Italy’s Matteo Berrettini shot to fame at the 2019 US Open with a performance to remember and is one of the players to watch out in the future. Below we have listed Matteo Berrettini’s tennis racquet, and more importantly all its specifications along with why he uses it.
First things first and Berrettini started off his ATP career in 2017 and it took him just over two years to get going. After making it to the third round at the second Grand Slam competition he played in – the 2018 French Open – Berrettini showed remarkable skills in getting to the round of 16 at Wimbledon 2019.
For someone who has won three ATP Challenger titles of his six on clay, to then enter the fourth round in his second appearance ever on the biggest tournament on grass was a major achievement. But better, bigger news was to follow at the next Grand Slam as the Italian surprised a host of more-fancied players en route the 2019 US Open semifinal.
Wins over Richard Gasquet, Andrey Rublev and Gael Monfils before losing to Rafael Nadal in the semifinals established Berrettini as one of the young players to watch out in the future.
Berrettini’s big strength is his ability to adapt to most surfaces as his results have shown and that is thanks to his strong service and a powerful forehand. In times like these where serve-and-volley players are quickly disappearing, Berrettini possesses the ability to do just that and his aggressive overall game is the reason behind those thunderous winners but at times also causes his downfall.
So, Which is Matteo Berrettini’s Racquet?
There are conflicting views on which racquet Matteo Berrettini uses but majority seem to think the racquet he uses is the HEAD TGK 219 which is made to look like the Head Graphene 360 Extreme MP for sponsorship reasons. The strings used are the Signum Pro Firestorm.
Since Berrettini’s racquet is also heavily customised, the best thing to do would be to look at the specifications of the Head Graphene 360 Extreme MP. Its technical specifications are mentioned below.
- Head Size 100 sq.in./645 sq.cm.
- Length: 27 in/68.58cm
- Strung Weight: 11.2oz/318g; 13.18in/33.48cm/3 pts HL
- Swingweight: 328
- Stiffness: 63
- Beam Width: 23mm/26mm/21mm
- Composition: Graphene 360/Graphite
- Power Level: Low-Medium
- Stroke Style: Medium-Full
- Swing Speed: Medium-Fast
- Grip Type: Head Hydrosorb Pro
- String Pattern: 16 Mains X 19 Crosses
- String Tension: 52-62 pounds
These specifications aren’t too different from the previous editions of the racquets but one of the biggest advantages of this racquet is its ability to add spin to the shots. This is a good racquet for an intermediate to advanced level of tennis.
Watch the below video reviewing the Head Graphene 360 Extreme MP:
You can easily buy the Head Graphene 360 Extreme MP racquet from a variety of stores around the world but more vitally, if you are looking to order it online, you can do that through Amazon here. Berrettini’s racquet, however, would be harder to procure, unless you know someone at Head who can help you with it or buy it second-hand online.