Belgium’s David Goffin is a former world number seven who has seen the final of the ATP Finals in the past and often been one of the top second-rung of tennis players outside the top 10. Get all the specifications of David Goffin’s tennis racquet and the kind of game that necessitates him to go with that racquet.
Having made a breakthrough in tennis in 2012, Goffin reached the Chennai Open quarterfinal but his biggest result came later that year at the French Open when he made it to the fourth round of the competition as a lucky loser.
Later in 2016, he would better that by getting as far as the quarterfinal at Roland-Garros. It was a feat he would go on to match at the 2017 Australian Open and then at the 2019 Wimbledon.
Qualifying for the 2017 ATP Finals he made it to the title-decider by beating Rafael Nadal in the group stages and Roger Federer in the semifinal. Goffin has won a handful of ATP titles but is yet to grab a Masters title, having made it to the final at the 2019 Cincinnati Masters where he came up against an in-form Daniil Medvedev.
He also has an ATP 500 title under his belt having gone the distance at the 2017 Japan Open.
Goffin is an excellent baseliner, and with a powerful forehand he possesses, the Belgian often works his opponents over with brilliant groundstrokes. The winners, however, come through his two-handed backhand, which is one of the best in the tennis business.
His biggest advantage is his nimbleness and that allows him to play a solid defensive game as well. And accordingly he uses the kind of racquet which suits those needs.
So, Which is David Goffin’s Racquet?
Goffin is endorsed by Wilson and he uses their racquets too. According to Wilson’s official website, Goffin uses the Wilson Blade 98 18X20 v7. The strings Goffin uses with his racquet is the Luxilon Alu Power.
Get the exact technical specifications of Goffin’s racquet, which admittedly might be tweaked slightly to suit Goffin’s aforementioned style of play.
- Length: 27 in/69 cm
- Head Size: 98 sq.in/632 sq.cm
- Weight: 11.4 oz/323 gm
- Balance Point: 13 in, 33 cm, 4pts Head Light
- Construction: 21 mm/21 mm/21 mm
- Composition: Braided Graphite/Basalt
- String Pattern: 18 Mains/20 Crosses
The best part about this racquet is its consistency during serve but given how Goffin so heavily relies on his groundstrokes, it comes as no surprise the Wilson Blade 98 18X20 v7 aids that kind of stroke-making.
For those asking how does a Blade 98 18×20 v7 compare with its Countervail version, the former gives a lot more feeling of being in control and that comes with the fact the v7 is a slightly more stable version than the others.
Watch the below video reviewing the Wilson Blade 98 18×20 v.7:
You can easily buy the Wilson Blade 98 18×20 (v.7) online using Amazon here or if you want you can directly visit the Wilson website and place your order there. The price of this racquet is mentioned on the Amazon website where you should get it for the best possible value.