A firebrand and a controversial tennis character, Nick Kyrgios has divided opinion with his sterling ability and stunning on-court meltdowns. The Aussie is talented enough to even win a Grand Slam according to some and all the information on which racquet Nick Kyrgios might use to go the distance along with its specifications can be found below.
As on before going into the pandemic-driven tennis break, Kyrgios has shown a lot of capability even against some of the top players but never broken into the top 10; a 13th spot on the ATP charts being his best.
After having won the boy’s singles competition at the 2013 Australian Open and the boys doubles tournament at Wimbledon the same year, Kyrgios came into his own when he won five lower-level competitions in 2013 and 2014.
In 2014 itself, Kyrgios stunned the world when, as a raw 19-year-old, he made it to the Wimbledon quarterfinals, beating Rafael Nadal en route to the last-eight. He had earlier also stunned the 13th-seeded Richard Gasquet from being two sets to love down (check Gasquet’s racquet here).
Another quarterfinal followed at the 2015 Australian Open where he faced just one seeded player in the form of Ivo Karlovic before his last-eight match against Andy Murray. Murray won it in straight sets en route the final.
Unfortunately for Kyrgios, that was the last time he made the last-eight stage in the five years that followed. There have been a couple of fourth round appearances at Wimbledon and in more recent times, he has gotten to the round of 16 at the Australian Open too – losing to Grigor Dimitrov (his racquet specs here) and Nadal in the process.
Over the years, Kyrgios has also won seven ATP titles including the Hopman Cup in 2016 and three ATP 500 titles – at the Japan Open, Mexico Open and Washington Open. In the only Masters 1000 final he reached at 2017 Cincinnati, Kyrgios lost to Dimitrov in straight sets.
Kyrgios might not need the greatest of racquets for the underarm serves he consistently dishes out to surprise his opponents. However with a first-serve accuracy of 75% and a solid second serve which has made life difficult for opponents, it does make sense to understand what racquet does he use.
So, Which is Nick Kyrgios’s Racquet?
While Nick Kyrgios endorses the Yonex EZONE 98, he currently uses the Yonex EZONE Xi 98 for practice and competitions. He strings his racquet with Yonex Poly Tour Pro.
This Yonex Poly Tour Pro is not available for sale for personal use.
Get the Yonex EZONE Xi 98 racquet specifications below.
- Length: 27 in/69 cm.
- Head Size: 100 sq. in./645.16 sq.cm.
- String pattern: 16 Mains X 18 Crosses
- Weight: 312 g
- Construction: 24.5mm/27mm/23mm
- Balance Point: 13.1 in./3.2 pts Head Light/33 cm.
- Composition: HM Graphite + X Fullerene
Watch the below video reviewing the racquet Kyrgios uses, the Yonex EZONE Xi 98:
You can look to buy both, Yonex EZONE Xi 98 and Yonex EZONE 98 racquet online using the exhaustive methods mentioned in our guide here: How to buy Tennis Equipment in the USA.
Once you have compared the rates with the different online stores mentioned in that guide, you can then compare it with the price mentioned on Amazon, and if the latter is the cheapest available, you could opt for it.