Guido Pella has been a top 20 men’s singles player and the Argentine has shown an upward trajectory in recent times with his showing on the ATP circuit and Grand Slam tennis. Get all the information on Guido Pella’s racquet below along with its specifications.
Having played in his first Futures tournament in 2005, Pella is a juniors French Open semifinalist. He went on to win his first Futures competition in 2008, while he was still in his teens and over the years has added a few more of the Futures and Challenger title victories to his name.
Pella first broke through with a solid showing in 2012, when he not just won three Challenger tournaments – including his maiden one – he also went on to lift the year-ending Challenger Tour Finals trophy. He ended the year ranked in the top 100 as a result of that and that meant 2013 became the first year in which he played at all four Grand Slam competitions.
A second round entry at the French Open in 2013 where he lost to Novak Djokovic, remained his best major showing till he repeated that feat thrice in 2016. In 2018, Pella made the third round at Wimbledon and then repeated that feat at the US Open that year as well.
The confident signs lingered on for a while before Pella finally won his first ever ATP title at Sao Paulo. And while pocketing a title on clay did not help him too much at Roland-Garros where he went out in the second round despite being a 19th seed, his best performance till tennis and other sports were suspended because of the Covid-19 pandemic, came at the 2019 Wimbledon.
He stunned Kevin Anderson and Milos Raonic (check Raonic’s racquet here) to make the quarterfinal where he lost to Roberto Bautista Agut.
Pella’s played some of his best tennis in 2019, defeating some top opponents like Daniil Medvedev and giving others like Rafael Nadal a run for their money. One of the reasons for this is a better mental stock, having got help from a psychologist as well.
The Argentine’s much-improved forehand has been of a great help too, going with Pella’s playing style where his backhand had always been a stronger suit. Pella’s serve needs a bit of working over but more vitally the Argentine reckons he needs to be more aggressive under pressure rather than playing the waiting game.
So, Which is Guido Pella’s Racquet?
Guido Pella is one of the players who is associated with Wilson and uses the Wilson Blade 98 18X20 tennis racquet. His strings are the Luxilon Big Banger Original 16.
Get the Wilson Blade 98 18×20 racquet specifications below.
- 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: 21mm/21mm/21mm
- Composition: Braided Graphite/Basalt
- String Pattern: 18 Mains/20 Crosses
Watch the below video reviewing the Wilson Blade 98 18×20 v7 Racquet:
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