Kyle Edmund is one of Great Britain’s top tennis players since the beginning of the Open era, and this former top-20er has often shown what he is capable of on court. Get all the information about Kyle Edmund’s racquet including its specifications and why it suits his style of play.
Edmund’s career began with a handful of matches in 2010 and 2011 but it was only in 2012 he finally began to regularly appear at the senior level. He first appeared in a Grand Slam at the 2012 Wimbledon qualifiers – losing in the second match he played – while his first main draw match came at the 2013 Wimbledon.
The 2012-13 period also proved to be a fruitful one for Edmund at a lower notch. He lifted his first Futures title in a competition in USA, in October 2012, while having won the junior’s doubles US Open title. He doubled the junior’s doubles tally at the next French Open.
The Brit kept pocketing titles at the Futures level, making it to seven finals between 2012 and 2014 and winning five of them. For someone who had begun the 2012 season ranked nearly 1900th, Edmund had improved to 192nd in the world in 2014.
What that did was to help Edmund get a pass to play at the Challengers, after making it to his first final on that circuit in 2014, he also went on to win his maiden Challengers title in 2015. Two more titles followed that year.
This was also the time Edmund had begun to make regular Grand Slam appearances as he broke into the top 100, before he found his breakthrough performance at the 2016 US Open.
Edmund shocked the 13th seeded Richard Gasquet in the first round in straight sets and then followed it up with another stunning win over big-serving John Isner (check his racquet here) in the third round before falling to the top-ranked Novak Djokovic.
The Brit has a semifinal at the 2018 Australian Open as well, which was also a year when he finally won his maiden ATP title. Edmund overturned a set deficit to defeat Gael Monfils (check his racquet here) at Antwerp and then made it two titles in 2020 at New York before the coronavirus-related shutdown.
Having worked on his fitness and as a result, his movement on court, Edmund has shown a lot of improvement in recent times. Edmund prefers playing from the baseline and is known to have a very powerful forehand which he uses to display the offensive side of his game.
Former player Mats Wilander has described it as one of “the best in the business” and some have given Edmund’s forehand the nickname of “fearhand”. And the racquet which powers that strong forehand? Read on…
So, Which is Kyle Edmund’s Racquet?
Kyle Edmund uses the Wilson Six One 95 racquet which is made to look like the Wilson Pro Staff 97 for sponsorship reasons with Luxilon Alu Power Rough strings used in conjunction with the Wilson Sensation 16 in the crosses.
He uses the 18X20 string pattern though instead of the usual 16X18.
Get the exact technical specifications of Wilson Six One 95 18X20 racquet below.
- Length: 27 in./69 cm
- Head Size: 95 sq.in/613 sq.cm
- Weight: 12.3 ounces/349 gm
- Balance Point: 12.6 in./32 centimeters/7pts Head Light
- Construction: 22mm Straight Beam
- Composition: Graphite Basalt Matrix
- String Pattern: 18 Mains / 20 Crosses
- Flex: 62
Watch the below video reviewing the Wilson Six One 95 18X20 Racquet:
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