipment in the USA. The best would be to compare the prices for this tennis racquet with the one available at Amazon and if there’s not a lot of difference, go for the one in Amazon because of the ease of operability.